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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. 

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the UK, including captured German and Japanese warplanes, are listed on separate pages on this web site.

Data current to 14 Dec 2018.

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

 (RuthAS Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (David Merritt Photo)

  (Tony Hisgett Photo)

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

 (RAF Photo)

Airspeed AS.51 Horsa troop carrying Glider (Serial No. DP726) in flight, ca 1944.  The type was named after Horsa, a legendary 5th-century conqueror of southern Britain.  The type was used to perform an unsuccessful attack on the German Heavy Water Plant at Rjukan in Norway, known as Operation Freshman, and during the invasion of Sicily, known as Operation Husky.  Large numbers of Horsa were subsequently used during the opening stages of the Battle of Normandy, being used in the British Operation Tonga and American operations.  It was also deployed in quantity during Operation Dragoon, Operation Market Garden and Operation Varsity.

 (Happy Days Photos)

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

 (IWM Photo CH 10228)

Airspeed Horsa Mk. I (Serial No. HS103), Heavy Glider Conversion Unit, night operations at Brize Norton.

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 Mk. V (Serial No. N1498).  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, Coventry Airport, Baginton, Warwickshire, whose site is adjacent to the airfield from where the Whitley's maiden flight took place.

 (IWM Photo)

 (David Merrett Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

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

 (ozz13x Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (John5199 Photo)

Avro Anson XIX, painted to represent Anson C.19 (Serial No. TX176), a 1946-built aircraft that flew from RAF Coningsby from 1957 to 1964, Reg. No. G-AHKX, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Rob Mitchell Photos)

 (Classic Air Force Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

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

 (Panhard Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Avro Anson Mk. I (Serial No. W2068), Reg. No. VH-ASM,.  Built 1941 and delivered to 4 Service Flying Training School at Geraldton, shown here mounted on a Queen Mary trailer, Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

 (Rept0n1x Photo)

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

 (Ken Fielding Photo)

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

 (Ronnie Macdonald Photo)

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

 (Ashley Dace Photo)

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

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

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

  (Richard Goring Photo)

 (Ken Fielding Photo)

 (calflier001 Photo)

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)

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

Avro Anson C.19 (Serial No. TX226), built in 1946 and currently undergoing a major restoration.  Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Scotland.  Anson TX226 was among a batch ordered by the RAF in Jan 1945.  The type operated from  Montrose with RAF Coastal Command's 269 Squadron, usually on anti-submarine patrols over the North Sea during the Second World War.

Avro Lancasters preserved in the UK are listed on a separate page on this web site,

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Rept0n1x Photo)

Avro Lincoln B Mk. 2 (Serial No. RF398), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Alan D R  Brown Photo)

Avro York C1 (Serial No. MW100), ex Skyways & BOAC G-AGNV, and ex RAF (Serial No. TS798), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire.

Avro York (Serial No.), G-ANTK.  IWM Duxford.

 (IWM Photo CH 5324)

Cierva C.30 Autogyro used for Army co-operation work, being examined by Coastal Command aircrew officers at Wick, Caithness.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

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 Photo)

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 Photo)

  (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

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.

 (RAF Photo)

Bell P-63 Kingcobra, RAF (Serial No. FZ440), ca 1945.  

Bell P-63 Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11137), under restoration at the Wings Museum, Balcombe, West Sussex.  The Hunt brothers with the Wings Museum have six recovered P-63 airframes & 4 sets of wings in various conditions from Russia.  At least two P-63s served with the RAF, (Serial No. FR408) on flight trials in Sep 1944, and (Serial No. FZ440) in April 1945 on flight trials related to laminar flow. 

 (SDA&SM Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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, Ilchester, Somerset.

Boeing Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (Serial No. 42-17786), IWM Duxford.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (BuNo. 3486), c/n 75-1263,  44, Reg. No. G-RJAH, Golden Apple Operations Ltd, IWM Duxford.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers preserved in the UK are listed on a separate page on this web site.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 42-24612).  (USAAF Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Boeing B-29A Superfortress (Serial No. 44-61748),  "It's Hawg Wild", Reg. No. G-BHDK, American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (IWM Photo CH 3448)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I night fighter (Serial No. N3313), PS-P, of No. 264 Squadron, RAF based at West Malling, Kent, ca 1940.

 (RAF Photo)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I night fighter (Serial No. ), OZ-V, ca 1940.

 (IWM Photo CH 4810)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I night fighter (Serial No. N1801), PS-B, "Coimbatore II", of No. 264 Squadron RAF, undergoing a routine service in a dispersal, probably at Colerne, Wiltshire.  This aircraft was flown by the effective night-fighting team of Flying Officer F D Hughes (pilot) and Sergeant F Gash (gunner), and displays a victory tally of 5 enemy aircraft shot down.  In 1942 Hughes converted to the Bristol Beaufighter and, flying with Nos. 125 and 600 Squadrons RAF, further increased his score.  By the end of the war, he commanded No 604 Squadron RAF and had destroyed 18.5 enemy aircraft.

 (IWM Photo CH 2526)

Flight Sergeant E R Thorn (pilot, left) and Sergeant F J Barker (air gunner) pose with their Boulton Paul Defiant turret fighter at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent after destroying their 13th Axis aircraft.  Note the teddy-bear mascot.

 (IWM Photo CH 879)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mark I of No. 264 Squadron RAF, with an air gunner in the turret training his four .303 Browning machine-guns skywards at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, ca 1940.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I night fighter (Serial No. V1110), RA-H, ca 1940.

 (Oxyman Photo)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

 (Oren Rozen Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I (Serial No. N1671), on display as a night fighter at the Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.  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.

 (RAF Photo)

   (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Ian Dunster Photo)

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

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)

 (The Land Photos)

 (Roland Turner Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (tataquax Photo)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Chad Kainz Photos)

 (Mark Harkin Photo)

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. XIc, (Serial No. JM135), ex-RAAF (Serial No. A19-144), a composite airframe which also includes parts of another Mk. XIC (Serial NBo. JL946) and an Australian built Mk. XXI.  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.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (The Land Photo)

Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Serial No. RD253), Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.  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.

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. IIF (Serial No. unknown), sectioned forward fuselage, on loan from the RAF Museum, last surviving example of a IIF, in night fighting colours, Aerospace Bristol, Hayes, Way, Patchway, Bristol.

Bristol Beaufighter Mk. I (Serial No. 15298), Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton, Warwickshire.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Bristol Bolingbroke Mk. IVT (Blenheim Mk. IF), (Serial No. L6739), 82 Squadron, Reg. No. G-BPIV, Aircraft Restoration Co, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.

Bristol Boningbroke, RCAF (Serial No. 9893).  IWM Duxford.

Bristol Blenheim Mk. IVT (Serial No. R3821), nose.  IWM Duxford

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

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

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

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

 (ozz13X Photo)

 (Graham Bould Photo)

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

Colditz Cock, a replica of a glider built by British prisoners of war for an escape attempt from Oflag IV-C (Colditz Castle) in Germany during the Second World War.  (IWM Photo)

Photo of the original "Cock" glider taken on 15 April 1945 by Lee Carson, one of two American newspaper correspondents assigned to the task force which captured the castle.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (Serial No. 44-33915), "Miss Pick Up", 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)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Lancasterspotting Photo)

 (ozz13x Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

 (tataquax Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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 London, Hendon.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

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.

 

 (Charlie Jackson Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Curtiss P-36C Hawk (Serial No. 38-210), Reg. No. G-CIXJ, 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.

 (John5199 Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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.  Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (John5199 Photos)

 (Alan Wilson 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.  Airworthy.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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.

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

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-106101), ex RAAF (Serial No. A29-556), RAF Museum, London.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 42-104949), "Kathleen II", being restored to airworthiness by Southern Aircraft Consultancy Inc. Trustee in Bungay, Suffolk.  This aircraft was flown by the comedian Dan Rowan during the Second World War.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk (Serial No, ET574), found in the desert fairly intact, currently in Egyptian, will likely be brought to the RAF Museum in London.

de Havilland DH.82 Queen Bee (Serial No.), composite being constructed, de Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney, Herfordshire.

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

de Havilland DH.82 Queen Bee (Serial No. LF858), Reg. No. G-BLUZ, Airworthy, Bee Keepers Flying Group, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

  (Roland Turner Photo)

 (David Merrett Photo)

de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (Serial No. DE998), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgshire.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

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.

 (Les Rickman Photo)

 (Ian Kirk Photos)

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

 (Ken Fielding Photos)

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.

 (Alec Wilson Photo)

 (ozz13X Photo)

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No.), British European Airways colours, Reg. No. G-AGSH), The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Alec Wilson Photo)

(Adrian Pingstone Photo)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Oren Rozen Photo)

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

 (IWM Photo CH 2731)

 (IWM Photo CH 2729)

de Havilland DH.89 Rapide and DH.89A Rapide ambulance aircraft, (Serial No. Z7258), ?Women of the Empire? and (Serial No. Z7261), ?Women of Britain?, at Hendon, Middlesex, the day before they were presented to No. 24 Squadron RAF by the ?Silver Thimble Fund?.  Originally civilian aircraft, Reg. No. Z7258 (G-AFMH) and Reg. No. Z7261 (G-AFMJ), these aircraft were impressed for the RAF in July 1940.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide (Serial No. NR786), Reg. No. G-AHGD, painted as Z-7258, "Women of the Empire", Mildenhall.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Rod Hodgkins Photo)

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 Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (Tim

Felce Photo)

 (Trevor Marron Photo)

 (wallycacsabre Photo)

 (Tony Hissgett Photos)

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

 (Rob Mitchell Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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.

de Havilland DH.98 Mosquitos are listed on a separate web page on this web site.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

de Havilland DH.100 Sea Vampire (Serial No. LZ551 G), On 3rd December 1945, pilotted by Lt/Cmdr EM Brown RNVR, this aircraft carried out the first jet landing on a ship at sea, the ship being HMS Ocean.

Dornier Do 17Z.  (Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-341-0489-10A)

 (Dapi89 Photo)

 (Flightsoffancy Photo)

Dornier Do 17Z-2 (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 London, Hendon.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Douglas B-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35282), California Air National Guard markings, ca 1950s.

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

 (Carlos Menendez San Juan Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Cpl Phil Major (RAF)/MOD Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

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.

Douglas Dakota Mk. IV (Serial No. KN645), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

Douglas C-54Q Skymaster (Serial No. 56498), built in 1944 in Chicago, served with both the USN and USMC during the Second World War, in Korea and in Vietnam.  C-54 Skymaster Society, North Weald, Essex.  There are plans for this aircraft to be restored to airworthy status.

 (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 Oct 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)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (MACOS8 Photo)

Douglas Skyraider AEW.1 (Serial No. WT121), c/n 7427in storage, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset.  WT121 was 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.

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

Fairchild Argus Mk. II (Serial No. ), Reg. No. G-AIZE.  Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire.

Fairchild Argus Mk. III (Serial No. HB652), on the ground at Hooton Park, Cheshire, ca 1940s.  (IWM Photo, ATP 10978C)

Fairchild Argus Mk. III, Reg. No. G-RGUS, painted as (Serial No. KK527), c/n 1145, previously flown as USAAF (Serial No. 44-83184), to be painted in an RAF scheme, Spanhoe, Northants.

Fairchild Argus (Serial No. HB612), Reg. No. G-AJSN, being restored by the Ulster Aviation Society (UAS) at Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Fairchild Argus Mk. I, RAF (Serial No. HM181), on the ground at Heston Airport, Middlesex.  (IWM Photo, ATP 10978C)

 (Nilfanion Photos)

Fairchild Argus II (Serial No. FK338), Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire.  The Argus II at Elvington arrived in England in August 1942 and served for most of the Second World War with the ATA at No.2 Ferry Pool, Whitchurch.  After the War, it was acquired by the United States Flying Club and registered as G-AJOZ. It was finally withdrawn from use in 1963.  After many years in various collections, the Argus was acquired by the Yorkshire Air Museum in June 2000.

  

Fairey Albacore being bombed up, HMS Formidable, Nov 1942.  (IWM Photo TR 287)

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

 (Ian Kirk Photo)

 (Rodw Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (TSRL Photo)

Fairey Fulmar (Serial No. N1854).  This was the first Fulmar to be flown (on 4 January 1940) was later modified to Mk. II standard and then civilianised as Fairey's hack, G-AIBE.  In June 1959 it reverted to Service markings and is pictured here at Farnborough at the SBAC show on 8 September 1962.  Its last flight was three month later on 18 December 1962.  It is now in the FAA museum at Yeovilton and is the only surviving airframe.

 (Alan Wilson Photos) 

 (Rodw Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photos)

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, Ilchester, Somerset.

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

 

Fairey Battle (Serial No. K7650), 63-M, 63 Sqn, RAF Benson, Nov 1939.  (RAF Photo)

 

Fairey Battle, No. 218 Squadron over France, ca 1940.  (IWM Photo C447)

Fairey Battle (Serial No. L5343 is displayed at the Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.  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, Shifnal, Shropshire.

Fairey Firefly FR.1 (Serial No. Z2030), of the Fleet Air Arm at Manchester (Ringway) Airport, 1 Apr 1946.  (RuthAS Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fairey Firefly TT.1 (Serial No. DT989), Reg. No. SE-BRG, ex-Swedish Target tug, hence the colour scheme and registration. Aircraft Restoration Co, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Fairey Firefly of 1770 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, armed with rockets, awaiting the signal to take off from the flight deck of HMS Indefatigable during a carrier-borne air strike on a Japanese oil refinery at Pangkalan Brandan, Sumatra, ca 1945.  (IWM Photo A 27170)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Oren Rozen Photo)

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

 (Keith Morgan Photo)

 (Abbie Herron Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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, Ilchester, Somerset.

 (Petebutt Photo)

 (David Merrett Photo)

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

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.

 (RAF Photos)

Fiat CR.42 Falco, still wearing its Italian camouflage scheme, 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 London, Hendon, as MM5701, 13-95.  

 (Oren Rozen Photo)

 (Mike1979 Russia Photo)

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

 (IWM Photo BU216 Photo)

General Aircraft Limited GAL. 49 Hamilcar with a Universal carrier unloaded fduring the Rhine crossing, 24-25 March 1945.  Hamilcars were only used on three occasions, and only in support of British airborne forces.  They first saw action in June 1944, when approximately thirty were used to carry 17-pounder anti-tank guns, transport vehicles and Tetrarch light tanks into Normandy in support of British airborne forces during Operation Tonga.  In September 1944 a similar number of Hamilcars were used to transport anti-tank guns, transport vehicles and supplies for airborne troops as part of Operation Market Garden.  They were used a third and final time in March 1945 during Operation Varsity, when they transported M22 Locust light tanks and other supplies.  The gliders proved to be successful in all three operations, although their slow speed and large size made them easy targets for anti-aircraft fire, which resulted in a number of gliders being damaged or destroyed. 

General Aircraft Limited GAL. 49 Hamilcar  unloading an M22 Locust light tank.  (RAF Photo)

 (Happy Days Photos)

General Aircraft Limited GAL. 49 Hamilcar glider (Serial No. TK777), fuselage and replica, Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

 (Simon Q Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

General Aircraft Limited GAL. 49 Hamilcar glider (Serial No. TK718), rear fuselage frame with an M22 Locust light tank, in the Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset.

  (IWM Photo CH6030)

General Aviation GAL.48 Hotspur Mk. IIs (Serial No. BT551), "L" nearest, of No. 2 Glider Training Unit based at Weston-on-the-Green, in free flight over the Oxfordshire countryside, 1 Jan 1943.   The Hotspur was conceived as an "assault" glider which necessitated a compact design carrying no more than eight troops.  Tactical philosophy soon favoured larger numbers of troops being sent into battle aboard gliders.  Due to this, the Hotspur was mainly relegated to training where it did excel and it became the basic trainer for the glider schools that were formed.  The Hotspur was named after Sir Henry Percy, a significant captain during the Anglo-Scottish who was also known as "Hotspur".

Paratroopers serving with theAirborne Division beside a General Aircraft Hotspur Mk. II glider, 12 Nov 1942.  (IWM Photo TR276)

 

Paratroopers serving with theAirborne Division beside a General Aircraft Hotspur Mk. II glider, 12 Nov 1942.  (IWM Photo TR279)

 (Happy Days Photos)

 (Geni Photo)

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

 

Gloster Gladiator (Serial No. K6131), ca 1938.  (RAF Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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 Photos)

Gloster Gladiator Mk. I (Serial No. N5903), Reg. No. G-GLAD, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.  Built in 1939 as a Sea Gladiator but converted during restoration into a straight Gladiator, still wearing it’s genuine serial.  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 few 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 is painted in the pre-Second World War markings of No. 72 Squadron RAF.

 (Hugh Llwelyn Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Gloster Gladiator Mk. I (Serial No. K8042), 87 Sqn, built in 1937, Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

Gloster Sea Gladiator Mk. (Serial No. N5520), on an airfield in Malta, possibly flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at RAF Ta' Qali, ca 1940.  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.  (RAF Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation  Photo)

 (Nick-D Photo)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photos)

 (The Land Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Gloster F.9/40Meteor (Serial No. DG202/G), the first of 8 prototypes.  This Meteor was first flown 24 July 1943.  It is preserved in the Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

Gloster F.9/40, F.1, F.2 and F.3 Meteors were built and flown during the Second World War.  F.4 through U-21 were built and flown post war.  The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron RAF.

 (IWM Photo, CL 2926)

Gloster Meteor F Mk. I (Serial No. EE227), coded YQ-Y, of No. 616 Squadron RAF, on the ground at Manston, Kent, 4 Jan 1945.

 (IWM Photo, CL 2922)

Gloster Meteor F Mk. III (Serial No. EE236), coded YQ-H, of No. 616 Squadron RAF, being refueled by ground crew at Manston Kent, 4 Jan 1944.

 (Air Historical Branch-RAF/MOD Photo)

Gloster Meteor F.3 of the 616 Squadron Detachment at B58/Melsbroek, Belgium, being ground-handled, on 6 February 1945.  The aircraft had deployed to the Continent to counter the threat of the German Me262 jet fighter which had started to enter service with the Luftwaffe.  The Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War.

 (RAF Photo)

Gloster Meteor F.3 (Serial No. EE393), coded ON-J in formation with ON-Q, ca 1945.

 (RAF Photo)

Gloster Meteor F.3 (Serial No. EE521), ca 1945.

 (Charlie Jackson Photo)

 (Alan Wilson 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.

  (SDA&SM Photo)

Grumman F4F-4 Grumman Martlet Mk. I (Serial No. AL246), Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

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

Grumman Hellcats of No.1840 Naval Air Squadron based at RNAS Eglinton in Northern Ireland, 23 June 1944.  (IWM Photo A24533)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nimbus227 Photo)

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

 

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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, Ilchester, Somerset.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

(Happy Days 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 Photos)

Hafner Rotabuggy (Serial No. B415), Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.  This is a replica based on an original Jeep (not a Willy’s MB like the original) and the rest is new build other than the rotors which possibly came from a Bristol Sycamore.

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.

 (SDA&SM 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, Shifnal, 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 Zomerfeld Photo)

 (Rachel Semlyen Photo)

 (Craig Sunter Photos)

Handley Page Halifax B Mk. II (Serial No. HR792).  The Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire, 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, (NP763), on the starboard side (RAF Elvington was the home of the only two French heavy bomber squadrons in Bomber Command).

Handley Page Halifax B Mk. VII (Serial No. PN323), front fuselage.  Imperial War Museum, London.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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 London, Hendon, apart from the nose turret which had already been restored.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Tony Hisgett Photo

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.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

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

 

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

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

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Alan Wilson 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.

 

 

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (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.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

 (ozz13x Photo)

 (TSRL Photos)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo) 

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

Hawker Hurricanes are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (Author Photos)

 (Hohum Photo)

Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib (Serial No. MN235), Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.  MN235 is currently on loan to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (We were very glad to have it).  The Typhoon has been returned to Britain.

Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib, RAF No. 486 (NZ) Squadron, wearing 12-inch black and 24-inch white bands over Tangmere, UK, 27 Oct 1943.  (IWM Photo CH 11578)

Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib (Serial No. RB396), "Sheila", Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group (HTPG), Cranfield.  Test flown on 9 Nov 1944 this aircraft served with No. 51 Maintenance Unit at Lichfield, Staffordshire in Nov 1944.  It flew with No. 174 Sqn, 2nd Tactical Air Force, in Jan 1945.  Mostly flown by Canadian Pilot Officer Frank Johnson, who named it "Sheila" after his wife.  While being flown by Flight Lieutenant Chris House, RB396 was damaged by flak and force landed Denekamp in the Netherlands.  The aircraft's remains are being restored to fly, possibly ca 2024.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Hawker Tempest prototype in flight, ca 1944.

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

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW758),  ex-Indian Air Force, stored, Blackbushe.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. MW742) in flight, ca 1944.

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

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Paulmaz Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (RAF Photo)

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (Serial No. NV696), during a test flight, November 1944.

 (IWM Photo ATP 14599C)

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (Serial No. NX201), 1 Nov 1944.

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

 (Panhard Photo)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photos)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Hawker Fury Mk. II ISS (Serial No. SR661), ex-Iraqi Air Force (Serial No. 315), painted in the markings of the Sea Fury prototype, Reg. No. G-CBEL, John Bradshaw, Bournemouth, Dorset.  Airworthy.

Hawker Fury Mk. II ISS (Serial No. unknown), ex-Iraqi Air Force (Serial No. unknown), British Army War Trophy, 2003, location and data to be determined.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Adrian Pingstone Photo)

 (Peter Bakema 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.

  (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (AKS.9955 Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury T.20(Serial No. WG655), 910, "Invincible", Reg. No. G-INVN, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy.

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Andrew Thomas Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Anthony Noble Photo)

Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (Serial No. TF956).  This aircraft was lost when it crashed into sea off Prestwick, Scotland, 10 June 1989.

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

 (IWM Photo TR 27)

Lockheed Hudson Mk. VI (Serial No. AE626), of the Middle East Communications Flight flying over the Pyramids at Cairo, Egypt, in 1942.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (Peripitas Photo)

 (Bob Jarrett Photo)

Lockheed P-38H-LO Lightning (Serial No. 42-66841), c/n 1352, 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.

 (Kevin Dickin Photo)

Miles M.2H Hawk Major (Serial No. DG590), Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Scotland.  This aircraft was in storage with the RAF Museum and is one of only two in existance.

 (IWM Photo CH 1250)

Miles M.14A Magister, No. 28, No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School at Woodley, Berkshire, September 1940, prior to a training flight.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Mike Burdett Photo)

Miles M.14A Magister (Serial No. P6382), c/n 1750, Reg. No. G-AJRS, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Miles Magister (Serial No. N3788), Reg. No. G-AKPF, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire.

 (IWM Photo CH 140)

Miles M.14 Magister (Serial No. N3780), flown by Miles Aircraft?s test-pilot, Bill Skinner, from Woodley airfield, Berkshire. The aircraft later served as ?49? with No. 15 Elementary Flying Training School at Carlisle.

 (Gaius Cornelius Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

Miles M.14 Magister Mk. III (Serial No. BB661), FDT-A, Reg. No. G-AFBS, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 (Happy Days Photo)

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

 (MBA Photo)

Miles Magister Mk. I (Serial No. T9841), reconstructed as (Serial No. L6906), Reg. No. G-AKKY, Museum of Berkshire Aviation (MBA), 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 Aircraft Ltd Photos)

Miles Martinet TT Mk. I (Serial No. HN862), being flown by Miles Aircraft?s chief test-pilot Tommy Rose shortly after completion. Following service with The RAE and the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, HN862 joined No. 1634 (Anti-Aircraft Cooperation) Flight at Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire, where it was lost as a result of a forced landing on 7 July 1943.

 (Allen Watkin 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.

 (IWM Photo B 7065)

Miles M.38 Messenger Mk. I (Serial No. RD333), the personal aircraft of Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery, at a landing ground in Normandy.  His pilot, Flying Officer Martin, stands next to him.

 (Alan D R  Brown Photo)

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

 (L-Bit Photo)

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

North American Harvard and Texan trainers are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-31171), Reg. No. N7614C, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  It is painted in the markings of the 488 Bomb Squadron, USAAF, based in Corsica in 1944.  This is a most appropriate scheme for a B-25, as it was in this unit that Joseph Heller flew as a bombardier. He was later to write famed novel ‘Catch 22’ based on his experiences in the unit. ‘34064’ was named 'LI'l Critter From The Moon' (which is on the port side) and was one of the aircraft in which it is known Heller flew.  It was lost in January 1945 in a mid-air collision with sister aircraft 43-27657, while returning from a raid on San Michelle.  The film of the movie involved some 17 airworthy Mitchells, most of which are still flying.

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

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

North American P-51D Mustangs preserved in the UK are listed on a separate web page on this web site.

 (IWM Photo CH 775A)

Percival Q.6 (Serial No. P5634),  RAF Northolt Station Flight, parked alongside Bristol Blenheims at Wyton, Huntingdonshire, ca 1940.

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

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Liper L-4H Grasshopper (Serial No. 44-329854), c/n 11145, in the markings of the 381st Bomb Group, based at Ridgewell, Essex in 1944.  This L-4 was taken on charge from the Piper Aircraft Corporation at Lock Haven in January 1944 and first issued to the Eighth Air Force.  She served the U.S Ground Forces in Europe possibly with Pattons 3rd Army.  In 1947 she was struck of charge and sold as surplus and acquired by a French aero club.  She was acquired by a British owner and arrived in the U.K.  In 2011 she moved to The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Ltd, Biggin Hill, Kent.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 

 (Allan Wilson Photos)

 (Alec Wilson Photo)

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

 (RAF Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Roland Turner Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Mk. I (Serial No. 42-25068), WZ-D, "Snafu", the mount of Lt Severino B. Calderon, 84th Fighter Squadron, USAAF in late 1944.  Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos, 2004)

 (Peter Bakema Photos, 2006)

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

 (David Merrett Photo)

 (Mike Harkin Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26671), painted as (Serial No. 42-26413), "Oregon's Britannia", Reg. No. N47DD, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt II (Serial No. 42-26911), acquired by the RAF and designated (Serial No. HD298).  This Thunderbolt II is equipped with long-range tanks slung under the main plane, and is just getting airborne from a forward RAF airstrip on the Burma front.  It was part of the 135th Squadron, Chittagong, in Nov 1944.

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

  (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Mk. II (Serial No. 45-49295), painted as (RAF Serial No. KL216).  There are no actual RAF P-47s in existence.  Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

 (Kogo Photo)

Republic P-47D-40-RA Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49192), C/N 399-55991, painted to represent F4-J, "Nellie", which flew with the 492nd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group of the Ninth Air Force.  Reg. No. G-THUN, Fighter Aviation Engineering, Dunmow, Essex, UK.  This aircraft was previously based in the USA, painted in the colours of LCol Ben Mayo, CO of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, MX-X, "No Guts No Glory", Reg. No. N147PF. 

 (Alec Wilson Photo)

 (ozz13x Photo)

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

 (RuthAS Photo, 1977)

 (Hugh Llewelyn Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (The Land Photos)

 (Nick-D Photo)

 (Les Chatfield Photo)

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

 (Happy Days Photos)

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

 (San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

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

Supermarine Spitfires are listed on a separate page on this web site.

 (Roland Turner Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Supermarine Stranraer (Serial No. 920), Reg. No. CF-BXO, Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.  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.

 (IWM Photo CH 18540)

Supermarine Walrus Mk. I of Nos. 276 or 277 Squadron, RAF, on the ground at Warmwell, Dorset, ca 1943, 

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, Ilchester, Somerset.

 (The Land Photo)

 (Oxyman Photo)

 (Hugh llewelyn Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

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

Taylorcraft Auster Mk. IV (Serial No. MS968), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Wiltshire.

Taylorcraft Auster Mk. V fuselage (Serial No. RT520), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Wiltshire.

Taylorcraft Auster AOP.9 (Serial No. WZ711), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, Wiltshire.

 (Happy Days 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 Photo)

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)

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

 (IWM Photo CH 6114)

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.

 (RuthAS Photo)

 (ozz13x Photo)

 (Carlos Menendez San Juan Photo)

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

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Peter Bakema 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.

 (IWM Photo A 19777)

Chance-Vought Corsair of the Royal Navy taxis in at Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, ca 1944.

 (IWM Photo A 24787)

Chance-Vought Corsair fighters and Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers ranged on the flight deck of HMS Formidable off the coast of Norway in July 1944.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Ian Kirk Photo)

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

 (Goshimini Photo)

 (Rept0n1x Photo)

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

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

 (NMUSAF Photo)

 (RAF Photo)

Waco CG-4A-WO glider, USAAF (Serial No. 42-79211, 31 Dec 1942.  The CG-4A could carry 13 troops and their equipment. Cargo loads could be a 14ton truck (i.e. a Jeep), a 75-mm pack howitzer, or a 14ton trailer, loaded through the upward-hinged nose section.  Douglas C-47 Skytrains were usually used as tow aircraft.

 (Roland Turner Photo)

 (Paul Hermans Photo)

 (Nilfanion Photos)

WACO CG-4A Hadrian glider (Serial No. 319764), Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire.

WACO CG-4A Hadrian glider fuselage (Serial No. 237123), Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire.

 (IWM Photo HU 107810)

Vickers Wellington Mk. I (Serial No. P9249), overhead view, ca 1940.

 (IWM Photo HU 107812)

Vickers Wellington Mk. IC bombers of No. 149 Squadron in flight, circa August 1940.

 (IWM Photo HU 107786)

Vickers Wellington Mk. IC, with aircrew from No. 75 (New Zealand) Squadron at Feltwell, UK, October 1941.

 (Neiltipton Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Vickers Wellington Mk. IA (Serial No. N2980), "R-for-Robert", built in 1939 at Brooklands.  This aircraft flew with 149 Squadron and later 37 Squadron, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. This aircraft took part in the RAF's daylight bombing raids on Germany early in the Second World War but later lost power during a training flight on 31 December 1940 and ditched in Loch Ness.  Most of the aircrew survived except for the rear gunner, who was killed when his parachute failed to open. The aircraft was recovered from the bottom of Loch Ness in September 1985 and restored in the late 1980s and 1990s. 

Vickers Wellington Mk. T10 (Serial No. MF628).  This Wellington was delivered to RAF No. Maintenance Unit (18 MU) for storage at RAF Tinwald Downs' Dumfries, as a Wellington B Mk. X, on 11 May 1944.  In March 1948 the front gun turret was removed and it was converted to a T.10 for its role as a postwar aircrew trainer; the RAF Museum later refitted the front gun turret in keeping with its original build as a B Mk. X (wartime mark numbers used Roman numerals, Arabic numerals were adopted postwar).  In Autumn 2010, this aircraft was taken to the RAF Museum's site at Cosford for restoration.  It is currently on display in the Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. III (Serial No. V9367), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 1582), Reg. No. G-AZWT, painted in the markings of a Polish Aqn (Serial No. V9441), ca 1999,  The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Bedfordshire. Airworthy.

 

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Paul Maritz Photo)

 (Alan Wilson 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), painted in No. 225 Sqn colours, Reg. No. G-CCON, project, Aircraft Restoration Co, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.  Airworthy as of 28 Aug 2018.

 (Roland Turner Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

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

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

 (Paul Photo)

 (Jim, IWM Duxford Photo)

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

Westland Lysander Mk. III (Serial No. R9125), undergoing restoration at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire.

 (Yak-1 recovery team Photo, 1999)

Yakovlev Yak-1 (Serial No. 1342), Reg. No. G-BTZD, recovered from a lake in ca 1989, Historic Aircraft Collection, Sussex.

 (SDA&SM Photo)

 (Soviet Air Force Photo)

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

 (Soviet Air Force Photos)

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.