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IWM DUXFORD NOW OPEN

Welcome back! IWM Duxford has now fully reopened to the public. You can now pick up one of our free Visitor Guides to find our more about the Duxford Aviation Society's collections: The Military Vehicle Wing and The British Airliner Collection Our Military Vehicles are located down behind the Land Warfare Hall, head on down and have a look! If you are planning a visit to Duxford, visit the IWM Duxford website to prebook your tickets.    more >
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Marksman – Back on Track video

Click on image below to see the Marksman video.    more >
 

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... more >

FIRST RUNNING OF 2021

Today saw the first IWM Duxford flying day of 2021, which gave us the perfect opportunity to put on our own show of Military Vehicles. Heavy rain overnight made for a rather muddy arena, challenging some of the vehicles on their first... 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 >

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... 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 >

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 >

 
 
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