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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 20 Nov 2016.

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

 (RuthAS Photo)

 (David Merritt Photo, left, Tony Hisgett Photo, right)

Airspeed AS-10 Oxford (Serial No. V3388), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (RAF Photo)

Airspeed Horsa Glider in flight, ca 1944.

 (happy days photo and art Photos)

Airspeed Horsa Mk. II glider (Serial No. KJ351), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

 (Jack1956 Photo, left, fw190a8 Photo, right)

Airspeed Horsa glider, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (RAF Photos)

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.38 Whitley Mk. V, ca 1943.

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.38 Whitley.  No complete aircraft of the 1,814 Whitleys produced remains but the Whitley Project is rebuilding an example from salvaged remains and a fuselage section is displayed at the Midland Air Museum (MAM), whose site is adjacent to the airfield from where the Whitley's maiden flight took place.

  (Roland Turner Photo, left, David Merrit Photo, right)

Avro Anson Mk. XI (Serial No. N4877), Reg. No. G-AMDA, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

Avro Anson C.19 (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. G-AHKX, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

  (Andrew Bone Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

 (Classic Air Force Photo, left, Andrew Bone Photo, right)

Avro Anson Mk. T.21 (Serial No. WD413), Reg. No. G-VROE, Classic Air Force, St. Mawgan, Newquay. Airworthy.

 (Panhard Photos)

Avro Anson Mk. I (Serial No. W2068), Reg. No. VH-ASM, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Rept0n1x Photo)

Avro Anson Mk. C.19 (Serial No. TX214), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (Ken Fielding Photo)

Avro Anson Mk. C.19 (Serial No. TX219), Reg. No. G-AWRS, North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

(Roland Turner Photo)

Avro Anson Mk. C.19 (Serial No. VL348), Reg. G-AVV, Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire.

 (N & S AM Photo, left, Ashley Dace Photo, right)

Avro Anson Mk. C.19 (Serial No. VL349), Reg. No. N5054, Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Suffolk.

 (Ad Meskens Photos)

Avro Anson Mk. C.19 (Serial No. VM360), Reg. No. G-APHV, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.

 (calflier001 Photo, left, Ken Fielding Photo, right)

Avro Anson Mk. 19, c/n 1212, Reg. No. G-AGPG, (EKCO), cockpit section being restored, slated for display in the Avro Heritage Centre, Woodford.  At least 8,138 aircraft were built in Britain, with a further 2,882 in Canada.

 (Craig Sunter Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

Avro Anson Mk. T.21 (Serial No. VV901), Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire.

 (Trevor Hannant Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Paul Friel Photo, right)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo, left, Kogo Photo, right)

Avro Lancaster B Mk. I (Serial No. PA474), 617 Squadron, “City of Lincoln”, WS-J, painted as (Serial No. DV385), “Thumper Mk. III”, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

 (Daniel Perez Sutil Photos)

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, MykReeve Photo, right)

Avro Lancaster B Mk. I (Serial No. R5868), “S-Sugar”, 467 Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, let, Jim IWM Duxford Photo, right)

Avro Lancaster Mk. X (Serial No. DV372), “Old Fred”, forward fuselage, PO-F, 467 (RAAF) Squadron, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth.

 (David Merrett Photos)

Avro Lancaster B Mk. X, RCAF (Serial No. KB889), Reg. No. G-LANC, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Richard Croft Photo, left, Eastkirkby Photo, right)

 (IdreamofJeanie Photo, let, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Avro Lancaster B Mk. VII (Serial No. NX611), “Just Jane”, Reg. No. G-ASXX, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirby, Lincolnshire. Taxi runs.

 (AlfvanBeem Photo)

Avro Lancster B. Mk. X (Serial No. KB976/KB994), Reg. No. G-BCOH, composite forward fuselage, damaged, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.

 (Allen Watkin Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

Avro Lincoln (Serial No. RF398), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

  (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, left, Alan D.R. Brown Photo, right)

Avro York (Serial No. MW100), ex Skyways & BOAC G-AGNV, and ex RAF TS798, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (David Mewrrett Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

Avro 671 Rota Mk. I (Cierva C.30 Autogyro), (Serial No. HM580), KX-K, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Avro 671 Tota Mk. I (Serial No. AP507), KX-P, Reg. No. G-ACWP, Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

 (John5199 Photos)

Beechcraft Staggerwing, Reg. No. G-BRVE, The Fighter Collection, Duxford.  Built in 1945, flown during the Second World War by the Royal Navy as Traveller Mk. I (Serial No. FT475).  This aircraft was allocated to the United States Navy post-war before being sold into civilian ownership.  It was acquired by the Fighter Collection in 2005.

  (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor 3NM (Serial No. HB275), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 2324), ex-N5063N, Reg. No. G-BKGM, Skyblue Aero Services Ltd, Woodleys Drive, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth.  In Royal Navy markings of Flag Officer Naval Air Command, painted as (Serial No. KP110).

(James Photo)

Beechcraft 18 (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BKGM, Bristol Airways Ltd.

 (Kogo Photos)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 42-19993), c/n 26E-397, Reg. No. G-CEJU, “Brooklyn Bum 2nd”, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, SDA&SM Photo, right)

Blackburn Skua Mk. II (Serial No. L2940), wreckage, consisting of fuselage from the firewall forwards, both wings and rear fuselage with tail. Recovered from Norway in 1974. This 800 Squadron Skua was shot down in 1940 by a Heinkel He111.   Displayed in "as found" condition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (John5199 Photos)

Boeing PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-RJAH, Golden Apple Operations Ltd.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Kogo Photo, right)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photo, left, Tim Curno Ohoto, right)

 (John5199 Photos)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-85784), Reg. No. G-BEDF, “Sally B”, B-17 Preservation Ltd, Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Painted as (Serial No. 41-24485), 124485.  Airworthy.

 (Clemens Vasters Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Jim, IWM Duxford Photo, left, Paul Photo, right)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83735), Reg. No. F-BDRS, “Mary Alice”, American Air Museum Duxford, Imperial War Museum. Painted as 238133, Y-G.

 (Oren Rozen Photos)

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83868), Reg. No. N5237V, ex-USN (BuNo. 77233) ex-N6466D).  This aircraft was flown as a fire fighting tanker for a number of years before being converted back to full B-17G configuration at Sequoia, California.  Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 44-61748), Reg. No. G-BHDK, American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Oxyman Photo)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I (Serial No. N1671), on display as a night fighter at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.  It was one of four Defiants delivered to 307 (Polish) Night Fighter Squadron at RAF Kirby in Lindsey, Lincolnshire on 17 September 1940.  It was passed to No. 153 Squadron at the end of October 41 and 285 Sqn in 1942.  In 1954, it was identified for storage as a historical aircraft and passed to the RAF Museum in 1971.  The aircraft was moved on 20 May 2009 to Rochester Airport, where it was restored by the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS). It was returned to Hendon on 6 December 2012.

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, Ian Dunster Photo, right)

  (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Les Chatfield Photo, right)

Bristol Bulldog (Serial No. K2227), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

The Bulldog never saw combat with the RAF, although during the Abyssinia Crisis of 1935–36, Bristol Bulldogs were sent to the Sudan to reinforce Middle East Command.  Douglas Bader, better known for his Second World War actions, lost both of his legs when his Bristol Bulldog crashed while he was performing unauthorised aerobatics at Woodley airfield near Reading.  The type continued to serve for a few years with Service Flying Training Schools.

 (Library of Congress Photo  fsa.8d29959)

Bristol Beaufort Mk. V, Royal Australian Air Force.  This was the first Beaufort delivered to the RAAF on 3 September 1941, RAF (Serial No. T9450).  Subsequently it received the RAAF (Serial  A9-1).  Originally this aircraft was intended for use in Singapore, but it was retained in Australia.  It is known that it served in 1942 with No. 1 OTU and with No. 100 Squadron in 1944.  On 29 September it overshot a flare path and crashed through a boundary fence upon landing at Bairnsdale, Victoria, but it was repaired.  It was finally placed in storage on 23 October 1945 and written off on 13 May 1946.

 (RAF Photo, left, tataquax Photo, right)

Bristol Beaufort Mk.VIII (Serial A9-559), a composite of several RAAF aircraft, displayed as Mk.IIA (Serial DD931/L), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Chad Kainz Photo, left, Mark Harkin Photo, right)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. 1c, (Serial No. JM135), ex-A19-144, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Raymond Godfrey Photo, ca 1967)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. I (Serial No. X7688), Reg. No. G-DINT, Skysport Engineering, Hatch, Beds.

 (Dapi89 Photo, left, The Land Photo, right)

Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Serial No. RD253), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.  Ex-Portuguese Air Force BF-13.

 (RAF Photo, ca 1944)

Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Serial No. RD220), National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Scotland. Being restored.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

Bristol Blenheim Mk. IVT (Serial No. R3821), 82 Squadron, Reg. No. G-BPIV, Aircraft Restoration Co, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Hugh Llewelyn Photo, right)

Bristol Blenheim Mk. IVT (Serial No. L8756), 254 Squadron, Coastal Command, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Bristol Blenheim/Bolingbroke Mk. IVT (Serial No. 9940), National Museum of Flight Scotland, East Fortune.

 (ozz13X Photo, left, Graham Bould Photo, right)

Bücker Bü 181E Bestmann, Reg, No. G-GLSU, built in 1940, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Mark Harkin Photo, left, Tony Hisgett Photo, right)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (Serial No. 44-33915), Reg. No. G-PBYA, Plane Sailing, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Neal Stebbing Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (Serial No. 44-8423, (Serial No. JV928), Reg. No. N423RS, previously located in the North Weald Airfield Museum, Essex, this aircraft is now in St Lucie County Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida, where it is being restored.

 (Allen Watkin Photo, left, ozz13x Photo, right)

Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina (Serial No. L-866), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

  (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, left, tataquax Photo, right)

Consolidated B-24L Liberator B Mk. VI (Serial No. 44-50206), RAF (Serial No. KN751), Indian Air Force (Serial No. HE807), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

  (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Clemens Vasters Photo, right)

Consolidated B-24M Liberator (Serial No. 44-51228), “Dugan”, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Kogo Photos)

Curtis Model 75A-1 Hawk (Serial No. 82/X881), Reg. No. G-CCVH.  Issued to the French Air Force in 1939.  It was later flown in combat against the British and Americans by the Vichy France Air Force.  Post-war it served as a trainer until the 1950s; it was acquired by the Fighter Collection in 1995.  It carries the markings of 1ére Escadrille, Groupe de Combat 11/5 Lafayette, the unit that operated it in 1939.  The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Curtiss P-36C Hawk (Serial No. 38-210), Reg. No. NX80FR, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  Built in 1939, this P-36 is the only flying example of its type.  It saw some service in the Second World War in the USA before being allocated to a technical school.  Post-war, it passed through several private owners before being acquired by The Fighter Collection and restored.

 (TSRL Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

Curtiss P-40B Warhawk (Serial No. 284), Reg. No. G-CDWH, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Charlie Jackson Photo, right)

Curtiss P-40C Warhawk (Serial No. 41-13357), c/n 16161, Reg. No. G-CIIO, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.  After a period of US Army Air Force service, this aircraft was sent to the Soviet Union in 1941.  Little is known of its history there until the 1990s, when it was one of two Warhawks recovered from the former Soviet Union by The Fighter Collection.  It was restored in the United States, taking its first post-restoration flight in 2011.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

 (John5199 Photos)

Curtiss P-40F Warhawk (Serial No. 41-19841), Reg. No. G-CGZP, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.  Operated by the 347th Fighter Group in the Solomon Islands in 1942, it was recovered from a dump on the island of Espiritu Santo in the 1970s.  Restored to airworthy condition, it has been flying since 2011.  As the aircraft's exact wartime history is unknown, it is painted to represent "Lee's Hope", a Warhawk based in Italy in 1944.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Anthony Noble Photo, right)

Curtiss P-40M Warhawk (Serial No. 43-5802), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 840), Reg. No. G-KITT, painted as P-40N (Serial No. 44-2104590) named "Lulu Belle", which was flown by 2nd Lieutenant Philip R. Adair as part of the 89th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Group, 10th Air Force, based in the China-Burma-India Theater.  Peter Teichman, North Weald, Essex. Airworthy.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, ex-USAAF (Serial No. 42-105191), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 856), Hayward Airport, California, July 1948.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 44-7983), Reg. No. N9950, in storage, David Arnold, Flying A Services, North Weald.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk Mk. IV (Serial No. FX760), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (Serial No. T6296), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, David Merrett Photo, right)

De Havilland DH.98A Tiger Moth (Serial No. DE998), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgshire.

 (ozz13x Photo)

De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (Serial No. K2585), Reg. No. TBC, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (Serial No. T7793), Reg. No. TBC, Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, London.

 (Ian Kirk Photos)

De Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth (Serial No. 8033), Reg. No. G-ADKK, Compton Abbas airfield, Dorset. 

De Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth (Serial No. W9385), Reg. No. G-ADND, David and Sylvia Weston, Kemble, Glos. Airworthy.

 (Alec Wilson Photo)

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. G-ADAH, in the livery of Allied Airways, is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.

 (ozz13X Photo, left, Allen Watkin Photo, right)

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. G-AGSH), The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Alec Wilson Photo, left, Gerard can der Schaaf Photo, right)

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. G-AGTM, airworthy, operated by the Classic Air Force before it closed in 2016.

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. G-AHAG, in the livery of Scillonia Airways, airworthy, based at Membury airfield, Berkshire.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. NR786), Reg. No. G-AHGD, painted as Z-7258, Mildenhall.

 (Alan DR Brown Photo, left, Adrian Pingstone Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Motocilla Photo, right)

 (Motocilla Photos)

De Havilland DH.89A Dominie Mk. 6 (Serial No. TX310), Reg. No. G-AIDL, airworthy and flown from the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in Tangmere, West Sussex.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Richard Murray Photo, right)

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. G-AKIF airworthy, based at Duxford, England airfield for tourist flights.

 (Trevor Marron Photo, left, Peter Bakema Photo, right)

  (Tony Hissgett Photos)

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. HG691), Reg. No. G-AIYR, Classic Wings, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Allan DR Brown Photo)

 (Tony Hissgett Photo, left, Mike Harkin Photo, right)

De Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. X7344), Reg. No. G-AGJG, Mark and David Miller, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  Ex-RAF Dominie G-AIDL was flown by Allied Airways in the late 1940s, Fox's Confectionery 1950–59, the Army Parachute Association 1967–77 and Air Atlantique Classic Flight 1995–2009.  Since 2009 it has flown from Tangmere Military Aviation Museum.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (Serial No. EO234), c/n 98001, prototype, de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney.

  (SDA&SM Archives Photo, left, Deben Dave Photo, right)

 (Alan Watkin Photo)

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito prototype (Serial No. W4050), de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney close to the location it was built. It is painted as W4050 on the port side but has the test serial registration (Serial No. E-0234) on the starboard side.

 (Craig Sunter Photos)

  (Nilfanion Photo, left, Yorkshire Air Museum Photo, right)

De Havilland Mosquito NF.II (Serial No. HJ711). This aircraft is a composite airframe and is on display during restoration at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

De Havilland Mosquito FB.6 (Serial No. TA122), de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney in 605 Squadron markings.  It is being rebuilt with wings from another Mosquito.

  (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Martin Addison Photo, right)

  (Starlington Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

De Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (Serial No. TA634), de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney in 571 Squadron markings.

  (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Goshimini Photo right)

 (Rept0n1x Photo)

De Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (Serial No. TA639), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

De Havilland Mosquito TT.35 (Serial No. TA719), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, it was registered G-ASKC in 1963 for use in the film 633 Squadron.

 ( Rept0n1x Photo, left, Mick Lobb Photo, right)

 (Les Chatfield Photo, left, Daniel Perez Photo, right)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photos)

De Havilland Mosquito B.35 (Serial No. TJ138), in 98 Squadron markings, Milestones of Flight exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Dapi89 Photo)

Dornier Do 17 (Wk. Nr. 1160), wreckage recently recovered.

 (Happy Days Photo)

Dornier Do 24T-3, (Wk. Nr. No. 5342), X-24, formerly EC-DAF, is on loan to the Militaire Luchtvaart Museum in the Netherlands from the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (USAF Photo, ca 1952)

Douglas B-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-34172), Reg. No. N4806E, Kent.

 (Archangel12 Photo, left, Adrian Pingstone Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Cpl Phil Major (RAF)/MOD Photo, right)

Douglas Dakota (Serial No. ZA947), built at Long Beach, California in March 1942, was issued to the US Army Air Forces and later transferred to the RCAF where she served until 1971.  The aircraft was purchased by the Royal Aircraft Establishment before being issued to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Coningsby, in March 1993.  She is equipped with authentic period 'para seats' and is used in commemorative parachute drops.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No. 43-15509), ex-Spanish Air Force Serial No. T.3-29, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

   (Tim Felce Photos)

Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (BuNo. 126922), c/n 7722, Reg. No. G-RADR, ex-French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), 42, ex-Gabon Air Force, (Armée de l'Air Gabonaise), (Serial No. TR-KMM), ex-F-AZED, Kennet Aviation, North Weald, Essex. Airworthy.  G-RADR is painted as an A-1H (BuNo 126922), code AK-204 of VA-176 "Thunderbolts", flying from the USS Intrepid.  The unit flew the A-1 Skyraider from 1955 until 1966 and saw combat during the Vietnam War. On 9 October 1966 Lieutenant William T. Patton of VA-176 shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 Fresco.  It was the first (and only) shoot down of an enemy jet by a propeller-powered aircraft during the Vietnam Conflict. 

Douglas Skyraider AEW.1s from 778 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in flight in the 1950s.  (USN Photo)

 (MACOS8 Photo, left, Peter Langsdale Photo, right)

Douglas Skyraider AEW.1 (Serial No. WT121), in storage, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.  C/n 7427, built in January 1951 and stationed at the US Navy base at NAS Norfolk before allocation to the Royal Navy.  Shipped to Great Britain in March 1954 and served at RNAS Hal Far, Malta in 1955, returning to Culdrose later that year to serve with 849 Squadron.  In 1972 airlifted to RFA Engadine off the Cornish coast by Sea King helicopter, then airlifted by another Sea King to Cobham Hall.

 (Stephen Rendle Photo)

Douglas Skyraider AEW.1 (Serial No. WV106), in storage, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

Fairchild F-24H Argus.  (RCAF Photo)

Fairchild Argus III, Reg. No. G-RGUS, painted as (Serial No. KK527), previously flown as USAAF (Serial No. 44-83184), to be painted in an RAF scheme, Spanhoe, Northants.

  Fairey Albacore, Royal Navy, ca 1942.  (Royal Navy Photo)

 (Rodw Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Fairey Albacore (Serial No. N4389), 4M, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

  (Alan Wilson Photos) (Rodw Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

 (Royal Navy Photo, IWM A20180)

Fairey Barracuda Mk II carrying an 18-inch (46 cm) aerial torpedo.  The ASV radar "Yagi" antennae are visible above the wings. 

Fairey Barracuda Mk. II (Serial No. DP872), in storage, Cobham Hall, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

Fairey Barracuda Mk. II (Serial No. LS931), in storage, Cobham Hall, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (IWM C447)

RAF No. 218 Squadron Fairey Battles over France, c. 1940

Fairey Battle (Serial No. L5343 is displayed at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.  In July 1940, it was with No. 98 RAF Squadron, based at Kaldadarnes, Iceland for anti-invasion operations supporting British forces. L5343 was the first RAF aircraft to land on Icelandic soil, and crashed during subsequent operations. In 1972, the RAF recovered the wreck for restoration, which was completed at the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre of the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Fairey Firefly TT.1 (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. SE-BRG, Aircraft Restoration Co, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

   (Alan Wilson Photos)

Fairey Firefly TT.1 (Serial No. Z2033), Reg. No. G-ASTL, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fairey Firefly TT.4 (Serial No. VH127), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photos)

 (Steve Fitzgerald Photo)

Fairey Firefly AS5 (Serial No. WB271), Royal Navy Historic Flight, lost in a crash at Duxford in 2003.

 (Rodw Photo, left, TSRL Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Fairey Fulmar Mk. I (Serial No. N1854), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Peter Noble Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation, right)

  (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. II (Serial No. W5856), Reg. No. G-BMGC, Royal Navy Historic Flight, Yeovilton, Somerset. Airworthy.

 (John5199 Photo, left, Anthony Noble Photo, right)

 (Keith Morgan Photo, left, Abbie Herron Photo, right)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. II (Serial No. LS326), Reg. No. G-AJVH, Royal Navy Historic Flight, Yeovilton, Somerset. Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. III (Serial No. NF389), Royal Navy Historic Flight, Brough, Yorkshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. II (Serial No. P4139), Reg. No. HS618, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Petebutt Photo, left, Clemens Vasters Photo, right)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. III (Serial No. NF370), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Roland Turner Photo)

Fiat CR.42 Falco (Serial No. Fv.2542), Reg. No. G-CBLS, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  This Swedish Air Force J 11 is one of only four survivors of its type.  It was lost in 1942 in a crash that killed its pilot on Tärnatjåkko, a mountain in the north of Sweden.  It was recovered from the crash site in 1983 and was acquired by the Fighter Collection in 1995.  It has since been undergoing restoration to flying condition.

 (RAF Photos)

Fiat CR.42 Falco captured during the Battle of Britain.  The aircraft was salvaged following a forced landing due to an overheated engine, on the shingle beach at Orfordness, Suffolk, on 11 November 1940.  Still wearing its Italian camouflage scheme, it was given RAF roundels and RAF Serial No. BT474.  It was later flown by the RAF's No. 1426 Flight.  This aircraft is preserved and displayed at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London, as MM5701, 13-95.  

  (Oren Rozen Photo, left, Mike1979 Russia Photo, right)

Fiat CR.42 Falco (Serial No. MM5701), 13-95, on display in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Alec Wilson Photo)

Fieseler Fi 156A-1 Storch (Wk. Nr. TBC), GM+AI, Reg. No. G-STCH, Peter Holloway, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Rept0n1x Photo, left, Tony Hisgett Photo, right)

 (Desmoh Photo)

Fieseler Fi 156C-7 Storch (Wk. Nr. 475081), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (ECM Photo)

Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, Eden Camp Museum, Malton.

Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, (Wk. Nr. 442795), Science Museum, London.  It was presented to the museum in 1945 by the War Office.

 (Florestan Photo)

Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Imperial War Museum, London.

  (Martin Richards Photo)

Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, mounted on a partial ramp section, at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.  The museum also has a partially recreated launch ramp with a mock–up V-1 displayed outside.

 (Rept0n1x Photo)

Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in front of a V2 rocket in the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display at the Aeropark at East Midlands Airport.

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg IV piloted flying bomb, Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

Focke-Achgelis Fa 330, Lashenden Air Warfare Museum.

Focke-Achgelis Fa 330, Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (MilborneOne Photo, left, Yachtman Photo, right)

Focke-Achgelis Fa 330, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

  (Mark Harkin Photo, left, and Clemens Vasters Photo, right)

Focke-Achgelis Fa 330, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

Focke-Achgelis Fa 330, (Wk. Nr. 100502), RAF Millom Museum.  This museum has closed, the Fa 330 has been moved to a location TBC.

 (ozz13x Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 44 (Serial No. D-2692), The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (ozz13x Photo)

Focke Wulf Fw 190A (newbuild), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Morane-Saulnier MS.505 Criquet (Storch), TA+RC, Reg. No. G-BPHZ, Historic Aircraft Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Morane-Saulnier MS.505 Criquet (Storch), FI+S, Reg. No. G-BIRW, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.

  (Roland Turner Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Morane-Saulnier MS.502 Criquet (Storch), CF+HF, Reg. No. EI-AUY, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (MilborneOne Photo)

Focke Achgelis Fa 330, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 (new-build), Reg. No. G-FWAB, Spitfire Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 211028), coded Black 8, 14/JG26 was preserved in England after being recovered from Germany in 1996.  This aircraft was registered on 21 May 2003, by Glenn R. Lacey of Epsom, Surrey, as G-DORA.  (Wk. Nr. 211028) is currently with the Fighter Factory at Virginia Beach, USA, as the Lacey collection no longer exists.

 (RAF Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/U1 (Fw 190S8) two-seat training and high speed transport (Wk. Nr. 584219), Black 38, RAF AM29.  This aircraft was built by Arado at the Warnemünde factory, and was an FW 190 F-8 converted to two-seat standard.  Captured in Grove, Denmark, North of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany by British forces in May 1945.  It is shown here shortly after it was flown to Farnborough in the UK on 2 Sep 1945 and repainted with RAF markings.  In Luftwaffe service, it operated with training units, and carried the letters HRZ.  It was exhibited at various locations, and now resides in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

  (RuthAS Photos)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/U1 (Wk. Nr. 584219), two-seat training version, Black 38, designated RAF AM29, on display in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

    (RAF Photos)

Mistel S3A, Focke-Wulf Fw 190A, (Wk. Nr. 733682), designated RAF AM75 combined with Junkers Ju 88A-6, (Wk. Nr. 2492), designated AM77.  The Focke-Wulf Fw 190A is preserved in the Imperial War Museum, London, England, while the Junkers Ju 88A-6 was scrapped at Farnborough.

  (Gustav Gullberg Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R6, (Wk. Nr. 733682), RAF AM75.  This aircraft was captured at Tirstrup, Denmark where it was found mounted on top of a Junkers Ju 88A-6 bomber, (Wk. Nr. 2492), RAF AM77, as part of a Mistel S3B combination.  This aircraft has faired-over gun ports and a belly-mounted ETC-501 bomb rack.  This aircraft is on display in the Imperial War Museum.  The Ju 88 was scrapped at Farnborough.

 (Kogo Photo, left, Clemens Vasters Photo, right)

Fritz X, German Second World War Air-to-Ship Wireless Guided Gliding Bomb, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.  The Fritz X was the world's first precision guided weapon ever deployed in combat, and the first to sink a ship in combat.  Fritz X was a nickname used both by Allied and Luftwaffe personnel. Alternative names include Ruhrstahl SD 1400 X, Kramer X-1, PC 1400X or FX 1400 (the latter, along with the unguided PC 1400 ordnance's Fritz nickname, is the origin for the name "Fritz X").

  (happy days photo and art Photo, left, RAF Photo, right)

General Aircraft Hamilcar glider  (Serial No. TK777), fuselage and replica, Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

 (Simon Q Photo)

General Aircraft Hamilcar glider (Serial No. TK718), rear fuselage frame in the Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset.

   (happy days photo and art Photos)

 (happy days photo and art Photo, left, Geni Photo, right)

General Aircraft Hotspur Mk. II (Serial No. HH368), replica, Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hamsphire.

 (Tim Felce Photo, Left, ozz13x Photo, right)

Gloster Gladiator Mk. I (Serial No. L8032), 423/427, built in 1937, Reg. No. G-AMRK. painted as (Serial No. K7985), 73 Squadron, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Gloster Gladiator Mk. I (Serial No. N5903), Reg. No. G-GLAD, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  Built in 1939, this Gladiator was flown briefly by 141 Squadron, but spent much of the Second World War in storage.  After a period of private ownership, and a some years as a static exhibit at the Fleet Air Arm Museum it was bought by the Fighter Collection from the Shuttleworth Collection in 1994 and restored to flying condition, taking its first post-restoration flight in 2007.  It was painted in the pre-Second World War markings of No. 72 Squadron RAF.

 (IWM Photo)

A Royal Air Force Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, serial number N5520, on the ground at an airfield in Malta, probably while being flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at RAF Ta' Qali.  The aircraft has been refitted with a Bristol Mercury engine and three-bladed Hamilton propeller salvaged from a Bristol Blenheim.  N5520 is the only surviving Gladiator of the Hal Far Fighter Flight, and was presented to the people of Malta as Faith in 1943. Date: c. September 1940.

Gloster Sea Gladiator (Serial No. N5518), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photos)

 (The Land Photo, left, Tony Hisgett Photo, right)

(Alan Wilson Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

Gloster Meteor (Serial No. DG202/G), prototype, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

   (Alan Wilson Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

 (John5199 Photos)

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat, ex-USN (BuNo. 5765), Reg. No. G-RMMW, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  This aircraft was accepted by the US Navy in 1945 but was immediately put in storage until its disposal in 1946.  It had several private owners and spent nearly two decades as a static museum exhibit before being restored to flying condition in the early 1990s.  It is painted to represent (Serial No. JV579), a Wildcat Mk. V of 846 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, with full D-Day invasion stripes.

   (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman Martlet Mk. I (Serial No. AL246), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86690), c/n 5744, Reg. No. G-CHPN, previously Reg. No. N49JC, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Andrew Thomas Photo, right)

 (David Merritt Photo)

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (Serial No. 80141) painted as (BuNo. 40467), Reg. No. G-BTCC, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Nimbus227 Photo, right)

Grumman Hellcat Mk. II (Serial No. KE209), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Charlie Jackson Photo)

Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat, ex-USN (BuNo. 21714), Reg. No. G-RUMM, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Built in 1948, it served with the US Navy until 1957.  It then passed through the hands of several owners, including a period of being in the collection of the Planes of Fame Air Museum.  It was bought by the Fighter Collection in 1981.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman ECM.68 Avenger (Serial No. XB446), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 69327), painted as (Serial No. 46214), Reg. No. CF-KCG, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

(happy days photo and art Photo)

Hafner Rotachute III (Serial No. P-5), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

The rotorcraft team of the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (AFEE), handed by Raoul Hafner, had enjoyed some success in developing the so-called Rotachute (the idea of using a rotor rather than a parachute as a means of pinpoint landing troops in enemy territory), and this led to the suggestion that the principle could be applied to larger loads. This prompted Hafner to propose the Rotabuggy, a rotor-equipped Jeep, and the Rotatank, a similarly-equipped Valentine tank. A contract to develop the former was placed with the ML Aviation Company at White Waltham in 1942, this being covered by specification 10/42.

 (happy days photo and art Photo)

Hafner Rotabuggy (Serial No. B415), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

Designed by Austrian Raoul Hafner of the British Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (AFEE), the Rotabuggy was essentially a jeep converted into an autogiro as a way of giving airborne forces some ground ttansport. Initial flight trials, with the Rotabuggy towed behind a Whitley bomber, proved exhausting to the pilot who had to hang on to the control column which thrashed continuously around the cockpit. On flights where the tow cable remained attached there were some scary moments as the Rotabuggy, on the edge of a stall, touched down after the tow plane left and the driver took over. Development of vehicle-carrying gliders provided a safer and more efficient way of getting jeeps with more equipment (such as towed light guns) to the battlefield and the Rotabuggy never saw service. Another of Hafner's ideas was the Rotatank, a modified Valentine tank, which fortunately never left the drawing board.

 (RAF Photo)

Handley Page Hampden Mk. I (Serial No. P1344).  This Hampden was recovered from a crash-site in Russia in 1991 and is being reconstructed at the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.  During the Second World War, it served with No. 144 Squadron RAF, part of Coastal Command.  In September 1942, the squadron was transferred to the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia to help protect the Arctic convoys.  While in transit over Finland, P1344 accidentally flew close by a German airfield and was shot down by two scrambled Messerschmitt Bf 109s.  It crashed in a wooded area of the Kola Peninsula, three crew members were killed and two taken prisoner.  After its recovery by another party, the RAF Museum gained ownership of the aircraft in 1992.  It was reported in 2016 that, with the help of volunteers, work on the fuselage could be completed by 2018

 (Alan Zomerfield Photo, left), Craig Sunter Photo, right)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, NilfanionPhoto, right)

   (Craig Sunter Photo, left, Nilfanion Photo, right)

 (Rachel Semlyen Photo, left, Nilfanion Photo, right)

Handley Page Halifax B Mk. II (Serial No. HR792).  The Yorkshire Air Museum, on the site of the Second World War airfield, RAF Elvington, has a fully restored aircraft re-constructed from a fuselage section of HR792 and parts from other aircraft including the wings from an RAF Hastings.  It is painted to represent Halifax (Serial No. LV907), "Friday the 13th" from No. 158 Squadron RAF on the port side and "N - Novembre" of 347 "Guyenne" Squadron, Free French Air Force, on the starboard side (RAF Elvington was the home of the only two French heavy bomber squadrons in Bomber Command).

  (Daniel Perez Sutil Photo, left, Diver Scout Photo, right)

Handley Page Halifax B Mk. II (Serial No. W1048), "S for Sugar" of No. 35 Squadron RAF.  On the night of the 27/28 April 1942, W1048 was taking part in a raid on the German battleship Tirpitz - its first operational flight.  It was hit by anti-aircraft fire after releasing the four 1,000-pound (450 kg) mines it carried and the pilot made a successful belly landing on the frozen surface of Lake Hoklingen.  The crew escaped to Sweden with the help of the Norwegian resistance, except for the Flight Engineer who remained behind because of a broken ankle and was taken prisoner. Within hours, the aircraft sank through the ice into 27 metres (89 ft) of water.  In the summer of 1973, it was recovered from the lake by a team of divers from the RAF and a Norwegian diving club, and was transported to the UK on a British Army Landing craft tank.  It is displayed in its "as recovered" condition in the Bomber Command display at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London, apart from the nose turret which had already been restored.

 (Alec Wilson Photos)

 (TSRL Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

Hawker Demon (Serial No. K8203), 64 Squadron, Reg. No. G-BTVE, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

(Alan Wilson Photo, left, Tony Hisgett Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Tony Hisgett Photo, right)

Hawker Fury Mk. I (Serial No. K5674), Reg. No. G-BBZP), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Hawker Fury (Serial No. K1926), Cambridge Fighter and Bomber Society (CFBS), Little Gransden.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Hawker Hart Mk. II (Serial No. J9941), 57, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Hawker Hart trainer (Serial No. K4972), 57, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

 (John5199 Photos)

Hawker Hind (Serial No. K5414), XV, 15 Squadron, Reg. No. G-AENP, recovered from Afghanistan, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Hawker Hind (Serial No. L7181), Reg. No. G-CBLK, restoration project recovered from Afghanistan, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Alan Wilson Photo. left, Charlie Jackson Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Hawker Nimrod (Serial No. S1581), 562, Reg. No. G-BWWK.  Flown from the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious by 408 (Fleet Fighter) Flight RAF until being written off in 1938.  It was discovered in a scrapyard in the 1970s and restored to airworthiness in the 1990s, taking its first post-restoration flight in 2000.  It joined the Fighter Collection in 2004.  It is currently painted in the markings it carried when serving operationally in the 1930s.  The Fighter Collection, Duxford.

 (TSRL Photo, left, Allen Watkin Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, ozz13x Photo, right)

 (TSRL Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

Hawker Tomtit (Serial No. K1786), Reg. No. G-AFTA, The Shuttleworth Collection.

 (Adrian Pingstone Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. R4118), Reg. No. G-HUPW), Peter and Polly Vacher, Oxfordshire, kept with the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

 (John5199 Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Paul Maritz Photo)

Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk. Ib (Serial No. Z7015), Reg. No. G-BKTH, 759 and 880 Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm, HMS IndomitableThe Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.  Airworthy.

Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk. 11 (Serial No. AE977), LE-O, 242 Squadron, painted as a Mk. I, G-ZL, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.

 (MilborneOne Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Laurent Bouvier Photo, right)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5711), C/N 72036, ex- RAF (Serial No. P3700), painted as RAF (Serial No. Z5140), Reg. No. G-HURI, Canadian-built Hurricane painted as a Mk. I, RF-E, 303 Polish Squadron, Historic Aircraft Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

(Allen Watkin Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

   (David Merrett Photo, left, Mark Harkin Photo, right)

Hawker Hurricane  Mk. IIb (Serial No. Z2315), JU-E, No. 111 Squadron.  This is a former Russian operated aircraft on display at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

  (Adrian Pingstone Photo, left, tataquax Photo, right)

 (Kogo Photo)

  (Mark Harkin Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIc (Serial No. LF363), JX-B, previously GN-F, YB-W and UF-C, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

   (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, Left, Kogo Photo, right)

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Adrian Pingstone Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Cpl Phil Major (RAF)/MOD Photo, right)

 (Cpl Phil Major (RAF)/MOD Photo, right)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIc (Serial No. PZ865), Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. BE505), Reg. No. G-HHII, (Hurribomber), Peter Teichman, Hangar 11 Collection, North Weald. Airworthy.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P2902), Reg. No. G-ROBT, recovered wreck that crashed 31 May 1940, Rick Roberts, Hawker Restorations Limited, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P7317), Reg. No. G-HITT, ex-USSR, composite aircraft, Hugh Taylor, Hawker Restorations Limited, Sudbury, Sufolk.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. V7497), Reg. No. G-HRLI, recovered wreck that crashed 28 September 1940, 501 Squadron, Hawker Restorations, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. L1639), 85 Squadron, being restored to airworthy, Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society, Little Gransden Airfield, Cambridgeshire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. Z5207), ex-USSR, Reg. No. G-BYDL, Retro Track and Air, Gloucestershire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. BH238), ex-USSR, wreck, privately owned, Isle of Wight.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII, RCAF (Serial No. 5487), Canadian-built, crashed in 1942, being restored, Reg. No. G-CBOE, privately owned in Hampshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. L1592), 615 Squadron, Science Museum, Kensington, London.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

  (RuthAS Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P2617), 607 Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. P3175), 257 Squadron, crashed 31 August 1940, wreck is on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (ell Brown Photo, left, Birmingham Museums Trust Photo, right)

 (Sasha Taylor Photos)

 (Birmingham Museums Trust Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV (Serial No. KX829), painted as (Serial No. P3395), 1 Squadron, Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, West Midlands.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIa (Serial No. Z2389), Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. Being restored to Airworthy.

 (Allen Watkin Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb (Serial No. Z3215), ex-USSR, 111 Squadron, Reg. No. BE146, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Nilfanion Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. II (Serial No. LF751), painted as (Serial No. BN230), A-FT, 43 Squadron, Hurricane and Spîtfire Memorial Museum, Manston, Kent.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Nimbus227 Photo, right)

 (Rept0n1x Photo, left, Goshimini Photo, right)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. II (Serial No. LF738), UH-A, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV (Serial No. KZ191), ex-Israeli Defence Force, privately owned, Berkshire.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII (Serial No. BW881), Reg. No. G-KAMM, previously in the UK. This aircraft is now with the Flying Heritage Collection, Everett, Washington. Airworthy.

 (Kogo Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. XIIb, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 5589), LK-A, Canadian built, painted as (Serial No. BD707), Reg. No. G-HURR, destroyed in a crash on 15 Sep 2007.

Hawker Hurricane Mk. I (Serial No. L2005) is being restored as a two-seat version with the pilots controls in the front and a passenger seat behind under a slightly longer sliding hood.  The two-seat modifications have been designed so the aircraft can be easily converted back to a single-seat model.  Only one was actually built and sold to Persia.  Suffolk-based Hawker Restorations will restore it in the markings of 151 Squadron from North Weald.  This aircraft was shot down over Kent on 28 Aug 1940.

 (Author Photo, left, Hohum Photo, right)

Hawker Typhoon (Serial No. MN235), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.  MN235 is currently on loan to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW401), Reg. No. G-PEST, stored, Blackbushe.

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW758), stored, Blackbushe.

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW763), Reg. No. G-TEMT, Weald Aviation, North Weald. Being restored to fly.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo, left, Paulmaz Photo, right)

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. PR536), Reg. No. HA457, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (Serial No. JN768), Reg. No. G-TMPV, owned by Richard Grace, Halsead.

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

Hawker Tempest TT.5 (Serial No. NV778), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

   (Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/)

Hawker Fury Mk. II ISS (Serial No. SR661), painted in the markings of the Sea Fury prototype, Reg. No. G-CBEL, John Bradshaw, Bournemouth, Dorset.  Airworthy.

 (Pedter Bakema Photo, left, Adrian Pingstone Photo, right)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. VR930), Royal Navy Historic Flight, Yeovilton, Somerset. Airworthy.

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. VX653), Reg. No. G-BUCM, currently being restored, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury T.20(Serial No. WG655), Reg. No. NX20MD, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury T.20S (Serial No. VX281), Reg. No. G-RNHF, Royal Navy Historic Flight, North Weald, Essex.

 (Alan Rawson Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. WJ231), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

(USAAF Photos)

Heinkel He 111H-20, (Wk. Nr. 701152), NT+SL in USAAF markings.

Heinkel He 111H-20, (Wk. Nr. 701152), NT+SL captured in the Munich area of Germany, shown here in USAAF markings.  This aircraft was flown by Watsons Whizzers and then by the 56th FG, 8th USAAF before being handed over to the RAF.  It was painted black and had an RAF roundel painted over the USAAF star and bar markings.  The peculiar logo on the fuselage is the letter W inside a C inside an O from the initials of Major J. Carter of the 61st Fighter Squadron, Major Williamson of the 62nd FS and Captain Ordway, Engineer Officer of the 61stFS.  This aircraft is preserved in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Dapi89 Photo)

Heinkel He 111H-20, (Wk. Nr. 701152), coded NT+SL.  This aircraft was built in 1944 and modified to drop Fallschirmjäger (paratroops).  It is on display in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

CASA C-2111 (Serial No. B21-27), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  (Dapi99 Photo)

Heinkel He 162A-2, (Wk. Nr. 120227) of JG 1, captured at Leck in northern Germany.  Designated RAF AM65, later VN629 this aircraft was brought to Farnborough by surface transport on 31 July 1945.  It was not flown by the RAF.  It is currently on display in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, NH53 Photo, right)

Heinkel He 162A-1, (Wk. Nr. 120235), originally coded Red 6, now painted coded Yellow 6, JG1, was captured at Leck. This aircraft was not allocated an Air Ministry number, likely because it was intended for use as a ballistics target.  Initially on display at RAF Cranwell it was transferred to Imperial War Museum, Lambeth in London, but is now on display at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Andrew Thomas Photo)

Junkers Ju 52 (Wk. Nr.), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Allen D.R. Brown Photo)

Junkers Ju 52, painted as G-AFAP to represent a British Airways Ju52/3m, but is a CAS- built ex T.2B-272 of the Spanish Air Force, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (Kogo Photos)

Junkers Ju 87G-2 Stuka, (Wk. Nr. 494083).  This aircraft was captured at Eggebek in Schleswig-Hostein, Germany in May 1945.  No Air Ministry number was allocated.  Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, dive-bomber displayed at the Royal Air Force Museum was captured by British troops in Germany in 1945  It is thought to have been built in 1943–1944 as a D-5 before being rebuilt as a G-2 variant, possibly by fitting G-2 outer wings to a D-5 airframe.  After the war, it was one of 12 captured German aircraft selected by the British for museum preservation.  In 1967, permission was given to use the aircraft in the film Battle of Britain and it was repainted and modified to resemble a 1940 variant of the Ju 87.  The engine was found to be in excellent condition and there was little difficulty in starting it, but returning the aircraft to airworthiness was considered too costly for the filmmakers, and ultimately, models were used in the film to represent Stukas.  In 1998, the film modifications were removed, and the aircraft returned to the original G-2 configuration.  This aircraft has also been reported as being Junkers Ju 87B, (Wk. Nr. 5763), RAF HK827.

 (Dapi89 Photo)

Junkers Ju 88R-1, (Wk. Nr. 360043), D5+EV from IV./NJG3.  This aircraft was designated RAF PJ876.   The aircrew of this aircraft defected to England in 1943. The antenna of the FuG 202 Lichtenstein B/C radar installation on this aircraft are replicas, as the entire radar system was removed from the aircraft for evaluation during the war.  It is preserved in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

  (Aldo Bidini Photo, left, Max Smith Photo, right)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Kawasaki Ki-100, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

At the end of the Second World War 64 Japanese aircraft were selected for shipment to the UK, but due to limited shipping space only 4 made it to the UK.  These four aircraft included a Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero-Sen (Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter) codename “Zeke”, (the cockpit is now in the IWM), a Mitsubishi Ki-46-III (Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane Model 1), codename “Dinah”, 5439, a Kawasaki Ki-100-1a (Army Type 5 Fighter Model 1A), and a Kyushu K9W1 (Navy Type 2 Primary Trainer Momiji), codename “Cypress” (scrapped after accidental fire damage).  The Ki-46 and Ki-100 are today on display at the AMC.  The aircraft were sent via ship to No 47 MU, Sealand, for crating and storage, in February 1947.  In November 1985 they were transferred to RAF museum reserve collection RAF St Athan, before being moved to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.in June 1989.  These aircraft were: Kawasaki Ki-100-1b (Army Type 5 Fighter Model 1A) (Serial No. 8476M); Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka Model 11 (Tail Number I-13); Mitsubishi Ki-46-III (Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane Model 1), codename “Dinah”  (Serial No. 5439); a Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero-Sen (Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter), codename “Zeke”, and a Mitsubishi A6M3 Model 52 Zero-Sen (Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter), codename “Zeke” (Manufacture Number 3685), Tail Number Y2-176).  (Steve Dodd)

 (TSRL Photo)

Klemm Kl.35D, Reg. No. G-KLEM, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

Lavochkin La-11 (Serial No. 20), The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (RAF Photo)

Lockheed Hudson Mk. I (Serial No. T9277), ?QX-W?, of No. 224 Squadron RAF, 1940.

Lockheed Hudson Mk. IIIA (Serial No. A16-199), RAAF colours, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Bob Jarrett Photos)

Lockheed P-38H Lightning (Serial No. 42-66841), 153, "Scarlet Scourge", 432 SQN, 475th FG, 5th AF, flown by Lt. Edward Dickey on numerous missions over Papua New Guinea and it’s adjacent national islands.  The Lightning scored a probable victory against an Oscar Fighter over the enemy fortified Rabaul Harbour, New Britain on 23rd October 1943.  The large fighter was salvaged by the Classic Jets Fighter Museum, Australia in 1999 and subsequently under went a seven year restoration program by the Museum’s restoration team.  This aircraft is now in the UK at Bentwaters.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 (Wk. Nr. 7485), Black 1, ex-9./JG5, Charleston Aviation Services, Colchester, Essex.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 (Wk. Nr. 8347), Yellow 10, ex-6./JG54, Charleston Aviation Services, Colchester, Essex.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 (Wk. Nr. 15458), Black 10, ex-III/JG 1, CW Tomkins Ltd, UK.

 (Mark Harkin Photo, left, IxK85 Photo, right)

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 (Wk. Nr. 1190), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  (RAF Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3, (Wk. Nr. 4101), "Black 12" from I./JG51, RAF DG200, in flight while serving with No. 1426 (Enemy Aircraft) Flight.  This aircraft force-landed at Manston, Kent, on 27 November 1940, after being attacked by Supermarine Spitfires of No. 66 Squadron RAF over the Thames estuary.  After repair at the Royal Aircraft Establishment it was delivered to Rolls-Royce Ltd at Hucknall in February 1941 for engine performance tests.  On 8 February 1942 it was passed to the Controller of Research and Development at Hatfield for propeller tests before going on to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down, and, in March 1942, to No. 1426 Flight at Duxford and later Collyweston.  In 1943, DG200 was put into storage, eventually moving to St Athan in 1969 for refurbishment.  Once restored to its wartime paint scheme, it moved to the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London, in 1976, where it is presently on display in the Battle of Britain Hall.  DG200 is seen here being flown without its cockpit canopy, which was removed (and never replaced) while the aircraft was at Hucknall to enable Wing Commander J.H. Heyworth, a Rolls Royce test pilot who was very tall, to fit into the cockpit.  This aircraft is now on display in the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Mike Freer Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 (Wk. Nr. 4101), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.  Ex-GH + DX, ex-6./JG 52, Yellow 8, ex-2/JG51, Black 12, ex-RAF DG200, ex-No. 1426 Flight RAF (the "Rafwaffe"), used in Battle of Britain film, Black 12 , Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 (Wk. Nr. 10639), Reg. No. G-USTV, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

  (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a (Wk. Nr. 112372), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Mark Harkin Photo, left, Ronnie Macdonnald Photo, right)

 (Carlos Menendez Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

Hispano Buchon (Red 1), Reg. No. G-BWUE, Spitfire Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

Hispano Buchon (Black 1), Reg. No. G-AWHE, top Spitfire Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

Hispano Buchon (Yellow 10), Reg. No. G-AWHK, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Hispano Buchon, Reg. No. N109ME, Privately owned, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Clemens Vasters Photo, left, Rept0n1x Photo, right)

Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet, (Wk. Nr. 191614), captured at Husum.  Designated RAF AM207.  This aircraft last flew on 22 April 1945, when it shot down an RAF Lancaster.  Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (Ad Meskens Photo, left, Guinog Photo, right)

Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet, (Wk. Nr. 191659), "Yellow 15".  Designated RAF AM215.  Captured at Husum, Schleswig Holstein at the end of the war, this Komet went to the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield in 1947.  In 1976 it was refurbished and loaned to the Royal Scottish Museum.  In 2007 it was donated to the museum by Cranfield University.  National Museum of Flight in East Fortune, East Lothian, Scotland.

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet, (Wk. Nr. 191316), "Yellow 6", Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

 ((UniversalNation Photo, left, Aldo Bidini Photo, right)

Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a Schwalbe, (Wk. Nr. 112372), captured at Schleswig.  Designated RAF AM51, later VK893.  Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (RAF Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Dapi99 Photo, right)

Messerschmitt Me 410A-1/U2 Hornisse, (Wk. Nr. 420430), captured at Vaerlose.  Designated RAF AM72.  Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (John5199 Photo, left, Alec Wilson Photo, right)

Miles Hawk Mk. 14a Hawk (Serial No. P6382), Reg. No. G-AJRS, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Allen Watkin Photo, left,  Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Miles Magister (Serial No. P6382), The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, Alec Wilson Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Miles Magister (Serial No. N3788), The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Gaius Cornelius Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

Miles Magister (Serial No.), Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (happy days photo and art Photo)

Miles Magister (Serial No. T9707), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hamsphire.

Miles Magister Mk. I (Serial No. L6906), Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, Berkshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Miles Magister M.14A (Serial No. T9738), Reg. No. G-AKAT, Real Aeroplane Company, Breighton Airfield, North Yorkshire.

Miles Magister Mk. I (Serial No. 35), National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

Miles Martinet TT Mk. I (Serial No. HN862), RAF Photo.

Miles Martinet TT.1 (Serial No. MS902), Reg. No. TF-SHC, ca. 1942, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, Berkshire.  MS902 was built in 1943, and spent its operational life in Iceland at RAF Reykjavik.  In 1949, it was sold to the Akureyri Flying Club and given the Icelandic civil registration TF-SHC.  The club flew it until it crashed in 1951 near Kopasker in north-east Iceland.  The wreckage remained at the crash site until 1977, when it was recovered and placed in storage by the Icelandic Aviation Historical Society.  The aircraft was returned to the United Kingdom in 1996 by the Museum of Berkshire Aviation and has since been the subject of a lengthy restoration project.

  (YSSYguy Photo, left, Alan DR Brown Photo, right)

 (L-Bit Photo)

Miles Messenger (Serial No. RG333), Reg. No. G-AIEK, Jim Buckingham, Bristol, Somerset. Airworthy.

Mitsubishi A6M5 “Zeke” Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter, Model 52, coded BI-I2, in flight with ATAIU-SEA markings.  (RAF Photo)

(Mark Harkin Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M3 “Zeke” Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighter cockpi, still carrying its ATAIU-SEA markings, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Dapi89 Photo, right)

Mitsubishi Ki-46-III Army Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Plane (C/N 5439), 8484M, of the 81st Sentai, 3rd Chutai IJAAF, codenamed "Dinah".  In 1944-45, during the last days of the war, it was modified as a high altitude interceptor, with two 20-mm cannons in the nose and one 37-mm cannon in an "upwards-and-forwards" firing position.   It was stationed in British Malaya before its shipment to England in 1946, and is now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Noordyn Harvard Mk. II (Serial No. FE695), Reg. No. G-BTXI.  The Fighter Collection, Duxford.  A version of the North American T-6 Texan that was built by Noorduyn Aviation in Montreal, Quebec in 1942.  It served as a trainer with the RCAF, and then the Swedish Air Force until 1972.  It joined The Fighter Collection in 1990.

 (Ian Kirk Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

North American Harvard Mk. III, (Serial No. 41-33949), (Serial No. EX976), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

 (Memorino Photo, left, ozz13x Photo, right)

North American Harvard Mk. IIB (Serial No. KF488), Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Dorset.

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-TVIJ, Robert W. Davies, Woodchurch Airfield.

North American AT-6C Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-TSIX, Anthony Cundall, Linton-on-Ouse.

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No. 42-4415), Reg. No. G-TOMC, Adrian Marshall, being restored.

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-TDJN, David Nock.

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-RAIX, Malcolm Paul. Lee-on-Solent.

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-HRVD, Phil Earthy, (Ex-CCF4-541, 53-4622, BF+055).

 North American Harvard AT-6D (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-ELMH, Maurice Hammond, Hardwick Warbirds.

North American Harvard Mk. II (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-CCPM, Steven Wilch.  Ex-RCAF (Serial No. 3019), being restored.

North American SNJ-7 Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BRBG, David Jon Gilmour, North Weald.

North American Harvard Mk. IIB (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-CTKL, Michael Rowland Simpson, Biggin Hill.

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BUKY, Neil Oakman and Mike Cumming, Duxford.

 (Wallycacsabre Photo)

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BJST, now painted as (Serial No. AJ841), A. Goodall, G. Fricker, B. Jones and M. Cumming, Duxford.

North American AT-16 Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-CGYM, Reflight Airworks Ltd.

North American AT-16 Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-CCOY, Classic Flying Machine Collection.

North American Harvard Mk. IIB (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BZHL, Ronald Henry Cooper.

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BSBG, Anthony Paul St John.

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-CHYN, Robert F. Warner.

North American AT-6C Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BICE, Colin Malcom, Lewis Edwards.

North American Harvard Mk. IV (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BGPB, Aircraft Spares and Materials, Duxford.

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BGOR, Patrick Meyrick, Goodwood.

North American AT-16 Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-AZSC, Goodwood Road Racing Co.

North American AT-16 Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-AZBN, Swaygate Ltd, Duxford. 

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BGHU, Christopher Edward Bellhouse.

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BKRA, First Air Ltd.

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-BRBC, Anthony Patrick Murphy.

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No.), Reg. No. G-DDMV, Colin Dabin.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-31171), Reg. No. N7614C, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

North American B-25J, ex-TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29366), Reg. No. N9115Z, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-13521), “Marinell”, Reg. No. G-MRLL, Maurice Hammond, Hardwick, Norfolk. Airworthy.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-13954), “Da Quake”, Reg. No. G-UAKE, Philip S. Warner, Coventry, Warwickshire. Being restored.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-14291, Phil G. Earthey. Being restored.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-14574), “Little Zippie”, Reg. No. East Essex Aviation Museum, Point Clear, Essex.

 (Tim Felce Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Anthony Noble Photo, left, ozz13x Photo, right)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72035), Reg. No. G-SIJJ, “Tall in The Saddle”, Painted with a red tail and spinner in the colours of the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, USAAF.  Previously “Jumpin Jacques”.  Peter Teichman, Hangar 11 Collection, North Weald, Essex. Airworthy.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72181), Reg. No. G-CEBW, Dental Insurance Solutions, Norwich, Norfolk.

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo, left, Igor Bubin Photo, right)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72216), “Miss Helen”, Reg. No. G-BIXL, Robert Tyrrell, Abingdon. Airworthy.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73098), Reg. No. G-BMBA, Aces High Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Being restored.

  (Tim Felce Photos)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73149), “Ferocious Frankie”, Reg. No. G-BTCD, Old Flying Machine Co, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (ozz13x Photo, left, Allen Watkin Photo, right)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73415p), “Isabel III”, EGWC, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

  (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photos)

   (Alan Wilson Photos)

  (bckthd Photo, left, Charlie Jackson Photo, right)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73877), (Serial No. KH774), Reg. No. G-SHWN, Shaun Patrick, Sharkmouth Ltd, Goodwood. Airworthy.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo - before "Big Beautiful Doll" was repainted as "Etta Jeanne II") 

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73979), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9246), “Etta Jeanne II”, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London.

  (Hugh Llewelyn Photo, left, Aldo Bidini, right)

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-74409), “Donald”, Reg. No. N51RT, painted as (Serial No. 44-13317), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Tom Curno Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

North American TF-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-84847), “Miss Velma”, Reg. No. N251RJ, Reg. No. G-TFSI, Stephen Grey, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.  Built too late for the Second World War, this aircraft flew with the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron during the Korean War.  It was acquired by the fighter collection in 1999.  It is painted to represent Miss Velma, flown by Captain Frank E Birtciel of the 55th Fighter Group.

North American P-51D-25NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84952), "Sarah Jean", Reg. No. N9857P, David Nock, Halfpenny Green, Wolverhampton.

North American P-51D Mustang (Serial No. 45-11518), “Janie”, Reg. No. G-MSTG, Maurice Hammond, Hardwick, Norfolk. Airworthy.

North American Mustang Mk. 22, RAAF (Serial No. A68-192), “Big Beautiful Doll”, Reg. No. G-HAEC, EZ-Z, Rob Davies, Woodchurch, Kent. Airworthy. To Germany as D-FBBD, crashed at Duxford 10 July 2011.

Percival Q.6, Reg. No. G-AFFD, built in 1938.  Seething, Norfolk.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Piper L-4J Cub (Serial No. 43-0681), c/n 12544, Reg. No. G-AXGP), painted as 3681. Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Roland Turner Photo, left, Alec Wilson Photo, right)

Polikarpov Po-2 Mule (Serial No. 9), Reg. No. ZK-POZ, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (RAF Photo)

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Mk. I, (Serial No. FL844), ca 1944.

 (David Merrett Photo, left, Mike Harkin Photo right)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26671), Reg. No. N47DD, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  (Roland Turner Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Mk. II (Serial No. 45-49295), (RAF Serial No. KL216), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Alec Wilson Photo, left, ozz13x Photo, right)

Ryan ST-3KR Recruit (Serial No. 001), Reg. No. G-BYPY, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Mark Harkin Photo, right)

Short Sunderland (Serial No.), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (happy days photo and art Photo)

Slingsby Kirby Kite glider (Serial No. G285), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

 (www.hardwickwarbirds Photo, left, San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo, right)

Stinson L-5A Sentinel (Serial No. 42-98177), c/n 76-428, R-8, Reg. No. N6438C, Paul Bennet and Mike Nice, Norfolk.

Supermarine Spitfire prototype (Serial No. K5054).  This full-scale replica was commissioned by the Spitfire Society and donated to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Chichester.

  (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. N3200), Reg. No. G-CFGJ, QV, 19 Squadron, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

  (Tony Hisgett Photo

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9374), Reg. No. G-MKIA, I-J, 92 Squadron, Mark One Partnership LLC, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. X4650), Reg. No. G-CGUK, KL-A, 54 Squadron, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. AR213), Reg. No. G-AIST, JZ-E, 57 OTU, painted as (Serial No. P7308), XR-D, 71 Eagle Squadron, Sheringham Aviation, Wycombe, Bucks. Airworthy.

 (plambertuk Photo, left, Kogo Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7350), 266 and 603 Squadrons, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

 (Sgt Jack Pritchard Photos)

 (Tim Felce Photos) (plambertuk Photo, left, Adrian Pingstone Photo, right)

 (SAC Scott Lewis/MOD Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vb (Serial No. AB910), RF-D, 303 (Polish) Squadron, previously SH-L, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo, left, Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BM597), Reg. No. G-MKVB, JH-C, 317 Polish Squadron, Historic Aircraft Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vc (Serial No. EE602), Reg. No. G-IBSY, DV-V, 129 (Mysore) Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar. Aitrworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Aldo Bidini Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vb (Serial No. EP120), Reg. No. G-LFVB, AE-A, 402 (RCAF) Squadron, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  Assigned to 501 Squadron in 1942, and then subsequently to 402 (RCAF) Squadron.  This aircraft destroyed seven German aircraft during its wartime career.  Post-war, it was an instructional airframe, then displayed as a Gate guardian.  It was acquired by the fighter collection in 1993 and restored to airworthiness.  It is currently painted in its 402 (RCAF) Squadron markings.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXb (Serial No. MH434), Reg. No. G-ASJV, previously SZ-G, "City of Warsaw", ZD-B, 222 Squadron, Old Flying Machine Company, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

  (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.IX (Serial No. MJ627), Reg. No. G-BMSB, 9G-Q, 441 (RCAF) Squadron, R.V. Aviation, Biggin Hill airfield. Airworthy.

 (SBP41Sqn Photo. left, Sgt Pete George MA ABIPP/MOD Photo, right)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo, left, Aldo Bidini Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. MK356), 5J-K, 126 Squadron, previously 21-V, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

  (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.IX (Serial No. ML407), Reg. No. G-LFIX, OU-V, 485 (New Zealand) Squadron, Carolyn Grace, RAF Bentwaters. Airworthy.

  (Tony Hisgett Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.IX (Serial No. PT462), Reg. No. G-CTIX, SW-A, Dragon Flight, Abergele, North Wales. Airworthy.

  (John5199 Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.IX (Serial No. PV202), Reg. No. G-CCCA,5R-H, 33 Squadron, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (James Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. RR232), "City of Exeter", Reg. No. G-BRSF, Martin Philips, Colerne, Wiltshire. Airworthy.

  (Tim Felce Photo, left, tataquax Photo, right)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.IX (Serial No. SM520), Reg. No. G-ILDA, KJ-I, Steve Brooks, Goodwood. Airworthy.

  (Tim Felce Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TA805), Reg. No. G-PMNF, FX-M, 234 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent. Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TD314), Reg. No. G-CGYJ, FX-P, 234 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo, left, Adrian Pingstone Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XI (Serial No. PL965), 222 (Natal) Squadron, Reg. No. G-MKXI, -R, 16, Squadron, Peter Teichman, Hangar 11 Collection, North Weald, Essex. Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photos)

 (Peter Bakema Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe (Serial No. MV293), Reg. No. G-SPIT, JE-J, 127 Wing, painted as (Serial No. MV268), The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.  MV293 was built in 1944 by Vickers Armstrong and sent to India in 1945.  After service with the Indian Air Force, it was returned to the United Kingdom in the 1970s; restoration was completed in 1992.  In 2000 it was painted to represent MV268, an aircraft flown by Johnie Johnson towards the end of the Second World War. 

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. RW382), Reg. No. G-PBIX, 3W-P, 322 (Dutch) Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent. Airworthy.

 (Chowells Photo, left, Carlos Menendez San Juan Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TD248), Reg. No. G-OXVI, CR-S, Spitfire Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Peter Groneman Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE184), Reg. No. G-MXVI, DU-N, 312 (Czech) Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent. Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo, left, John5199 Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE311), 4D-V, 74 (Tiger) Squadron, the personal aircraft of Squadron Leader AJ ‘Tony’ Reeves DFC, the Squadron’s Commanding Officer from the end of December 1944.  Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

(Peter Bakema Photos)  (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XVIIIe (Serial No. SM845), EZ-J, repainted as R, 28 Squadron, Reg. No. G-BUOS, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, left, Tim Felce Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PM631), 541 Squadron, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Airworthy.

  (Tim Felce Photo, left, Adrian Pingstone Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PS853), 16 Squadron, Reg. No. G-RRGN, C, 16 Squadron, Rolls-Royce, Filton, Glos. Airworthy.

 (Charlie Jackson Photo)

Supermarine Seafire LF Mk. IIIc (Serial No. PP972), Reg. No. G-BUAR, N-11-5, Fleet Air Arm 880 Squadron, Flying A Services, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

  (Adrian Pingstone Photos)

 (Kogo Photo)

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XVII (Serial No. SX336), Reg. No. G-KASX, Kennet Aviation, North Weald, Essex. Airworthy.

Static Display:

  (Clemens Vasters Photo, left, Tony Hisgett Photo, right)

  (ozz13X Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. K9942), SD-D, 72 (Basutoland) Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9444), RN-D, 72 (Basutoland) Squadron, Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

 (zzztriple200 Photo, left, Les Chatfield Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. R6915), Imperial War Museum, South Lambeth, London.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. X4590), PR-F, 609 Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BL614), ZD-F, 222 (Natal) Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BL655), incomplete airframe recovered from a crash site, Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirby, Lincolnshire.

 (Sasha Taylor Photo, left, Birmingham Museums Trust Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. ML427), HK-A, Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe (Serial No. MT847), AX-H, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Maxim Shulepin Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. RW388), U4-U, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

 (Nilfanion Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TB752), KH-Z, 403 (RCAF) Squadron, built in 1944, Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston Road, Ramsgate, Kent.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TE462), National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.

 (Mark Harkin Photo, left, Rept0n1x Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 21 (Serial No. LA198), RAI-G, 602 Squadron, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 24 (Serial No. PK683), Solent Sky, Southampton, Hanmshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Aldo Bidini Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 24 (Serial No. PK724), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (Chad Kainz Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 24 (Serial No. VN485), Silver, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

  (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XVII (Serial No. SX137), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

Stored or being restored:

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9372), Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. P9373), Reg. No. G-CFGN, Mark One Partnership LLC, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Ia (Serial No. X42762), Reg. No. G-CDGU, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7540), cockpit, Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, Dumfries, Scotland.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7816), RAF Reserve Collection, Stafford.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P7819), Martin Phillips, Exeter.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P8088), Reg. No. G-CGRM, Oxfordshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IIa (Serial No. P8208), Reg. No. G-RRFF, Retro Track and Air Ltd, Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. IV (Serial No. BP926), Reg. No. G-PRIV, project in storage.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. V (Serial No. AD189), Reg. No. G-CHVJ, project in storage, Oxfordshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. AD540), being restored in Buckinghamshire.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photos)

 (Nimbus227 Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vc (Serial No. AR501), A-NN, 310 (Czech) Squadron, Reg. No. G-AWII, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.  Undergoing major refurbishment, soon to be airworthy

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vb (Serial No. BL688), being restored in Buckinghamshire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. Vb (Serial No. BM539), project in storage in East Sussex.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vc (Serial No. EF545), Reg. No. G-CDGY, Aero Vintage, St. Leonards, East Sussex.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. V (Serial No. EP122), Reg. No. G-CISV, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. Vc Trop (Serial No. LZ844), stored at Kemble, Gloucestershire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. VIII (Serial No. JF872), Reg. No. G-RAAF, stored in Lancashire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. VIIIc (Serial No. JG668), Reg. No. G-CFGA, being restored in Pembrokeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.8 (Serial No. MT818), Reg. No. G-AIDN, G2 Trust, Wycombe Air Park.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IC (Serial No. BR601), Reg. No. G-CIYF, Collings Foundation, being restored at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.9 (Serial No. BS410), Reg. No. G-TCHI, Martin Phillips, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IX (Serial No. EN179), Reg. No. G-TCHO, Martin Phillips, Exeter.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IX (Serial No. EN570), Reg. No. G-CISP, project in storage, Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IXc (Serial No. LZ842), Reg. No. G-CGZU, EF-F, ex 327 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. MA764), Reg. No. G-MCDB, 122 Squadron, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. MJ271), Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (bdburton Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. MK912), damaged, being restored, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. ML119), Reg. No. G-SDNI, G2 Trust, in storage, Buckinghamshire. Ex-Burmese Air Force UB441 and ex-Israeli Air Force 20-20.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXb (Serial No. ML295), project stored in Kent.

 (RonaldV-tm Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXc (Serial No. NH238), Reg. No. G-MKIX, Flying A Services, in storage at Greenham Common.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr.9 (Serial No. NH341), Reg. No. G-CICK, DB-E, 411 (RCAF) Squadron, ARCo, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. (2-seat).

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IX (Serial No. PT879), Reg. No. G-BYDE, Peter Teichman, Hangar 11 Collection, North Weald, Essex.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. RK858), Reg. No. G-CGJE, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe (Serial No. RK912), in storage at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. SM639), in storage in the Surrey area.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TE517), Reg. No. G-JGCA, G2 Trust, in storage at Biggin Hill, Kent, Essex. Ex-Israeli Air Force 20-46.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. TE566), in storage at Kemble, Gloucestershire.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. PR.XI (Serial No. PL983), Reg. No. G-PRXI, Proshop Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XII (Serial No. EN224), Reg. No. G-FXII, RAF Bentwaters, Suffolk.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XIVe (Serial No. RM689), Reg. No. G-ALGT, Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, stored in Derby.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XIV (Serial No. RM694), Reg. No. G-DBKL, G2 Trust, in storagein Buckinghamshire.

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe (Serial No. RM927), Reg. No. G-JNMA, G2 Trust, in storage on the Isle of Wight. Ex-Belgian Air Force SG-25.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XIV (Serial No. RN203), project stored at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. RW393), RAF Museum, in storage at RAF Stafford.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. SL611), Reg. No. G-SAEA, in storage in Staffordshire.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. SL674), RAF Museum, in storage at RAF Stafford.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TB382), in storage on the Isle of Wight.

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. TB885), being restored at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill, Kent.

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XVIIIe (Serial No. TP298), Reg. No. N41702, Airframe Assemblies, in storage on the Isle of Wight.

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PM651), RAF Museum, in storage at RAF Stafford.

  (Tim Felce Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. XIX (Serial No. PS915), Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Coningsby, Lincolnshire. In 2016 this aircraft was repainted with a silver scheme, representing a Spitfire flown by Flt Lt Ted Powles from Kai Tak, Hong Kong, in 1952.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 21 (Serial No. LA226), RAF Museum, in storage at RAF Stafford.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 21 (Serial No. LA255), JX-U, 1 Squadron, No. 1 Squadron Association, in storage at RAF Leuchars.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 22 (Serial No. PK519), Reg. No. G-SPXX, project stored in Buckinghamshire.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 22 (Serial No. PK624), The Fighter Collection, stored in Hangar 2, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 22 (Serial No. PK664), in storage at North Weald, Essex.

Supermarine Seafire LF Mk. IIc (Serial No. MB293) Reg. No. G-CFGI, Mark One Partnership LLC, in storage at Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Seafire L Mk. IIIc (Serial No. RX168), Reg. No. G-BWEM, Aircraft Spares & Materials Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XV (Serial No. PR432), project stored in Warwickshire.

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XV (Serial No. PR462), Reg. No. G-TGVP, Tim Percy, North Weald.

Supermarine Seafire F Mk. XVII (Serial No. SX300), Reg. No. G-CDTM, Seafire Displays Ltd, North Weald, Essex.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 46 (Serial No. LA546 ), Reg. No. G-CFZJ, stored in Colchester, Essex.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 46 (Serial No. LA564), Reg. No. G-FRSX, Seafire Displays Ltd, being restored, North Weald, Essex.

Spitfires previously based in the UK:

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. VII (Serial No. MT928), Reg. No. G-BKMI, ZX-M.  This aircraft was sold to the Meir brothers based in Germany in 2010.  Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IX (Serial No. PL344), Reg. No. N644TB, TL-B, owned by Tom Blair, this aircraft is now based in Easton, Maryland, USA. Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XVIIIe (Serial No. SM969), Reg. No. N969SM, -S, 28 Squadron, owned by Lawrence Classics LLC in Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. Airworthy.

 (Ken Fielding Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX (Serial No. UB-424), ex-312 (Czech) Squadron (Serial No. SL633), ex-Israeli Air Force 204, ex-Burma Air Force, ex-UK Reg. No. G-CZAF, K, 2007 to the Historic Flight Foundation, Paine Field, Washington, USA. Airworthy.

   (Roland Turner Photos)

 (Graham Summers Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

  (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Stranraer (Serial No. 920), Reg. No. CF-BXO, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.  This aircraft was built in 1940, one of 40 built by Canadian Vickers.  In service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, it flew with several squadrons on anti-submarine patrols, as a training aircraft and carrying passengers.  In 1944, it was disposed of and went into civil service where it was flown by Canadian Pacific Airlines until 1947, then Queen Charlotte Airlines, who replaced its original British engines with American Wright 1820s.  Queen Charlotte Airlines flew it on passenger flights until 1952, flying from Vancouver along the Pacific coast of British Columbia.  It flew with several other private owners until damaged by a ship in 1966.  In 1970, it was bought by the RAF Museum and transported to the UK.

 (RAF Photo, Walrus Mark I (no serial number visible) of Nos. 276 or 277 Squadrons RAF, on the ground at Warmwell, Dorset, ca 1943, IWM Photo CH 18540)

Supermarine Walrus Mk. I (Serial No. W2718), Reg. No. G-RNLI, being restored, Solent Sky, Hampshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Walrus Mk. I (Serial No. L2301), Reg. No. G-AIZG, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Oxyman Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Supermarine Seagull Mk. V (Serial No. A2-4), Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

 (happy days photos and art Photos)

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.5 (Serial No. TJ569), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.5 (Serial No. TW511), Reg. No. G-APAF, Air Observation Post aircraft built in 1957, Keevil Airfield, Wiltshire

  (happy days photos and art Photos)

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.6 (Serial No. WJ358), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.9 (Serial No. WZ706), ex-AAC, Reg. No. G-BURR, "Romeo-Romeo", three-seat version with passenger facing the rear, hydraulic undercarriage,  struts and ailerons that droop when the flaps are lowered.  (Built in 1957, the last of this particular Auster family).  Peter Gill, Spanhoe, Northamptonshire.

 (happy days photos and art Photos)

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.9 (Serial No. WZ721), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

 (RAF Photo, IWM CH6114)

Taylorcraft Auster AOP, Taylorcraft Plus C/2, (Serial No. HH982), of No. 651 (AOP) Squadron RAF, about to depart on a training flight from Old Sarum, Hampshire.  Formerly a civilian machine (registration G-AFVA), impressed in August 1941, HH982, went on to serve with Nos. 653 and 654 (AOP) Squadrons RAF, and with No. 2 Group Communications Flight, before being restored to the civilian register as G-AHAE in December 1945.

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.9 (Serial No. XR271), Firepower, Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.9 (Serial No. XP280), Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, Leicestershire.

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.9 (Serial No. XP281), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Taylorcraft AusterAOP.9 (Serial No. XK418), Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society, Crowthorne, Berkshire.

 (ozz13x Photo, left, RuthAS Photo, right)

Taylorcraft Auster T.7 (Serial No. WE600), flown by the British Antarctic Survey, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

  (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88297), (Serial No. KD345), Reg. No. G-FGID, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  This Corsair served in the US Navy between 1945 and 1959; this included wartime service in Guam and the Philippines.  It was then sold to a smelting company, however instead of scrapping it, the company sold it to the movie stunt pilot Frank Tallman.  It joined the Fighter Collection in 1985 and is currently painted in the December 1945 markings of an aircraft of 1850 Naval Air Squadron, serving on HMS Vengeance of the British Pacific Fleet.

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Ian Kir Photo, right)

  (Ian Kirk Photo)

Vought Corsair Mk. IV (BuNo. 14862), (Serial No. KD431), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

V-2 Rocket, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

 (happy days photo and art Photos)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian glider (Serial No. 243809), cockpit remains, Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hamsphire.

   (Neiltipton Photo, left, Allen Watkin Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Vickers Wellington Mk. IA (Serial No. N2980), R-for-Robert, built in 1939.  This aircraft flew with 149 Squadron and later 37 Squadron, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.

 (Tim Felce Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo, left, Muckypup1807 Photo, right)

 (Nigel Ish Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. III (Serial No. V9367), Reg. No. G-AZWT, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire. Airworthy.  V9367 is painted in the all black colour scheme of the clandestine SOE aircraft of 1942 and is marked MA-B (of No. 161 Squadron RAF) the aircraft flown by Pilot Officer Peter Vaughan-Fowler, DSO, DFC and bar, AFC.

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA (Serial No. V9312), Reg. No. G-CCOM, project, Aircraft Restoration Co, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Daniel HP Photo, left, The Land Photo, right)

 (RuthAS Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

Westland Lysander Mk. III (Serial No. R1925),  LX-L, 225 Squadron, Royal Air Force Museum Hendon, London.

  (Mike Freer, Touchdown Aviation Photo, left, Jim, IWM Duxford Photo, right)

Westland Lysander Mk. III (Serial No. V9300) painted as (Serial No. V9673), Reg. No. G-LIZY, 141 Squadron, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Ian Kirk Photos)

   (RuthAS Photo, left, Alan Wilson Photo, right)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Westland Wyvern (Serial No.), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

 (Soviet Air Force Photo)

Yakovlev Yak-1, USSR.

Yakovlev Yak-1 (Serial No. 1342), Reg. No. G-BTZD, Historic Aircraft Collection, Sussex.

 (Soviet Air Force Photo)

Yakovlev Yak-3, USSR.

Yakovlev Yak-3UA (Serial No. 5), Reg. No. D-FYGJ, Privately owned, Sleap, Shropshire.

 (Soviet Air Force Photo)

Yak-9D formation flight, USSR, ca 1945. 

Yakovlev Yak-9UA (Serial No. 21), Reg. No. RA3364K, Privately owned, Headcorn, Kent.

Yakovlev Yak-9 (Serial No. TBC), Reg. No. G-YAKP, Privately owned, London.

 (Error Photo)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, Japanese manned flying bomb, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, Japanese manned flying bomb, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

  (Shioiri Photo, left, Steve Bowen Photo, right)

 (Rept0n1X Photo)

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, Japanese manned flying bomb, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire.

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka 11, Japanese manned flying bomb, (Serial No. 15-1585), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset.