Century Circle Air Park

Royal Air Force Museum - Hendon

Date of visit: September 2019.
Royal Air Force Museum Hendon which opened in November 1972, is located on the site of the former Hendon Aerodrome in the borough of Barnet, North West London. In 2018 the museum had a revamp with visitors able to connect through simulators and other interactive experiences. The aircraft displayed are located in six hangars, each with a theme depicting an era of aviation in the Royal Air Force.

Not all aircraft on display are shown here. As I was only visiting for a day time was limited. Also a small number of aircraft were being renovated and were covered with protective sheets, while others had obstacles in front of them or were positioned in such a manner that I was unable to get a satisfactory photo. Another visit in the future will be required.


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Hangar 1 Exhibits

The First 100 years (1918 to 2018) of the Royal Air Force.


Short Sunderland Flying Boat Sunderland MR5 (ML824)
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Short Sunderland Flying Boat Sunderland MR5 (ML824)
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Spitfire Vb Spitfire Mk. Vb (BL614)
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Gnat T1 Red Arrows Gnat T.1 (XR977)
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Sea King HAR3 Sea King HAR.3 (XZ585)
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Hangar 2 Exhibits

Located in the ‘Grahame-White Factory and Offices’ - ‘World War One in the Air’.


Hendon Air Museum Bleriot XXVII (Unmarked)
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Hendon Air Museum Avro 504K (E449)
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Hendon Air Museum Caudron G.3 (3066)
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Hendon Air Museum B.E.2b (687)
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Hendon Air Museum Vickers F.B.5 ‘Gunbus’ (2345)
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Hendon Air Museum Sopwith Triplane (N5912)
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Hendon Air Museum SE.5a (F-938)
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Hendon Air Museum Sopwith F.1 Camel (F6314)
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Hendon Air Museum Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin (C3988)
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Hendon Air Museum Albatross D.Va (D7343)
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Hendon Air Museum Fokker D.VII (8417)
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Hangars 3, 4 & 5 Exhibits

‘War in the Air - 1918 to 1980’. Focus on aircraft of World War Two and the Cold War.


Hendon Air Museum Sopwith Snipe (E6655)
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Hendon Air Museum Bulldog Mk. IIA (K-2227)
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Hendon Air Museum CR.42 Falco (MM5701)
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Hendon Air Museum Stranraer (RCAF 920)
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Hendon Air Museum AT-6 Havard IIB (FE905)
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Hendon Air Museum Spitfire F.24 (PK724)
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Hendon Air Museum Spitfire Mk. 1 (X4590)
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Hendon Air Museum Hurricane Mk. 1 (P2617)
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Hendon Air Museum Me Bf-109E (4101)
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Hendon Air Museum Kittyhawk Mk. IV (FX760)
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Hendon Air Museum Typhoon Mk. 1B (MN235)
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Hendon Air Museum Tempest Mk. II (PR536)
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Hendon Air Museum Tempest TT.5 (NV778)
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Hendon Air Museum P-47D Thunderbolt II (KL216)
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Hendon Air Museum P-51D Mustang (41-3317)
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Hendon Air Museum Heinkel He-162A-2 (120227)
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Hendon Air Museum Mosquito TT.35 (TJ138)
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Hendon Air Museum Beaufighter TF.X (RD253)
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Hendon Air Museum Hudson Mk. IIIA (A16-199)
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Hendon Air Museum Beaufort Mk. VIII (DD931)
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Hendon Air Museum Blenheim Mk. IV (L8756)
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Hendon Air Museum Lancaster Mk. 1 (R5868)
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Hendon Air Museum Heinkel He-111H-23 (701152)
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Hendon Air Museum B-25J Mitchell (44-29366)
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Hendon Air Museum B-24L Liberator (KN751)
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Hendon Air Museum Meteor F.8 (WH301)
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Hendon Air Museum Vampire F.3 (VT812)
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Hendon Air Museum Canberra PR.3 (WE139)
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Hendon Air Museum Chipmunk T.10 (WP962)
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Hendon Air Museum Jet Provost T.5A (XW323)
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Hendon Air Museum Lightning F.6 (XS925)
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Hendon Air Museum Lightning F.6 (XS925)
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Hendon Air Museum Phantom FGR.2 (XV424)
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Hendon Air Museum Tornado F.3 (ZE887)
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Hendon Air Museum Belvedere HC.1 (XG474)
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Hendon Air Museum Wessex HCC.4 (XV732)
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Hangar 6 Exhibits

‘The RAF in an Age of Uncertainty’. The RAF from 1980 to the present day.


Hendon Air Museum Buccaneer S.2B (XW547)
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Hendon Air Museum Buccaneer S.2B (XW547)
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Hendon Air Museum Tornado GR.1B (ZA457)
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Hendon Air Museum Jaguar GR.1 (XX824)
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Hendon Air Museum Harrier GR.9A (ZG477)
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Hendon Air Museum EF2000 Typhoon DA-2 (ZH588)
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