Sywell Aviation Museum News
Winter closing & weaponry!
19th October 2006Sywell Aviation Museum is now closed for the 2006 season and we reopen at Easter 2007 (though out of hours group visits can often still be arranged).
In the meantime, Museum members will be busy revamping displays and incorporating new artefacts to keep our Museum 'fresh'.
Recently donated to the Museum from a National Collection were two ex-RAF AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. First tested in 1953 the Sidewinder has been used in modified forms ever since. It has a range of 18+ miles and cruises at Mach 2.5 carrying a 20lb warhead. It uses infra-red (heat seeking) guidance systems to lock on to its target.
The museum continues to build up its significant collection of airborne ordnance and it is hoped that more items will be delivered in due course.
Pictured are Museum members Terry Levett and Graham Levett with the Sidewinders.