Typhoon blows into Duxford

PUBLISHED: 13:18 22 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:03 11 May 2010

THE Imperial War Museum s latest exhibit, a Eurofighter Typhoon DA4, has gone on show to the public. An unveiling ceremony was held in the museums AirSpace Conservation Hall, where the Eurofighter Typhoon has been undergoing reassembly and conservation wo

THE Imperial War Museum's latest exhibit, a Eurofighter Typhoon DA4, has gone on show to the public.

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

Richard Ashton, Director, Imperial War Museum Duxford, said: "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.

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

In attendance for the unveiling were Squadron Leader Chris Akerman, Depth Department, RAF Coningsby, together with personnel from RAF Coningsby who voluntarily gave their time to advise on the reassembly and conservation of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

The aircraft will be displayed in pride of place in AirSpace, Duxford's newest exhibition, which tells the story of British and Commonwealth aviation.

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