Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

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Key Facts

Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent
SatNav: Region:
TN27 9HX South East
United Kingdom
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 4 Open

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What’s Here

The modern-day Headcorn airfield has grown from the former wartime Lashenden Advanced Landing Ground. The museum presents wartime Lashenden and aviation in Kent, including parts from a large number of aircraft wrecks.


At Headcorn Aerodrome, nine miles south of Maidstone on the A274 in Kent.

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Opening Hours:

Open Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.30 am to 6.00 pm, Easter to October 21st; Sundays 10.30 am to 3.30 pm, late October to Easter.


Free but donations to RAF charities welcomed.


Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, picnic area.

View of the museum building and F-100F
(photo, Keith Mason)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
ZF587 BAC Lightning F.53 ZF587 Nose Displayed
84 Dassault Mystere IVA 84 Complete Displayed
Fieseler Fi 103R-4 ‘V-1’ BAPC.91 Complete Displayed
100549 Focke-Achgelis Fa 330A-1 100549 Complete Displayed

Notes: Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XN380 has now moved to RAF Manston, Vampire T.11 WZ589 has moved to Rochester, Kent. North American F-100F Super Sabre 63938 has been scrapped after being hit by a taxying aircraft and seriously damaged. Vampire T.11 WZ450 has been sold and moved off site.

More Information

Lashenden Air Warfare Museum, Headcorn Aerodrome, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent, TN27 9HX. Tel: 01622 631799, e-mail:, website: Lashenden Air Warfare Museum.

F-100F 63938 (photo, Keith Mason) Mystere IVA 84 (photo, Keith Mason)

Thanks to Keith Mason of Shoreham Airport Society for supplying the photos on this page.

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