Radial Engine?

For this week’s theme, I’m returning to Scotland’s National Museum of Flight. It is home to a wonderful collection of aircraft, both military and civilian. The star attraction of the museum is undoubtably Concorde G-BOAA, but there’s plenty of other aircraft to see and enjoy too, and we certainly didn’t get around all four hangars plus all of the outside exhibits in a single day.

Hangar 3 is a photographer’s paradise, as it is home to a large variety of aircraft currently undergoing restoration. That means that you can shoot bits of aircraft that you can’t normally see. What’s more, Mrs H and I had the place to ourselves, allowing us to take our time and really explore with our cameras.

One of my favourite shots from Hangar 3 is this engine. I think this is what they call a radial engine … it certainly makes me think of those big American World War II fighters like the P47 Thunderbolt. There’s something really substantial about the look of this engine; it looks big and powerful and take-no-prisoners.

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