Hawker Hurricane

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

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

11 months 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

2 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

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

3 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

3 years ago

The day Romanian IAR 80 fighters claimed to have shot down 24 American P-38 Lightnings

The IAR 80 fought mostly against the Russians, but one engagement on Jun. 10, 1944 put it against America’s P-38.… Read More

4 years ago

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson Declared RAF Group Captain

Bruce Dickinson formed a close alliance with the service in 2008, when he took the controls of an MoD-chartered 747… Read More

4 years ago

‘Cobber’ Kain – first RAF Hurricane Ace, first RAF air ace of the WWII, and first to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

"'Cobber' Kain was 73 Squadron's most split-arse pilot. He often led a section 40 miles or more into Germany, regardless… Read More

6 years ago