The unsung plane that REALLY won the Battle of Britain

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of the Second World War.

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Stunning rainbow pictured in trail of F-22 fighter jet

Keen plane spotter and air show attendee Barnardo Malfitano took the shot and was stunned when he saw the incredible rainbow effect pouring out of this fighter jet

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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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Holy smoke: Incredible images of vapour trails and cones created by planes in the sky

The apple had changed. Just for an instant. It had changed in mid-air. The Giver, Chapter 3 page # 30

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Holy smoke: Incredible images of vapour trails and cones created by planes in the sky

Parting the sky: As planes fly through clouds, the air pressure splits the cloud, as shown by this Boeing 767, taken above Gatwick airport

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Aces high: Re-built P-47 Thunderbolt to take to the skies in recreation of World War II dogfights 70 years ago

The P-47 Thunderbolt played a key role for American air force U.S. soldiers arrived in Britain to join the fight in Europe

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