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  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DB-7 HAVOC.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DB-7 HAVOC.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ATP 10433C

    Havoc Mark I, AX910, on the ground. Part of an ex-French order for Bostons, all of which were converted to Havocs for RAF service. AX910 conducted armaments trials with the Aircraft Gun Mounting Establishment and the Air Fighting Development Unit,...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs)

    ATP 11187B

    Spitfire Mark VB, AA937 'AF-O', of the Air Fighting Development Unit on the ground at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HAWKER TYPHOON.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: HAWKER TYPHOON.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL GENERAL SUBJECT PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    HU 48147

    The fifth production Typhoon Mark IA, R7580, parked at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, while being tested by the Air Fighting Development Unit. The following month it joined No. 56 Squadron RAF, the first operational unit to be equipped with the type.

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN RAF SERVICE 1939-1945: LOCKHEED V-146 VENTURA.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN RAF SERVICE 1939-1945: LOCKHEED V-146 VENTURA.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP)

    ATP 10835B

    Ventura Mark I, AE762, on the ground at Speke Airport, Liverpool, after undergoing post-delivery checks and modifications at the Lockheed reassembly plant. The airport terminal building, partially obliterated by the censor, is visible behind the...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE, 1939-1945: CURTIS HAWK 87A KITTYHAWK.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE, 1939-1945: CURTIS HAWK 87A KITTYHAWK.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    ATP 10674E

    Kittyhawk Mark I, AK573, on the ground at Prestwick after erection by Scottish Aviation Ltd. AK573 subsequently joined the Air Fighting Development Unit at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 15606

    Junkers Ju 88A-4, EE205, of No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft Circus) Flight is started up at Collyweston, Northamptonshire. Originally 4D-DL of 3/KG30, the aircraft landed by mistake at Broadfield Down airfield (Lulsgate Bottom), near Bristol, after a night...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: NORTH AMERICAN NA 73 & NA 102 MUSTANG.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: NORTH AMERICAN NA 73 & NA 102 MUSTANG.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 17966

    Mustang Mark I, AG365, of the Air Fighting Development Unit, on the ground at Duxford, Cambridge. This aircraft subsequently saw much operational service with Nos. 613, 169, 26 and 239 Squadrons RAF, and then flew with No. 41 Operational Training Unit...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: VULTEE-STINSON MODEL 74 VIGILANT.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: VULTEE-STINSON MODEL 74 VIGILANT.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 17816

    Vigilant, HL432, of the Air Fighting Development Unit based at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, in flight.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 5291

    Spitfire Mark IIA, P7290 ‘AF-V’, of the Air Fighting Development Unit based at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, in flight with another aircraft of the unit.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CH 5096

    Captured Fiat CR.42, BT474, of the Air Fighting Development Unit, parked in a dispersal at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. The aircraft was salvaged following a forced landing at Orfordness, Suffolk, on 11 November 1940, and was kept by the AFDU through the...

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