Bringing 101 Vintage Aircraft to Life

Classic Warbirds

Profiling military aircraft from the First World War, Second World War and Cold War

Junkers Ju 87
The Ju 87 Stuka played a vital role with the Luftwaffe during the early years of the Second World War, becoming synonymous with the German Blitzkrieg tactics.

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Nicknamed the 'Jug' the P-47 entered service with the United States Army Air Force in May 1942 and would later be able to escort bombers all the way to Germany.

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Avro Tutor

The single engined biplane Tutor would be the Royal Air Force's standard elementary trainer during the mid 1930s. Small numbers would be used during the Second World War.

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With its distinctive sound and shape the Spitfire is undoubtedly one of the most famous aircraft ever built. An icon of the Battle of Britain the aircraft had a long and varied history during its operational service with the Royal Air Force. This article contains a range of Spitfire facts about, not only, the aircraft but also the people behind it.

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Classic Warbirds
Guide to Aviation Museums

Discover the aviation history on your doorstep with our interactive map which charts the many museums and places of interest located across the United Kingdom. Dedicated to not only the UK's own heritage but to the many aircraft and service personnel from around the world who have been based here from 1914 upto the Cold War.

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Spitfire Experiences
Get up close to one of the most famous British aircraft ever built, the Supermarine Spitfire. From sitting in the cockpit of an airworthy example to a passenger ride in a two seater, there are a range of Spitfire flights to choose from. Whatever experience you do it's sure to be a memorable day out for yourself, a group of friends or as a gift.

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Our YouTube channel has a host 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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