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King Air 350ERs (shadow)






Name King Air 350ERs (shadow)
Engine 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A 42 turboprops
Thrust 850 shp (635kW) each
Max Speed 339 mph (294 knots, 545 km/h) at 25,000 ft (7,600m)
Ceiling 35,000 ft (10,700 m)
Length 43 ft 9 in (13.34 m)
Span 54 ft 6 in (16.61 m)
Height 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
Aircrew Min 2 (pilot/Co pilot) + up to 9
Armament Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) group of system(s).
recognition Based on the King Air, it is the only current twin turbo prop RAF aircraft, Grey in colour with two black and several white and grey aerials ontop.
Active 2011
Deactive Still Active
Squadron 14 Squadron, RAF Waddington
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Airbus A400M Atlas






Name Airbus A400M Atlas
Engine 4 × Europrop TP400 D6 turboprop
Thrust 8,200 kW (11,000 hp) each
Max Speed Uknown
Ceiling 12,200 m (40,026 ft)
Length 45.1 m (148 ft 0 in)
Span 42.4 m (139 ft 1 in)
Height 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
Aircrew 3 or 4 (2 pilots, 3rd optional, 1 loadmaster)
Armament 37,000 kg (81,600 lb) 116 fully equipped troops / paratroops, up to 66 stretchers accompanied by 25 medical personnel cargo compartment: width 4.00 metre (13.12 ft) x height 3.85 metre (12.6 ft) x length 17.71 metre (58.1 ft) (without ramp 5.40 metre (17.7 ft))
recognition 8 bladed prop with offset bend. Three wheel undercarriage. Shoulder mounted wings. 4 turbo prop engines
Active 17 November 201
Deactive Still in service
Squadron Squadrons (Tactical) No. XXIV Squadron No. 30 Squadron No. 47 Squadron No. LXX Squadron Squadrons (Strategic) No. 10 Squadron No. 99 Squadron No. 101 Squadron
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de Havilland Mosquito





Name de Havilland Mosquito
Engine 2 × Rolls Royce Merlin 21/21 or 23/23 (left/right) liquid cooled V12 engine
Thrust 1,480 hp (21 & 23) (1,103 kW) each
Max Speed 318 kn (366 mph (589 km/h)) at 21,400 ft (6,500 m)
Ceiling 29,000 ft (8,839 m)
Length 41 ft 2 in (13.57 m)
Span 54 ft 2 in (16.52 m)
Height 17 ft 5 in (5.3 m)
Aircrew 2: pilot, navigator/radar operator
Armament Guns: 4 × 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano Mk II cannon (fuselage) and 4 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns (nose) Bombs: 4,000 pounds (1,800 kg)
recognition twin engine fighter bomber, Very loud and the fastest of most. Wooden construction
Active 15 November 1942
Deactive 21 May 1945
Squadron No 1672 Mosquito Conversion Unit (MCU) No 1655 Mosquito Training Unit (MTU) No 1660 Conversion Unit (CU) No 204 Advanced Flying School (AFS) Bomber Support Development Unit (BSDU) Bombing Trials Unit Central Bomber Establishment Armament Practice School (APS) Path Finder Navigation Training Unit (PFFNTU) Central Gunnery School Central Fighter Establishment Fighter Interception Unit (FlU) Air Torpedo Development Unit (ATDU) Empire Air Armament School (EAAS) Bomber Development Unit Central Signals Establishment Signals Flying Unit Special Installation Unit Photographic Development Unit No 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) Empire Test Pilots School
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Spitfire Mk1a



Name Spitfire Mk1a
Engine Rolls Royce Merlin III
Thrust 1,310 hp (977 kW) at 3,000 rpm
Max Speed 350 MPH
Ceiling 26,000
Length 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
Span 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Height 11 ft 5 in (3.86 m)
Aircrew 1
Armament 8 × .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (350 rounds per gun)
recognition Elliptical wings, single engine 3 bladed prop and three exhaust stubs per side. Very unique engine sound. Slim oil cooler under port wing.
Active 1939
Deactive 1961 (irish Air Corps)
Squadron No 19 Squadron
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Grob G109b Vigilant



Name Grob G109b Vigilant
Engine Grob 2500 E1
Thrust 95 bhp / 71kW
Max Speed 130 kts
Ceiling 8,000ft
Length 8.1m
Span 17.4m
Height 1.7m
Aircrew 2
Armament None
recognition Low wing configuration. High horizontal stabliser. "Air Cadets" printed on side.
Active 1980
Deactive Active
Squadron Volunteer Gliding Squadrons.
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Grob G103 Viking




Name Grob G103 Viking
Engine None
Thrust N/A
Max Speed 120kts
Ceiling None
Length 8.18m
Span 17.5m
Height 1.55m
Aircrew 2
Armament None
recognition Lack of engine. Mid wing configuration. High horizontal stabiliser.
Active 1980s
Deactive Active
Squadron Volunteer Gliding Squadrons.
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Tornado GR4





Name Tornado GR4
Engine
Thrust afterburner: 76.8 kN (17,270 lbf) each
Max Speed Mach 2.2 (2,400 km/h, 1,490 mph) at 9,000 m (30,000 ft)
Ceiling 15,240 m (50,000 ft)
Length 16.72 m (54 ft 10 in)
Span
Height 5.95 m (19.5 ft)
Aircrew 2
Armament Guns: 1 27 mm (1.06 in) Mauser BK 27 revolver cannon, 4 light duty + 3 heavy duty under fuselage and 4 swivelling under wing pylon stations with a capacity of 9,000 kg (19,800 lb) of payload, the two inner wing pylons have shoulder launch rails for 2 Short Range AAM (SRAAM) each and provisions to carry combinations of missiles: AIM 9 Sidewinder, AGM 65 Maverick, Brimstone missle, storm shadow, ALARM ( radiation missle ),Bombs Paveway IV, Paveway II, Paveway III, BL755 cluster bombs MW 1 munitions dispensers, B61 we.177 tactical nuclear, 4 drop tanks.
recognition Sweep wings 2 crew, square notch on base of tail fin 9 front) twin parallel engines, Module under nose/fuselage joint.
Active 1979
Deactive Current
Squadron 9 (Bomber) Squadron RAF Marham 31 Squadron RAF Marham 15 (Reserve) Squadron RAF Lossiemouth 2 (Army Co operation) Squadron RAF Marham
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Hurricane






Name Hurricane
Engine Rolls Royce Merlin XX liquid cooled V 12
Thrust 1,185 hp (883 kW) at 21,000 ft (6,400 m)
Max Speed 340 MPH
Ceiling 36,000 ft (10,9700 M)
Length 32 ft 3 in (9.84 m)
Span 40 ft 0 in (12.19 m)
Height
Aircrew 1
Armament Guns: 4 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano Mk II cannon Bombs: 2 250 or 500 lb (110 or 230 kg) bombs
recognition Large air intake under center under body, non collapsible tail steer wheel, Canopy connected to body at rear.
Active 25 December 1937
Deactive February 1947 ( 2 in service w
Squadron No. 1 Squadron RAF No. 3 Squadron RAF No. 5 Squadron RAF No. 6 Squadron RAF No. 11 Squadron RAF (SEAC) No. 17 Squadron RAF No. 20 Squadron RAF (SEAC) No. 27 Squadron RAF No. 28 Squadron RAF No. 29 Squadron RAF No. 30 Squadron RAF No. 32 Squadron RAF No. 33 Squadron RAF No. 34 Squadron RAF (SEAC) No. 42 Squadron RAF No. 43 Squadron RAF No. 46 Squadron RAF No. 56 Squadron RAF No. 60 Squadron RAF No. 63 Squadron RAF (Bombardment spotting) No. 67 Squadron RAF No. 69 Squadron RAF No. 71 Squadron RAF No. 73 Squadron RAF No. 74 Squadron RAF No. 79 Squadron RAF No. 80 Squadron RAF No. 81 Squadron RAF No. 85 Squadron RAF No. 87 Squadron RAF No. 91 Squadron RAF No. 92 Squadron RAF No. 94 Squadron RAF No. 95 Squadron RAF No. 96 Squadron RAF No. 98 Squadron RAF (Coastal patrol) No. 111 Squadron RAF No. 113 Squadron RAF No. 116 Squadron RAF No. 121 Squadron RAF No. 123 Squadron RAF No. 126 Squadron RAF No. 127 Squadron RAF No. 128 Squadron RAF No. 131 Squadron RAF No. 133 Squadron RAF No. 134 Squadron RAF No. 135 Squadron RAF No. 136 Squadron RAF No. 137 Squadron RAF No. 145 Squadron RAF No. 146 Squadron RAF No. 151 Squadron RAF No. 164 Squadron RAF No. 173 Squadron RAF (Communications) No. 174 Squadron RAF No. 175 Squadron RAF No. 176 Squadron RAF No. 181 Squadron RAF No. 182 Squadron RAF No. 183 Squadron RAF No. 184 Squadron RAF No. 185 Squadron RAF No. 186 Squadron RAF No. 193 Squadron RAF No. 195 Squadron RAF No. 198 Squadron RAF No. 208 Squadron RAF No. 213 Squadron RAF No. 225 Squadron RAF No. 229 Squadron RAF No. 232 Squadron RAF No. 237 Squadron RAF No. 238 Squadron RAF No. 239 Squadron RAF No. 241 Squadron RAF No. 242 Squadron RAF No. 245 Squadron RAF No. 247 Squadron RAF No. 249 Squadron RAF No. 250 Squadron RAF No. 253 Squadron RAF No. 255 Squadron RAF No. 256 Squadron RAF No. 257 Squadron RAF No. 258 Squadron RAF No. 260 Squadron RAF (Combined operations with No. 450 Squadron RAAF) No. 261 Squadron RAF No. 263 Squadron RAF No. 273 Squadron RAF No. 274 Squadron RAF No. 276 Squadron RAF No. 279 Squadron RAF No. 283 Squadron RAF No. 284 Squadron RAF (Air Sea Rescue) No. 285 Squadron RAF No. 286 Squadron RAF No. 287 Squadron RAF No. 288 Squadron RAF No. 289 Squadron RAF No. 290 Squadron RAF No. 291 Squadron RAF No. 501 Squadron RAF No. 504 Squadron RAF No. 516 Squadron RAF No. 518 Squadron RAF No. 520 Squadron RAF No. 521 Squadron RAF (Meteor
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C 17 Globemaster








Name C 17 Globemaster
Engine 4 X Pratt & Whitney F117 PW 100 turbofans
Thrust 40,440 lbf (180 kN) each
Max Speed Mach 0.74 (450 knots, 515 mph, 830 km/h)
Ceiling 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
Length 174 ft (53 m)
Span 169.8 ft (51.75 m)
Height 55.1 ft (16.8 m)
Aircrew 2 pilots, 1 loadmaster (for aeromedical evacuation, five additional personnel required)
Armament 170,900 lb (77,520 kg) of cargo distributed at max over 18 463L master pallets or a mix of palletized cargo and vehicles
recognition 4 Jet engines, Large size, Tail fin top mounted, creates a vortex when in reverse. Vertical wing tips.
Active 17 January 1995
Deactive Still Active
Squadron No. 99 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton
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Hawk T2






Name Hawk T2
Engine 1 Rolls Royce Adour Mk. 951 turbofan with FADEC
Thrust 29 kN (6,500 lbf) 29 kN
Max Speed Mach 0.84 (1,028 km/h, 638 mph) at altitude
Ceiling 13,565 m (44,500 ft)
Length 12.43 m (40 ft 9 in)
Span 9.94 m (32 ft 7 in)
Height 3.98 m (13 ft 1 in)
Aircrew 2 student, instructor
Armament 1 30 mm ADEN cannon, in centreline pod Up to 6,800 lb (3,085 kg) of weapons on five hardpoints, including: 4 AIM 9 Sidewinder or ASRAAM or A Darter on wing pylons and wingtip rails 2x Umbani or Al Tariq 1,500 lb (680 kg), limited to one centreline and two wing pylons (Hawk T1)
recognition Black twin seater trainer, low angle tail fins, 45 degree stabilizing wings under rear tail fin.
Active 21 August 1974
Deactive still in servive
Squadron Royal Air Force 81 Hawk T1s[119]/28 Hawk T2s No. 4 Flying Training School RAF No. IV (R) Squadron/No. 4 Flying Training School at RAF Valley No. 208 (R) Squadron/No. 4 Flying Training School at RAF Valley No. 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming RAF Aerobatic Team "Red Arrows" at RAF Scampton Joint Forward Air Controller Training and Standards Unit (JFACTSU) at RAF Leeming RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine at Boscombe Down Royal Navy 17 Hawk T1s[119] 736 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Culdrose
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Avro Lancaster







Name Avro Lancaster
Engine 4 X Rolls Royce Merlin XX liquid cooled V12 engines
Thrust 1,280 hp (954 kW) each
Max Speed 282 mph (246 knots, 454 km/h) at 63,000 lb (29,000 kg) and 13,000 ft (4,000 m) altitude
Ceiling 21,400 ft (6,500 m) at 63,000 lb (29,000 kg)
Length 69 ft 4 in (21.11 m)
Span 102 ft 0 in (31.09 m)
Height 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Aircrew 7 pilot, flight engineer, navigator, bomb aimer/nose gunner, wireless operator, mid upper and rear gunners
Armament Guns: 2 Browning .303 Mark II machine guns in nose turret, 2 Browning .303 Mark II machine guns in upper turret, and 4 Browning .303 Mark II machine guns in the rear turret. Bombs: Maximum normal bomb load of 14,000 lb (6,350 kg) or 22,000 lb (9,979 kg) Grand Slam with modifications to bomb bay.
recognition Large four engine WW2 bomber, side opening bomb doors, twin rear fins.
Active February 1942
Deactive 1963 ( 1 at BBMF)
Squadron No. 7 Squadron RAF No. 9 Squadron RAF No. 12 Squadron RAF No. 15 Squadron RAF No. 18 Squadron RAF No. 20 Squadron RAF No. 35 Squadron RAF No. 37 Squadron RAF No. 38 Squadron RAF No. 40 Squadron RAF No. 44 Squadron RAF No. 49 Squadron RAF No. 50 Squadron RAF No. 57 Squadron RAF No. 61 Squadron RAF No. 70 Squadron RAF No. 75 Squadron RAF No. 82 Squadron RAF No. 83 Squadron RAF No. 90 Squadron RAF No. 97 Squadron RAF No. 100 Squadron RAF No. 101 Squadron RAF No. 103 Squadron RAF No. 104 Squadron RAF No. 106 Squadron RAF No. 109 Squadron RAF No. 115 Squadron RAF No. 120 Squadron RAF No. 138 Squadron RAF No. 148 Squadron RAF No. 149 Squadron RAF No. 150 Squadron RAF No. 153 Squadron RAF No. 156 Squadron RAF No. 160 Squadron RAF No. 166 Squadron RAF No. 170 Squadron RAF No. 178 Squadron RAF No. 179 Squadron RAF No. 186 Squadron RAF No. 189 Squadron RAF No. 195 Squadron RAF No. 203 Squadron RAF No. 207 Squadron RAF No. 210 Squadron RAF No. 214 Squadron RAF No. 218 Squadron RAF No. 224 Squadron RAF No. 227 Squadron RAF No. 231 Squadron RAF No. 279 Squadron RAF No. 514 Squadron RAF No. 541 Squadron RAF No. 550 Squadron RAF No. 576 Squadron RAF No. 582 Squadron RAF No. 617 Squadron RAF No. 619 Squadron RAF No. 621 Squadron RAF No. 622 Squadron RAF No. 625 Squadron RAF No. 626 Squadron RAF No. 630 Squadron RAF No. 635 Squadron RAF No. 683 Squadron RAF No 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No 1653 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1654 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No 1659 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1660 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No 1662 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1664 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1665 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1666 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No 1667 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No 1668 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1678 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1679 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF No. 1 Lancaster Finishing School RAF No. 3 Lancaster Finishing School RAF No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School RAF No. 6 Lancaster Finishing School RAF No. 6 Operational Training Unit RAF No. 230 Operational Conversion Unit RAF No. 236 Operational Conversion Unit RAF Fleet Air Arm No. 780 Naval Air Squadron
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MQ 9 Reaper








Name MQ 9 Reaper
Engine Honeywell TPE331 10 turboprop
Thrust 900 hp (671 kW)
Max Speed 300 mph; 260 kn (482 km/h)
Ceiling 50,000 ft (15,240 m)
Length 36 ft 1 in (11 m)
Span 65 ft 7 in (20 m)
Height 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m)
Aircrew 0 onboard, 2 in ground station
Armament 7 hardpoints Up to 1,500 lb (680 kg) on the two inboard weapons stations[162] Up to 750 lb (340 kg) on the two middle stations[162] Up to 150 lb (68 kg) on the outboard stations[162] Center station not used Up to 4 AGM 114 Hellfire air to ground missiles can be carried or four Hellfire missiles and two 500 lb (230 kg) GBU 12 Paveway II laser guided bombs. The 500 lb (230 kg) GBU 38 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) can also be carried. Testing is underway to support the operation of the AIM 92 Stinger air to air missile. In March 2014, MBDA successfully test fired a dual mode Brimstone missile from a Reaper aircraft on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence and Royal Air Force
recognition Drone, No pilot rear prop large thin wing design.
Active 1 May 2007
Deactive Still In service
Squadron No. 13 Squadron RAF[148] No. 39 Squadron RAF[149]
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B 25 Mitchel







Name B 25 Mitchel
Engine 2 X Wright R 2600 92 Twin Cyclone 14 cylinder air cooled radial engine
Thrust 1,700 hp (1,267 kW) each
Max Speed 272 mph (237 kn, 438 km/h) at 13,000 ft (3,960 m)
Ceiling 24,200 ft (7,378 m)
Length 52 ft 11 in (16.13 m)
Span 67 ft 7 in (20.60 m)
Height 16 ft 4 in (4.98 m)
Aircrew 6 (one pilot, one co pilot, navigator/bombardier, turret gunner/engineer, radio operator/waist gunner, tail gunner)
Armament Guns: 1218 .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns and 75 mm (2.95 in) T13E1 cannon Hardpoints: 2,000 lb (900 kg) ventral shackles to hold one external Mark 13 torpedo[43] Rockets: racks for eight 5 in (127 mm) high velocity aircraft rockets (HVAR) Bombs: 3,000 lb (1,360 kg) bombs
recognition 3 bladed twin radial engine, twin tail fin, duel level cockpit
Active 19 Aug 1940
Deactive 1979
Squadron No. 98 Squadron RAF September 1942 November 1945 (converted to the Mosquito[41] No. 180 Squadron RAF September 1942 September 1945 (converted to the Mosquito)[41] No. 226 Squadron RAF May 1943 September 1945 (disbanded)[41] No. 305 Squadron RAF September 1943 December 1943 (converted to the Mosquito)[41] No. 320 Squadron RAF March 1943 August 1945 (transferred to Netherlands)[41] No. 342 Squadron RAF March 1945 December 1945 (transferred to France)[41] No. 681 Squadron RAF January 1943 December 1943 (Mitchell withdrawn)[41] No. 684 Squadron RAF September 1943 April 1944 (Replaced by Mosquito)[41] No. 111 Operational Training Unit RAF August 1942 August 1945 (disbanded)[41] Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm operated 1 aircraft for evaluation
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The Avro Vulcan (later Hawker Siddeley Vulcan from July 1963)






Name The Avro Vulcan (later Hawker Siddeley Vulcan from July 1963)
Engine B1 4 x Bristol Siddeley Olympus 101/102/104, B2 4 x Bristol Siddeley Olympus 201 or 301, B3 4 x Bristol Siddeley Olympus 301
Thrust Bristol Olympus 101, or 102 or 104 turbojet, 11,000 lbf (49 kN) each
Max Speed Mach 0.96 (645 mph ( 1038.03km/h)) at altitude Mach 1+ in a shallow dive
Ceiling 55,000 ft (17,000 m)
Length 97 ft 1 in (29.59 m) 110 feet 0 inches (33.53 m)
Span 99 feet 0 inches (30.18 m) 121 feet 0 inches (36.88 m)
Height 26 feet 6 inches (8.08 m) 27 feet 2 inches (8.28 m)
Aircrew 5 (pilot, co pilot, AEO, Navigator Radar, Navigator Plotter)
Armament B.1 model 1 × free fall nuclear bomb or 21 × 1,000 lb (450 kg) conventional bombs B.2 model 1 × Blue Steel missile or 1 × free fall nuclear bomb or 21 × 1,000 lb (450 kg) conventional bombs
recognition V wing, has unique roar when overhead. Only full swept wing on large bobmer.
Active 14 August 1952
Deactive March 1984
Squadron No. 9 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.2 from 1962 to 1982)[197] No. 12 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.2 from 1962 to 1967)[198] No. 27 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.2 from 1961 to 1972 and the B.2 (MRR) from 1973 to 1982)[199] No. 35 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.2 from 1962 to 1982)[200] No. 44 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.1/B.1A from 1960 to 1967 and the B.2 from 1966 to 1982)[201] No. 50 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.1/B.1A from 1961 to 1966, the B.2 from 1966 to 1984 and the K.2 from 1982 to 1984)[202] No. 83 Squadron RAF (the first Vulcan squadron operated the B.1/B.1A from 1957 to 1960 and the B.2 from 1960 to 1969)[203] No. 101 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.1/B1A from 1957 to 1967 and the B.2 from 1967 to 1982)[204] No. 617 Squadron RAF (Operated the B.1/B1A from 1958 to 1961 and the B.2 from 1961 to 1981)[205] No. 230 Operational Conversion Unit RAF[206] from 1956 to 1981. The first unit to operate the Vulcan, it provided conversion to type and operational training for Vulcan aircrew Bomber Command Development Unit
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