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Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14

The Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 was the ultimate variant of the Meteor night-fighter family, coupling the most technically advanced avionics suite with a new clear-vision canopy.In January 1947 the...

Avro York C1

Manufactured by Avro and incorporating the wings, tail, undercarriage and engines of the Lancaster bomber, the York was to prove a reliable military and civilian transport aircraft in war and peace.In...

Blackburn Buccaneer S1 (Nose section only)

Often called the last all-British jet bomber the Buccaneer was designed to meet a naval specification for a carrier based high-speed, low-level strike aircraft.The Buccaneer S1 entered service with the...

Canadair Sabre 4

The Canadair Sabre is the Canadian built version of the North American F-86. The prototype, the XP-86, was first flown on 1 October 1947 breaking the sound barrier for the first time and proving to be...

Douglas Dakota

Derived from a commercial airliner, the Douglas C-47 “Skytrain” became one of the most widely used military transport aircraft in the World. The C-47 saw service in the Second World War, during...

English Electric Canberra PR9

Released to service in 1951 the British Aircraft Corporation Canberra was the Royal Air Force’s first jet bomber. Work had begun on the aircraft’s design back in 1945 when it was realised...

English Electric Lightning F1

The Lightning aircraft was the RAF’s first sustained supersonic aircraft, and it is the only British designed and built fighter capable of flying at Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound).Built as an interim...

General Dynamics F-111F-CF

The origins of the F-111 lie in US government's attempt to replace both the US Navy’s Phantom and the US Air Force’s F-105 with two versions of one new aircraft. The resulting Tactical Fighter Experimental...

Gloster Javelin FAW1

Intended to be the RAF’s first all-weather fighter the Gloster Javelin suffered a protracted development and shaky entry into service before going on to become one of the RAF’s most popular aircraft of...

Handley Page Hastings

The Hastings first flew in May 1946 and replaced the Avro York as the Royal Air Force’s standard long-range transport from 1948. Designed at the outset to accommodate a variety of roles, the Hastings...
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