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The Spitfire was a low-wing monoplane that was first flown in 1936 and was first put into service with the Royal Air Force in 1938. It was modified continuously throughout the war to serve in a variety of roles: fighter (with notable success at high altitudes), fighter-bomber, and photo reconnaissance plane.

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The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

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from The Good Men Project

Our Presence: The Gift That Really Matters to our Children

Avro Vulcan, one of the three 'v bombers' nuclear deterrents in the 50s and 60s. Also took part in the Falklands war. A beautiful delta winged bomber.

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Black Buck Buddies by Ivan Berryman - It is ironic that, just as the RAF were beginning to retire or re-assign their ageing force of V-bombers, the situation in the Falkland Islands called for a long-distance bombing mission to disable the runway at Port Stanley which now threatened to become an operational fighter base for the Argentine Air Force. Flying a round trip of some 8,000 miles, it was necessary for Avro Vulcan XM607 to refuel several times from a fleet of Victor tankers who…

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from Telegraph.co.uk

RAF Typhoon in 350mph near-miss as close as 20ft over Lincolnshire

Pilot forced to take evasive action in skies over Lincolnshire with only length of double-decker bus to spare, official RAF report reveals

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from TIME.com

Top 10 Most Expensive Military Planes - Photo Essays

B-2 Spirit stealth bomber of the USAF. Stealth aircraft are designed to avoid detection using a variety of advanced technologies that reduce reflection/emission of radar, infrared,[1] visible light, radio-frequency (RF) spectrum, and audio, collectively known as stealth technology. Development of stealth technology likely began in Germany during World War II. Well-known modern examples of stealth aircraft include the F-117 Nighthawk, the B-2 Spirit, the F-22 Raptor,and the F-35 Lightning II.

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Allied Strategic Air Offensive: The 'round the clock' bombing by the RAF and USAAF necessitated closer liaison between the two bomber forces, and even at squadron level goodwill visits between neighboring units helped foster the spirit of co-operation. Here a B-17 Flying Fortress crew of the 96th Bomb Group, US Eighth Air Force, mingle with Lancaster crews of No 622 Squadron at Mildenhall in the spring of 1944.

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