Focke Wulf FW190A-8/R6

The FW190A-8 was a fighter-bomber version of the ‘Butcher Bird’, and was produced in greater numbers than any other sub-type. This variant was very effective in combat …

RAF Lightweight Torpedo Mk30

This is a passive anti-submarine weapon which reaches a speed of 19 knots and carries a 45kg (100lb) warhead activated by a proximity fuse. The acoustic head …

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1

The Defiant was a two-seat turret fighter, operated with mixed fortunes during the Battle of Britain period but finding its niche as a night fighter in the 1940-42 …

Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop

The Bf 109, designed by Willi Messerschmitt, is a legend alongside the British Spitfire, American P51 Mustang and the Japanese Zero. First flown in 1935, the Bf109 …

Lister Works Truck

Used throughout Royal Air Force maintenance depots, this vehicle was powered by a single-cylinder J.A.P. petrol engine. Other versions were powered by a Lister diesel engine. An …

Corgi Folding Motorcycle

This specialist vehicle was designed to be air-dropped in a canister for use by parachutists.There is no individual history recorded for this vehicle; It was purchased from a …

Crossley Ptn 1940

Designed in 1940, especially for the RAF, this vehicle provided large quantities of foam designed to clear a path through a fire to rescue casualties from crashed …

Sopwith 1½ Strutter

The Sopwith two-seater, quickly named the 1½ Strutter because of the unusual arrangement of its central mainplane bracing struts, was designed in 1915 as a high performance …

Supermarine Spitfire I

The Spitfire is the most famous British fighter aircraft in history. It won immortal fame during the summer months of 1940 by helping to defeat the German …

Fieseler Storch

Originally designed in 1935 to perform the roles of casualty evacuation, army co-operation and liaison, the Storch (Stork) was noted for its remarkable STOL (Short Take-Off and …

Supermarine Spitfire PR. XIX

Last variant of the immortal Spitfire to see service with the RAF, the unarmed, photographic reconnaissance Spitfire PR. XIX entered service in June 1944, with No 542 …

Focke Achgelis FA330

This aircraft was actually an unpowered autogyro kite, intended for use as an observation platform for German U-Boats. Light and simple but effective, it could be dismantled …