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Classic Warbirds

Profiling military aircraft that flew between 1930 and 1945

Westland Whirlwind
The twin-engined Whirlwind showed potential with its performance and cannon armament. However, the aircraft suffered due to production delays and issues with its engine.

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Supermarine Spitfire

The Spitfire was one of the best fighter aircraft to see service during the Second World War, and just over 20,000 were built of Reginald Joseph Mitchell's design.

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Handley Page Harrow

A twin-engined monoplane bomber, the Harrow was built in small numbers and entered Royal Air Force service in January 1937, remaining in service until May 1945.

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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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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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