A1 Hangar

3 x Type A1 Hangars – large end opening aircraft repair hangars which were erected on ‘Base’ type operational bomber stations and aircraft factory airfields. Here stand three Type A1 hangars erected side by side. They were relocated from their original WWII site to meet the needs of Hawker Siddeley Ltd in 1953. The type A1 hangars were designed by T Bedford Consulting Engineers, a manufacture funded by the Ministry of Aircrafts Production.

Used by British Aerospace for Harrier production and testing.

1st Hawk 200 ZG200 Photo: Andy Lawson, BAe Systems
Harrier. Photo Andy Lawson BAe Systems
A1 Hangers paintshop 2016



Please note: The aerodrome is private land and an active airfield. Access is not permitted to some of the buildings and features and we strongly discourage access without permission.

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5 Replies to “A1 Hangar”

  1. Hi – I don’t suppose you have any dimensions for these hangars do you? I’m contemplating including part of one in a model diorama. From the web, I figure that they are about 38m wide by 100m deep but have no way to establish an approximate height. I assume they were built to imperial measurements.

      1. Just been doing some checking and think that these may be the dimensions of the T2 hangar rather than the A1s. There’s a “Guide to Hangar Identification” document in the National Archives but alas this seems to be missing the referenced dimensioned drawings. Grr.

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