Air and Sea
Our Air and Sea exhibition takes you on a journey from the First World War to the present day. You'll see naval aircraft and boats from the First World War, the cockpit of the A6M Zero - the most successful Japanese fighter aircraft type of the Second World War and the aircraft that would have flown against it in operations - the Grumman TBM-3 Avenger.
This impressive hangar is also home to naval aircraft and helicopters from the 1950s, lifeboats, submarines and aircraft that served in the Falklands War.
Airco/ De Havilland DH9 E-8894
Historic Aircraft Collection’s DH9 aircraft can be seen being rebuilt in the Air and Sea exhibition at IWM Duxford from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 July. It may continue to be on static display in this exhibition after this date.
The DH9 bomber was one of the first types of aircraft stationed at Duxford when it opened as an operational airfield 100 years ago. In Duxford’s centenary year, this is a remarkable opportunity to see a newly restored DH9 aircraft being rebuilt by a team of skilled engineers.
E-8894 has been restored to flying condition by the Historic Aircraft Collection using an original Siddeley Puma engine and is the only First World War bomber flying anywhere in the world. It was recently awarded Best Civilian Aircraft at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017.