Posts Tagged ‘ ww2 ’

Avro Vulcan and two Lancasters in formation

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

The last 2 Two world wide airworthy Lancaster bombers flank an Avro Vulcan bomber in a battle of Britain memorial flight on the 21st of August at RAF Waddington.  

Corsair Startup and unfolding of wings (HD)

Aug 24th, 2014 | By

Vought F4U Corsair. Credit: Fred Miller

Lancaster Bomber takes to the sky after years of restoration

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

One of two that still fly, over 7000 of them were built. The workhorse of the Allies bombing effort. Details for Lancaster Length: 69ft 4in (21.08m)Wingspan: 102ft 0in (31.00m)Height: 20ft 6in (6.23m)Maximum Speed: 287mph (462km/h)Cruising Speed: 200mph (322km/h)Ceiling: 19,000ft (5,793m)Range: 2,530 miles (4,072km) with 7,000lb (3,178kg) bomb load.Powerplant: Four Rolls Royce Merlin XX, 22 or 24 of
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Mid Flight Tour Of B-24 Liberator (HD)

Jul 21st, 2014 | By

Nice views from various locations in the aircraft, including a working rear turret/tail gunner position. The flight is also escorted by a P-51 Mustang.

Spitfire that saw in action in WW2 before starring in 1969 film Battle of Britain to be sold

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

Here is Another interesting World War Two article from the Daily Mail. “A rare Spitfire that saw action in World War Two and then starred in two blockbuster war films is up for sale for £1.5 million. The 1943 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire IXb has been hidden away in a barn in Texas for the past
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WW2 Footage – Bristol Beaufighter – Ten Gun Terror

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply the Beau, was a British long-range heavy fighter modification of the Bristol Aeroplane Company’s earlier Beaufort torpedo bomber design. Unlike the Beaufort, the Beaufighter had a long career and served in almost all theatres of war in the Second World War, first as a night
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Breitling Air Race – TV commercial

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

I don’t usually post commercials but Breitlings one has some decent footage of the famous P-51 Mustang and the Vought F4U Corsair even if it looks like a rock video from the 1980s.

Abandoned fleet of WWII and Cold War planes (Photos)

Jun 30th, 2014 | By

  Here is another article from the Daily Mail which has some very interesting photos. The WWII and Cold War planes were lovingly collected by scrapyard worker Walter Soplata in his back garden in Newbury, Ohio, in 1940s. However since his death the planes lie at the abandoned graveyard amongst overgrown foliage and scrap metal. The haunting images of
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Spitfire flight for WW2 pilot

Jun 24th, 2014 | By

I found this video on the BBC today, its great seeing legends like this 91-year-old former fighter pilot being given the chance to fly his first Spitfire. Neville Croucher, from Chartham near Canterbury, survived 800 combat hours in the cockpit of Hurricane fighters during World War Two. He was given the chance to fly a Spitfire at
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World War II: Strange Allied Weapons (full documentary) HD

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

I watched this documentary the other day, some very interesting weapons here. You may have heard of some before such as the bat bomb but not the exact details on how they would work. It also mentions some I hadn’t heard of before such as an aircraft carrier made from ice and a penjandrum which was
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