All Photographs © 2002 Paul Tomlin

The following gallery is a small selection from a large number of photographs taken on a press preview occasion prior
to the official opening. Whilst the majority are of a non-aviation subject, they may nevertheless prove
of interest in giving a more complete view of the contents of The IWM North.

The Museum is open daily from 1000 to 1800 hrs. and admission is Free. For more information see the IWM web site at www.iwm.org.uk.

The W.W.I Log Book reads:
Flight Duration 2hr 10. Height 9,000 feet.
Had an interesting fight with a Fokker
Monoplane. Returning home when
it dived on us from behind.
The Women & War Silo has a variety of
period uniforms on display.
Dennis Fire Fighting Trailer Pump. Widely
used in W.W.II, the pump could be easily
manoeuvred around rubble and bomb
craters. It took six fire crew to operate,
spraying out 500 gal. per minute.
A scene from Children & War,
one of three Big Picture Shows
Developed by the Soviet Union, the T34/85
Tank entered service in July 1940 and
revolutionise tank design world-wide.
Time Stacks
1982 vintage East German Trabant
Estate Car has a two-stoke engine
giving a top speed of around 60 mph
A Rolls-Royce Olympus 101 jet engine,
four of which powered the RAF’s
Avro Vulcan V-Bomber.
Ever wondered what a modern nuclear
bomb looks like? Introduced during 1966
this British-built free-fall nuclear weapon
had an explosive yield twenty times more
powerful than the bomb dropped
on Nagasaki in 1945.
After American bombing raids over Laos,
villagers would turn the jettisoned aircraft fuel
drop tanks into canoes, fitted with outboard
motors to transport goods along the waterways.
Based on the RAF Harrier jump-jet design,
110 AV-8A’s were built in the UK from
1971-83, for carrier-borne service with
the U.S. Marines.
IWM North Architect Daniel Libeskind Kate Adie OBE, BBC TV’s Chief News
Correspondent, alongside the Time Line