South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum has acquired a new exhibit - the fuselage of a Blackburn B.2 G-ADFO/ACBH that still has its original paint, which is now close to 80 years old.
ONE of only two surviving fuselages of a rare aircraft has gone on display at Doncaster’s air museum.
The body of a Blackburn B.2 is now on show at Aeroventure in Dakota Way after it was brought to the borough from Surrey.
The significance of the aircraft has been increased further by the fact it still has its original paint nearly 80 years on, the museum has said.
The first Blackbrun B.2 flew in 1932. Although then not used as a military aircraft the Blackburn was used as a training plane for the RAF.
At the start of the Second World War the remaining three were sold to the RAF and later used by the Air Training Corps. Only 42 of the bi-planes were built.