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Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum

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The Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum is situated 3 miles northeast of Dumfries town off the A701 road.

Open April - October - Wednesday 11am – 4pm / Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm / July and August Wed-Thurs-Fri, 11am – 4pm / Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Small entry fee. Postcode: DG2 0RP

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The Museum has a number of fighter jets built from the 1940s to 1970s, including an English Electric Lightning. There is also a Trident passenger jet from the 1960s, cafe, and Control Tower Museum giving information on Air Bases in the area during WWII.

Aircraft fighters at the museum - in service and speed.

Gloster Meteor T7 - 1944 to 1970 - 600 mph

Lockheed T-33 - 1948 to today - 600 mph

Dassault Mystere IVA - 1953 to 1980s - 690 mph

Hawker Hunter - 1954 to 2014 - 715 mph

F100-Super-Sabre - 1954 to 1970 - 864 mph

Saab 35 Draken - 1955 to 2009 - 1,320 mph

English Electric Lightning - 1959 to 1986 - 1,312 mph

The Lightning was the last British fighter aircraft to be built solely in Britain, one of the fastest fighter aircraft of the time with an incredible rate of climb.

1977 - the Museum opened on this site of the former RAF Dumfries that was in operation from 1940 to 1960.

The Museum gives information on other airfields in this area used during WWII such as Annan, Castle Kennedy, Stranraer, and Wigtown.

There are sections for uniforms, aircraft guns, and engines, with displays of practically every type of engine used in aircraft, including huge Jumbo Jet engines.

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