1. Dronescapes

    V Bombers: Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor, And Vickers Valiant (Documentary)

    V Bombers: Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor, And Vickers Valiant (Documentary) https://youtu.be/djQLDxs8rIY
  2. MiTasol

    Napier Lion Engine manual

    I have had this one for some time but all the pages in the back have been cut out. Now I have found there are several other copies in existence and I am trying to get the missing pages from one of those sources and will try other sources if necessary. I will add those pages when I get them -...
  3. Dronescapes

    The Pilot That Flew 487 Different Aircraft & Landed 2,271 Times On A Carrier! Eric "Winkle" Brown

    Captain Eric Melrose "Winkle" Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN (21 January 1919 – 21 February 2016) was a British Royal Navy officer and test pilot who flew 487 types of aircraft, more than anyone else in history. Brown holds the world record for the most aircraft carrier deck take-offs and...
  4. arborvitae

    2Lt John Edmund Russell RCAF RAF USAAF b. 1.30.1920 NY USA d. 11.10.1943 Brome Suffolk England

    Edited October 5, 2022: Sorry this is so long but I hope somebody will reply with some interest. When I have time I will try to be more precise. New information in the last few days has made me edit some of this below. —— Hello, I’m new to this forum. I’ve been researching on and off John...
  5. Master_Ale_88

    Question about RAF Roundels pale outer ring

    Hi everybody, I have recently decided to make a small research about RAF roundels applied during WWII. I came across some photos of aircraft showing a particular configuration. It seems that the outer ring of the fuselage roundels has been painted over or, somehow, it has left a sort of "trace"...
  6. Master_Ale_88

    Speed Spitfire max speed...unknown?!

    Hi everybody, Reading the Valiant publishing concerning the Spitfire Merlin powered versions I came to know about a special version of this legendary aircraft: the "Speed Spitfire". It was a modified version of the Mk. I Spitfire created in 1937 to beat the world top speed record. Unfortunately...
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    How dangerous was the RAF Bristol Beaufort Mk I and Mk Ia?

    I've been researching just how many of these aircraft were destroyed during WW2, and from what causes. The Beaufort was generally thought to have been one of the aircraft that was most likely to be shot down (according to crews who flew in them) and it also had a far from perfect record that...
  8. MatiasLuge

    Avro Lancaster in 1:72 for horror short film

    I had to finish this model of the Avro Lancaster in 1/72 from Revell for a horror short film within a very short time last year. Because of that, I only used washes besides the colors and the decals: The film "MINIATURES" can be seen here:
  9. The De Havilland Hornet: The RAF's fastest piston engine aircraft

    The De Havilland Hornet: The RAF's fastest piston engine aircraft

    Following, the success of the Mosquito, De Havilland set off an providing the RAF with long-range, high performance fighter. From this the twin-engine De Havilland Hornet and Sea Hornet was born, an aircraft that test pilot Eric Brown believed could “even with one propellor feathered...loop...
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    RAF project numbers?

    During the 1930s and 1940s new aircraft projects for the RAF were identified by code letters and numbers: e.g. the Westland Whirlwind was designed in response to project specification F37/35 which (as I understand it) was the 37th fighter project of 1935. Can anyone point me towards a complete...
  11. Aviation History: Short Stirling

    Aviation History: Short Stirling

    The Short Stirling is often overshadowed by the Lancaster and Halifax, but it still made a considerable contribution to the Allied War Effort. In 1942 alone it flew in all the 1,000 bomber raids. While it had its short comings most of them was as a result of the original specification and it...
  12. Aviation History: The Supermarine Spitfire

    Aviation History: The Supermarine Spitfire

    The Supermarine Spitfire is an icon and one of the most famous planes of World War Two. Designed by R.J Mitchel, it would provide vital services for the Allies throughout the Second World War and became one of the few Allied aircraft to be manufactured before, throughout and after the war. In...
  13. S

    Lockheed Hudson real range?

    Hi all, i m working on a creative writing project including the description of a Lockheed Hudson mk III on a long range flight. I cannot seem to find after how long the aircraft needs to refuel. Most sources eg Wikipedia indicate a range of 1960 miles, a cruise speed of 220 mph and an endurance...
  14. The History of the Hawker Hurricane

    The History of the Hawker Hurricane

    The Hawker Hurricane is one of Britain's finest fighters. Often overshadowed by its contemporary counterpart the Spitfire, it was the workhorse of the RAF during England darkest hour. A plane that deserves more recognition than it gets, find out how the Hurricane evolved from a string pf...
  15. The Spitfire: History and Development

    The Spitfire: History and Development

    There is something special about a Spitfire. It holds a special place in history and is a truly remarkable fighter. It proved so decisive in changing the course of the war, but how did this plane come to be the one we know today? This short documentary aims to unveil the development and...
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    Whitley bomber pilot

    Sgt.Pilot Brian S. Walley was part of the crew of an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber from 51 Squadron that was forced to ditch in the North Sea in November 1941 after a mission. All five crew escaped into the dinghy but two days and nights in winter took its toll and only one survived. Brian...
  17. 2banaviator

    RAF/RAAF Aircraft Instrument Identification Guide

    A fellow warbird enthusiast shared with me a very helpful reference document that links RAF/RAAF WWII-era aircraft instruments to the aircraft which used them. I've been searching for a document like this for years, and finally found it. The document is RAAF 346 Types and Locations of...
  18. Lucky13

    RAF No. 111 Squadron 'Black Arrows'....

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGepqplA2HM
  19. Clave

    Vickers Wellington

    The Vickers Wellington medium bomber entered service with the RAF in 1938. It was one of very few aircraft to use geodetic construction - which meant it was lighter and stronger than similar bombers. There were many versions of the Wellington but the bulk of the production were Mk IC and Mk...
  20. Clave

    Spitfire Update

    All Spitfires re-drawn and new ones added - large thread here as there were a lot to do... This example is a Spitfire Mk I of the Armée de l'Air 1940. This example is a Spitfire Mk I of 19 Squadron RAF 1940. This example is a Spitfire Mk I of 41 Squadron RAF 1940. This...