On this aircraft page we bring you the information about the aircraft involved in the Battle of Britain from our own archive.
See our original coverage of the battle, read an article about the training of German pilots, technical information of some of the aircraft flown by allies and enemies in the battle and see cutaway drawings
Read for yourself in the 18 July issue how Flight recorded the beginning of the battle and how the British acknowledged that the German's will perform a "massed attack...."
We wrote: “The Battle of France has been lost. The Battle of Britain is to come. It may be a battle on land, it will certainly be one in the air. The raids so far conducted against this country are only preliminary bouts.
“The great assault is still impending. It will be a massed attack. The Germans, we may be sure, are organising with all their diabolical thoroughness a network of air bases in Northern France, Belgium, Holland and Norway for the purpose of launching a vast onslaught upon this island. We shall be hard put to it to stem the overflowing waves of assault.
"Our interceptors are splendid. “Our anti-aircraft guns and searchlights are efficient in the extreme. Still, some raiders must come through, and if huge masses start, flying very high, then large numbers will evade our defence, simply because the sky is wide and high….”