Classic Planes of War
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This DVD collection takes a close look at four of the iconic aircraft that played major roles serving the Royal Air Force in the 20th century.
Avro Vulcan V-Bomber:
This is the story of the Avro Vulcan V-Bomber, the world’s first large delta-wing strike aircraft,
from its conception in the early 1950’s as a strategic nuclear bomber through to its departure
from the Royal Air Force service, after its use in the Falklands Conflict in 1982.
There is something delightfully nostalgic about the Lancaster Bomber that aircraft experts and
enthusiasts alike will always appreciate. Participating in some of the most daring and famous
missions of its day, the Lancaster marked a momentous period in British history, told in this
This documentary traces the story of the Short Sunderland Flying Boat, from its introduction to
service in the RAF in 1938 – it was to become one of the longest serving careers of any frontline
aircraft. The Sunderland was one of the very few types to remain in operational service
through the Second World War and the only RAF aircraft to perform front-line duties for the
whole of the Korean War. When it finally retired in 1959, it had served for a total of twenty one
years and had built up a reputation as a tough and reliable workhorse.
The DeHavilland Mosquito was an outstanding warplane on every count, and if perhaps it was
over shadowed by the Spitfire as being the most popular aircraft from the war, it was certainly
the most popular with the pilots that flew them. This revered aircraft could carry phenomenal
loads over extremely long distances, performing feats out of all proportion to the specification
originally envisaged by its designers. This is the story of the Mosquito aircraft, from design to
production and how it saved Allied sympathisers in the Second World War.