Commanded by the Royal Navy, one of the most extensively modified versions of the Westland Sea King is the Westland Commando HC4. Its first flight was on 26 September 79, this high capacity and iconic aircraft was very used for British operations in both Gulf Wars, The Falklands and Afghanistan.
Aerospatiale's AS 332 M1 mid-sized, twin-engined helicopter is designed for tactical transport. Its discreetness and maneuverability translate into reduced vulnerability and increased sureness and survivability, making it an all-purpose helicopter for ground support and medical transport missions.
In the middle of WWII, Allied tank developed showed some improvements and featured greater weapons and armor protection. Under these facts, the German army increasingly depended on turretless tank destroyers armed with a powerful gun on a limited-traverse mount.
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of WWII, the Whitley was one of three British medium bombers in service at the outbreak of the WWII and although it was withdrawn from front line bombing duties following the introduction of heavier, four-engined bombers.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.
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.
When the Nakajima B5N1 torpedo bomber began it's service in 1937, it was the most advanced aircraft of its type in the world. Also Known by its Allied reporting name of ‘Kate’, the B5N1 proved devastatingly effective in the early Pacific engagements of WWII.
Seen all over the United Kingdom every summer and in parts of Europe, this brand new version of an element of the BBMF comes with the Lancaster BIII, Spitfire PRXIX and MkII and means the skill and sacrifices made by the air and ground crews of the RAF during WWII.
Described by General Eisenhower as one of the 4 weapons that helped the Allies to win the WWII, Douglas DC3 and its military variant the C-47 Skytrain (Dakota in RAF service) has since gone on to be an instantly symbol of both air travel and the liberation of taken lands that so characterized the WWII.
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.
Significant in the history of aerial issues, the Fokker Eindecker was the first prototype built German WWI fighter aircraft and the first to be fitted with gun synchro gear, which made it very easy for the pilot to shoot. Once introduced, it took a withering toll of Allied aircraft.
This airplane was one of three twin engine RAF medium bombers in service at the outbreak of the WW II. Despite its slow speed, poor service ceiling and small bomb load the Whitley was an important piece for the RAF in this period, forming the backbone of the early night bombing attack.
Made from the Lincoln bomber and sharing DNA with one of the famous, the Lancaster. Avro Shackleton worked a long career with the RAF, first as a maritime patrol aircraft and then as the RAF’s first AEW (Airborne Early Warning) aircraft.
In the morning of the 26th April 1940, four members of KG 4 took off in their Heinkel He111 P-2 5J+CN from Fernebu, Norway. One of three Heinkels had to attack the town of Andalsnes, the bomber was damaged by the guns of HMS Manchester. Unabled to keep in formation with the other planes the crew were taken by surprise by two Blackburn Skuas of No. 801...