Westland P12 - Lyasander hybrid aircraft

Westland was intended to protect the beaches from the expected German invasion; the plane was never produced

Westland Lysander aircraft profile. Aircraft Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945

Chief had modified landing gear inspired by EE's Red-Baron red Lysander, only the skirts were left out so large rough terrain tires could be used.

Westland P.12 Delanne — San Diego Air & Space Museum archive photo

Westland Lysander’s funky cousin — the P.12 Delanne

Westland Lysander, in the colours and codes of 309 (Polish) Squadron R A F .

Westland Lysander, in the colours and codes of 309 (Polish) Squadron R A F .

Estimated combat use - during the German assault landing on the beach on UK, slowly fly over enemy beaches and water nemchura of rear mounted quad gun

In this pre-war shot of Lysanders of 16 Sqdn RAF,we see use of Type B roundel on fuselage without use of fin flash.Can't be certain,but top wing seem to have rare variant of Type B called the Type B-1,which included thick outer band of yellow-rare indeed,as used only on “some” aircraft between March-December 1939.Whole point of Type B to get rid of all contrasting colour,so adding yellow simply defeated purpose.

Two Westland Lysanders at an air base in England. These aircraft were often used to drop under cover agents and arms in occupied Europe at n.

RAF Lysander WWII

Westland Lysander - Able to fly low, and take off and land in smallish fields, it was a workhorse of support for Resistance fighters and British spies in occupied Europe during WWII

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British Lysander - though obsolete by WWII, it was still aerodynamically advanced with a stalling speed of only 65 mph - it required very short strips for landing/take-off. Ideally suited and used exclusively for special ops missions - extracting agents, maintaining clandestine contact with French Resistance and retrieving Allied aircrew shot down over occupied territory. Though designed to carry one passenger in the rear cockpit, in urgent cases three could be carried in extreme discomfort.

[Photo] Three Lysander aircraft in flight, date unknown

Westland Lysanders of 16 Squadron RAF in the observation and cooperation role from which they were quickly withdrawn. The type found its niche in special operations. Photo courtesy of RAF