Mosquito III (B.IX ???) LR495 photographed in June 1943 fitted with Smoke Curtain Installation (smokescreen) canisters.
North American Mustang I AG346 in November 1941. After flying with several different units, this second production aircraft was shot down by flak near Gace on August 20, 1944.
Beaufighter Mk IIF T3032 fitted with an experimental long dorsal fin in an effort to reduce the type’s tendency to swing during take-off and landing. It is fitted with Rolls-Royce Merlin XX inline engines.
A 12,000lb Tallboy bomb in front of an Avro Lancaster in March 1944.
Designed initially as an interceptor fighter, the Hawker Typhoon excelled as a fighter-bomber.
"Спитфайр" Mk.XIV наносит штурмовой удар ракетами
Dramatic post-war shot of a Central Fighter Establishment Spitfire Mk XIV firing 60lb rocket projectiles over the West Down ranges on Salisbury Plain.
A Lockheed Ventura II pictured in January 1943. This light bomber had a crew of five and was powered by two 2,000 h.p. Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp radial engines.
Blackburn Firebrand I DK367 photographed in May 1944 while it was at Boscombe Down for air firing trials with RPs
De Havilland D.H.103 Hornet F.3 PX347. The two 2,070 h.p. Rolls-Royce Merlin engines pulled this lightweight fighter off the ground "like a rocket", giving its lucky pilots an incredible impression of power.