Wildcat was the main shipboard fighter when the US entered WWII. The F4F was barrel-shaped, with angular wingtips and rudder and a narrow-track undercarriage. The F4F was well-armed and reliable, and was a natural shipboard aircraft, probably more easier to land on a carrier deck than on land.
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of WWII, the Whitley was one of three British medium bombers in service at the outbreak of the WWII and although it was withdrawn from front line bombing duties following the introduction of heavier, four-engined bombers.
This unit is by far the most effective version of the He III series and certainly the one that was built in most numbers, the Heinkel He III ‘H’ attempted to address some of the shortcomings of the stage 1 models and upgrade the performance of this widely used aircraft.