This is just a place for any photographs, old and new, that strike us as interesting
Black Hawk Coming Down...taken by Peter
Man with large chopper seen in Newcastle...snapped by Peter
Zeppelin and Cruiser (at Malta?) - snapped by my uncle in the 1930s
15 Inch shell pitching into the sea - snapped by an unknown matelot in 1920
A nice profile of a DH Dragon Rapide - snapped by Peter
Grumman Bearcat, Hellcat and Wildcat - snapped by Peter
Sunset Flight - snapped by Dave
SE5 preparing for takeoff. Has to be the Shuttleworth original - snapped by unknown enthusiast
"It's for Uncle Sam, Chicken." Bird shot from an air cannon going through a test windscreen in WWII
Tempered glass, backed by a laminated plastic pane, ultimately withstood a 15lb bird at 200mph.
Scottish Aviation Bulldog G-AXIG at a wintery Compton Abbas.
The second Bulldog prototype - a beautiful aerobatic machine.
A Bristol Beaufighter takes off to look for trouble.
Photograph probably taken not later than mid-1943 as there are no rocket racks under the wings.
A Bristol Beaufort belonging to 217 Squadron Coastal Command.
Probably taken while 217 was based at St Eval between 1939 and March 1942.
A Consolidated Catalina (PBY to the USN).
The Catalina was used by both the USN and RAF Coastal Command.
A Westland Lysander - famous for the clandestine delivery of SOE agents into France.
Minus wheel covers, but with the bomb racks for up to 500 pounds of small bombs, and an unloaded Lewis Gun swinging in the breeze in the rear cockpit.
A George V Class Battleship.
During WWII, there were five George V Class battleships, each with a main armament of ten fourteen-inch guns. The survivors of the war were scrapped by the late 1950s.
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