Picture Gallery – images from RAF Cosford Bristol Britannia, the workhorse of RAF Transport Command, well-known to servicemen and their families who travelled to and from the Far East. Ill-fated bomber, the TSR2 was cancelled before it could enter service. This is one of only two surviving prototypes. This converted Meteor was used to trial the short-lived “prone pilot” concept, intended to reduce the effects of g-force on fighter pilots. Nimrod MR2, the Electronic Surveillance version of this long-lived maritime aircraft, originally converted from the Comet. In the background, the Avro York, converted from the Lancaster bomber. Foreground, Handley Page Hastings, famous for helping to re-supply Berlin (mostly with coal) during the Cold War. Another view of the Nimrod, clearly showing the flight refuelliing probe, hastily installed in support of operations in the Falkands war. Bristol T-188, an experimental aircraft whose fuselage skin was manufactured from stainless steel to study the effects of aerodynamic heating at supersonic speeds. Replica of the World War One era Sopwith Pup fighter.