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Australia

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Wirraway

Single-engined army co-operation aircraft. More...

Finland

Bristol Bulldog

Single engined Biplane fighter. Manufactured in Britain. More...

France

Morane Saulnier 406

Single Seat Fighter.  More....

Germany

Arado AR-196 Single-engined floatplane. More... Pictures
Dornier Do 17 Twin engined Medium Bomber. More...
Focke-Wulf 190 Single engined fighter. More...
Focke-Wulf 200 Four engine long range maritime reconnaissance. More...

Heinkel He-100

World speed record breaking racing aircraft.

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Heinkel He-111 Twin engined medium bomber. More...
Heinkel He-112 Single Seat fighter. More...
Heinkel Hs-123 Ground attack aircraft. More...
Heinkel He-176 Rocket powered test aircraft. More...
Junkers Ju 87 'Stuka' Ground attack aircraft. More...
Junkers Ju 88 Medium Bomber. More...
Messerschmitt Me 109 Single seat day fighter. More...
Messerschmitt Me 110 Twin engined fighter-bomber. More...
Messerschmitt 262 Twin jet engined fighter-bomber. More...
Messerschmitt 264 Four engined, long range bomber. More...

Great Britain

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Twin-engined night bomber. More...
Avro Lancaster Four-engined heavy night bomber. More...

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Blackburn Skua Ship-borne fighter. More...

Bristol BLENHEIM

Bristol Blenheim. British light day bomber of the early war period.

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Bristol Beaufighter Twin-engined fighter-bomber and maritime attack aircraft. More...
de Havilland Mosquito The wooden wonder. Twin-engined multi-purpose aircraft. Fighter, bomber, reconnaissance. Fast with long range and a heavy payload. More...

Mossie site.

Fairey Swordfish Biplane ship-based attack aircraft. More...

Gloster Gladiator

Biplane fighter of the RAF. More....
Handley Page Hampden Twin engined light bomber from the early war years. More...
Hawker Hind Interwar light bomber still in training usage at outbreak of WW2. More...

Hawker Hurricane

The single seat fighter. British. More....

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Hawker Typhoon Single Engined fighter. More...
Miles Master Advanced trainer. More... Link
Short Singapore Four-engined, biplane, general reconnaissance flying boat with a crew of 6.

One of the mainstays of the RAF flying-boat squadrons at home and overseas in the years just before the war, the Singapore III was the last of a long series of Short biplane flying boats and the immediate predecessor of the Sunderland. The Singapore III was the final service version of a design which originated with the Singapore I (N 179) of 1926. The Singapore I was powered by twin 800-hp Rolls-Royce H 10 engines driving tractor airscrews, and differed also in having a single fin and rudder and a pronounced overhang on the top wing. A Singapore I was loaned by the Air Ministry to Sir Alan Cobham for his memorable 23,000 mile flight round Africa in 1927-28. In 1930 the Singapore II (N 246) appeared, this being the first version to mount the twin tandem engine lay-out so characteristic of the Mk. III.

The Singapore I did not go into production, but in August 1933 the Air Ministry ordered four development aircraft from Shorts to Spec. R 3/33 for trials at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment and with squadrons, these being the first Mk. IIIs. The first Mk. III (K 3592) flew on 15 June 1934. Production terminated with K 8859 in June 1937 after 37 had been built for the RAF. The five production batches were K 3592-3595, K 4577-4585, K 6907 - 6922, K 8565-8568 and K 8856-8859.

Singapores first entered service with No. 210 Squadron at Pembroke Dock in January 1935. First Singapores sent overseas were No. 230 Squadron's, to Alexandria in October 1935 and in Singapore from January 1937. In September 1937 Singapores on Nos. 209 and 210 Squadrons were sent to Malta to institute the special anti-piracy patrols as a protection for British shipping during the Spanish Civil War. Temporarily based in Algeria, they returned to England again in December 1937. Nineteen Singapore IIIs, by then in full camouflage war-paint, remained in service at the outbreak of war in 1939. No. 205 Squadron, based at Singapore, retained four Singapores on its strength until as late as October 1941 when it handed then over to the RNZAF.

Technical Data:

General reconnaissance flying boat with a crew of 6. All-metal structure, metal hull and fabric-covered wings. Maker's designation, Short S. 19.

Manufacturers: Short Bros. (Rochester and Bedford) Ltd, Rochester, Kent.

Power Plant: Twin 675-h.p. Rolls-Royce Kestrel IX (DR) tractor and twin 675 h.p. Kestrel IX (DR) pusher.

Dimensions: Span 90 ft. Length, 64 ft. 2 in. Height, 23 ft. 7 in. Wing area, 1,834 sq. ft.

Weights: Empty, 20364 lb. Loaded, 32390 lb.

Performance: Maximum speed, 136 m.p.h. at 5,000 ft. Initial climb, 700 ft./min. Range 1,000 miles at 105 m.p.h. Endurance 6 hrs. Service ceiling, 15,000 ft.

Armament: Three Lewis guns in bows, amidships and tail positions. Bomb-load, 2,000 lb.

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Short Sunderland Four-engined long range flying boat. More...
Supermarine Spitfire Single-seat day fighter. More...
Vickers Vincent Three-seat general purpose biplane. More...

Vickers Wellington

The Vickers Wellington bomber of the RAF. More...
Westland Lysander Single engined Army Co-operation and covert operations aircraft. More...

Italy

Caproni CR-42 Biplane fighter. More...
Fiat G.50 Bis Single-engined day fighter. More...
Piaggio P. 108 Four engined heavy bomber. More...

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Reggiane Re2000 Single seat day fighter. Pictures...

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Japan

Mitsubishi A6M Type 0

The "Zero" single-seat, single-engined fighter. More...

Radio systems

NakaJima Ki-43 Single seat fighter. More...

Netherlands

Fokker G1.A Twin-engined fighter.

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United States of America

Bell P-39Airacobra Single Seat Fighter. More...

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Illustrations

Recovered from Russian Lake

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Four-engined heavy bomber. More....

The "Swoose"

Boeing S-307 Stratoliner

Pressurised Airliner. More...

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Four-engined very heavy bomber. More...

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Brewster F2A Buffalo

Single engined fighter. More...

Brewster SB2A

 

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer. Land-based or carrier-based scout-bomber, produced by the Brewster Aeronautical Company of the USA. (23)

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Cessna T-50 Bobcat

Twin-engined trainer. More...

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Four-engined heavy bomber. More...

Consolidated PBY Catalina

Twin-engined amphibian. More...
Consolidated B-32 Dominator Four-engined very heavy bomber. Built as insurance in case the B-29 programme failed. More...

Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk

Single-engined fighter. More...

Douglas DC-5

Twin-engined, high wing transport. More...

Douglas B-18 Bolo

 

Twin-engined medium bomber and maritime reconnaissance aircraft. More...

 

Douglas A-20 Havoc

Twin-engined medium bomber. More...

Grumman F4F 'Wildcat'

Single Seat carrier-borne naval fighter.

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Jim Baugher's Website

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/hist-ac/f4f-4.pdf

 

Grumman Avenger Carrier based single engine torpedo bomber.

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In Royal Naval Service.

Lockheed Hudson

Twin-engined maritime general reconnaissance aircraft. More...

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Twin-engined fighter. More...

Martin B-26 Marauder

Twin-engined medium bomber. More...

North American Harvard

Single engined advanced trainer. More...

North American B-25 Mitchell

Twin-engined medium bomber. More...

G-Variant

H-Variant

North American P-51 Mustang

Single-engined fighter. More...

North American A-36 Apache

Ground attack variant of the P-51 Mustang. More...

Republic P-35

 

Pre-war United States Army Air Force Pursuit (Fighter) aircraft.

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Specifications.

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Single-engined fighter. More...
Vought F4U Corsair Single-engined carrier-borne fighter-bomber. More...
Vought OS2U Kingfisher Single-engined ship-borne scout. More...

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Beriev KOR-2 (Be-4) Single engined amphibian.

http://wmilitary.neurok.ru/kor2.html

http://www.cofe.ru/Avia/B/photos_avia_B-59.htm

http://www.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/kor-2.html

http://www.internethobbies.com/internethobbies/rpmberbe4kor.html

http://angela.ctrl-c.liu.se/misc/ram/be-8.html

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