The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and, as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it became the main heavy bomber used by the RAF, the RCAF, and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within the RAF, overshadowing its close contemporaries the Handley Page Halifax and Short Stirling.
Convair F-106 Delta Dart. USAF. Developed in the 1950s, it served as the primary all-weather interceptor for the Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. External drop tanks extended its range and it was armed with air-to-air missiles only, which were carried internally. It was replaced by the F-15 Eagle from McDonnell Douglas.
The Handley Page H.P.42 and H.P.45 were British land-based four-engine biplane airliners designed to a 1928 Imperial Airways specification by Handley Page of Radlett in Hertfordshire. Eight were built, four of each type.The three survivors were pressed into Royal Air Force service at the outbreak of the Second World War. No lives were lost in civilian service (a record thought to be unique for contemporary aircraft)] but by 1940, all aeroplanes had been destroyed.
Messerschmitt Me262 A-1a/Jabo (Werknummer 170312) of I./KG 51 photographed on 27th March 1945 off the Frankfurt Autobahn. Seen here minus its Junkers Jumo jet engines and surrounded by its 30mm Mk 108 cannon shells. (Colorised by Tom Thounaojam )