US Air Force Boeing B-52 and an RAF Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California.

US Air Force Boeing B-52 and an RAF Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California.

The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

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Handley Page Halifax bombers were real workhorses in WWII - they carried a large payload. The maximum bomb load was 14,500 lb (6,600 kg), carried in a bomb bay in the fuselage with six separate bomb compartments, and three bomb compartments in each wing inboard section.

Handley Page Halifax bombers were real workhorses in WWII - they carried a large payload. The maximum bomb load was 14,500 lb (6,600 kg), carried in a bomb bay in the fuselage with six separate bomb compartments, and three bomb compartments in each wing inboard section.

Magazine centrefold showing different versions of the Spitfire painted in the…

Magazine centrefold showing different versions of the Spitfire painted in the…

Tornado, 41 Squadron Royal Air Force. This is what I call low-level bombing!

Tornado, 41 Squadron Royal Air Force. This is what I call low-level bombing!

Pilot forced to take evasive action in skies over Lincolnshire with only   length of double-decker bus to spare, official RAF report reveals

RAF Typhoon in 350mph near-miss as close as 20ft over Lincolnshire

Pilot forced to take evasive action in skies over Lincolnshire with only length of double-decker bus to spare, official RAF report reveals

The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

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