Spitfire Air Show Preview - RAF Duxford - 1998
A Spitfire Mk VB in formation with a Spitfire Mk IXE (centre) and a Spitfire XIVE (Top) during a photocall over Duxford, Cambridgeshire today (Thursday). The three aircraft will be taking part in the Spitfire Air Show at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford this weekend. The show will be largest public gathering of Spitfires since the end of the Second World War.
Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft, World War 2
Mitsubishi A6M2 (Zero). US Air Force photograph of a test flight of a captured Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 (Zero). This aircraft was being refined and improved by the Japanese during the final days of World War II (1939-1945). They increased the low octane rating of their gasoline by adding ethanol to the fuel. The Mitsubishi Zero was already a feared fighter aircraft, and this higher octane fuel helped to improve engine performance.
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British Army service vehicles outside H.T.P. Motors Ltd., Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1944
Rebuilt service vehicles, spick and span and ready for the road, being handed over to Army drivers towards the end of the Second World War. During the war H.T.P. Motors handed the Army most of their stock of cars and commercial vehicles and purchased transport generally for Government purposes. Large cars were converted to ambulances and essential civilian motor transport was provided and maintained. Ranging from armament production to the repair of Spitfire components, H.T.P.'s activities extended and multiplied rapidly with the country's growing demands. In 2018, this building is the Pannier Market on Back Quay, Truro. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC