AMERICAN AIRCRAFT RAF SERVICE 1939-1945 LOCKHEED L-214 L-414 HUDSON (ATP 10926B) Hudson Mark IV, AE628, on the ground at Eastleigh, Hampshire, following erection by Cunliffe Owen Aircraft Ltd. This aircraft served with Nos. 206 and 200 Squadrons RAF, and later with the Air Transport Auxiliary.
Battle of Britain, July-October 1940. The British Empire and its Commonwealth stand alone against Nazi Europe. Armourers load an RAF Hurricane with machine gun belts. Each of the Hurricane's eight .303 calibre machine guns received 300 rounds, enough for 15 seconds of firing.
ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS FAR EAST 1941-1945 Squadron Leader G A Butler, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Commanding Officer of No. 11 Squadron RAF, stands by the nose of his Hawker Hurricane Mark IIC at Sinthe, Burma. Note Butler's personal insignia on the nose of the aircraft.
AIRCRAFT ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945 BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER (ATP 10742C) Beaufighter Mark VIF, X7883, on the ground at Filton, Bristol, following assembly at the Bristol Aeroplane Company's 'shadow' factory at Old Mixon aerodrome, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. X7883 has been painted in overall matt-black RDM2 night-fighter finish and is fitted with AI Mark IV aircraft interception radar.
A Typhoon aircraft taxis out prior to a flight exercise at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton on Tuesday. Members of the Royal Air Force XI Squadron are in town for several weeks for Western Zephyr, a joint training exercise. (Kaitlin McKeown / February 5, 2013)