With April's theme being the heavier types that don't often get featured as part of Warbird Tails, I felt that for Bank Holiday Monday a round-up of UK based aircraft from this corner of preservation was long overdue. I've limited this post to "live" (taxi/engine run condition included) examples and only up the end of … Continue reading UK Transports and Bombers: Where are We Now?
Following earlier posts covering the UK surviving examples of the Messerschmitt BF109/Hispano Buchon, I wanted to go a stage further and look at the remaining UK based military Messerschmitts. ME110 G-4 730301 The ME110 is perhaps the second most familiar Messerschmitt product of the war, wreaking havoc with RAF bombers during the Battle of Britain and … Continue reading UK Messerschmitts Part 3: Twins
Following the special post earlier this week taking a look behind the curtain at Hawker Restorations, a company responsible for the return to flight of most of the Hurricanes currently flying in the world, I wanted to update my record of airworthy Hurricanes. For the majority of this post I have focused on the aircraft … Continue reading Hawker Hurricane Airworthy Survivors Part 1 – UK
Mosquito FB VI TA122 is one of three examples on display at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum near Sailsbury Hall, where the Mosquito was originally designed and constructed. The airframe was built in Hatfield in 1945 and was soon sent to Europe, joining 605 squadron in Belgium before later moving to Holland. '122 was struck … Continue reading UK Mosquitos Part 2 -TA122