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https://flic.kr/p/opspDU | De Havilland Vampire XJ771 | The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet fighter developed and manufactured by de Havilland. Having been developed during the Second World War to harness the newly developed jet engine, the Vampire entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1945. It was the second jet fighter, after the Gloster Meteor, operated by the RAF and its first to be powered by a single jet engine. The RAF used the Vampire as a front line…

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https://flic.kr/p/tJNT8m | Gloster Gladiator K7985 | The Gloster Gladiator (or Gloster SS.37) was a British-built biplane fighter. It was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) (as the Sea Gladiator variant) and was exported to a number of other air forces during the late 1930s. It was the RAF's last biplane fighter aircraft and was rendered obsolete by newer monoplane designs even as it was being introduced. Though often pitted against more formidable foes during the…

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https://flic.kr/p/pMx8oC | McDonnell Douglas AV-1B Harrier II | The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft that constitutes the second generation of the Harrier Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the aircraft was designed in the late 1970s as an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL aircraft. Named after a bird of prey,[8] it is primarily…

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https://flic.kr/p/wu6riX | Sukhoi Su-17 | The Sukhoi Su-17 (NATO reporting name: Fitter) is a Soviet variable-sweep wing fighter-bomber developed from the Sukhoi Su-7. It enjoyed a long career in Soviet, later Russian, service and was widely exported to Eastern Bloc, Middle Eastern air forces and Latin America as the Su-20 and Su-22.

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https://flic.kr/p/pJbFh2 | Saab 35 Draken | The Saab 35 Draken (English: "Kite", ambiguous with ‌"Dragon") was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. The Draken was built to replace the Saab J 29 Tunnan and, later, the fighter variant (J 32B) of the Saab 32 Lansen. The indigenous J 35 was an effective supersonic Cold War fighter that was also successfully exported to Austria, Denmark and Finland Draken's design incorporated a distinctive "double-delta"…

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https://flic.kr/p/pHrBxw | Westland Sea King HAR 3 - XZ587 | The Westland WS-61 Sea King is a British licence-built version of the American Sikorsky S-61 helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. The aircraft differs considerably from the American version, with Rolls-Royce Gnome engines (derived from the US General Electric T58), British-made anti-submarine warfare systems and a fully computerised flight control system. The Sea King was primarily designed for performing…

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https://flic.kr/p/pHrByd | Jet Provost XW324 | XW324 was built at Warton, as the 38th Jet Provost T.5 for the Royal Air Force. It was accepted by the RAF in early 1970 and went into service with No.3FTS at RAF Leeming. Coded '38' the aircraft was used for basic pilot training, and also was used by the School's aerobatics team 'Gemini Pair' during 1973. The aircraft was not selected for upgrade to T.5A status during 1975, and instead it was transferred onto the strength of 6FTS at RAF…

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https://flic.kr/p/tUTRYt | Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship G-TATR | The Type R "Mystery Ships" were a series of wire-braced, low-wing racing airplanes built by the Travel Air company in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were so called, because the first three aircraft of the series (R614K, R613K, B11D) were built entirely in secrecy. In total, five Type Rs were built and flown by some of the most notable flyers of the day, including Jimmy Doolittle, Doug Davis, Frank Hawks, and Pancho…

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https://flic.kr/p/x6utr8 | Avro Vulcan XH558 | The Avro Vulcan (sometimes referred to as the Hawker Siddeley Vulcan) is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984.

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https://flic.kr/p/pxbL49 | F18 Super Hornet | The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (F/A designation for Fighter/Attack). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations. The F/A-18 has a top…

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