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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Flight Lieutenant Robert Charles Platt added to aircrew database :
Killed aged 29 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of James Francis and Amelia Louisa Minnie Platt, of Teddington, Middlesex.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant P M H S Hunt : Squadrons updated (added No.12 Sqn RAAF), Squadron service dates updated
Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30041 of 544th Bomb Squadron added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Pilot Officer Jim Weston : Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden X3001 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Hampden was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed north of Alkmaar in Holland.)
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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 : 28th November
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
28November1917G Suk, a WW1 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day
28November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. R. Watson of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
28November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. C. DFC Dundas of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
28November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P.A. Baillon of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
28November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. J. R. Barrow of 607, 43 & 213 Squadrons, was Killed.
28November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L. J. Patterson of 501 Squadron, was Killed.
28November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. P. H. Willcocks of 610 & 66 Squadrons, was Killed.
28November1940Helmut Wick, a WW2 Ace with 56.00 victories, died on this day
28November1940Knight's Cross recipient Helmut Wick of 3./Jagdgeschwader 2 died on this day
28November1940Major Helmut Wick, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
28November1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt Z. Klein of 234 and 152 Squadrons, was Killed.
28November1941R King, a WW1 Ace with 22.00 victories, died on this day
28November1942Ron Middleton of No.149 Squadron RAF was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
28November1980Keith Caldwell, a WW1 Ace with 25.00 victories, died on this day
28November2001Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
28November2001Victoria Cross recipient William Reid of No.61 Squadron RAF died on this day
28November2003Carroll McColpin, a WW2 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
28November2003Major General Carroll W McColpin, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

 

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