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Arado Ar 196

Arado Ar 196

This floatplane spotter and light bomber was carried on German battleships and also saw extensive service on shore-based coastal patrol duties.
Avro Anson 1

Avro Anson 1

This type has one of the longest service careers of any aircraft, flying with the RAF for more than twenty years.
Avro Lancaster B1

Avro Lancaster B1

The famous Lancaster was armed with eight Browning machine guns and could carry the huge 12,000-pound Blockbuster bomb.
Blohm & Voss Bv 141

Blohm & Voss Bv 141

The asymmetrical Bv 141 was one of the strangest aircraft of the Second World War. The design was intended to give all-round visibility essential in the reconnaissance role and although it attracted some interest, it failed to gain the production order which went to the Fw 189.
Bell P-39Q Airacobra

Bell P-39Q Airacobra

The unorthodox P-39 had its engine mounted behind the pilot and had a tricycle undercarriage.
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

This was the final and most successful version of the famous Second World War bomber. The machine represented in the illustration is one from the 447th Bombardment Group of the US 8th Air Force.
Boulton Paul Defiant NF1

Boulton Paul Defiant NF1

The rotating turret with elevating guns are a notable characteristic of this famous night-fighter.
Brewster Buffalo

Brewster Buffalo

The Buffalo, early US fighter aircraft, was easily recognised by its short barrel-shaped fuselage.
Bristol Beaufighter TFX

Bristol Beaufighter TFX

Initially a night-fighter, later Beaufighter variants were used for torpedo bombing and as long-range fighters. The illustration depicts a torpedo-carrying Mark X.
Bristol Blenheim IV

Bristol Blenheim IV

An outstanding aircraft of the Second World War, the Blenheim operated as a bomber and a fighter.
Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang

Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang

This, the first Australian fighter, was a panic Second World War design, built and flown in a matter of weeks.
Consolidated B-24J Liberator

Consolidated B-24J Liberator

Produced in larger numbers than any other American bomber, the B-24 operated succesfully in all the major Second World War theatres.
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina

The polivalent Catalina was an amphibious aircraft which first flew in 1935 and was in use during many years after the Second World War in many world countries.
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

The first Kittyhawks to go into action were used by the RAF in the Western Desert. The aircraft depicted shows the colourful Shark's teeth insignia of 112 Squadron RAF.
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

The US carrier-based dive-bomber which played an important part in the defeat of Japan.
De Havilland Mosquito

De Havilland Mosquito

Nicknamed 'The Wooden Wonder' the Mosquito was one of the Second World War's most versatile aircraft. Three of the main versions were the Mk II night-fighter, the FB VI fighter-bomber and the Mk XVIII anti-shipping aircraft equipped with a 57-millimeter gun.
De Havilland Mosquito FB VI

De Havilland Mosquito FB VI

Hazardous low-level attacks on selected enemy targets were the frequent duties of the RAF's Mosquito squadrons during the Second World War. The FB VI fighter bomber was one of the main versions.
De Havilland Tiger Moth

De Havilland Tiger Moth

Affectionately remembered by Second World War aircrew as the type in which they made their initial flights, the Tiger Moth is still flying in many parts of the world.
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