North American B-25 Mitchell was most probably one of the best medium bombers of WWII. The first flight of the twin-engine North American plane was done in 1939. Powered by two 1750 HP Wright R-2600 Cyclone engines, the B-25 was known by an unbelievable operational flexibility.
In late 1942, a German heavy tank with extra thick armor and a very powerful gun, showed itself in the North African front. It was long desired by German Soldiers who were fighting non-stopping against the allies.
Scheme A - Boeing Fortress Mk.III (B-17G) "Take It Easy", No.214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron, No.100 (Bomber Support) Group, Royal Air Force Sculthorpe & Royal Air Force Oulton, Norfolk, England 1944. Scheme B - Boeing Fortress Mk.III (B-17G), No.223 Squadron, No.100 (Bomber Support) Group, Royal Air Force Sculthorpe & Royal Air Force...
Scheme A - Aircraft flown by Flight Lieutenant Edward 'Ted' Powles, No. 81 Squadron, Royal Air Force Kai Tak, Hong Kong, January 1951. Scheme B - 3 Division Flottilj 11, Flygvapnet, Nyköping, Sweden, 1949.
Scheme A - No. 825 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Glorious, 1939. Scheme B - Aircraft believed to have been flown by Lieutenant Ian Swayne and observer Sub Lieutenant (A) J. Buxall, Operation "Judgement", No. 815 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Illustrious, 11-12 November, 1940.
Ordered straight from the drawing board in 1935, the Bristol Type 142, later called the Blenheim, saw service across all the major fronts of the Second World War. The Blenheim was used extensively by the RAF as both a light bomber and fighter before being phased out of service in 1943.
Its not the most famous RAF aircraft of WWII, the Whitley was one of three British medium bombers in service at the outbreak of the WWII and although it was withdrawn from front line bombing duties following the introduction of heavier, four-engined bombers.
Originally, this airplane entered RAF service as a heavy fighter/night fighter in August 1940, the Bristol Beaufighter proved to be an extremely versatile aircraft. Perhaps best known as a Coastal Command strike aircraft, Beaufighters could launch savage attacks against all manner of Axis shipping targets.
Thrilling Airshow audiences all over the world, Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic display team enjoyed their 50th display season in 2014. Their distinctive airplane Hawk T.1 jets are some of the most incredible aircraft in the world.