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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
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The Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster is the most popular and effective RAF heavy bomber of Globe War Two. It is a legend that lives on these days and the contribution created by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, by no means be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its first flight from Woodford, Manchester, on 9th January 1941 the initial production Lancaster flew later that year on 31st October. The very first RAF unit to obtain the new aircraft for operations (on Christmas Eve 1941) was No 44 Squadron at Waddington, speedily followed by 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa. The functionality of the Lancaster was basically outstanding. It could carry a maximum bomb load of 22,000 lb, its maximum level speed with a complete load at 15,000 feet was 275 mph and it could cruise routinely at altitudes above 20,000ft at a variety speed of 200 mph. With a full bomb load the aircraft had a range in excess of 1,500 miles. The Lancaster’s efficiency, its ruggedness, reliability and to several its sheer charisma, endeared it to its crews who were proud to fly this renowned thoroughbred.

An impressive total of 7,377 Lancasters have been constructed amongst 1941 and early 1946. Of these, some three,500 had been lost on operations and yet another 200 or so had been destroyed or written off in crashes. The vast majority of those Lancasters that did survive the war have been simply scrapped when their services had been no longer required, as the reverence in which the aircraft is now held had yet to create to the point where their preservation seemed essential.

The Lancaster did not carry the weight of the evening bombing offensive against Nazi Germany on its personal but was supported by other earlier twin-engine bombers such as the Wellington and the other 4-engine RAF heavy bombers – the Stirling and the Halifax – as well as medium bomber versions of the twin-engine De Havilland Mosquito. In total some 125,000 aircrew served in Bomber Command for the duration of World War Two over 73,700 of them became casualties, either killed, wounded or shot down and created PoWs.

In a letter to the head of Avro after the war, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Commander in Chief of Bomber Command, said of the Lancaster:

“I would say this to those who placed that shining sword in our hands: Without your genius and efforts we could not have prevailed, for I believe that the Lancaster was the greatest single factor in winning the war.”

The Spitfire

Spitfire MKIs from 65 Squadron Produced in higher numbers than any other British combat aircraft before or since the War, 20,341 Spitfires had been constructed in 22 distinct variants (excluding the navalised Seafire) and the aircraft remained in production for 12 years.

The prototype’s maiden flight took spot on 5th March 1936 and Mk1 Spitfires entered RAF service (with No 19 Squadron) in August 1938.

The improvement potential of the original design permitted the Spitfire to establish and then sustain the air superiority so important to the defence of Britain and to hold pace with the 19 Squadron Spitfire taking off improvements in functionality of enemy fighters throughout Globe War Two.

Spitfires fought in every single operational theatre of the War and remained in RAF front-line service up to 1954. At the end of its improvement the Spitfire carried an engine producing far more than twice the power of the original, its maximum take-off weight and price of climb had much more than doubled, its firepower had improved by a aspect of five and its maximum speed had been elevated by a third all this in basically the exact same airframe.

The Spitfire played a main portion in attaining ultimate victory in Globe War Two and actually deserves its place as probably the most profitable fighter design and style ever, and undoubtedly as the most popular and charismatic of all time.

The Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is one of the classic fighters of all time, made and constructed for war. It was at the forefront of Britain’s defence in 1940 and it played a key component in achieving the victory of 1945.

Sir Sydney Camm CBE commenced the style operate for the Hurricane in 1934 (Camm went on to design the Typhoon, Tempest, Hunter and Harrier). The prototype Hurricane (K5083) created its maiden flight on 6th November 1935 and deliveries to the RAF commenced just before Christmas 1937 to 111 Squadron at Northolt (8 months ahead of the Spitfire). The Hurricane was the first British monoplane eight-gun fighter, the first RAF aircraft to exceed 300 mph in level flight and the initial production fighter with a retractable main undercarriage.

Throughout the Battle of Britain, RAF Fighter Command fielded far more Hurricanes than Spitfires, and Hurricanes achieved a similarly higher proportion of combat kills for the duration of the Battle.

A outstanding total of 14,533 Hurricanes had been built and the aircraft served operationally on every single day all through hostilities, in each operational theatre and in several roles. At the end of World War Two in 1945, Hurricanes had been nonetheless in the front-line helping to guarantee final victory in the Far East.

With the end of the war, Hurricanes had been speedily retired from service as the fast progression of aircraft design and style and capabilities had successfully rendered them obsolete and the aircraft’s job was accomplished. The vast majority have been merely scrapped and broken up. Sadly, today, there are only 12 Hurricanes nonetheless airworthy worldwide only 6 of these in UK. The BBMF is proud to operate two of these historically essential and rare aircraft.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
rapid prototype service
Image by afaloon
The Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster is the most popular and effective RAF heavy bomber of Globe War Two. It is a legend that lives on nowadays and the contribution created by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, never ever be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its very first flight from Woodford, Manchester, on 9th January 1941 the very first production Lancaster flew later that year on 31st October. The initial RAF unit to acquire the new aircraft for operations (on Christmas Eve 1941) was No 44 Squadron at Waddington, rapidly followed by 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa. The overall performance of the Lancaster was merely outstanding. It could carry a maximum bomb load of 22,000 lb, its maximum level speed with a complete load at 15,000 feet was 275 mph and it could cruise routinely at altitudes above 20,000ft at a variety speed of 200 mph. With a full bomb load the aircraft had a variety in excess of 1,500 miles. The Lancaster’s efficiency, its ruggedness, reliability and to many its sheer charisma, endeared it to its crews who have been proud to fly this renowned thoroughbred.

An impressive total of 7,377 Lancasters had been built amongst 1941 and early 1946. Of these, some three,500 had been lost on operations and another 200 or so were destroyed or written off in crashes. The vast majority of those Lancasters that did survive the war were basically scrapped when their solutions had been no longer needed, as the reverence in which the aircraft is now held had yet to develop to the point exactly where their preservation seemed critical.

The Lancaster did not carry the weight of the night bombing offensive against Nazi Germany on its own but was supported by other earlier twin-engine bombers such as the Wellington and the other 4-engine RAF heavy bombers – the Stirling and the Halifax – as nicely as medium bomber versions of the twin-engine De Havilland Mosquito. In total some 125,000 aircrew served in Bomber Command in the course of World War Two more than 73,700 of them became casualties, either killed, wounded or shot down and produced PoWs.

In a letter to the head of Avro soon after the war, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Commander in Chief of Bomber Command, stated of the Lancaster:

“I would say this to these who placed that shining sword in our hands: With out your genius and efforts we could not have prevailed, for I think that the Lancaster was the greatest single factor in winning the war.”

The Spitfire

Spitfire MKIs from 65 Squadron Produced in higher numbers than any other British combat aircraft ahead of or given that the War, 20,341 Spitfires had been built in 22 diverse variants (excluding the navalised Seafire) and the aircraft remained in production for 12 years.

The prototype’s maiden flight took location on 5th March 1936 and Mk1 Spitfires entered RAF service (with No 19 Squadron) in August 1938.

The development possible of the original design permitted the Spitfire to establish and then keep the air superiority so vital to the defence of Britain and to preserve pace with the 19 Squadron Spitfire taking off improvements in overall performance of enemy fighters throughout Planet War Two.

Spitfires fought in each and every operational theatre of the War and remained in RAF front-line service up to 1954. At the finish of its development the Spitfire carried an engine creating far more than twice the power of the original, its maximum take-off weight and rate of climb had far more than doubled, its firepower had improved by a aspect of 5 and its maximum speed had been increased by a third all this in primarily the identical airframe.

The Spitfire played a main element in reaching ultimate victory in Globe War Two and actually deserves its location as possibly the most productive fighter design and style ever, and surely as the most popular and charismatic of all time.

The Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is 1 of the classic fighters of all time, made and built for war. It was at the forefront of Britain’s defence in 1940 and it played a main element in attaining the victory of 1945.

Sir Sydney Camm CBE commenced the design and style perform for the Hurricane in 1934 (Camm went on to design the Typhoon, Tempest, Hunter and Harrier). The prototype Hurricane (K5083) made its maiden flight on 6th November 1935 and deliveries to the RAF commenced just just before Christmas 1937 to 111 Squadron at Northolt (eight months ahead of the Spitfire). The Hurricane was the very first British monoplane eight-gun fighter, the first RAF aircraft to exceed 300 mph in level flight and the 1st production fighter with a retractable primary undercarriage.

For the duration of the Battle of Britain, RAF Fighter Command fielded far more Hurricanes than Spitfires, and Hurricanes accomplished a similarly greater proportion of combat kills throughout the Battle.

A remarkable total of 14,533 Hurricanes have been constructed and the aircraft served operationally on every single day all through hostilities, in every single operational theatre and in many roles. At the finish of Planet War Two in 1945, Hurricanes were nevertheless in the front-line helping to make certain final victory in the Far East.

With the end of the war, Hurricanes were rapidly retired from service as the speedy progression of aircraft design and capabilities had effectively rendered them obsolete and the aircraft’s job was completed. The vast majority have been merely scrapped and broken up. Sadly, right now, there are only 12 Hurricanes still airworthy worldwide only 6 of those in UK. The BBMF is proud to operate two of these historically important and rare aircraft.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
rapid prototype service
Image by afaloon
The Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster is the most well-known and profitable RAF heavy bomber of Planet War Two. It is a legend that lives on these days and the contribution produced by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, by no means be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its initial flight from Woodford, Manchester, on 9th January 1941 the first production Lancaster flew later that year on 31st October. The very first RAF unit to receive the new aircraft for operations (on Christmas Eve 1941) was No 44 Squadron at Waddington, quickly followed by 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa. The functionality of the Lancaster was simply outstanding. It could carry a maximum bomb load of 22,000 lb, its maximum level speed with a complete load at 15,000 feet was 275 mph and it could cruise routinely at altitudes above 20,000ft at a range speed of 200 mph. With a full bomb load the aircraft had a range in excess of 1,500 miles. The Lancaster’s functionality, its ruggedness, reliability and to many its sheer charisma, endeared it to its crews who have been proud to fly this well-known thoroughbred.

An impressive total of 7,377 Lancasters have been constructed between 1941 and early 1946. Of these, some 3,500 were lost on operations and yet another 200 or so had been destroyed or written off in crashes. The vast majority of these Lancasters that did survive the war have been basically scrapped when their solutions had been no longer essential, as the reverence in which the aircraft is now held had yet to create to the point exactly where their preservation seemed crucial.

The Lancaster did not carry the weight of the evening bombing offensive against Nazi Germany on its own but was supported by other earlier twin-engine bombers such as the Wellington and the other four-engine RAF heavy bombers – the Stirling and the Halifax – as well as medium bomber versions of the twin-engine De Havilland Mosquito. In total some 125,000 aircrew served in Bomber Command in the course of Planet War Two over 73,700 of them became casualties, either killed, wounded or shot down and made PoWs.

In a letter to the head of Avro right after the war, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Commander in Chief of Bomber Command, mentioned of the Lancaster:

“I would say this to these who placed that shining sword in our hands: With no your genius and efforts we could not have prevailed, for I think that the Lancaster was the greatest single element in winning the war.”

The Spitfire

Spitfire MKIs from 65 Squadron Created in higher numbers than any other British combat aircraft just before or because the War, 20,341 Spitfires had been constructed in 22 various variants (excluding the navalised Seafire) and the aircraft remained in production for 12 years.

The prototype’s maiden flight took location on 5th March 1936 and Mk1 Spitfires entered RAF service (with No 19 Squadron) in August 1938.

The improvement prospective of the original design and style permitted the Spitfire to establish and then preserve the air superiority so vital to the defence of Britain and to keep pace with the 19 Squadron Spitfire taking off improvements in functionality of enemy fighters all through World War Two.

Spitfires fought in every single operational theatre of the War and remained in RAF front-line service up to 1954. At the finish of its improvement the Spitfire carried an engine creating more than twice the power of the original, its maximum take-off weight and price of climb had far more than doubled, its firepower had enhanced by a element of 5 and its maximum speed had been elevated by a third all this in essentially the same airframe.

The Spitfire played a major element in attaining ultimate victory in World War Two and really deserves its spot as almost certainly the most successful fighter style ever, and undoubtedly as the most popular and charismatic of all time.

The Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane is 1 of the classic fighters of all time, created and built for war. It was at the forefront of Britain’s defence in 1940 and it played a significant part in attaining the victory of 1945.

Sir Sydney Camm CBE commenced the design and style perform for the Hurricane in 1934 (Camm went on to design and style the Typhoon, Tempest, Hunter and Harrier). The prototype Hurricane (K5083) created its maiden flight on 6th November 1935 and deliveries to the RAF commenced just before Christmas 1937 to 111 Squadron at Northolt (eight months ahead of the Spitfire). The Hurricane was the first British monoplane eight-gun fighter, the first RAF aircraft to exceed 300 mph in level flight and the first production fighter with a retractable principal undercarriage.

In the course of the Battle of Britain, RAF Fighter Command fielded far more Hurricanes than Spitfires, and Hurricanes accomplished a similarly greater proportion of combat kills in the course of the Battle.

A outstanding total of 14,533 Hurricanes were constructed and the aircraft served operationally on each and every day throughout hostilities, in each and every operational theatre and in numerous roles. At the end of Planet War Two in 1945, Hurricanes were nevertheless in the front-line helping to guarantee final victory in the Far East.

With the finish of the war, Hurricanes were rapidly retired from service as the speedy progression of aircraft design and style and capabilities had properly rendered them obsolete and the aircraft’s job was carried out. The vast majority were basically scrapped and broken up. Sadly, nowadays, there are only 12 Hurricanes still airworthy worldwide only six of these in UK. The BBMF is proud to operate two of these historically essential and uncommon aircraft.