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Project Praga

Restoration has begun in Bay 1 of a Praga V3S Truck originally captured in Egypt in 1956. Duxford Aviation Society Military Vehicles took ownership in 2002. The plan is to give the Praga a complete mechanical overhaul and restore the bodywork – either desert sand or Russian Green; we’re researching appropriate schemes.   The first task for the team is to break the vehicle down into zones – cab, flatbed, chassis etc,  each of which becomes a separate... more >
FROM THE BLOG

FERRET PROGRESS REPORT

FERRET STRIPPED AND PRIMED Work continues apace. Most of the hull has been stripped of its old paint and grey primer applied. The interior has been stripped, cleaned and primed. The brake master-cylinder sent away for refurbishment has returned and been fitted and the hydraulic system has been reassembled ready to carry out an assessment of the wheel drums. The external storage bins are being restored where possible or where it is not fabricated. Watch this space!    more >
 
Marksman

Marksman Overhaul

If there is one vehicle that the public love to see roaring around the DAS running area, it is our mighty Marksman turreted, Chieftain hulled anti-aircraft gun tank. This huge machine weighs in at 55 tons and is powered by a massive... more >

Rheinmetall gun

Taking aim for the Paras

Two 20mm anti aircraft guns have arrived in the yard for refurbishment on behalf of the Parachute regiment, Essex.  The guns have a dark history as they were used by the Argentine Air Force against British forces during the Falkland's... more >

 
Ferret

Ferret restoration

The MV crew love a challenge.  So what better than restoration of a 70 year old Mark 1 Daimler Ferret light reconnaissance/liaison car that has been slowly deteriorating in the shrubbery?   Weighing... more >

Searchlights

Searchlight restoration

Three impressively big lights arrived in the MV Wing workshop for restoration on behalf of IWM Duxford Measuring 90cms in diameter IWM plan to use these searchlights as part of a new Battle of Britain display. The brief was to dismantle... more >

 
reopening

We are Re-opening on 1st August

BREAKING NEWS!   IWM Duxford, home of the British Airliner Collection, is reopening on Saturday 1 August.   Our workshop team is making sure visitors can enjoy our Collection as safely as possible, including access... more >

AEC Militant

Nellie steps up

A wet Sunday saw the dedicated DAS crew shifting the Trident into the Conservation Hall for repainting. On the day, the tug wasn’t happy so Nellie stepped in like the old soldier she is, and did a great job. Nellie is a 20... more >