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Classic Warbirds

Profiling military aircraft that flew between 1930 and 1945

Messerschmitt Me 262
When it entered service with the Luftwaffe in July 1944 the Me 262 became the first ever operational jet fighter and was faster than the piston-engined fighters of the time.

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Avro York

The York was used by Transport Command and British Overseas Airways Corporation. During its career with the RAF it was one of the aircraft used by Winston Churchill.

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Boeing P-26 Peashooter

The P-26 Peashooter would be the first all-metal monoplane fighter to serve with the United States Army Air Corps and would form the core of pursuit aircraft in the US.

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Roy Chadwick's Lancaster would spend fifteen years in service with the Royal Air Force, and is, perhaps, best known for its role in the Dambusters raid in May 1943, which was led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

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Discover the aviation history on your doorstep with our interactive map which charts the many museums and places of interest across the United Kingdom. Dedicated to not only the UK's heritage but to the many aircraft and service personnel from around the world who have been based here between 1930 and 1945.

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10TH JULY 1940 - 31ST OCTOBER 1940
Battle of Britain Timeline
During 1940 the Luftwaffe carried out its campaign to destroy the Royal Air Force so it could achieve air superiority over Southern England, as a precursor to an invasion. Known as the Battle of Britain, it was a pivotal moment in the Second World War, as the Germans suffered their first major defeat and were unable to launch an invasion.

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