Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Wooden Wonder Will Fly Again!

I chart the demise of the last airworthy DeHavilland Mosquito including the horrific crash! I give an update on Avspecs LTD progress on restoring a Mosquito FB26 to flight by 2011!



The Wooden Wonder Will Fly Again!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

Thunder City Has Been Silenced for Good!

Thunder City has been silenced! The last place you could have a flight in an WW Lightning Supersonic Intercepter has closed for good! I have the story.


Thunder City Has Been Silenced for Good!

Would You Fight, Flight or Freeze?

Would you Fight,Flight or Freeze? its an old age debate I try to shed some light on.


Would You Fight, Flight or Freeze?

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Harrier Jump-jet Has Stopped Jumping!

The Hawker Harrier jump jet has been scrapped! Great Britain is a weaker country now I hope the government knows what it has done. My friends across the water in America are far from pleased!




The Harrier Jump-jet Has Stopped Jumping!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Friday, 8 October 2010

The Battle of Britain Was Not All About Spitfires

Rhe Bolton Paul Defiant fighter was most definately in the Battle of Britain. I describe a typical air battle in 1940 over Kent.




The Battle of Britain Was Not All About Spitfires

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The Bristol Beaufighter Was More Than Just a Stop Gap Aircraft

The Bristol Beaufighter was developed from the Bristol Beaufort as a stop gap aircraft, however it proved to be hard hitting and very rugged. Which one the hearts of the allied air crews.



The Bristol Beaufighter Was More Than Just a Stop Gap Aircraft

Sunday, 22 August 2010

The Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Were Flown by Brave Men!

The Whitley is a forgotten WWII bomber I will try to jog some memories of the aircraft and the brave men who flew them.


The Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Were Flown by Brave Men!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Gloster Meteor Was Nick-named The Meatbox!

The Gloster Meteor was Britains first operation jet fighter. I give the history of the fighter and the reason it was nick-named the meatbox!


The Gloster Meteor Was Nick-named The Meatbox!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Merlin Breaths Life Into The Mustang!

The North American Mustang is argueably the greatest fighter aircraft of WW2. It nearlly wasn't due to its original under-powered Alison engine.



The Merlin Breaths Life Into The Mustang!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

The Merlin Breaths Life Into The Mustang!

The American P51 Mustang is the best Allied fighter of WWII absolutely no doubt. I give the history of the classic single seat fighter.



The Merlin Breaths Life Into The Mustang!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

The Whirlwind Didn't Blow as Hard as It Could!

The Westland Whirlwind was Britain's first twin engine single seat fighter of WWII. It was a victim of fate and short sightedness by the RAF.



The Whirlwind Didn't Blow as Hard as It Could!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

String Bags Help Sink The Bismarck

The Fairey Swordfish nick-named the String Bag, crippled the mighty Bismarck Germany's greatest ever Battleship!



String Bags Help Sink The Bismarck

Thursday, 1 July 2010

The Last Flight of Fighting Sam Prt Two

The second part of my "Fighting Sam" trilogy which is written as a tribute to the American's who died in combat over Europe in WW2.



The Last Flight of Fighting Sam Prt Two

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is part of the RAF and flys aircraft such as the Lancaster and Spitfire and Hurricane, as a tribute to the young men who died in aerial combat in WW2.



The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Friday, 18 June 2010

The German Me262 Was The Worlds First Operational Jet Fighter

The ME262 was the Worlds first operational Jet Fighter. I explain the developement and the specifications of this early ground breaking aircraft.



The German Me262 Was The Worlds First Operational Jet Fighter

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Friday, 4 June 2010

Canadian Treasure Recovered From Norway in 1995

Canadian treasure is recovered from 750ft of ice cold water in Norway. A WWII Halifax bomber is recovered and restored as a tribute to all Canadian airmen who lost their lives in WWII.





Canadian Treasure Recovered From Norway in 1995

Thursday, 20 May 2010

The Bristol Blenheim Will Fly and Fly Again

The story of two restored Bristol Blenheim bombers. The Blenheim is almost forgotten by many aircraft enthusiasts, I hope this article can redress that trend.




The Bristol Blenheim Will Fly and Fly Again

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Lest We Forget

The last flight of B-Beer is told as it would have happened. B-Beer is an Avro Lancaster MK1.



Lest We Forget

Friday, 14 May 2010

The B29 Bomber Kee Bird Crashes Twice!

The Kee Bird was a B29 Superfortress, she crashed in Greenland on a spying mission! My story recounts the restoration and attempted salvage of the Kee Bird



The B29 Bomber Kee Bird Crashes Twice!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Monday, 3 May 2010

The Flight of The Valkyrie

The Valkyrie was a mach 3 capable nuclear bomber built in America. I explain it missions and specifications via flash fiction.



The Flight of The Valkyrie

Thursday, 29 April 2010

A Ball Turret Gunner, Not a Job You Would Want!

In WW2 the ball turret gunner was just about the most dangerous job to have. The ball turret gunner had to defend the underneath of the bomber alone! The death rate of these brave men was high. We look in depth at the Boeing B17 and its ball turret gunners.



A Ball Turret Gunner, Not a Job You Would Want!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Short Stirling an Almost Forgotten Ww2 Bomber

The story of the Short Stirling the first British heavy bomber of WW2, and the sad fact that there is not one example left in the world today!



The Short Stirling an Almost Forgotten Ww2 Bomber

Saturday, 24 April 2010

The "Wooden Wonder"

The history and development of the De Havilland Mosquito, the worlds first multi-role military aircraft.



The "Wooden Wonder"

The Scandal of The "Tsr2" Fighter!

The scandal of the TSR2 Fighter. Britain had the chance of being the world leader in jet fighter technology and politics strangled the incredible TSR2 fighter bomber.


The Scandal of The "Tsr2" Fighter!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The Last Flight of The Handley Page Victor Bomber

I explain the history of the V bombers and I focus in on the Handley Page Victor bomber. I give an in depth explanation of "Teasing Tina's" last flight in 2009!


The Last Flight of The Handley Page Victor Bomber

Sunday, 18 April 2010

One Defiant Fighter Survived

The true history of the ill-fated Bolton Paul Defiant. Britains first turret equipped WW2 fighter. The story of its early sucesses in combat with the Luftwaffe and its downfall.



One Defiant Fighter Survived

The Lost Squadron and Glacier Girl

The true story of the lost squadron of B17 heavy bombers and six P38 Lightning fighters. The aeroplanes crash landed in the snow in Greenland, to be discovered 40 years later.




The Lost Squadron and Glacier Girl

Saturday, 17 April 2010

WW2 Historic Aircraft

Hello and welcome to my new blog about WW2 Historic Aircraft. As I am a keen enthusiast, I will also blog all types of military and civillian aircraft.