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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 27463

    A No 174 Squadron Typhoon in a sorry state at Volkel. This aircraft, bearing fuselage codes XP-P, is believed to have been hit by flak on 22 February, and was wrecked on return to base. Note the wing armament access panels hanging open, and the No 274...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FILM FRAMES COLLECTION" (photographs)

    IWM FLM 1455

    With its rocket rails empty, a No 175 Squadron Typhoon taxies between the trees at Le Fresne-Camilly (B-5) after returning from a close-support sortie, 1 August 1944. By this date communications with the ground forces had been improved, and standing...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    CH 9824

    Typhoon IB DN406/PR-F of No 609 Squadron at Manston, 14 May 1943.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 27462

    'Babs VI', a Typhoon of No 174 Squadron, coded XP-K, was photographed at Volkel on 9 February 1945, the day after it was written off in a wheels-up landing. Like so many aircraft crashes, this one was down to engine failure rather than enemy...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    CH 12253

    Armourers clean out the cannon of a No 245 Squadron Typhoon (JR311/MR-G) at Westhampnett, 18 January 1944. Like most Typhoon squadrons, No 245 had converted to the fighter-bomber role and was now taking part in an intensive period of dive-bombing attacks...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    CH 11578

    Exhibiting its aggressive lines to advantage, Typhoon IB JP853/SA-K of No 486 Squadron displays for the photographer during a visit to Tangmere, 27 October 1943. One of the Typhoon's problems, especially during its first months of service, was that...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    CL 993

    Flight Lieutenant Raymond 'Cheval' Lallemant's reputation as an admirer of all things equestrian was reflected in this shot set up in front of a Typhoon at Martragny (B-7) on 30 July 1944. The 24 year old Belgian was a flight commander...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    C 4641

    The Hawker Typhoon's devastating rocket armament was effective against tanks, gun emplacements, buildings and railways. Coastal shipping was another target, including this unfortunate tug caught in the Scheldt estuary in September 1944. In this case...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    CH 18509

    Typhoon IB R8752 of No 1 Squadron, written off after crash-landing in a field near its base at Lympne on 2 June 1943. Flight Sergeant W H Ramsey hit a telegraph pole over France, but managed to bring his badly damaged aircraft home.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 86313

    Armourers at Thorney Island assemble the Typhoon's most fearsome weapon, the 3in rocket projectile, 15 June 1944. The Typhoon normally carried eight RPs, fitted with 60lb high-explosive/semi-armour-piercing heads. Rockets had four times the...

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