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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.
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Hurricane



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533

Hurricane

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.

Spitfire



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

Spitfire

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 : 27th September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
27September1918Fritz Rumey, a WW1 Ace with 45.00 victories, died on this day
27September1918S Thompson, a WW1 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me110
27September1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me110
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O L. H. Schwind of 257, 43 & 213 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O M. G. DFC Homer of 242 & 1 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Sgt. C. Sydney of 19, 266 & 92 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. S. Smith of 616 Squadron, was Shot down (died next day).
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. Burgoyne of 19 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. E. Males of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. M. Gunter of 43 & 501 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. R. B. DFC Meaker of 249 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. J. Davis-Cooke of 72 & 610 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. M. Cardell of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. F. G. Miller of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. Scott of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L. A. Dyke of 64 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. G. Oldfield of 64 & 92 Squadrons, was Killed.
27September1940Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O O. J. Peterson of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Charlton Haw of No.504 Sqn RAF shot down a Me110
27September1940Flight Lieutenant Kenneth McLeod Gillies of No.66 Sqn RAF shot down a Do17
27September1940Flying Officer Allan Wright of No.92 Sqn RAF shot down a He111
27September1940Flying Officer Allan Wright of No.92 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
27September1940New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. A. Paterson of 92 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940Oberstleutnant Theodor Rowehl of Aufklärungs-Gruppe des OBdL was awarded the Knight's Cross
27September1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt T. Andruszkow of 303 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940South African Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. R. F. Burton of 249 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1940Sub Lieutenant Arthur Giles Blake of No.19 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1940Sub Lieutenant Arthur Giles Blake of No.19 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
27September1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. R. A. L. Knight of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1942 Marion Carl of VMF-223 shot down a Betty
27September1942 Marion Carl of VMF-223 shot down a Betty
27September1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. Waddingham of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
27September1993General Jimmy Doolittle, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
27September2007Knight's Cross recipient Wolfgang Ensle of 3./Schlachtgeschwader 2 died on this day

 

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