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No.451 Sqn RAAF

Founded : 25th February 1941
Country : Australia
Fate : Disbanded 21st January 1946
Known Aircraft Codes : BQ, NI

No.451 Sqn RAAF

Aircraft for : No.451 Sqn RAAF
A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by No.451 Sqn RAAF. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.


Click the name above to see prints featuring Hurricane aircraft.

Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533


Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.


Click the name above to see prints featuring Spitfire aircraft.

Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351


Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.

Aviation History Timeline : 23rd July
23July1926Kurt Wusthoff, a WW1 Ace with 27.00 victories, died on this day
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. R. G. Sutton of 611 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. H. Gregory of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. W. Tabor of 65 & 152 Squadrons, was Killed.
23July1941Leutnant Erich Schmidt of III./Jagdgeschwader 53 was awarded the Knight's Cross
23July1941Oberleutnant Erich Thiel of 7./Kampfgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
23July1941Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of 2./Jagdgeschwader 52 was awarded the Knight's Cross
23July1941Stabsfeldwebel Rudolf Nacke of III./Kampfgeschwader 76 was awarded the Knight's Cross
23July1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. H. Hogg of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1942Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt E. J. A. Nowakiewicz of 302 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
23July1942Major Anton Mader of II./Jagdgeschwader 77 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
23July1977Hans Muller, a WW1 Ace with 9.00 victories, died on this day
23July2008Flt Lt Eric Parkin, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
23July2008Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. G. Parkin of 501 Squadron, Passed away.
23July2009Joseph Griffin, a WW2 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day


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