Hurricane Mark II, Avro Lancaster Mk 1 & Spitfire Mark Vb over Blackpool. Photographer: Images by Sgt Jack Pritchard, RA Part of a series of images captured during a 2 day period spent with the Royal Air Forces Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which is based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
The Westland Whirlwind 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. wem