Under some heavy winter maintenance. As you can see by all the steps and ladders it is not an easy aircraft to maintain.
I was lucky enough to see this aircraft return to Duxford after a lengthy stay away from the airfield.
Built in Canada in 1944 and served with No 428SQN RCAF
ML796 was the first Sunderland Mk 5 and entered service with the RAF in 1945. In 1951 it was sold to the French Navy who operated from Dakar it until 1960. This Sunderland sea plane was then prese... (more)
Built in 1934 and first registered G-ACUU. Then impressed into military service during the outbreak of the second world war. It was used in calibrating British radar stations on the east coast.
Part of the outside display at Duxford,scanned from a photo
Under some winter maintenance.