Aircraft: Heinkel He 111H Type: twin-engine German medium bomber Manufacturer: Ernst Heinkel AG Year: 1939 Engines: 2 Junkers Jumo 211A, 12-cylinder V, liquid-cooled, 1,100 hp each Wingspan: 22.60m Length: 16.39m Height: 4.0m Weight (loaded): 14,000 kg Maximum speed: 252 mph Ceiling: 27,900 feet Range: 1,280 miles 6 machine-guns and 2,495 kg Click to view all our Battle […]
Battle of Britain
Aircraft: Dornier Do 17Z Type: twin-engine German medium bomber Manufacturer: Dornier-Werke GmbH Year: 1939 Engines: 2 BMW Bramo 323P, 9-cylinder radial, air-cooled, 1,000 hp each. Wingspan: 18.0m Length: 15.79m Height: 4.55m Weight (loaded): 8,590 kg Maximum speed: 255 mph Ceiling: 26,900 feet Range: 721 miles Armament: 6 machine-guns and 1,000 kg of bombs Crew: 4 Click to view […]
The sky above mid-Kent became a swirling mêlée of fighters closing, banking, and twisting.
The British had the most sophisticated air-defence system in the world, constructed and directed by a master strategist of modern industrialised warfare.
Military Times exclusively reveals paintings of iconic Battle of Britain aircraft by artist Mark Bromley.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the positioning of German and British airforces during the afternoon battle of Battle of Britain Day. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the events of the afternoon of 15 September. A summary of these events accompanies this reproduction.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the formation of the incoming Luftwaffe squadrons for the first attack on the 15 September, and the locations of British defensive forces. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, alongside a blow-by-blow account of the noon and afternoon battles. A summary of the noon battle accompanies this reproduction.
Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map provides an overview of the locations of the major British and German squadrons, bombed towns, radar stations and the range of radar in the Battle of Britain. It appears in Issue 1 alongside an in-depth analysis of the Battle of Britain – a short summary of the British planes used and the introduction of the Chain Home radar system accompanies this reproduction.
The Royal Air Force Museum recently announced plans for a 116m (380ft) ‘Beacon’, commemorating the Battle of Britain. It will act as both a tribute to the men and women who made victory possible, and as an educational experience to bring their achievements to the wider public.
As a child I wanted to fly Spitfires. Not Hurricanes. Not Blenheims, Fireflys, Swordfish, Typhoons, Tempests, Wellingtons or Lancasters. And definitely not Defiants. Only a Spitfire would do. Even though I was born in the late 70s, all of my class knew what a Spitfire was.