Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Late 1930's / early 1940's RAF airfield layouts or plans?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Late 1930's / early 1940's RAF airfield layouts or plans?

    I am building a diorama of a typical RAF airfield of the late 1930's / early 1940's and need to find a suitable plan or layout for a fighter airfield of this period, prior to the building of concrete runways or the use of Summerfeld track or pierced steel planking, to base it on.

    Can anyone direct me to a suitable source or website where I could find this information?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    3,533
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Default

    Yakumo381, Hi,
    If nobody comes to your help then try them over at https://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/. They know most things - or know who does!!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    126
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    You might want to try the American Air Museum (IWM) website (see link below) as I know they did have plans of Honington from 1938 and Wittering from 1939 and possible other in their grass state. Also check the aerial photos by searching for an airfield under the MEDIA category. Wittering was the fighter airfield but Honington was bombers.

    http://www.americanairmuseum.com/med...e=&collection=

    You will have to check all 103 plans as they do not appear under the relevant airfield when searched - no idea why!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the link, I will look to see what I can use although even in 1:72 scale it is difficult to represent more than only a small fraction of an airfield...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •