Friday, 22 May 2020
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Monday, 11 May 2020
Sunday, 3 May 2020
BREDA-ZAPPATA B.Z.308 four-engine prototype airline of 1948
Monday, 20 April 2020
57 Sqn, Handley Page Victor K.2, XL 160 and 27 Sqn Tornado
57 Sqn, Victor K.2, XH672 with two Tornado GR.1s (27 and 617 Sqns)
on offer here
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Monday, 30 March 2020
Lightnings P1B/F1 XG336 /C & XG335 /B Air Fighting Development School Coltishall 1960 - Ebay photo find #102
English Electric Lightnings P1B/F1 XG336 /C and XG335 /B
Air Fighting Development School, Coltishall 1960..
Lightning XR 723 & XS 932 refuel from Handley Page Victor Tanker, 11 Sqn c.1969
Lightning T.4 XM997 with Firestreak Missile 1973
Lightning XR721 of 56 Sqn crashed 5 January 1966 - Helmingham nr Wattisham from Bryan Philpott Collection
Belly landed on the B1079 road at Elm Farm, Helmingham eleven miles east of Wattisham, Suffolk after being unable to maintain height following the failure of the No.1 engine. It was on an extended approach to Bentwaters and was approximately 20 miles out. A canopy fault had prevented the pilot from ejecting but the aircraft slid into a tree, the impact of which fired the seat, which was now outside its limits, killing the pilot, Flying Officer D. Law. The aircraft came to a halt at the wall of a roadside cottage.
Monday, 2 March 2020
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
A selection of neat TSR-2 original press shots for sale on the Aviation Bookshop ebay sales page at the time of writing, including some (new to me) shots featuring the Lightning T.4 chase aircraft and other BAC types.
TSR 2 story on this blog here
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
On 13 January 1943 Spitfire Vb BL240 Coded MD-L 336th FS, 4th FG piloted by Lt. Bishop made a safe forced landing at RAF Manston on the south-east coast. Cat Ac damage (repair is beyond the unit capacity, but can be repaired on site by another unit or a contractor) was repaired on site.
On 12th March 1943 the aircraft, piloted by 1st Lt Hazen S. Anderson, was despatched with 40 other aircraft from 4th FG to perform a fighter sweep in front of a formation of B-17s attacking the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen/Sotteville, France. The aircraft was attacked by German fighters near St. Omer, France and pilot was forced to abandon the aircraft and was captured as a Prisoner of War. (POW). No MACR (Missing Air Crew Report) was issued for this loss.
Photo: Spitfire Vb BL240 MD-L of the 336th FS, 4th FG (ex 133 Sqn, RAF), 8th AF, pilot Major Carl H 'Spike' Miley. Photo from American Air Museum in Britain, under Creative Commons licence.
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