Royal Navy

The day Luftwaffe Bf 109Gs were overwhelmed by Fleet Air Arm F4Fs and why the little Wildcat could be more than a match for the legendary Messerschmitt Bf 109

The day Luftwaffe Bf 109Gs were overwhelmed by Fleet Air Arm F4Fs and why the little Wildcat could be more than a match for the legendary Messerschmitt Bf 109

The F4F Wildcat First flown in February 1939, the rugged and heavily armed F4F Wildcat became the Navy/Marine Corps premier… Read More

4 months ago

The story behind this photo of USS Austin amphibious transport ship being towed by a CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter

The CH-53 Super Stallion The CH-53 Super Stallion has been a workhorse around the world for the US Marine Corps… Read More

4 months ago

Argentine A-4 Pilots recall the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War

The A-4 Skyhawk Called the “Tinker Toy” because of its diminutive size, the A-4 Skyhawk bore the brunt of Naval Aviation’s strike effort… Read More

5 months ago

F-35B Lightning II Performs First Night shipborne rolling vertical landing Aboard HMS Prince of Wales

F-35B first night shipborne rolling vertical landing aboard HMS Prince of Wales An F-35 Lightning II test pilot performed the… Read More

7 months ago

First shipborne rolling vertical landing on HMS Prince of Wales by F-35B

F-35B aboard HMS Prince of Wales An F-35 Lightning II test pilot performed the first roll-on landing of an F-35B… Read More

7 months ago

Seafire Vs Corsair Vs Sea Fury: Seafire pilots offer a comparison with some of the competitors of the navalised version of the famous Spitfire

The Supermarine Seafire was a navalised version of the famous Spitfire adapted for use on aircraft carriers. 2646 Seafires were… Read More

7 months ago

Target Port Stanley: the Compelling Story of Black Buck 1 Mission, the first RAF Vulcan Raid during the Falklands War

Black Buck 1 Mission The RAF's opening shots of the Falklands War were among the most remarkable airstrikes in history.… Read More

11 months ago

Screenshots of Surveillance footage from US Navy P-8A Poseidon show Iranian fast-attack craft harassing merchant vessel transiting the Strait of Hormuz

The civilian crew reported three fast-attack craft with armed personnel approached and followed the merchant vessel at close distance. The… Read More

12 months ago

Here are some cool night photos of the venerable Blackburn Buccaneer strike aircraft

The cool photos in this post were taken at the former RAF Kemble base (now known as the Cotswold airport)… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know Royal Navy’s Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers were able to damage Bismarck because its guns could not target planes moving so slowly?

Heading for occupied France to effect repairs, Bismarck was attacked by 16 Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft… Read More

2 years ago

Interesting video features Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 and Royal Navy AW101 Merlin helicopters in the Mach Loop

‘It’s been a long time since I last captured an AW101 Merlin in the Loop and to cap it off… Read More

2 years ago

The sinking of HMS Hermes, the First Ship Designed as an Aircraft Carrier

‘At this stage Hermes had a very heavy list to port and it was obvious that she was about to… Read More

2 years ago