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Classic Warbirds

Profiling military aircraft that flew between 1930 and 1945

Morane-Saulnier MS.406
The MS.406 suffered due to issues with its radiator and landing gear. At the outbreak of the Second World War the aircraft equipped ten frontline Groupe de Chasse.

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Avro Anson

The Anson would play a crucial role in preparing the aircrew needed to operate multi-engined aircraft and was in service with the Royal Air Force for over 30 years.

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Gloster Gauntlet

The Gauntlet was the last opened cockpit fighter used by the Royal Air Force and made history by becoming the first aircraft to intercept another by the use of radar.

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During the Battle of Britain the standard camouflage for the fuselage and upper surfaces of Fighter Command aircraft would remain the same throughout the battle. It would be the undersides of the aircraft that would be subject to change.

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Classic Warbirds
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Discover the aviation history on your doorstep with our interactive map which charts the many museums and places of interest across the United Kingdom. Dedicated to not only the UK's heritage but to the many aircraft and service personnel from around the world who have been based here between 1930 and 1945.

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Spitfire Experiences
From flying with a Spitfire or a passenger ride in a two-seater to a guided tour of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, there is a range of Spitfire flights to choose from. Prices start at just £49, and whatever experience you do, it's sure to be a memorable day out for yourself, a group of friends or make an unforgettable gift.

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Our YouTube channel has a number of aircraft walkaround videos available to watch. These include the Hawker Hurricane Mk I, Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk and Hawker Tempest Mk II.

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