Battle of Britain

RAF Controller during Battle of Britain explains why it’s not true that ‘Hurricanes went for the bombers and Spitfires engaged the fighters’

RAF Controller during Battle of Britain explains why it’s not true that ‘Hurricanes went for the bombers and Spitfires engaged the fighters’

The Messerschmitt Bf 109E during the Battle of Britain As one of the most famous fighting aeroplanes in the history… Read More

1 month ago

The Story of when Ford UK Refused to Build Rolls Royce Merlin Engines because the Tolerances Rolls Royce allowed were Looser than Ford was Willing to Work With

Ford re-drew the blue-prints for the Merlin, making it more suitable for mass production, and by 1944, over 400 engines… Read More

1 year ago

The day Legendary Luftwaffe Ace Adolf Galland asked Reich Marshal Hermann Goering a Squadron of Spitfires

Goering turned to Galland. "And you? What do you want'?" “l'd like a squadron of Spitfires for my Geschwader!" On… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know Chuck Yeager is the reason why airline pilots sound so bored when talking to passengers through PA system?

Chuck Yeager’s laconic, folksy drawl was admired and copied by pilots since the late ‘40s. An all-too-familiar voice greeted you… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the RAF Hurricane pilot who rammed a Luftwaffe Do 17 bomber and saved Buckingham Palace

As the Do 17 broke up its bombs fell, unarmed, over London. Two 50 kilo bombs fell in the grounds… Read More

3 years ago

Spitfire Vs P-51 Mustang: which was the better Merlin-engined fighter?

Both the Spitfire and the P-51 Mustang, two of the best fighters of World War II, were powered by the… Read More

3 years ago

During WWII Axis pilots tested captured Allied aircraft: they deemed the Spitfire a miserable fighter, the LaGG–3 poorly maneuverable and the P-51 disconcerting

‘The Spitfire handles well, is light on the controls, faultless in the turn and has a performance approaching that of… Read More

3 years ago

During the Battle of Britain, a lone German Arado Ar 196 reconnaissance seaplane fought against six RAF Spitfires. And shot one down.

The RAF learned that the Ar 196 could be a surprisingly dangerous opponent if flown by an able pilot. Beating… Read More

3 years ago

Shedding light on a mystery: why RAF Museum Do 17 was not shot down by a Defiant ‘bomber formation destroyer’

One particular claim made by a Defiant crew of No. 264 Sqn has had some resonance in recent years –… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why this Hurricane is the aircraft that had the most impact on the Battle of Britain

Of all the aircraft involved in the Battle of Britain, Hurricane OK-1 was that which made the most impact. One single… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why Luftwaffe lost 20% of its Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers during the Battle of Britain even though they were escorted by fighters

The Ju-87 Stukas were the nearest thing to precision bombers the Germans had, and they were used as such right… Read More

4 years ago

The Mystery Behind RAF Museum Dornier Do 17 World War II German Bomber

As of 2019, the Goodwin Sands Dornier Do 17 has still to reveal its true identity. The Dornier Do 17… Read More

5 years ago

Pilot creates Spitfire shape over England to honor those who took part in the Battle of Britain

The reason for this flight is, as 2018 is the year of the 100th anniversary of the RAF, so to… Read More

6 years ago