Aviation and Transport Art "Short Stirlings"

Aviation and Transport Art "Short Stirlings" - 602 Squadron Short Stirling glider tugs crossing the Rhine moments before releasing the Airborne Division in their Horsa gliders

"Visit stirlingproject.co.uk to help them resurrect this extinct bird. They are doing beautiful work." KB Short Stirling Mk.I

"Visit stirlingproject.co.uk to help them resurrect this extinct bird. They are doing beautiful work." KB Short Stirling Mk.I

Short Stirling

Stirling bomber engines Short Stirlings of No. 1651 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) in flight, ‘B’ is in the middle of the formation.

Short Stirling

Fueling of a Short Stirling and loading it up with bombs before taking off for a mission.

Operation MARKET I: the airborne operation to seize bridges between Arnhem and Eindhoven, The netherlands, (part of Operation MARKET GARDEN).  "Shorty George", A Short Stirling Mark IV glider tug of No. 295 Squadron RAF starts its take-off run at Harwell, Oxfordshire, towing an Airspeed Horsa Mark I with troops of the 1st Airborne Division on board, bound for Landing Zone (LZ) 'N' near Nijmegen, Holland.  Taken between 11.20 and 11.40 on the morning of 17 September 1944.

CH Operation MARKET I: the airborne operation to seize bridges between Arnhem and Eindhoven Holland (part of Operation MARKET GARDEN). "Shorty George" A Short Stirling Mark IV glider tug of No

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The Short Stirling was the first four-engined British heavy bomber of the Second World War.

A Horsa glider in the tow, as seen from a Stirling tow aeroplane

A Horsa glider in the tow, as seen from a Stirling tow aeroplane

Short Stirling W7459 'O' of No. 1651 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) in flight, 1942.

Short Stirling ‘O’ of No. 1651 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) in flight,

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