IWM Duxford unveils new Eurofighter Typhoon exhibit

By Culture24 Staff | 22 June 2009
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a panorama photo of a group of people standing on the wing of a jet

(Above) Picture © Steve Brooks, Imperial War Museum Duxford

Imperial War Museum Duxford's supersonic new exhibit, Eurofighter Typhoon DA4, has been unveiled to the public at a ceremony in the Airspace Conservation Hall where it

The unveiling ceremony was held in the AirSpace Conservation Hall, where the Eurofighter Typhoon has been undergoing reassembly and conservation work for the past two months.

a photo of two men standing next to an open cockpit

(Above) Squadron Leader Chris Akerman, Depth Department, RAF Coningsby with Richard Ashton, Director, Imperial War Museum Duxford. Picture © Steve Brooks, Imperial War Museum Duxford

Squadron Leader Chris Akerman, Depth Department, RAF Coningsby, was joined by volunteers from RAF Coningsby who had advised on the rebuild.

"I am delighted that we will be presenting Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 as part of our visitor experience, particularly as Duxford played a major part in developing the Hawker Typhoon, and in 1942 the first Typhoon Wing was formed here," said IWM Duxford Director Richard Ashton, Director.

"Duxford is privileged to be able to exhibit the developmental model for an operational RAF aircraft, and one which has such a fine pedigree."

a photo of a group of people standing on the wing of a jet

(Above) IWM staff with personnel from RAF Coningsby who voluntarily gave their time to assist the reassembly and conservation of the Eurofighter Typhoon. Picture © Steve Brooks, Imperial War Museum Duxford

Eurofighter Typhoon will take pride of place in AirSpace, Duxford's newest exhibition, telling the story of British and Commonwealth aviation

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