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Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM - Art prints and originals signed by Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM Another RAFVR pilot, The son of a regular soldier, Arthur Leigh was called up at the outbreak of war. After finishing his flying training he was posted to 7 OTU and then on to convert to Spitfires in August 1940. Arthur Leigh flew with 64 Squadron at Leconfield and 72 Squadron at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain before transferring to 611 Squadron. Awarded the DFM in September 1941, Leigh had then completed 50 sweeps, had destroyed two Bf 109s, probably destroyed another four and shared in the destruction of a Do 17. After a spell instructing and ferrying Hurricanes from Gibraltar to Cairo, he returned to operations with 56 Squadron flying Typhoons from Manston. He was shot down on his first sweep by flak, near Calais but was picked up by an ASR launch. In late 1943 Leigh was posted to 129 Squadron at Hornchurch and was awarded the DDC on completing his second tour in December 1944, spending the rest of the war as an instructor.Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM"> Another RAFVR pilot, The son of a regular soldier, Arthur Leigh was called up at the outbreak of war. After finishing his flying training he was posted to 7 OTU and then on to convert to Spitfires in August 1940. Arthur Leigh flew with 64 Squadron at Leconfield and 72 Squadron at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain before transferring to 611 Squadron. Awarded the DFM in September 1941, Leigh had then completed 50 sweeps, had destroyed two Bf 109s, probably destroyed another four and shared in the destruction of a Do 17. After a spell instructing and ferrying Hurricanes from Gibraltar to Cairo, he returned to operations with 56 Squadron flying Typhoons from Manston. He was shot down on his first sweep by flak, near Calais but was picked up by an ASR launch. In late 1943 Leigh was posted to 129 Squadron at Hornchurch and was awarded the DDC on completing his second tour in December 1944, spending the rest of the war as an instructor.Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM">

Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM

Another RAFVR pilot, The son of a regular soldier, Arthur Leigh was called up at the outbreak of war. After finishing his flying training he was posted to 7 OTU and then on to convert to Spitfires in August 1940. Arthur Leigh flew with 64 Squadron at Leconfield and 72 Squadron at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain before transferring to 611 Squadron. Awarded the DFM in September 1941, Leigh had then completed 50 sweeps, had destroyed two Bf 109s, probably destroyed another four and shared in the destruction of a Do 17. After a spell instructing and ferrying Hurricanes from Gibraltar to Cairo, he returned to operations with 56 Squadron flying Typhoons from Manston. He was shot down on his first sweep by flak, near Calais but was picked up by an ASR launch. In late 1943 Leigh was posted to 129 Squadron at Hornchurch and was awarded the DDC on completing his second tour in December 1944, spending the rest of the war as an instructor.

Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM


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Items Signed by Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM

 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52.  It is Septe......
Into the Fray by Richard Taylor. (C)
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is Septe......NOT
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 A trio of Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXs from 611 Squadron.  EN555 <i>FY-X</i> joined the squadron on 9th March 1943, BS387 <i>FY-Y</i> was sent to join 611 squadron in February 1943 and EN133 <i>FY-B</i> went to 611 squadron on 16th November 1942.  EN......
The Endless Sky by Keith Woodcock.
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A trio of Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXs from 611 Squadron. EN555 FY-X joined the squadron on 9th March 1943, BS387 FY-Y was sent to join 611 squadron in February 1943 and EN133 FY-B went to 611 squadron on 16th November 1942. EN......

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 Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Price : £180.00
Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......

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 Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian. (AP)
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Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......

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 Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Price : £260.00
Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......

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 Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian. (XX)
Price : £220.00
Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......

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 Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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Like the Messerschmitt 109, its great adversary throughout almost six years of aerial combat, the Spitfire was a fighter par excellence. Good as many other types may have been, these two aircraft became symbols of the two opposing air forces they re......

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 Sunday 15 September 1940 and Luftwaffe supremo Hermann Goering believed victory over the RAF was at hand. Today, he decreed, would be the day that his 'glorious' Luftwaffe would finally break the back of Fighter Command's stubborn resist......
The Greatest Day by Robert Taylor. (D)
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Sunday 15 September 1940 and Luftwaffe supremo Hermann Goering believed victory over the RAF was at hand. Today, he decreed, would be the day that his 'glorious' Luftwaffe would finally break the back of Fighter Command's stubborn resist......NOT
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During the early part of World War II the coastline of Britain was constantly under threat, particularly the busy shipping lanes of the North Sea.  As well as carrying out bombing raids on strategic coastal targets and ports such as Luftflotte 5s att......
Evening Patrol by Gerald Coulson.
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During the early part of World War II the coastline of Britain was constantly under threat, particularly the busy shipping lanes of the North Sea. As well as carrying out bombing raids on strategic coastal targets and ports such as Luftflotte 5s att......

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 During the early part of World War II the coastline of Britain was constantly under threat, particularly the busy shipping lanes of the North Sea.  As well as carrying out bombing raids on strategic coastal targets and ports such as Luftflotte 5s at......
Evening Patrol by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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During the early part of World War II the coastline of Britain was constantly under threat, particularly the busy shipping lanes of the North Sea. As well as carrying out bombing raids on strategic coastal targets and ports such as Luftflotte 5s at......

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 Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the Douglas Bader Foundation.  Douglas Bader (D-B) leading Dogsbody Section, 616 Squadron, including Johnnie Johnson (YQ-E) , Cocky Dundas (YO-A) and Jeff West (YQ-H) on his final operational......Inspiration by John Young.
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Official limited edition print of the 60th Anniversary of the Douglas Bader Foundation. Douglas Bader (D-B) leading Dogsbody Section, 616 Squadron, including Johnnie Johnson (YQ-E) , Cocky Dundas (YO-A) and Jeff West (YQ-H) on his final operational......NOT
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A solo Spitfire flies high over the aerial battlefield of the Battle of Britain.......
High in the Sunlit Silence by Michael Rondot (AP)
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High in the Sunlit Silence by Michael Rondot (B)
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Spitire Prints - 4 Pack
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First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
The Hunting Party by Ivan Berryman (B)
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Eight Aviation Prints - 4 Spitfire and 4 Lancaster
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First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
The Hunting Party by Ivan Berryman (B)
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
Home at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian.
Mynarskis Lanc by Nicolas Trudgian.
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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RAF Tribute Print Pack!
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Ultimate collector pack of aviation prints, featuring legendary aircraft of the RAF in WW2. This tribute edition consists of prints by artists Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian. The prints depict the legendary Spitfire fighter aircraft, the Hawker......

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First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
The Hunting Party by Ivan Berryman (B)
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
Home at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian.
Mynarskis Lanc by Nicolas Trudgian.
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Trainbusters by Nicolas Trudgian.
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman.
Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian.
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Ground Force by Ivan Berryman.
Squadron Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian.
Holding the Line - The Battle of Britain by Nicolas Trudgian.
Hurricane Country by Nicolas Trudgian.
Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx.

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Gerald Coulson Trade Discount Spitfire Pint Pack.
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Dawn Sortie by Gerald Coulson.
First Light by Gerald Coulson.
Evening Patrol by Gerald Coulson.
Scramble by Gerald Coulson.
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Battle of Britain Spitfire Prints
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Dawn Sortie by Gerald Coulson.
Evening Patrol by Gerald Coulson.
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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RAF Spitfire Fighter Aviation Art.
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First Light by Gerald Coulson.
Evening Patrol by Gerald Coulson.
Where Thoroughbreds Play by Ivan Berryman.

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Nicolas Trudgian RAF Aircraft Print Pack.
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Mosquitos Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
Typhoons Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian.
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Special Sale Pack of 5 Prints - 4 FREE!
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Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (F)
LCT 312 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 787. Pack of two D-Day Spitfire prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Pack 1001. Pack of two Normandy aviation prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Graeme Lothian.
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Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Ranger by Graeme Lothian.

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D-Day Spitfire Prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Robert Taylor.
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Canadian Wing by Robert Taylor
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Harbourne Stephen RAF Ace Signed Aviation Art by Graeme Lothian and Gerald Coulson.
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The Right of the Line by Graeme Lothian. (AP)
Evening Patrol by Gerald Coulson.

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Spitfire Aviation Art Prints by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Fighter Legend - Johnnie Johnson by Nicolas Trudgian.

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Squadrons for : Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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No.129 Sqn RAF


Country : UK
Founded : 1st March 1918
Fate : Disbanded 1st September 1946
Mysore

I will defend the right

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Flew Mustangs from April 1944.

No.56 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 9th June 1916
Punjab

Quid si coelum ruat - What if heaven falls

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56 Squadron was formed on 8th June 1916 and in April 1917 was posted to France as part of the Royal Flying Corps. 56 squadron was equipped with the new SE5 fighter. One of the major aerial combats of the squadron was the shooting down of Lt Werner Voss. By the end of the first world war 56 Squadron had scored 402 victories, and many famous fighter aces flew with 56 Squadron including James McCudden, Reginald Hoidge, Gerald Maxwell, Arthur Rhys-Davies, Geoffrey Hilton Bowman, Richard Mayberry, Leonard Monteagle Barlow, Cyril Crowe, Maurice Mealing, Albert Ball, Harold Walkerdine, William Roy Irwin, Eric Broadberry, Kenneth William Junor, Cecil Leiws, Keith Muspratt, Duncan Grinnell-Milne, William Spurret Fielding-Johnson, William Otway Boger, Charles Jeffs, and Harold Molyneux. The squadron lost 40 pilots during the first world war with another twenty wounded and thirty one taken prisoner. When world war two broke out on the 6th of September 1939, 56 Squadron was based at North Weald. 56 Squadron flew Hurricanes during the Battle of France and during the Battle of Britain. 56 Squadron claimed just over 100 enenmy aircraft shot down during 1940. In 1941 as part of the Duxford Wing it was the first squadron to be equipped with the new Hawker Typhoon and during 1942 and 1943 was based ay RAF Matlaske as part of No.12 Group. No 56 Squadron was the frist squadron to confirm a victory while flying the Hawker Typhoon. In 1944 56 Squadron moved to RAF Newchurch and was re equipped with the new Hawker Tempest V, becoming part of the No.150 Wing under the command of the Ace Wing Commander Roland Beamont. 56 Squadron's new role was to defend Britian against the V1 flying bombs, and the squadron shot down around 75 V1s. The squadron moved to Europe on the 28th of September 1944 to Grimbergen in Belgium as part fo 122 Wing of the Second Tactical Air Force. During this period to the end of the war 56 Squadron became joint top scorers with a total of 149 aircraft cliamed. Over its history the squadron flew, SE5's Sopwith Snipes, Gloster Grebes, Armstrong Whitworth Siskins, Bristol Bulldogs, Gloster Gauntlets, Gloster Gladiators, Harker Hurricanes, Hawker Typhoon, and Hawker Tempests. Battle of Honours of the Squadron are : Western front 1917 - 1918 , Arras, Ypres 1917, Cambrai 1917, Soome 1918, Amiens, Hindenburg Line. During World war two : France and the Low Countries 1940, Battle of Britian, Fortress Europe 1942 - 1944, Dieppe, France, Germany 1944 - 1945, Home Defence 1942 - 1945 and Arnhem.

No.611 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 10th February 1936
Fate : Disbanded 10th March 1957
West Lancashire (Auxiliary)

Beware, beware

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Formed 10th February 1936, at RAF Hendon. Initially flew Hawker Hart aircraft then Hawker Hinds, before converting to a number of variants of Spitfires throughout the war. During the war, they were present at Dunkirk and fought in the Battle of Britain. The squadron converted to Mustangs in March 1945, but disbanded in August 1945. The squadron reformed in May 1946, again with Spitfires, beforing converting to Meteor jets in May 1951. The squadron finally disbanded on 10th March 1957.

No.64 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 1st August 1916
Fate : Disbanded 16th June 1967

Tenax proposite - Firmness of purpose

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Flew Mustangs from November 1944.

No.72 Sqn RAF

Country : UK
Founded : 28th June 1917
Fate : Disbanded 12th November 1981
Basutoland

Swift

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Aircraft for : Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM
A list of all aircraft associated with Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh DFC, DFM. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Hurricane




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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1936
Number Built : 14533

Hurricane

Royal Air Force Fighter, the Hawker Hurricane had a top speed of 320mph, at 18,200 feet and 340mph at 17,500, ceiling of 34,200 and a range of 935 miles. The Hurricane was armed with eight fixed wing mounted .303 browning machine guns in the Mark I and twelve .303 browning's in the MKIIB in the Hurricane MKIIC it had four 20mm cannon. All time classic fighter the Hurricane was designed in 1933-1934, the first prototype flew in June 1936 and a contract for 600 for the Royal Air Force was placed. The first production model flew ion the 12th October 1937 and 111 squadron of the Royal Air Force received the first Hurricanes in January 1938. By the outbreak of World war two the Royal Air Force had 18 operational squadrons of Hurricanes. During the Battle of Britain a total of 1715 Hurricanes took part, (which was more than the rest of the aircraft of the Royal air force put together) and almost 75% of the Victories during the Battle of Britain went to hurricane pilots. The Hawker Hurricane was used in all theatres during World war two, and in many roles. in total 14,533 Hurricanes were built.

Spitfire



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Manufacturer : Supermarine
Production Began : 1936
Retired : 1948
Number Built : 20351

Spitfire

Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, maximum speed for mark I Supermarine Spitfire, 362mph up to The Seafire 47 with a top speed of 452mph. maximum ceiling for Mk I 34,000feet up to 44,500 for the mark XIV. Maximum range for MK I 575 miles . up to 1475 miles for the Seafire 47. Armament for the various Marks of Spitfire. for MK I, and II . eight fixed .303 browning Machine guns, for MKs V-IX and XVI two 20mm Hispano cannons and four .303 browning machine guns. and on later Marks, six to eight Rockets under the wings or a maximum bomb load of 1,000 lbs. Designed by R J Mitchell, The proto type Spitfire first flew on the 5th March 1936. and entered service with the Royal Air Force in August 1938, with 19 squadron based and RAF Duxford. by the outbreak of World war two, there were twelve squadrons with a total of 187 spitfires, with another 83 in store. Between 1939 and 1945, a large variety of modifications and developments produced a variety of MK,s from I to XVI. The mark II came into service in late 1940, and in March 1941, the Mk,V came into service. To counter the Improvements in fighters of the Luftwaffe especially the FW190, the MK,XII was introduced with its Griffin engine. The Fleet Air Arm used the Mk,I and II and were named Seafires. By the end of production in 1948 a total of 20,351 spitfires had been made and 2408 Seafires. The most produced variant was the Spitfire Mark V, with a total of 6479 spitfires produced. The Royal Air Force kept Spitfires in front line use until April 1954.

Typhoon



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Manufacturer : Hawker
Production Began : 1941
Number Built : 3330

Typhoon

Single engine fighter with a maximum speed of 412 mph at 19,000 feet and a ceiling of 35,200 feet. range 510 miles. The Typhoon was armed with twelve browning .303inch machine guns in the wings (MK1A) Four 20mm Hispano cannon in wings (MK!B) Two 1000ilb bombs or eight 3-inch rockets under wings. The first proto type flew in February 1940, but due to production problems the first production model flew in May 1941. with The Royal Air Force receiving their first aircraft in September 1941. Due to accidents due to engine problems (Sabre engine) The Hawker Typhoon started front line service in December 1941.The Hawker Typhoon started life in the role of interceptor around the cost of England but soon found its real role as a ground attack aircraft. especially with its 20mm cannon and rockets. This role was proved during the Normandy landings and the period after. The total number of Hawker typhoons built was 3,330.

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