1941-1963 Avro Lancaster. Heavy Bomber RAF, RCAF, RAAF. Engine: 4 x Rolls-Royce XX liquid-cooled V12 engines (1,280 hp) Armament: 2 x Browning .303 Mk II machine guns (nose), 2 x Browning .303 Mk II machine guns (upper turret), 4 x Browning .303 Mk II machine guns (rear turret) Bombs: 14,000 lb max, or 22,000 lb Grand Slam. Max speed: 282 mph (246 km/h)
1936-48 Supermarine Spitfire. RAF - Fighter - photo-reconnaissance. Engine: Rolls Royce Merlin 45 supercharged V12, 1470 hp (1096 kW) @ 9250 ft (2819 m). Armament: A wing - 8 x .303 in Browning Mk II machine guns, B wing - 2 x Hispano Mk II or 4 X .303 in Browning machine guns, C wing - 4 x 20 mm Hispano Mk II cannons, C wing (Alt) - 2 x Hispano Mk II or 4 X .303 in Browning machine guns, E wing -2 x Hispano Mk II cannons & 2 x .50 in Browning machine guns. Max Speed: 370 mph (322 kn, 595 k...
5th September 1940 - Pilot Officer Gerald "Stapme" Stapleton of No.603 Squadron Hornchurch racing past his victim, the infamous Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, at Love's Farm, Winchet Hill, Marden. Franz von Werra was the only German prisoner of war during the Second World War who escaped from numerous British & Canadian POW camps and got back to Germany