London's Hangar 6 will be closed 21 September while we update this exhibition.

Oil Painting ‘Noon’

In this oil painting by Emile Antoine Verpilleux, a Royal Flying Corps wireless operator gathers intelligence by listening to messages sent from an aircraft observing the accuracy …

Seaplane Tender 206

Following successful trials with prototype vessel RAF 200 undertaken by Aircraftman TE Shaw (Lawrence of Arabia) in March 1931, ST 206 was ordered as one of the …

Gloster Gladiator 1

The Gladiator was the first enclosed cockpit and last biplane fighter introduced into RAF service. Although it saw operational service at home it was most successfully employed …

Hawker Cygnet

The Cygnet was the first aircraft to be designed by Sydney Camm after he joined what was then the H.G. Hawker Engineering Company. Two were built as …

Mignet Flying Flea

This aircraft was designed by Henri Mignet in the early 1930s to be built at home. It is of tandem wing design and could use a variety …