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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
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Established 1982
Location Tangmere, West Sussex
Type Aviation museum

The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is a museum located on the former site of RAF Tangmere, West Sussex. The museum was opened in June 1982. Many aerospace exhibits covering the First World War to the Cold War are on display including fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and aircraft engines.

Aircraft on display

The museum aircraft are housed in two hangars with a small number on display externally. Several exhibits are on loan from the Royal Air Force Museum including the Hawker Hunter used by Neville Duke to break the airspeed record in 1953.

Piston engine aircraft

Jet aircraft

De Havilland Sea Vixen TMAM
de Havilland Sea Vixen

Aircraft cockpits


  • Westland Wessex HU.5 XS511


Aircraft engines

Rolls-Royce Derwent TMAM
Rolls-Royce Derwent on display

Piston engines

  • Rolls-Royce Griffon

Gas turbine engines

  • Rolls-Royce Derwent
  • Rolls-Royce Nene
  • Rolls-Royce Palouste
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