The counterweights on the Constant Speed Airscrew show up well as does that splendid undercarriage.
A Handley Page Hampden of No. 49 Squadron being ‘bombed up’ at Scampton, June 1940. Germany’s synthetic oil industry, based on the nation’s plentiful supplies of coal, was already a priority objective, but Bomber Command lacked the strength to do any serious damage. Early RAF raids involved small numbers of aircraft being despatched against several targets over the space of a night. The majority missed their objectives by miles. On the night of 16-17 August this aircraft failed to return from a raid against the Leuna petroleum works at Merseburg.
“Flight Lieutenant A R Costello of No. 112 Squadron poses with his Curtiss Kittyhawk at Sidi Heneish in Egypt, April 1942. If any aircraft came to symbolise the Desert Air Force it was the rugged, American-built P-40, known to the RAF as the Tomahawk and Kittyhawk. No. 112 Squadron famously decorated its aircraft with ‘sharkmouth’ nose art. Early versions lacked high-altitude performance, which made them vulnerable to the Messerschmitt Bf 109F, but the Kittyhawk went on to become an effective ground attack aircraft.”
Vickers Wellington B Mark X of No. 83 Operational Training Unit, being refuelled from two petrol bowsers at Peplow, Shropshire.
The redheaded young lady looks in far better nick than the aircraft behind her.It looks like some sort of Eastern Bloc crop sprayer judging by bay windows on cockpit.
Biplanes and Airships and a stream of shell cases—-
Dizelpankovskaya collection of aircraft engines from the Museum of the Polish aviation.
Russian caption says “ 9-cylinder Le Rhône 9C 1916 release, was used on many aircraft of World War II.” Note skinny finning as engine rotated created its own draft.
Bump sans grind
With her delivery of deliciously snarky lines like last night’s “what happens when the non-existent bumps up against the decrepit?”...
The moon did not become the sun.”
It just fell on the desert
in great sheets, reams
of silver handmade by you.
The night is your cottage industry...
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