Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (For Jonathon)

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A photo of the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane, these are part of the fleet of aircraft which are used for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
A photo of a Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane, part of the fleet of aircraft which are used for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
A photo of a Lancaster and Spitfire, part of the fleet of aircraft which are used for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Although the Lancaster is included in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, it was a long-range bomber and was not involved in he Battle of Britain. But hey, it’s a beautiful aircraft.
A photo of a Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
It’s easy to identify the difference between a Hurricane and Spitfire by looking at the wings. The Hurricane has narrower wings with straight edges, whereas the Spitfire has curved wings.
A photo of an Avro Lancaster, which is one of the aircraft used for the Battle of Britain Memorial flight.
The tail gunner had the most precarious job, and their average life expectancy was only five sorties. Bombers have neither the speed or maneuverability of fighter aircraft which made them easy pickings by German fighter planes.
A photo of a Sitfire, which is one of the aircraft used for the Battle of Britain Memorial flight.
The Spitfire had to be adapted early into the Second World War due to the engine being constructed with  a carburetor rather than having fuel injection. The carburetor meant the spitfire could not manoeuvre so well because the engine would cut out during steep turns or when trying to fly upside down.

 

7 Replies to “Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (For Jonathon)”

  1. So many courageous and patriotic men all in one place (I mean the RAF during the Battle of Britain). Casually risking almost certain death, in many cases, to save their homeland from the Nazis. We won’t see their like again for a long time…

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  2. Beautiful and nostalgic images. I always wished to be a fighter pilot in my growing years, inspired by my military dad and family, but unfortunately, women at that time were not allowed in the services. I always have a soft corner for servicemen. I am sure it must have been overwhelming to see them all dressed in their fineries. Great photos Richard!

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