Spitfire experimental floatplane, it never saw service but was the fastest spitfire ever made. 4 built, and three where converted back to wheel undercarage. and one sunk in a UK lake where it remains today, it was found a few years ago,.
JUN 2 1943 ‘Battle in the Bay’ – Sunderland v Ju The huge Short Sunderland flying boat had a crew of 9 but could accommodate as many as 80 men when used as a transport. Radar had only been introduced to the Sunderland in October
This Albatross is still active as N121FB 'Billabong Clipper', based at Mesa, AZ, having spent periods with the Smithsonian Institute, Chalks International Airline, storage at Marana and service in Singapore after its Coast Guard career - Photo taken at Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA) in Florida, USA in August, 1975.