Westland Whirlwind Fighter The Westland Whirlwind was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane

Westland Whirlwind Fighter The Westland Whirlwind was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane

Westland Whirlwind SF- P of 137 Squadron at RAF Manston, Kent (1943) (due to slow development & delivery, only 3 squadrons were fully equipped with the Whirlwind during the war)

Westland Whirlwind SF- P of 137 Squadron at RAF Manston, Kent (1943) (due to slow development & delivery, only 3 squadrons were fully equipped with the Whirlwind during the war)

Westland Whirlwind first British Fighter Aircraft to be equipped with Hispano Cannon

RAF Westland Whirlwind fighter P7048, which was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. During the Second World War only two RAF squadrons were equipped with the Whirlwind, and despite successful use as a fighter-bomber it was withdrawn from service in 1943.

RAF Westland Whirlwind fighter P7048, which was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. During the Second World War only two RAF squadrons were equipped with the Whirlwind, and despite successful use as a fighter-bomber it was withdrawn from service in 1943.

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L6844  First Prototype Whirlwind delivered to RAE 31st of December 1938, she then went through several technical units arriving at 263 Squadron at Colerne on the 13th of April 1942 eventually arriving at 4 School of Technical Training at RAF St Athan as 3063M ,Copyright Richard J Caruana

L6844 First Prototype Whirlwind delivered to RAE 31st of December 1938, she then went through several technical units arriving at 263 Squadron at Colerne on the 13th of April 1942 eventually arriving at 4 School of Technical Training at RAF St Athan as 3063M ,Copyright Richard J Caruana

Interesting shot of No. 137 Sq. Whirlwind P7098. It carries the squadron code SF + P. The same code was also used on P7102 'Comrade in Arms' ! Photo was taken in 1943 at Manston.

Interesting shot of No. 137 Sq. Whirlwind P7098. It carries the squadron code SF + P. The same code was also used on P7102 'Comrade in Arms' ! Photo was taken in 1943 at Manston.

Whirlwind Mk.I "Comrades in Arms".SF-P (P7102).137 Sqn RAF/Пилот - Е.Л.Мусгрейв (австралийский офицер в ВВС Великобритании) Самолет был уничтожен в сентябре 1944 г.

Whirlwind Mk.I "Comrades in Arms".SF-P (P7102).137 Sqn RAF/Пилот - Е.Л.Мусгрейв (австралийский офицер в ВВС Великобритании) Самолет был уничтожен в сентябре 1944 г.

westland whirlwind - Google Search

westland whirlwind - Google Search

Westland Whirlwind HE-F of 263 Squadron (by 1940 the new Bristol Beaufighter offered greater range & capability, the RAF concentrating on its development as a multi-role aircraft, rather than the Whirlwind)

Westland Whirlwind HE-F of 263 Squadron (by 1940 the new Bristol Beaufighter offered greater range & capability, the RAF concentrating on its development as a multi-role aircraft, rather than the Whirlwind)

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