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Chief test pilot of Westland, Harald Penrose flying one of the last production Whirlwinds P7110.

Short-Lived & Largely Forgotten Westland Whirlwind

If you were asked to name a cannon-armed, twin-engine heavy fighter in service with one of the combatant nations during the Battle of Britain, you would

A Blue Danube Mark 1 bomb drops away from a Vickers Valiant B.1 bomber. (Ministry of Defense) 11 October 1956: At 3:27 p.m., local time, (05:57 GMT) a Mk.1 Atom Bomb, code-named Blue Danube, detonated at approximately 490 feet (150 meters) over the Kite Site on the Maralinga Test Range, South Australia. The bomb had been dropped from a Royal Air Force Vickers Valiant B.1 bomber, WZ366, flying at 30,000 feet (9,144 meters). The aircraft commander was Squadron Leader E.J.G. (“Ted”) Flavell…

This Day in Aviation - Page 15 of 306 - Important Dates in Aviation History

A Blue Danube Mark 1 bomb drops away from a Vickers Valiant B.1 bomber. (Ministry of Defense) 11 October 1956: At 3:27 p.m., local time, (05:57 GMT) a Mk.1 Atom Bomb, code-named Blue Danube, detonated at approximately 490 feet (150 meters) over the Kite Site on the Maralinga Test Range, South Australia. The bomb had been dropped from a Royal Air Force Vickers Valiant B.1 bomber, WZ366, flying at 30,000 feet (9,144 meters). The aircraft commander was Squadron Leader E.J.G. (“Ted”) Flavell…

Biplane Hurricane > Vintage Wings of Canada

Biplane Hurricane > Vintage Wings of Canada

Biplane Hurricane > Vintage Wings of Canada

Photograph-Martin-Baker MB5 R2496-10"x8" Photo Print made in the USA

Print of Martin-Baker MB5 R2496

Photograph-Martin-Baker MB5 R2496-10"x8" Photo Print made in the USA

Hawker Hotspur

Ed Coates writes: Looks like a Defiant, doesn't it? Well, the Hotspur was actually a Henley converted to meet the same spec (F9/35) as the Defiant. However, by the time that the Hotspur was completed (1938) the Defiant had already flown, and contracts already let to Boulton & Paul, hence the entire Hotspur project was abandoned. In any case, Hawkers were far too busy ramping up for Hurricane production at the time. Just as well, since the turret fighter concept was a dismal failure. K8309…

Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle - Destination's Journey

Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle - Destination's Journey

Photos of the Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle a British twin-engine transport aircraft that entered service during the Second World War

Westland Welkin F.Mk.I British RAF Royal Air Force high altitude fighter from World War Two #WestlandWelkin #Welkin #Westland #Fighter #Highaltitudefighter #RAF #RoyalAirForce #WorldWarTwo  #aeroplane #airplane #aircraft #aviation

Westland Welkin - Destination's Journey

Photographs of the Westland Welkin Royal Air Force high altitude fighter from World War Two. None entered operational service