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The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito - a British multi-role combat aircraft w a 2 man crew that served during the WWII & the postwar era. The Mosquito entered production in 1941 & was 1 of the fastest operational aircraft in the world. Used as low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike aircraft & fast photo-reconnaissance aircraft.

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito - a British multi-role combat aircraft w a 2 man crew that served during the WWII & the postwar era. The Mosquito entered production in 1941 & was 1 of the fastest operational aircraft in the world. Used as low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike aircraft & fast photo-reconnaissance aircraft.

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few..." (Churchill) This part of the speech refers to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting a German invasion.

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few..." (Churchill) This part of the speech refers to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting a German invasion.

The Royal Navy's last aircraft carriers - the Invincible class - were not officially classed as carriers but as Through Deck Cruisers to escape a round of defence cuts. Three were built - Invincible (seen here returning from the Falklands conflict), Illustrious and Ark Royal. Invincible and Ark Royal were both scrapped along with their complement of Sea Harriers under the current government's defence cuts. Illustrious has been retained as a helicopter carrier but will be scrapped when HMS…

The Royal Navy's last aircraft carriers - the Invincible class - were not officially classed as carriers but as Through Deck Cruisers to escape a round of defence cuts. Three were built - Invincible (seen here returning from the Falklands conflict), Illustrious and Ark Royal. Invincible and Ark Royal were both scrapped along with their complement of Sea Harriers under the current government's defence cuts. Illustrious has been retained as a helicopter carrier but will be scrapped when HMS…

Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a pilot serving with 'A' Flight, No. 27 Squadron RAF, climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram, India, for a sortie over Burma. Note the "Popeye" nose art on the crew hatch.

Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a pilot serving with 'A' Flight, No. 27 Squadron RAF, climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram, India, for a sortie over Burma. Note the "Popeye" nose art on the crew hatch.

One of the most useful Allied aircraft of World War II, the Mosquito performed as a bomber, fighter, anti-shipping and photo-reconnaissance platform.

One of the most useful Allied aircraft of World War II, the Mosquito performed as a bomber, fighter, anti-shipping and photo-reconnaissance platform.

the_ww2_memoirs A M4A3 Sherman tank belonging to the 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, slowly burns on a road after being knocked out during the fighting for Oberkirchen, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, April 5th, 1945. The M4 Sherman was the main tank for the Americans during WW2 serving on all fronts during its military career. It was fast and powerful, reaching speeds around 30 miles per hour and having a 75mm cannon, this tank seemed revolutionary. They were cheap to produce…

the_ww2_memoirs A M4A3 Sherman tank belonging to the 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division, slowly burns on a road after being knocked out during the fighting for Oberkirchen, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, April 5th, 1945. The M4 Sherman was the main tank for the Americans during WW2 serving on all fronts during its military career. It was fast and powerful, reaching speeds around 30 miles per hour and having a 75mm cannon, this tank seemed revolutionary. They were cheap to produce…

Yamato (大和?), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.    On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.

Yamato (大和?), named after the ancient Japanese Yamato Province, was the lead ship of the Yamato class of battleships that served with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. On 7 April 1945 she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.

A Drummer Boy of the Royal Scots Dragoons (George William Joy). Joy served in the Artists Rifles from 1870-1891, and shot for them at Wimbledon and Bisley.

A Drummer Boy of the Royal Scots Dragoons (George William Joy). Joy served in the Artists Rifles from 1870-1891, and shot for them at Wimbledon and Bisley.

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