Tiger 131 - Sd Kfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E

Tiger 131 - Sd Kfz 181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E

Tiger 131 was in service with 3 Platoon (Troop), 1 Kompanie, Schwere Panzer Abteilung 504, German Army. It was captured by 48 RTR, A Squadron, 4 Troop, at Djebel Djaffa, Tunisia, on 21st April 1943. This tank was the first Tiger to be captured intact by British.

A painstaking restoration of Tiger 131 started in the 1990s which was eventually completed with help from the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Great care was taken to recreate the original camouflage and markings. The Tiger ran under its’ own power for the first time in 2004.

This tank was used in the 2014 film Fury, the first time a real Tiger has appeared in a feature film since Theirs Is the Glory in 1946 and They Were Not Divided (1950).

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_131

RC Model of Tiger II

RC Model of Tiger II

Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B

Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B

Charlie and Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Charlie and Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Charlie and Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Charlie and Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2016

Charlie Trumpess and the world famous Tiger 131, the only operational Tiger I. Tiger 131 starred in the 2014 movie Fury.

Fury Sherman Tank

Fury Sherman Tank

The Sherman tank Fury was played by an M4A3E8 Sherman tank named RON/HARRY (T224875), also lent by The Tank Museum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fury_(2014_film)

M4A3E8 Sherman Tank Used in the WW2 Movie Fury

M4A3E8 Sherman Tank Used in the WW2 Movie Fury

The Sherman tank Fury was played by an M4A3E8 Sherman tank named RON/HARRY (T224875), also lent by The Tank Museum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fury_(2014_film)

German World War Two Tiger Tank

German World War Two Tiger Tank

M4 Sherman Tank

M4 Sherman Tank

Roughly 50,000 Sherman tanks and thousands more derivative vehicles were used by the Western Allies during World War Two from 1941 onward. To learn more about the M4 Sherman visit Wikipedia

Sd Kfz 141/1 Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf L

Sd Kfz 141/1 Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf L

This tank was transported to Naples from Nuremburg by rail, and shipped to Bengazi on the 'Lerica', arriving on 18th July 1942. It was issued to the 8th Panzer Regiment as a replacement tank and brought the strength of the 15th Panzer Division up to 65 tanks by the beginning of August 1942. It arrived at the front between 28th and 31st July and probably fought at Alam Halfa. By 26th October the 15th Panzer Division had only 39 tanks left. Information on the manufacture and service of this tank came from Tom Jentz. Subsequently captured by the British Army.

Visit The Tank Museum's website to learn more

Panzer III

Panzer III

Tankfest 2016

Tankfest 2016

M18 Hellcat

M18 Hellcat

The M18 Hellcat (officially designated the 76mm Gun Motor Carriage M18 or M18 GMC for short) was an American tank destroyer of World War II, used in the Italian, European, and Pacific theatres, and in the Korean War. To learn more visit the Hellcat page on Wikipedia

M3 Stuart Light Tank or the Honey

M3 Stuart Light Tank or the Honey

Named after Confederate General JEB Stuart, the M3 was an American light tank armed with a 37mm main gun. The M3 Stuart was mainly used for screening and reconnaissance duties. The Stuart, also known as the General Stuart to British tank crews, was given the nickname Honey because of its reliability compared to British tanks of the period that were notoriously badly designed and constructed.

The M3 Stuart Light Tank nicknamed the Honey

The M3 Stuart Light Tank nicknamed the Honey

M3 Stuart Tank

M3 Stuart Tank

Incredibly the M3 Stuart light tank that entered service in 1941 is still on the active list with the Armed Forces of Paraguay, with ten of the tanks being overhauled in 2014 to provide a training capability. 22,744 M3 and M5 variants were built.  To learn more about the Honey visit the M3 Stuart page on Wikipedia.

Soviet T-34/85 Medium Tank

Soviet T-34/85 Medium Tank

Quite possibly the best tank design of World War Two, the Soviet T-34 medium tank entered service in 1940. Originally the T-34 was armed with a 76mm gun. The later variant, designated the T-34/85 was equipped with a more powerful 85mm gun and was more heavily armoured increasing its weight from 29 tons to 35 tons. Around 80,000 T-34s of all types were built and the tank saw widespread service in armies and conflicts around the world after World War Two.

T-34/85 Soviet Medium Tank with Polish Eagle

T-34/85 Soviet Medium Tank with Polish Eagle

T-34/85 Soviet Medium Tank with Polish Eagle

T-34/85 Soviet Medium Tank with Polish Eagle

T-34/85 Soviet Medium Tank with Polish Eagle

T-34/85 Soviet Medium Tank with Polish Eagle

Tiger 131 - Tankfest 2016

Tiger 131 - Tankfest 2016

Fury Sherman - Tankfest 2016

Fury Sherman - Tankfest 2016

Fury Sherman - Tankfest 2016

Fury Sherman - Tankfest 2016

Fury Sherman - Tankfest 2016

Fury Sherman - Tankfest 2016

Tiger 131 - Rear

Tiger 131 - Rear

The rear of the Tiger tank held an engine compartment flanked by two separate rear compartments each containing a fuel tank, radiator and fans. There is something of an urban myth as to the Tiger’s weak spot being its rear armour. However, the rear armour was 80mm thick, exactly the same as the side armour. The engine itself was an under-powered Maybach HL 210 P 45 – 12 cylinder / 650hp. Later variants go the the slightly improved Maybach HL 230 P 45 – 12 cylinder / 700hp engine.

Tiger Tank - Rear

Tiger Tank - Rear

The rear of the Tiger tank held an engine compartment flanked by two separate rear compartments each containing a fuel tank, radiator and fans. There is something of an urban myth as to the Tiger’s weak spot being its rear armour. However, the rear armour was 80mm thick, exactly the same as the side armour. The engine itself was an under-powered Maybach HL 210 P 45 – 12 cylinder / 650hp. Later variants go the the slightly improved Maybach HL 230 P 45 – 12 cylinder / 700hp engine.

Tiger Tank - Rear

Tiger Tank - Rear

The rear of the Tiger tank held an engine compartment flanked by two separate rear compartments each containing a fuel tank, radiator and fans. There is something of an urban myth as to the Tiger’s weak spot being its rear armour. However, the rear armour was 80mm thick, exactly the same as the side armour. The engine itself was an under-powered Maybach HL 210 P 45 – 12 cylinder / 650hp. Later variants go the the slightly improved Maybach HL 230 P 45 – 12 cylinder / 700hp engine.

Tiger 131 - Tankfest 2016

Tiger 131 - Tankfest 2016

Panzer III - Tankfest 2016

Panzer III - Tankfest 2016

German Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT)

German Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT)

German Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT)

German Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT)

German Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT)

German Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank (MBT)

Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC)

Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC)

The Tank Museum’s Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC) houses over 100 vehicles, many of which have never been on public display before.

Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC)

Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC)

The Tank Museum’s Vehicle Conservation Centre (VCC) houses over 100 vehicles, many of which have never been on public display before.

The Big Wing

The Big Wing

12 Spitfires display at Flying Legends 2017, IWM Duxford

B-17 Sally-B

B-17 Sally-B

Europe's only operational B-17 Flying Fortress, the Sally B has starred in TV series We'll Meet Again and movie Memphis Belle.

B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B

B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B

Douglas C-53D-DO Dakota LN-WND

Douglas C-53D-DO Dakota LN-WND

• Aircraft Type: Douglas C-53D-DO Dakota
• Operator: Dakota Norway
• Year of Manufacture: 1942
• Powered by: X2 Pratt & Whitney 1830-92’s
• Colour Scheme: Norwegian No.20 Transport Squadron.

Source Flying Legends 2016

P.38 Lightning N25Y

P.38 Lightning N25Y

• Aircraft Type: Lockheed P-38 Lightning
• Operator: The Flying Bulls
• Year of Manufacture: 1944
• Powered by: 2x Allison V1710-111/113
• Colour Scheme: Flying Bulls

Source: Flying Legends 2016

P38 Lightning - Flying Legends 2016

P38 Lightning - Flying Legends 2016

Goodyear Corsair FG-1D G-FGID

Goodyear Corsair FG-1D G-FGID

• Aircraft Type: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation Corsair FG-1D, G-FGID
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: one Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8
• Colour Scheme: British Fleet Air Arm as KD 345 of 1850 Sqn.

Source: Flying Legends 2016

Grumman Bearcat F8F G-RUMM

Grumman Bearcat F8F G-RUMM

• Aircraft Type: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation F8F-2P Bearcat
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1948
• Powered by: one Pratt and Whitney R-2800-73
• Colour scheme: VF20 US Navy

Flying Legends 2016

Goodyear Corsair FG-1D G-FGID

Goodyear Corsair FG-1D G-FGID

Goodyear Corsair FG-1D G-FGID at Flying Legends 2016

P51D Mustang ‘Moonbeam McSwine’ F-AZXS

P51D Mustang ‘Moonbeam McSwine’ F-AZXS

• Aircraft Type: P51D Mustang
• Operator: Mistral Warbirds – Fred Akary
• Year of Manufacture: 1944
• Powered by: RR Merlin Packard V1650
• Colour Scheme: 352th FS 487th FG 2 “Blue nose bastards of Bodney”

Source: Flying Legends 2016

TF51D Mustang G-TFSI

TF51D Mustang G-TFSI

• Aircraft Type: TF51D Mustang
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1944
• Powered by: V1650-7 Packard Merlin
• Colour Scheme: 55th Fighter Group. Capt. Frank Birciel’s “Miss Velma”

Source: Flying Legends 2016

Curtiss-Wright P.40C G-CIIO

Curtiss-Wright P.40C G-CIIO

• Aircraft Type: Curtiss Wright Corporation P-40C
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1941
• Powered by: Allison C15-33
• Colour Scheme: Army Air Corps Technical School

Source: FL16

Curtiss-Wright P.40C G-CIIO

Curtiss-Wright P.40C G-CIIO

Curtiss-Wright P.40C G-CIIO at Flying Legends 2016 airshow of classic war birds.

P51 Mustang at Flying Legends

P51 Mustang at Flying Legends

Collection of Warbirds, Flying Legends 2016

Collection of Warbirds, Flying Legends 2016

Bf109 Buchon

Bf109 Buchon

The Buchon is essentially a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine Messerschmitt Bf109 or a Spanish version of the famous German WW2 fighter.

Bf109 Buchon G-AWHE

Bf109 Buchon G-AWHE

• Aircraft Type: Hispano HA-112 MIL (Buchon) G-AWHE
• Operator: Spitfire Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1959
• Powered by: Rolls Royce Merlin 500-45
• Colour Scheme: Jagdgeschwader 53 (Ace of Spades) unit.

Source: Flying Legends

North American P-51D Mustang G-SHWN

North American P-51D Mustang G-SHWN

• North American P-51D Mustang G-SHWN
• Operator: Norwegian Spitfire Foundation
• Year of Manufacture: 1944
• Powered by: Rolls Royce Merlin
• Colour Scheme: KH774 ‘GA-S’ 112 Squadron RAF (Shark mouth) 44-11602

Source: FL2016

Supermarine Spitfire FR XIV G-SPIT

Supermarine Spitfire FR XIV G-SPIT

• Aircraft Type: Vickers Armstrong Spitfire FR XIV, G-SPIT
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1944
• Powered by: one Rolls Royce Griffon 65 engine
• Colour scheme: Tribute to Johnnie Johnson, JEJ

Source: FL2016

Flying Legends 2016 Airshow

Flying Legends 2016 Airshow

Flying Legends 2016 Airshow

Flying Legends 2016 Airshow

Bristol Blenheim Mk.I G-BPIV

Bristol Blenheim Mk.I G-BPIV

• Aircraft Type: Bristol Blenheim Mk.I
• Operator: Aircraft Restoration Company
• Year of Manufacture: 1934
• Powered by: 2 x Bristol Mercury XV Radial Piston Engines rated at 905hp
• Colour Scheme: 23 Squadron RAF

Source: Flying Legends 2016 website

Bristol Blenheim Mk.I G-BPIV

Bristol Blenheim Mk.I G-BPIV

• Aircraft Type: Bristol Blenheim Mk.I
• Operator: Aircraft Restoration Company
• Year of Manufacture: 1934
• Powered by: 2 x Bristol Mercury XV Radial Piston Engines rated at 905hp
• Colour Scheme: 23 Squadron RAF
 

Hawker Hurricane XII “Z5140” G-HURI

Hawker Hurricane XII “Z5140” G-HURI

• Aircraft Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa
• Operator: Historic Aircraft Collection Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1942
• Powered by: RR Packard built Merlin 29.  1,460hp
• Colour Scheme: Mk1 P3700, coded RF-E. No. 303 (Polish) Sqdn.

Source: Flying Legends 2016

Bristol Blenheim Mk.I G-BPIV

Bristol Blenheim Mk.I G-BPIV

• Aircraft Type: Bristol Blenheim Mk.I
• Operator: Aircraft Restoration Company
• Year of Manufacture: 1934
• Powered by: 2 x Bristol Mercury XV Radial Piston Engines rated at 905hp
• Colour Scheme: 23 Squadron RAF

Supermarine Spitfire MkIa G-CFGJ

Supermarine Spitfire MkIa G-CFGJ

• Aircraft Type: Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
• Operator: Imperial War Museums
• Year of Manufacture: 1939
• Powered by: Rolls Royce Merlin III
• Colour Scheme: 19 Squadron RAF

Source: FL2016

Hawker Hurricane XII “Z5140” G-HURI

Hawker Hurricane XII “Z5140” G-HURI

• Aircraft Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa
• Operator: Historic Aircraft Collection Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1942
• Powered by: RR Packard built Merlin 29.  1,460hp
• Colour Scheme: Mk1 P3700, coded RF-E. No. 303 (Polish) Sqdn.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb EP122 G-CISV

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb EP122 G-CISV

Flying Legends 2017

Flying Legends 2017

Supermarine Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire

Flying Legends 2016 WW2 Military History Airshow

Bf109 Buchon G-AWHE

Bf109 Buchon G-AWHE

• Aircraft Type: Hispano HA-112 MIL (Buchon) G-AWHE
• Operator: Spitfire Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1959
• Powered by: Rolls Royce Merlin 500-45
• Colour Scheme: Jagdgeschwader 53 (Ace of Spades) unit.

Flying Legends 2016

Hawker Fury Mk.II G-CBEL

Hawker Fury Mk.II G-CBEL

Flying Legends Airshow 2016

Goodyear Corsair FG-1D G-FGID

Goodyear Corsair FG-1D G-FGID

• Aircraft Type: Goodyear Aircraft Corporation Corsair FG-1D, G-FGID
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: one Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8
• Colour Scheme: British Fleet Air Arm as KD 345 of 1850 Sqn.

Boeing B-17G G-BEDF

Boeing B-17G G-BEDF

• Aircraft Type: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
• Operator: B-17 Preservation
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: Four Wright R-18200-97 Cyclone radial engines
• Colour Scheme: USAAF 447th Bomb Group

Read more: http://www.sallyb.org.uk

Land Warfare Exhibition

Land Warfare Exhibition

German half-track Sd.Kfz. 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) 

IWM Duxford

Land Warfare Exhibition

Land Warfare Exhibition

The Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) assault gun was Germany's most produced armoured fighting vehicle during World War II. 

Land Warfare Exhibition

Land Warfare Exhibition

IWM Duxford

Land Warfare Exhibition

Land Warfare Exhibition

German 88mm artillery IWM Duxford

 

Land Warfare Exhibition IWM Duxford

Land Warfare Exhibition IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

• Aircraft Type: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
• Operator: B-17 Preservation Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: Four Wright R-18200-97 Cyclone radial engines
• Colour Scheme: USAAF 447th Bomb Group

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

B-17 Flying Fortress Sally-B

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Hawker Hurricane

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

Flying Legends 2016 IWM Duxford

WW2 RAF Bristol Blenheim

North American P-51D Mustang ‘Frenesi’ (N-357FG)

North American P-51D Mustang ‘Frenesi’ (N-357FG)

Flying Legends 2017

North American P-51D Mustang ‘Frenesi’ (N-357FG)

North American P-51D Mustang ‘Frenesi’ (N-357FG)

Consolidated PBY Catalina (G-PBYA)

Consolidated PBY Catalina (G-PBYA)

• Type: Consolidated PBY Catalina
• Operator: Plane Sailing Air Displays Limited on behalf of Catalina Aircraft Limited
• Year of Manufacture: 1943
• Powered by: x 2 Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engines
• Colour scheme: USAAF OA-10A Catalina 44-33915 of the 8th Air Force 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron at Halesworth, Suffolk, UK.

Bf109 Buchon G-AWHK

Bf109 Buchon G-AWHK

• Aircraft Type: Hispano HA-112 MIL (Buchon)
• Operator: Aircraft Restoration Company
• Year of Manufacture: 1959
• Powered by: Rolls Royce Merlin 500-45
• Colour Scheme: Luftwaffe ‘Yellow 10’ (Battle of Britain movie)

(Featured cover image shows temporary weathered desert paint scheme to represent Messerschmitt Bf109 E-7 “Black 8″ flown by Leutnant Werner Schroer of Jagdgeschwader JG-27 in April 1941 for Flying Legends 2017 )

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Bf109 Buchon G-AWHK: Black 8

Bf109 Buchon G-AWHK: Black 8

• Aircraft Type: Hispano HA-112 MIL (Buchon)
• Operator: Aircraft Restoration Company
• Year of Manufacture: 1959
• Powered by: Rolls Royce Merlin 500-45
• Colour Scheme: Luftwaffe ‘Yellow 10’ (Battle of Britain movie)

(Featured cover image shows temporary weathered desert paint scheme to represent Messerschmitt Bf109 E-7 “Black 8″ flown by Leutnant Werner Schroer of Jagdgeschwader JG-27 in April 1941 for Flying Legends 2017 

V-1 flying bomb

V-1 flying bomb

The V-1 missile or V-1 flying bomb (German: Vergeltungswaffe 1 "Vengeance Weapon 1")—also known to the Allies as the buzz bomb or doodlebug.

The first V-1 was launched at London on 13 June 1944, one week after (and prompted by) the successful Allied landings in Europe. At its peak, more than one hundred V-1s a day were fired at south-east England, 9,521 in total, decreasing in number as sites were overrun until October 1944, when the last V-1 site in range of Britain was overrun by Allied forces. After this, the V-1s were directed at the port of Antwerp and other targets in Belgium, with 2,448 V-1s being launched. The attacks stopped only a month before the war in Europe ended, when the last launch site in the Low Countries was overrun on 29 March 1945.

The British operated an arrangement of air defences, including anti-aircraft guns and fighter aircraft, to intercept the bombs before they reached their targets as part of Operation Crossbow, while the launch sites and underground V-1 storage depots were targets of strategic bombing.

The Flight Line, Flying Legends 2017

The Flight Line, Flying Legends 2017

Curtiss-Wright P-36C G-CIXJ

Curtiss-Wright P-36C G-CIXJ

• Aircraft Type: Curtiss Wright Corporation P-36C G-CIXJ
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1939
• Powered by: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17. 1,200hp
• Colour Scheme: US Army Air Corps.

Curtiss-Wright Hawk 75 G-CCVH

Curtiss-Wright Hawk 75 G-CCVH

• Aircraft Type: Curtiss Wright Corporation Curtiss H-75A-1 Hawk 75 G-CCVH
• Operator: The Fighter Collection
• Year of Manufacture: 1939
• Powered by: one Pratt and Whitney R-1830-925
• Colour scheme: Armée de l’air Lafayette Escadrille Sioux Indian head emblem.

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF) - Sally B

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF) - Sally B

• Aircraft Type: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
• Operator: B-17 Preservation Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: Four Wright R-18200-97 Cyclone radial engines
• Colour Scheme: USAAF 447th Bomb Group

The aircraft was delivered to the United States Army Air Force on 19 June 1945 as 44-85784. In 1954 the Institut Géographique National in France bought the plane for use as a survey aircraft. In 1975 she moved to England and was registered with the CAA as G-BEDF to be restored to wartime condition. The ‘Sally B’ was used in the 1990 film Memphis Belle as one of 5 flying B-17s needed for various film scenes, and it was used to replicate the real Memphis Belle in one scene. Half of the aircraft is still in the Memphis Belle livery, following restoration of the ‘Sally B’ nose art and the black and yellow checkerboard pattern on the cowling of the starboard inner (no 3) engine, carried as a tribute to Elly Sallingboe’s companion Ted White, whose Harvard aircraft had the same pattern on its cowling.

Read more: http://www.sallyb.org.uk

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

• Aircraft Type: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
• Operator: B-17 Preservation Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: Four Wright R-18200-97 Cyclone radial engines
• Colour Scheme: USAAF 447th Bomb Group

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF) - Sally B

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF) - Sally B

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

• Aircraft Type: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
• Operator: B-17 Preservation Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: Four Wright R-18200-97 Cyclone radial engines
• Colour Scheme: USAAF 447th Bomb Group

The aircraft was delivered to the United States Army Air Force on 19 June 1945 as 44-85784. In 1954 the Institut Géographique National in France bought the plane for use as a survey aircraft. In 1975 she moved to England and was registered with the CAA as G-BEDF to be restored to wartime condition. The ‘Sally B’ was used in the 1990 film Memphis Belle as one of 5 flying B-17s needed for various film scenes, and it was used to replicate the real Memphis Belle in one scene. Half of the aircraft is still in the Memphis Belle livery, following restoration of the ‘Sally B’ nose art and the black and yellow checkerboard pattern on the cowling of the starboard inner (no 3) engine, carried as a tribute to Elly Sallingboe’s companion Ted White, whose Harvard aircraft had the same pattern on its cowling.

Read more: http://www.sallyb.org.uk

Sally B - Flying Fortress

Sally B - Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17G (G-BEDF)

• Aircraft Type: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
• Operator: B-17 Preservation Ltd
• Year of Manufacture: 1945
• Powered by: Four Wright R-18200-97 Cyclone radial engines
• Colour Scheme: USAAF 447th Bomb Group

Spitfire - Flying Legends

Spitfire - Flying Legends

Flying Legends - the Big Wing

Flying Legends - the Big Wing