Historical 1939-1945

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FA_18452s.jpg FA_18452s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
A Lockheed Ventura, YH-Z, of 21 Squadron, buzzes the airfield for the 'Flight' photographer...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 78 0
FA_18453s.jpg FA_18453s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
A Lockheed Ventura, YH-Z, of 21 Squadron, buzzes the airfield for the 'Flight' photographer...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 162 0
FA_18454s.jpg FA_18454s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
Lockheed Ventura, coded Y of 21 Squadron, showing three mission symbols awaits it's turn to...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 139 0
FA_18456s.jpg FA_18456s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
The business end of a Westland Whirlwind I.
Tue, Jun 17 2008 242 0
FA_18457s.jpg FA_18457s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
Westland Whirlwind, P7002, coded SF-W, acts as the backdrop to this informal squadron photograph...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 147 0
FA_18458s.jpg FA_18458s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
Squadron pilots watch two of the colleagues 'beat' up the airfield.
Tue, Jun 17 2008 136 0
FA_18459s.jpg FA_18459s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
A Westland Whirlwind is watched as it 'beats' up the airfield above other examples of this...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 163 0
FA_18460s.jpg FA_18460s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
An informal squadron photo including those unsung heroes, the ground staff, 5th March 1943.
Tue, Jun 17 2008 128 0
FA_18461s.jpg FA_18461s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
The business end of a Westland Whirlwind I.
Tue, Jun 17 2008 463 0
FA_18462s.jpg FA_18462s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
The bomb trolley arrives at the aircraft dispersals. Here a Westland Whirlwind is about to be receive...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 199 0
FA_18463s.jpg FA_18463s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
A precarious pose needed to be adopted to secure the panels around the four guns in the nose of...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 152 0
FA_18464s.jpg FA_18464s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
A 250lb bomb is attached to the underwing shackles on the Westland Whirlwind.
Tue, Jun 17 2008 177 0
FA_18465s.jpg FA_18465s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
The nose cone is gently eased over the protruding barrels of the four cannon in the nose of the...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 234 0
FA_18466s.jpg FA_18466s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
A Westland Whirlwind peels away as it 'beats' up the airfield above other examples of this...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 246 0
FA_18467s.jpg FA_18467s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
The bomb load for this Westland Whirlwind is towed to the aircraft behind an airfield tractor. The...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 225 0
FA_18468s.jpg FA_18468s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
Once re-armed and 'bombed-up', the fuel bowser arrives to transfer aviation fuel for it's next mission...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 177 0
FA_18470s.jpg FA_18470s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
A precarious pose needed to be adopted to secure the panels around the four guns in the nose of...
Tue, Jun 17 2008 2,209 0
FA_18471s.jpg FA_18471s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
The ground crew use purpose built cradles to carry the bombs to the underwing shackles from the...
Fri, Jun 20 2008 233 0
FA_18472s.jpg FA_18472s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
The ground crew use purpose built cradles to carry the bombs to the underwing shackles from the...
Fri, Jun 20 2008 282 0
FA_18474s.jpg FA_18474s.jpg by Maverick in Historical 1939-1945
After re-arming and re-fuelling, the pilots casually walk out to their aircraft, but this time it...
Fri, Jun 20 2008 118 0
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