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Engine – Junkers Jumo 205

The Junkers Jumo 205 came from the opposed-piston, vertical cylinder, two stroke liquid-cooled pattern. Typical examples of this type of engine were the Jumo 204 (750hp), 205-C …

Seaplane Tender (ST) 206

May 31 Following successful trials with prototype vessel RAF 200 undertaken by Aircraftman T.E. Shaw (a.k.a. ‘Lawrence of Arabia’) in March 1931, ordered under contract 104561/31 as …

Hawker Hart II

First flown in July 1928, the Hart day bomber was one of the most advanced aircraft of its time with exceptional capability. Although designed as a bomber …

Hawker Hart Trainer

Used as an advanced trainer for the RAF, the Hart Trainer was developed from the bomber variant to allow familiarisation of pilots with the characteristics of the …

Supermarine Southampton

The Southampton flying-boat was one of the most successful ever used by the Royal Air Force. With a reputation for reliability, its service life of eleven years …

Avro Rota

By 1934, the autogyro form of aircraft, developed by Señor Juan de la Cierva, a Spaniard, was sufficiently advanced for the Royal Air Force to order a …

Bristol Bulldog MkIIA

The Bristol Bulldog was the RAF fighter of the early 1930s. Air show crowds thrilled to its smoke-trail aerobatics at Hendon in the late twenties; to the …