Help Identify These Photos

Normally on this blog I show images and give a description, but today I’ve trawled through Flight’s collection of unidentified flying objec…err, photos. These photos are missing information about what type of aircraft is depicted, the location, and year.

Here are three. Do you know anything about them? If so, leave a comment or follow the link under the photo.



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11 Responses to Help Identify These Photos

  1. Aaron Holtzman 5 July, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    The second two are Canadair DC-4 North Stars. I used to drive by one often when it was parked outside at the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa.

  2. Aaron Holtzman 5 July, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    And the location for the second two is the BOAC hangar at Heathrow:

  3. Aaron Holtzman 5 July, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    The first one is a Sea Hawk.

  4. Brad Scheigis 5 July, 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    The first photo is of a Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 of the Royal Navy. See:

    Second photo is of Bristol 175 Britannia G-ANBD of BOAC. See:

    Third photo is of another Bristol 175 Britannia G-ANBC of BOAC. See:

  5. Guysmiley 6 July, 2009 at 2:14 am #

    #1: Hawker Sea Hawk

    #2 & #3: Bristol Britannia.

  6. Guessing... 6 July, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    The top picture appears to be a Hawker Sea Hawk. Maybe 899 Sqn?

    I think the lower two are be a Bristol Britannia – a quick web search indicates that G-ANBC was the third Britannia to be built, in 1956

  7. Vivek T 6 July, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    The first one is a Hawker Sea Hawk, the ones below are Brittanias.

  8. Barbara Cockburn 6 July, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    Thank you everyone for all the helpful info! Keep it coming–we’ve got many more photos to identify.

  9. Aaron Holtzman 6 July, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    My bad. Indeed those are Bristol Britannias.

  10. Devesh Agarwal 7 July, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    The third picture is a Bristol 175 Britannia 102. G-ANBC. First flew 1955. Did a belly landing after loss of hydraulic pressure in Khartoum Sudan 11 NOV 1960. Plane was damaged beyond repair and written off.

    Came across an interesting claim on PPrune

    An interesting fact about the Britannia.

    El Al were about to introduce an Israel – New York service which was to route Tel Aviv – London – New York and vv. On the last proving flight they had on board an ex RAF navigator who was Technical Adviser to the El Al Chairman.

    After take off to return to London from New York he managed to get them into the core of the jetstream and stay there right the way across the Atlantic & Europe before landing at Tel Aviv non stop from New York, at all times all fuel requirements for diversions etc were maintained.

    This flight was just before Christmas 1956, the navigator John ED Williams later went on to found Euravia which later became Britannia Airways.

  11. Geraldo Walter 1 January, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

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