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03 Aircraft and planes

Robert  Gipson |  Hunter T7 Aircraft

Hunter T7 Aircraft

This Hunter represents XL571, the leading aircraft in the record breaking Blue Diamonds formation team of the RAF between 1961 and 1964. This team still holds the record for the largest number of aircraft looped together. A hunter also held the worlds speed record for awhile with a speed of 727.6 mph, piloted by Neville Duke.
Robert  Gipson | Mosquito aicraft in black and white.

Mosquito aicraft in black and white.

In December 1939 a team under Geoffrey de Havilland, with R E Bishop and C C Walker, started detailed design on a light bomber constructed entirely of wood. The first prototype flew on 25 November 1940. Conceived as an unarmed fast light bomber, the Mosquito was also planned as a photo-reconnaissance aircraft and a night fighter. The second aircraft, flown on 15 May 1941, was the night fighter prototype. A total of 466 Mosquito Night Fighter Mk IIs were produced.
Robert  Gipson |   Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty LindyXL231 joined 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the 'Operation Black Buck' Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson | Halifax Friday 13th aircraft

Halifax Friday 13th aircraft

Nose art on a Handley Page Halifax bomber aircraft MkII (III) A black and white study of a famous world war 2 aircraft at the Yorkshire Air Museum.The Museum's Halifax reconstruction is based on a section of the fuselage of Halifax II, HR792, which carried out an emergency landing on the Isle of Lewis in 1945. A crofter, Mr McKenzie, purchased the fuselage section for use as a hencoop. The wings came from Hastings, TG536, at RAF Catterick.
Robert  Gipson | Blackburn Buccaneer XX901

Blackburn Buccaneer XX901

Buccaneer XX901 had an illustrious service record with the Royal Air Force. In 1983, it took part in the only deployment by Buccaneers to the Falklands and later saw action over Beirut. Nose art on the aircraft is titled The flying mermaid.
Robert  Gipson | Aircraft and camera's

Aircraft and camera's

A WWII feature picture with a DC3 Dakota aircraft in the background, a Mitchell movie camera and range finder camera.
Robert  Gipson | Gloster Meteor F8 Jet aircraft.

Gloster Meteor F8 Jet aircraft.

This British Gloster Meteor WK864 Was in service with the Royal Air Force. Powered by two Rolls Royce Dewent 8 turbojets and armed with four 20mm cannon and up to 16 3 inch rockets. It's first job during WWII was to shoot down V1 flying bombs.
Robert  Gipson | Blackburn Buccaneer aircraft

Blackburn Buccaneer aircraft

The Blackburn Buccaneer, One the first jet aircraft to use boundary layer control to improve slow speed handling and fast low level flight for which it was superb. Used by the Royal Navy the Royal air force and orders were placed with overseas air forces.
Robert  Gipson | Rivets of a DC3 aircraft

Rivets of a DC3 aircraft

A douglas DC3 world war two aircraft on display in a aircraft museum. It is reckoned that each DC3 used 500,000 rivets in it's construction! Hence the title. Rivets.
Robert  Gipson | Spitfire

Spitfire

A static display Supermarine Spitfire aircraft.
Robert  Gipson |   Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty LindyXL231 joined 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the 'Operation Black Buck' Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson | RAF Control Tower

RAF Control Tower

Featuring a world war two Royal Air Force airfield control tower this picture has three aircraft in the background. A Nimrod, Gannet and a Victor tanker.
Robert  Gipson | Spitfire on wood

Spitfire on wood

A Supermarine Spitfire aircraft of WWII with an overlay wood texture. Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.
Robert  Gipson | Spitfire fighter aircraft.

Spitfire fighter aircraft.

A Supermarine spitfire picture with some digital enhancments.
Robert  Gipson | Spitfire fighter aircraft.

Spitfire fighter aircraft.

The famous Supermarine Spitfire fighter aircraft. The mighty Merlin Rolls Royce engine is shown with a four bladed propellor.
Robert  Gipson | Victor Lusty Lindy

Victor Lusty Lindy

The tradition of nose art on aircraft is shown here. It is Lusty Lindy. Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty LindyXL231 joined 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the 'Operation Black Buck' Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson | Victor XL231 Lusty Lindy

Victor XL231 Lusty Lindy

Royal Air Force Victor aircraft XL231 Lusty Lindy from the front. Showing the nose on the aircraft and it’s office windows.
Robert  Gipson |   Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy XL231 joined the RAF 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the ‘Operation Black Buck’ Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson |   Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty LindyXL231 joined 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the ‘Operation Black Buck’ Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson |   Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty LindyXL231 joined 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the ‘Operation Black Buck’ Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson | Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray

Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray

Ex Royal Air Force aircraft Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray now lovingly maintained in running and taxing condition at the Yorkshire Air Museum located at Evington, in the county of Yorkshire, England.
Robert  Gipson | Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray

Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray

'The Office' of RAF aircraft Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray now lovingly maintained in running and taxing condition at the Yorkshire Air Museum located at Elvington, in the county of Yorkshire, England.
Robert  Gipson | Rolls Royce Merlin Engine.

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine.

The starboard Rolls Royce Merlin aero engine of Mosquito NF11 HJ711 Owned by Tony Agar and based at the Lincs Aviation Heritage Centre, this is a truly fascinating restoration of a de Havilland Mosquito NF.11. The restoration is also unique as it's the only existing version of this aircraft variant in the world
Robert  Gipson | Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray

Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray

'The Office' of RAF aircraft Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moraynow lovingly maintained in running and taxing condition at the Yorkshire Air Museum located at Elvington, in the county of Yorkshire, England.
Robert  Gipson | Douglas dc3 Aircraft

Douglas dc3 Aircraft

A Douglas dc3 Aircraft twin piston engined aircraft starting engines ready for a display.
Robert  Gipson | Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray mono

Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moray mono

A black and white version of the Royal Air Force aircraft Nimrod MR2 XV250 Maid of Moraynow lovingly maintained in running and taxing condition at the Yorkshire Air Museum located at Elvington, in the county of Yorkshire, England.
Robert  Gipson |   Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy mono

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy mono

A black and white version of the Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy XL231 joined 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the ‘Operation Black Buck’ Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson |   Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy monochrome

Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty Lindy monochrome

A black and white study of Handley-Page Victor K2 Lusty LindyXL231 joined 139 Squadron on 1 February 1962, returning to Handley-Page for conversion to a B(S.R) Mk 2 in November 1963 and joining the Wittering Wing in July 1964. It was converted to become the prototype K.2 Tanker on 23 January 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the ‘Operation Black Buck’ Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War. It was flown into retirement at Elvington (Yorkshire Air Museum) in November 1993.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage jet aircraft colour low nose

Mirage jet aircraft colour low nose

Colour version of the Mirage ias a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage jet aircraft bomber mono

Mirage jet aircraft bomber mono

A black and white version of the Mirage is a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage from nose starboard mono

Mirage from nose starboard mono

A black and white version of the Mirage is a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage from nose starboard

Mirage from nose starboard

Colour version of the Mirage as a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage jet aircraft

Mirage jet aircraft

This colour version of the Mirage as a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage jet aircraft nose  Monochrome

Mirage jet aircraft nose Monochrome

A black and white version of the Mirage is a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage jet aircraft nose

Mirage jet aircraft nose

This colour version of the Mirage as a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage jet aircraft colour

Mirage jet aircraft colour

Colour version of the Mirage as a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Buccaneer XV168 aircraft

Buccaneer XV168 aircraft

This Blackburn Buccaneer aircraft first flew from Holme on Spalding moor in 1966. It was first issued to the Royal Navy at Lossiemouth. It had a busy career before being transferred to the Royal Air Force at RAF Honington. After a long service it now resides at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
Robert  Gipson |  Mirage  jet aircraft monochrome

Mirage jet aircraft monochrome

A black and white version of the Mirage is a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Mirage jet aircraft low monochrome

Mirage jet aircraft low monochrome

A black and white version of the Mirage is a supersonic strategic bomber and deep reconnaissance aircraft. Capable of Mach 2.2 (1687 mph. It is one of the fastest aircraft in Western Europe.
Robert  Gipson | Buccaneer XV168 aircraft

Buccaneer XV168 aircraft

This Blackburn Buccaneer aircraft first flew from Holme on Spalding moor in 1966. It was first issued to the Royal Navy at Lossiemouth. It had a busy career before being transferred to the Royal Air Force at RAF Honington. After a long service it now resides as the Yorkshire Air Museum.
Robert  Gipson |  Hunter T7 jet aircraft

Hunter T7 jet aircraft

This Hunter represents XL571, the leading aircraft in the record breaking Blue Diamonds formation team of the RAF between 1961 and 1964. This team still holds the record for the largest number of aircraft lopped together. A hunter also held the worls speed record for awhile with a speed of 727.6 mph, piloted by Neville Duke. Black and white version.