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BAE Systems Collection

This innovation is the product of decades of investment in the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and scientists which will continue to keep the UK at the top table of aircraft development for generations to come.

BAE Systems invited all those attending the 2018 Air Tattoo to visit the BAE Systems Heritage Collection, located near the Vintage Village, to get up close and personal with a number of the aircraft of our collective past and present, and to visit them in the Techno Zone where visitors could find out how they are investing in the next generation of people.

Throughout the years, the aircraft designed and built by BAE Systems and its predecessor businesses have led the way in aircraft innovation.

This innovation is the product of decades of investment in the next generation of engineers, manufacturers and scientists which will continue to keep the UK at the top table of aircraft development for generations to come.

In 2018, BAE Systems invited all those attending the Air Tattoo to visit the BAE Systems Heritage Collection, located near the Vintage Village, to get up close and personal with a number of the aircraft from their collective past and present, and to visit them in the Techno Zone where visitors could find out how they are investing in the next generation of people.

The aircraft that took part in the BAE Systems Collection have been designed, developed and manufactured by BAE Systems. The aircraft that attended previous Collections were:

  • Hawker Fury
  • Royal Aircraft Factory Be-2
  • Avro Tutor
  • VS Spitfire Mk.Vc
  • de Havilland DH.8a Tiger Moth
  • Sopwith Camel (replica)
  • Avro C.19 Anson
  • Hawker Hunter
  • Folland Gnat


“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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