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Aeroplane Collection

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Aerofilms plane in flight AFL03_aerofilms_c325

Aerofilms plane in flight AFL03_aerofilms_c325
AEROFILMS PLANE. Commercial aerial photography by biplane was pioneered by Aerofilms from 1919. Here seen in air photoghraphic action is a DeHaviland DH50 in Aerofilms livery

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048

Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
An aerial view looking down on an Avro Shackleton Mark II bomber in flight over the Strand as part of a fly-by celebrating Queen Elizabeth IIs birthday. RAF photography 1956

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923

Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A Bentley car parked on the runway in front of the British European Airways buildings at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an aircraft visible

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Jaguar aircraft DP035691

Jaguar aircraft DP035691
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. November 30th, 2006 - Silhouetted against a winter sun, Jaguar aircraft, which were based at RAF Coltishall for over 30 years

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Farnborough Air Show, 1952 EAW046639

Farnborough Air Show, 1952 EAW046639
Various aircraft on display in the Static Park for the Farnborough Air Show, 5th September 1952. Farnborough, Hampshire

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930

Aerial photography 1919 AFL03_aerofilms_c12930
" Wills, Shaw and Friese-Greene Ready to Film". A publicity shot for the foundation of the Aerofilms aerial photography company taken at the London Aerodrome, Hendon

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Heston Aerodrome c. 1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981

Heston Aerodrome c. 1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981
Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex. The control tower (centre) may have been the first purpose-built example and became the model for this class of building

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Douglas DC-3 AFL03_aerofilms_b1222

Douglas DC-3 AFL03_aerofilms_b1222
Douglas DC-3 airliner. Advertising image prepared by Aerofilms for a client showing rays of sunshine from behind a cloud.The DC-3 entered civilian service with American Airlines in 1936

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Biplane flight AFL03_aerofilms_c169

Biplane flight AFL03_aerofilms_c169
De Havilland DH9s flying in formation. From a copy negative made in 1923. Designed in 1916 by Airco, it first saw action with the Royal Flying Corps over the Western Front in 1917

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Austin van and aircraft propellers a087965

Austin van and aircraft propellers a087965
HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A view of an Austin van parked on the apron outside the British European Airways aircraft hangar at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an

Background imageAeroplane Collection: 601 Squadron EPW035616

601 Squadron EPW035616
601 SQUADRON. Practice for an RAF display in June 1931. These aircraft are Westland Wapiti Mk.IIA bombers (in service 1928-1942)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Wing walking EPW037854

Wing walking EPW037854
Wing walking without a harness on an Aviation Tours Ltd Avro 504K. May 1932. From a copy negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Wing walking EPW037626

Wing walking EPW037626
Wing walking without a harness on an Aviation Tours Ltd Avro 504K. Photographed in April 1932. Some damage on negative - produced from copy negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Vulcan 20914_015

Vulcan 20914_015
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Vulcan 20914_013

Vulcan 20914_013
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Vickers aircraft EPW001728

Vickers aircraft EPW001728
Aerial view of what appears to be a Vickers Vimy Commercial aircraft in flight (with the unusual registration 17-X on the tail fin)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Lightning EAW187844

Lightning EAW187844
RAF English Electric Lightning F1 flying over the sea in 1968. The Lightning served with the RAF as a fighter or interceptor between 1959 and 1988

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Spirit of St Louis EPW018121

Spirit of St Louis EPW018121
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St Louis coming in to land at Croydon Aerodrome, 29th May 1927 having flown in from Brussels

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Flying boat berth, Southampton EAW023211

Flying boat berth, Southampton EAW023211
BOAC FLYING BOAT SERVICES, Southampton Water. Flying boat services had been operating from Southampton since 1919. After the Second World War

Background imageAeroplane Collection: World War I aircraft re-enactment N070971

World War I aircraft re-enactment N070971
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire. World War I triplane in flight. 2007 aerial re-enactment. tri-plane

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Hurricane aircraft DP035687

Hurricane aircraft DP035687
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. A lone Hurricane aircraft, many of which were based at RAF Coltishall, makes a final fly past during the closing ceremony

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Pilot and plane AFL03_aerofilms_c19951

Pilot and plane AFL03_aerofilms_c19951
Pilot getting into plane. Aerial photographer. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Heathrow Airport a073304

Heathrow Airport a073304
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Greater London. A BOAC aircraft with boarding steps to left at Heathrow Airport. Photograph by John Gay in 1970

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Birmingham International Airport 33658_014

Birmingham International Airport 33658_014
Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands. Aeroplanes at Terminals One and Two, 2018

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Birmingham International Airport 33658_013

Birmingham International Airport 33658_013
Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands. Aeroplanes at Terminals One and Two, 2018

Background imageAeroplane Collection: RAF centenary flypast DP221356

RAF centenary flypast DP221356
KINGS CROSS, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON, 2018. Kings Cross, Camden, Greater London. General view of the London skyline, looking south-east from north-west of Kings Cross railway station and The Granary

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy BAR03_01_506

Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy BAR03_01_506
The nose cone, cockpit and port side of an Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy on display at the Farnborough Airshow at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, September 1960

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Stow Maries Airfield DP217226

Stow Maries Airfield DP217226
Stow Maries Airfield, Stow Maries, near Maldon, Essex. View from airfield looking towards Pilots Ready Room with a scale replica SE5A biplane in foreground

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Lysander in flight RAF_58A_50_1_O_502

Lysander in flight RAF_58A_50_1_O_502
A Westland Lysander in flight near York. Photographed by the RAF in August 1940. First used as an aerial observation post for the army, the Lysander was later used for operations behind enemy lines

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Vulcan 20914_002

Vulcan 20914_002
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Handley Page O-type biplane CC025293

Handley Page O-type biplane CC025293
A Handley Page O-type biplane in a field, Horndean, Hampshire. These aircraft saw service during the First World War, initially with the Royal Naval Air Service to operate against shipping in

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Percival P-50 Prince 2 EAW028258

Percival P-50 Prince 2 EAW028258
Percival P-50 Prince 2 G-ALWH in flight, Falconwood, Bromley, 27th March 1950. This image has been produced from a print

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Manchester Ringway Airport DAC01_01_008

Manchester Ringway Airport DAC01_01_008
Manchester Ringway Airport. The opening ceremony in 1938. This image shows dignitaries examining the brand new state of the art airport facilities

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Crashed aircraft EAW014625

Crashed aircraft EAW014625
The wreckage of a Douglas Invader A-26B light bomber at Warton Bank, Lancashire. Photographed by Aerofilms on 21st April 1948. This plane crashed on 29th November 1944 shortly after take-off

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Farman Biplane EGP_22662_53

Farman Biplane EGP_22662_53
A group of men watching as two men take their seats in a Farman biplane at Bournemouth in 1910. The pilot has been identified as Claude Graham-White, pioneer of aerial reconnaissance

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Painting aircraft wings, Waring & Gillow BL23701_012

Painting aircraft wings, Waring & Gillow BL23701_012
WARING AND GILLOW FACTORY, Cambridge Road, Hammersmith, London W6. Inside the factory showing women and boys painting the wings of aircraft for use during the First World War

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Swordfish over Blackpool EAW212942

Swordfish over Blackpool EAW212942
A Fairey Swordfish Mk.II flying over Blackpool in 1971. This type of torpedo bomber was used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during World War 2

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Flying circus EPW041022

Flying circus EPW041022
Flying circus, April 1933. Aviation events like this one were popular entertainments between the wars, including aerobatics, barnstorming and wing-walking (as seen here)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: World War I aircraft re-enactment N070970

World War I aircraft re-enactment N070970
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.. World War I aeroplanes in flight. 2007 re-enactment

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Vulcan 20914_003

Vulcan 20914_003
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageAeroplane Collection: RAF Pageant EPW018790

RAF Pageant EPW018790
HENDON, Barnet. An Avro 504 aircraft flying very low over parked aircraft at the RAF Pageant of 1927. The parked aircraft are a Gloster Gamecock Mk.I, Short Springbock II, and Handley Page Hyderabad

Background imageAeroplane Collection: A safe landing EPW005069

A safe landing EPW005069
REGENTS PARK. London. Aircraft landed in Regents Park, September 1920. The aeroplane, facing towards the trees, is surrounded by a crowd of excited onlookers, while two men shake hands

Background imageAeroplane Collection: World War One flying boat pilot N100005

World War One flying boat pilot N100005
Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Reconstruction drawing by Nick Hardcastle of a World War One flying boat pilot serving on Tresco

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Visiting dignitary AFL03_aerofilms_b730

Visiting dignitary AFL03_aerofilms_b730
Dignitary and airmen at Heston Aerodrome. The plane in the background is a Spartan Cruiser passenger aircraft operated by Spartan Air Lines Limited on the London-Cowes (Isle of Wight)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Crash EPW000213

Crash EPW000213
Crashed aircraft. People in rowing boat investigating the wreckage. AVRO504K in Southwark boating lake, March 1920. From a copy negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: Parachutist AFL03_aerofilms_c11965

Parachutist AFL03_aerofilms_c11965
Parachutist descending 1930s. Jumping off the trailing edge of the lower wing of a biplane. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageAeroplane Collection: USaF Reconnaissance US_7PH_GP_LOC_247_PO_18

USaF Reconnaissance US_7PH_GP_LOC_247_PO_18
A high altitude oblique taken over Cambridgeshire by the USaF, March 1944. The main photo reconnaissance aircraft used by the US airforce during World War II was the twin-engine Lockheed F-4/5

Background imageAeroplane Collection: World War I soldier N071913

World War I soldier N071913
FESTIVAL OF HISTORY, Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire. World War I British ground soldiers defend the " Kelmarais" airfield during an attack by German aircraft. Soldier aiming rifle



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