Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI

The Spitfire XVI was the last major version of the Spitfire to be powered by the Rolls-Royce Merlin before introduction of the RR Griffon powered variants. Externally …

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3

During the early war years the Bf109 was one of the world’s finest single seat fighters. Its basic design provided the potential for it to take new …

Westland Whirlwind HAR 10

Gas turbine powered Whirlwind HAR10 and HC10 helicopters were to form the backbone of the RAF’s search and rescue and tactical transport helicopter force during the 1960s. …

North American Harvard IIB

The North American Harvard trainer was built in greater numbers than most combat aircraft during World War Two, 17096 being produced. By the end of the War …

Hawker Typhoon 1B

Originally designed as a twelve-gun fighter, the Typhoon was intended to be the successor to the Hurricane. It suffered many development problems both with the airframe and …

Curtiss Kittyhawk IV

The Kittyhawk was the final development of the monoplane Curtiss Hawk fighters and during World War Two provided the RAF with valuable reinforcements in the Middle East …

Panavia Tornado F3

The Tornado F.3 is intended for long-duration combat air patrols (CAPs) working in conjunction with Boeing E3D Sentry or other AEW/AWACS aircraft and was originally developed from …

de Havilland Chipmunk

de Havilland produced another classic with the replacement for their world famous Tiger Moth. The Chipmunk was designed and produced in Canada before being adopted as the …

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt II

The Thunderbolt was one of the three most important American fighters produced during the war and saw extensive service with the United States Army Air Force before …

de Havilland Vampire F3

The Vampire was a first generation jet fighter which saw service in the immediate post-war period with Royal Air Force front-line fighter squadrons in the United Kingdom …

Sikorsky R-4B Hoverfly 1

Though only 133 Hoverfly 1s were built, the type holds a significant place in the history of both the Royal Air Force and the United States Army …