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Fairey Gannet
Entering service during 1953 operating from aircraft carriers the type would serve in two crucial roles for the Fleet Air Arm during the Cold War.

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Avro Shackleton

The Shackleton began its service with the Royal Air Force in the maritime reconnaissance role post World War 2 before being converted to provide AEW.

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Bristol Blenheim

When the twin-engined Blenheim bomber first appeared its modern appearance and speed installed the belief that the Royal Air Force possessed the best bomber in the world.

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     The History of Lead Assembly
     Ships of the Eighth Air Force
     Fairey Gannet
     Avro Shackleton
     Bristol Blenheim
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