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Classic Warbirds

Profiling military aircraft that flew between 1930 and 1945

Avro York
The York was used by Transport Command and British Overseas Airways Corporation. During its career with the RAF it was one of the aircraft used by Winston Churchill.

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Boeing P-26 Peashooter

The P-26 Peashooter would be the first all-metal monoplane fighter to serve with the United States Army Air Corps and would form the core of pursuit aircraft in the US.

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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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Roy Chadwick's Lancaster would spend fifteen years in service with the Royal Air Force, and is, perhaps, best known for its role in the Dambusters raid in May 1943, which was led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

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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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