Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 23rd November
Sir Sydney joined Hawker Aircraft Company at the age of 20 and became chief designer two years later in 1925. He designed the Hawker Hurricane there in the 1930s. Over the course of his career his designs included the Typhoon, Tempest, Sea Hawk, Hunter and the Harrier jet fighter bomber, which pioneered vertical flight.
The life-size plastic replica Hurricane will be unveiled next April. It will be a copy of the one flown by Sir Grandy, Marshal of the RAF, in the Battle of Britain. A scholarship fund will also be set up in his name.
Famous Aircraft(Commemorative magazine)
Following on from our successful titles on the RAF and Dambusters, comes Famous Aircraft.
Highly illustrated, this title includes well known planes from the British, American and German air forces. Included are the Spitfire, Hurricane, Bristol Bomber, Messerschmidt, Henkel, Mustang and Destroyer.
Each plane is described in detail, from the original designs through to production and the operations they took part in. Interviews with the pilots who flew them… Read more...
Of further interest...
The Battle of Britain - Britain's Defences, 1940Mon 9th July
An article on British Defences during the Battle of Britain. Extracted from The Narrow Margin by Derek Wood and Derek Dempster and reproduced by permission of Pen and Sword Books Ltd. Read article...
Battle of Britain Day – 15 September 1940Thu 17th September
Sunday, 15 September 1940 saw the Luftwaffe launch a concentrated attack against London: the goal was to bring the RAF to its knees once and for all. This article by Kristen Alexander reports of the part played by 22 year-old Pilot Officer John Crossman, Read article...