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Harold A. Skaarup, author of Shelldrake

Harold A. Skaarup, author of Shelldrake

The Short Stirling was the first four-engined British heavy bomber of the Second World War. The Stirling was designed by Short Brothers to meet a Air Ministry specification from 1936. When the preferred design from Supermarine had to be abandoned, the Stirling was ordered for the RAF. It entered service in early 1941.

The Short Stirling was the first four-engined British heavy bomber of the Second World War. The Stirling was designed by Short Brothers to meet a Air Ministry specification from 1936. When the preferred design from Supermarine had to be abandoned, the Stirling was ordered for the RAF. It entered service in early 1941.

Harold A. Skaarup, author of Shelldrake

Harold A. Skaarup, author of Shelldrake

Harold A. Skaarup, author of Shelldrake

Harold A. Skaarup, author of Shelldrake

Westland Whirlwind (1940-1943) The Westland Whirlwind (Whirly or Whirlibomber in RAF slang) was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. It was one of the fastest aircraft in service when it flew in the late 1930s, and was much more heavily armed than any other. However, protracted development problems with its…

Westland Whirlwind (1940-1943) The Westland Whirlwind (Whirly or Whirlibomber in RAF slang) was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. It was one of the fastest aircraft in service when it flew in the late 1930s, and was much more heavily armed than any other. However, protracted development problems with its…

Messerschmitt Me-262 flying with B24J Consolidated Liberator bomber,

Messerschmitt Me-262 flying with B24J Consolidated Liberator bomber,

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