SE6748 : Museum pieces

taken 3 years ago, near to Elvington, York, Great Britain

Museum pieces
Museum pieces
Aircraft at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington. In the foreground is a Port Victoria P.V.8 Eastchurch Kitten, a diminutive (18 ft wingspan) “disposable“ short take-off, high-altitude fighter. The idea behind it was that, on the sound of a Zeppelin being heard, it would take off from the deck of a ship patrolling in the North Sea, intercept and shoot down the airship then ditch close to its parent ship which hopefully would pick up the pilot. The RNAS Experimental Construction Depot at Port Victoria, Isle of Grain, built the Kitten which made its first flight on 1st September 1917 achieving 95 mph but by this time the Zeppelin threat was over and the project was cancelled.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 September, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Air transport  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6787 4819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.5243N 0:58.0768W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6789 4815
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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