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  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    part of "PUNNETT R S" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    MH 4560

    The first production Beaufighter Mark IIF night fighter, R2270, fitted with dihedral tailplanes and equipped with AI Mark IV radar, in flight. This aircraft served with No. 406 Squadron RCAF.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH 98 MOSQUITO.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: DE HAVILLAND DH 98 MOSQUITO.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Lamonby J (Sgt), SPRO Fighter Command

    CH 14643

    Mosquito NF Mark XIII, HK382 ‘RO-T’, of No. 29 Squadron RAF, at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire. This view shows the ‘thimble’ nose radome in which AI Mark VIII centimetric radar is fitted.

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

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

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

    E(MOS) 1323

    Spitfire LF Mark IX, MJ502 “Prince Tungi Tonga II”, at No. 33 Maintenance Unit, Lyneham, Wiltshire, shortly before delivery to No. 485 (New Zealand) Squadron RAF at Drem, Scotland. The aircraft also served with Nos. 349, and 332 Squadrons of the RAF...

  • 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 2406

    A Hawker Hurricane Mark I of No 71 (Eagle) Squadron takes off from Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, as 'XR-Z', another aircraft of the Squadron, taxies to its take-off point.

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, MAY 1942

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, MAY 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    TR 21

    Flight Lieutenant Laurie of No. 222 Squadron, Royal Air Force starting up Supermarine Spitfire Mark V, BM202 'ZD-H' "Flying Scotsman", at North Weald, Essex. The aircraft was the second bearing this name to be paid for from donations...

  • 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 874

    An air-gunner of No. 264 Squadron RAF about to enter the gun-turret of his Boulton Paul Defiant Mark I at at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire. He is wearing the GQ Parasuit, supplied exclusively to Defiant gunners, which incorporates a parachute harness...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE RADAR, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE RADAR, 1939-1945.

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

    C 1868

    Chain Home: airmen and WAAF operators at work in the wooden Receiver hut at Ventnor CH, Isle of Wight, during the Battle of Britain.

  • 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 2530

    In a scene rather too obviously set up for the camera, the pilot of a No 249 Squadron Hurricane looks on as his aircraft is re-armed, North Weald, 28 February 1941.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: AIR DEFENCE OF GREAT BRITAIN (ADGB), 1944.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: AIR DEFENCE OF GREAT BRITAIN (ADGB), 1944.

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

    CH 13699

    WAAF flight mechanics pull the chocks from the wheels of Bristol Beaufort Mark I, N1022, of No. 51 Operational Training Unit before a training flight from Cranfield, Bedfordshire. A Bristol Beaufighter Mark VI of the same unit can be seen parked behind...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "PUNNETT R S" (photographs)

    MH 5284

    Spitfire F Mk.22, Prototype, PK312. Ground view.

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