Fighter jet on display at Imperial War Museum

PUBLISHED: 12:34 15 June 2009 | UPDATED: 21:48 31 May 2010

Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft will be on display to the public at the IWM Duxford Picture: SUBMITTED

Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft will be on display to the public at the IWM Duxford Picture: SUBMITTED

A EUROFIGHTER Typhoon aircraft will be on display to the public at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford from Thursday (June 18). Museum Director Richard Ashton will make a welcoming speech, thanking RAF Coningsby personnel for their assistance in transp

A EUROFIGHTER Typhoon aircraft will be on display to the public at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford from Thursday (June 18).

Museum Director Richard Ashton will make a welcoming speech, thanking RAF Coningsby personnel for their assistance in transporting the Typhoon to Duxford and for giving up their valuable time to work on the conservation of the aircraft.

In December 2001, Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire, the UK's former Chief of the Air Staff and now Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Imperial War Museum, became the first non-RAF test pilot to fly the Eurofighter when he took control of the

DA4 during a 60-minute flight from BAE Systems' Warton facility. During this flight, the Typhoon achieved speeds in excess of 900mph.

Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 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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