Westland Whirlwind l, British twin-engined heavy fighter. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. First flew in 1938
It was so slow top speed) that the Bismarck's fire control could not calculate the AA guns. It also flew so low many of the AA guns could not angle low enough to hit it. It helped sink the Bismarck and was in service until the end of
The Royal Navy Historic Flight is a Royal Naval unit established in 1972 as a living memorial to all those who have served in the Royal Naval Air Service and Fleet Air Arm since the birth of naval aviation in
The Blackburn Firebrand was a single-engine fighter aircraft designed to Air Ministry Specification by Blackburn Aircraft. It was built around the Napier Sabre III engine as a single-seat fleet fighter for the Royal Navy.