Among the best tanks in terms of both reliability and sheer production capability, M4 Sherman series of tanks became the staple fighting-vehicles of the WWII Allies. The 1st version to be produced, was succeeded by the welded-hull M4, the diesel engine M4A2, and finally the representative tank of the series, the M4A3.
Scheme 1 -Supermarine Walrus Mk.I, No.276 Squadron, Royal Air Force Harrowbeer, Devon, England, 1944.Scheme 2 - Supermarine Walrus Mk.I, No.700 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Sheffield, 1941. Scheme 3 - Supermarine Walrus Mk.I, No.5 CF Royal Australian Air Force, Australia & New Guinea, early 1943.
Scheme 1 - Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIA, No.26 Squadron, Royal Air Force Army Cooperation Command, Gatwick, Sussex, England, 1941.Scheme 2 - Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II, aircraft flown by Sgt. William Earl Houston, No. 112 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Libya 1941.
Scheme 1 - Boulton Paul Defiant NF.I, No.151 Squadron, Royal Air Force Wittering, Cambridgeshire, England, February 1941.Scheme 2 - Boulton Paul Defiant NF.I, aircraft flown by Squadron Leader Phillip James Saunders, No. 264 Squadron, Royal Air Force Debden & Biggin Hill, England, December 1940/February 1941.
Scheme 1 - North American P-51D Mustang, "Little Indian", 2nd Air Command Group, 10th Air Force, United States Army Air Force, Kalaikunda, India, 1945.Scheme 2 - North American P-51D Mustang, 44-15152 "Jersey Jerk", aircraft flown by Captain Donald Strait, 361st Fighter Squadron, 356th Fighter Group, United States Army Air Force, Royal Air Force...
Scheme 1 - Aircraft flown by Lieutenant Richard John (Dickie) Cork (DSO & DSC), No.880 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Indomitable, Operation “Ironclad”,Diego Suarez, Madagascar, May 1942.Scheme 2 - No.804 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Arm Arm, HMS Eagle, 1941.
Gloster Meteor was Britain’s first jet fighter and the only Allied jet aircraft to participate during the WWII. The F.8 variant of the Meteor maybe was the definitive incarnation of this known aircraft and was the main RAF fighter throughout the 1950’s, until superseded by the Hawker Hunter.
The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb was the most widely produced variant of the Mk.V series of Spitfires. Entering service with the RAF in early 1941 the Mk.Vb variant incorporated a number of improvements over earlier Spitfires. A beautiful machine to fly, the Spitfire Mk.Vb is today considered by many to be one of the prettiest and best of the breed.
The Spitfire XII was the first of the Griffon powered Spitfires and excelled in its role of a low level interceptor. Although its career was short, serving from October 1942 to September 1944, the Spitfire XII was still an important variant. Serving in small numbers with two squadrons, the Spitfire XII proved to be a vital step on the development of the...