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Bristol Blenheim

The twin-engine Bristol Blenheim was the RAF’s primary light bomber at the start of WW2. This one, a Blenheim IV, is on display at the RAF museum in Hendon. (When we can get to see it!) The Bristol Blenheim – or ‘Bolingbroke’ if you were flying the...

‘Masters of the Air’ Updates

In October last year I wrote a post speculating where Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg might shoot the airfield scenes for their new WW2 mini series, ‘Masters of the Air’. Since then I’ve been updating it as new bits of information come in, but that makes it...

Stad Ship Tunnel given the go-ahead

Norway’s long-awaited Stad Ship Tunnel has been given a green light. The world’s first ship tunnel will allow large ships to avoid the notoriously exposed and treacherous piece of sea at the tip of the 27 km Stad Peninsula in Vestland, on the southwest coast of Norway....

Rocket-assisted F-104 Starfighter

In the 1950s, at the height of the Cold War, NATO developed ZELL – the Zero-Length Launch system, using rocket-assisted F-104 Starfighters and other primary attack aircraft. Being right on the border with the Eastern Bloc, West Germany in particular had little time to identify and intercept...

Flying Scotsman Trips in 2021

Once again, the Flying Scotsman programme of trips in 2021 is dominated by her two primary steam tour operators: Steam Dreams Rail Co (SDR) and The Railway Touring Company (RTC), offering the rare chance of travelling behind this iconic engine in full steam on the mainline and...

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