Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or email@example.com
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
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How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone one from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
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Find out how to become a member and support the RAF Museum.
There are lots of ways you can support us.
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Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
Without you assistance we would not be able to care for our collections, read our varied audiences or share our objects with a world wide audience.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
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The Dornier 17 Z had a wingspan of 59ft (18m), and a length of 52ft (15.8m). Its empty weight was approximately 5 tonnes. The aircraft was of all metal construction with a flush-riveted aluminium alloy skin over aluminium alloy ribs, stringers and semi-circular frames.
The wings were built up on two open-section girder spars that ran through the fuselage. The spars and wing root fittings were of chromium-molybdenum steel while the flanges were made of light-alloy extrusions.
Fuel and oil tanks were placed within the wings between the two spars. The fuselage was constructed in 3 sections: the cockpit; centre-section; and rear portion. Each part of the fuselage was joined to the next by about 25 bolts mounted through flanges. Flying controls comprised hollow steel tubes, rods and fittings.
The rudders and other control surfaces were fabric covered - on an aluminium alloy frame. The undercarriage was constructed from alloy steel castings and steel stampings. The engines comprised aluminium alloy pressings, drop forged nickel chromium steel crankshafts, chromium steel cylinders and lead-bronze bearings. The complete engine was mounted on a welded steel triangulated structure attached to the front spar.
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