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Fairey Barracuda
The Barracuda was the Fleet Air Arm's intended replacement for the Fairey Albacore and would spend over a decade in service operating from its aircraft carriers.

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de Havilland Sea Mosquito

Derived from the de Havilland Mosquito the Sea Mosquito was intended to be used aboard the Fleet Air Arm's aircraft carriers. Only 67 would be produced.

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North American Harvard

The Harvard was based on a number of North American trainer aircraft and was used to train thousands of pilots 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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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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