The ground crew of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, May 1944 'bomb up' a Lancaster of No.467 Squadron RAAF writing on a 'Cookie' (8,000 lb HC (High Capacity) bomb) '100 Not Out' to mark the 100th recorded operation of the Lancaster PO-S R5868. [AWM SUK12226]
Pilot Officer P. Martin's Avro Lancaster B Mk.I Special, PB996, YZ-C, releases the 22,000-pound Grand Slam earth-penetrating bomb over teh railway viaduct at Arnsberg, Germany, 19 March 1945. (Imperial War Museum)
Hawker Typhoon var ett brittiskt jakt/attackflygplan som användes under senare delen av andra världskriget. Hawker Typhoon var ett flygplan konstruerat under mitten av andra världskriget av tillverkaren Hawker som tidigare skapat Hawker Hurricane. Hawker Typhoon var i grunden ett jaktplan bestyckat med tolv 7,7 mm kulsprutor i vingarna.
Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war. would like to see what he would invent or design now.
In August 1942 Lancaster I R5727 became the first of its type to fly the Atlantic, having been chosen as the pattern machine for production of the Lancaster in Canada. It is seen here at Prestwick airport before the flight. [IWM]
44 Sqn. Lancaster KM-o based in Waddington, Lincolnshire being touched up by a rigger. Until June 1942 these codes had been light grey, but were changed to dull red because it was less conspicuous in moonlight.. The bar above the ‘o’ indicated the second ‘O-Orange’ in the squadron. This aircraft (R 5540) was written off in a crash-landing at Winthorpe in Jan. 1943.