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 …

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 …

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 …

Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka

A design born of utter but faithful desperation’ the Yokosuka MXY7 Model 11 (Japanese Ohka or ‘Cherry Blossom’ , allied code name ‘Baka’) shows the desperate Japanese …

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 …

Sopwith Pup

The Pup, thought of by its pilots as the perfect flying machine, was used extensively by the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps both …

Gloster Gladiator 1

The Gladiator was the first enclosed cockpit and last biplane fighter introduced into RAF service. Although it saw operational service at home it was most successfully employed …

Hawker Hurricane IIc

The Hurricane first flew in November 1936. It was the main aircraft of RAF Fighter Command squadrons during the Battle of Britain where it equipped thirty-two squadrons …

Junkers Ju88R-1

The Ju88 was the most versatile German combat aircraft in World War Two. It began life as a bomber, became a night fighter and intruder; undertook anti-shipping …