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Flying machines

Steve Stamford | XH558 Vulcan

XH558 Vulcan

This image was taken as XH558 had landed at Robin Hood airfield following a flight from Prestwick. This flight was unusual in as much as the entire journey was made with undercarriage down following an earlier failure. Please note . . . This is obviously a wide panoramic image, ordering it as anything else will result in it being cropped.
Steve Stamford | Air ambulance G-WHAA 2

Air ambulance G-WHAA 2

G-HWAA is one of the Midlands Air Ambulance Air Charity helicopters. Seen here at an open day at Tatenhill - one of their operating bases. A donation was made to take this image and a donation of 50% of sales proceeds will be made on each sale.
Steve Stamford | Air ambulance G-WHAA 1

Air ambulance G-WHAA 1

G-HWAA is one of the Midlands Air Ambulance Air Charity helicopters. Seen here at an open day at Tatenhill - one of their operating bases. A donation was made to take this image and a donation of 50% of sales proceeds will be made on each sale.
Steve Stamford | Buccaneer strike aircraft

Buccaneer strike aircraft

Seen here two Buccaneer planes - XW544 S2B and XX894 020. The Buccaneer was designed as a strike aircraft capable of carrier launch and with the ability to carry both conventional and a nuclear payload below radar detection level to counter Russian Sverdlov light cruisers during the cold war era.
Steve Stamford | TE311 Spitfire

TE311 Spitfire

Spitfire TE311 on approach to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight base in Lincolnshire. The original 4D-V was the aircraft of Squadron Leader Tony Reeves DFC. This aircraft was built with the clipped wings.
Steve Stamford | Thumper and the Lancaster

Thumper and the Lancaster

Close up of the front of Avro Lancaster PA474 seen at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight base, Lincolnshire.
Steve Stamford | The top gunner

The top gunner

Top gun turret on the Avro Lancaster PA474 - seen here at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight airbase in Lincolnshire.
Steve Stamford | Vulcan

Vulcan

Avro Vulcan XM594 refuelling probe
Steve Stamford | Hastings TG517

Hastings TG517

The Handley-Page T.5 Hastings was designed as a long distance carrier and had a range of over 4,000 miles. This one was in service between 1948 and 1977.
Steve Stamford | Vulcan wing

Vulcan wing

Up close and personal with the port wing of Avro Vulcan B.2 XM594 at Newark Air Museum.
Steve Stamford | XH558 Vulcan

XH558 Vulcan

This image was taken as XH558 had landed at Robin Hood airfield following a flight from Prestwick. This flight was unusual in as much as the entire journey was made with undercarriage down following an earlier failure.
Steve Stamford | Spitfire MK356

Spitfire MK356

Seen here is that most beautiful piece of aero engineering - the Spitfire. This is the BBMF Spitfire Mk LF IXe MK356 seen here sporting desert camouflage and the squadron code QJ3 representing a Spitfire Mk IX of 92 Squadron in Tunisia in 1943. This is a composite of two of my own original images.
Steve Stamford | Spitfire MK356 swoop

Spitfire MK356 swoop

Here is that most beautiful piece of aero engineering - the Spitfire. This is the BBMF Spitfire Mk LF IXe MK356 seen here sporting desert camouflage and the squadron code QJ3 representing a Spitfire Mk IX of 92 Squadron in Tunisia in 1943. This is a composite of two of my own original images.
Steve Stamford | XL 568 Hawker Hunter

XL 568 Hawker Hunter

The Hawker Hunter was a sub-sonic jet fighter plane that also saw service as a fighter / bomber and latterly a reconnaissance plane. This image is of Hawker Hunter XL 586 which first took to the skies in 1958 and served with several squadrons, eventually retiring in 2002 when it became a display item at Cosford air museum. A composite of two of my original images.
Steve Stamford | XG337 Lightning

XG337 Lightning

An image of an English Electric Lightning XG337 performing a vertical climb. Although not capable of a true vertical take off it could - and did do vertical climbs pretty much as soon as it left the ground reaching 30,000 feet in 2 minutes. It was the UK's first supersonic aircraft - capable of sustained supersonic flight without needing afterburners to do so and reached Mach 2 in 1958. A composite of two of my original images.
Steve Stamford | Gloster Javelin XA564

Gloster Javelin XA564

XA564 is the sole remaining Mk1 Javelin in the UK. This image is a composite of 2 original images to show what it would have looked like in flight.
Steve Stamford | Dakota ZA947

Dakota ZA947

This Dakota has a long history having been built in 1942 and seeing active service in WW2 where it was used in troop drops. Now part of the BBMF it can be seen I the skies at a variety of events.
Steve Stamford | Dakota ZA947 overhead

Dakota ZA947 overhead

Dakota ZA947 This Dakota has a long history having been built in 1942 and seeing active service in WW2 where it was used in troop drops. Now part of the BBMF it can be seen I the skies at a variety of events.