SQUADRONS! No.54: The Hawker biplane fighters

Hawker had its roots in the aftermath of the First World War, which resulted in the bankruptcy of the Sopwith Aviation Company. The new team began to work on new […]

SQUADRONS! No.55: The Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX – The Auxiliary squadrons

The Spitfire Mk.IX is one of the best known versions of the Spitfire. However, it should never really have existed. Its creation can be attributed to the appearance of the […]

SQUADRONS! No.56: The Hawker Typhoon – The Canadian squadrons

The Hawker Typhoon was designed to Air Ministry specification F.18/37 which sought to take advantage of the new generation of 2000hp engines and satisfy the latest requirements in armament. This […]

SQUADRONS! No.57: The Douglas SBD Dauntless – New Zealand and France

Conceived in 1939 from the BT-1, the Douglas SBD Dauntless was almost obsolescent by the time the USA went into war in December 1941. However, in the absence of a […]

SQUADRONS! No.58: The Forgotten Patrol Seaplanes

The fortunes of war gave the opportunity for some aircraft types to play a role or fly in markings other than originally intended. With the invasion of many European countries […]

SQUADRONS! No.59: The Dutch Fighter squadrons

During WW2, the Netherlands and the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) were both occupied after their armed forced had been overrun. However, many Dutchmen decided to continue the struggle and eventually […]

SQUADRONS! No.60: The Supermarine Spitfire – The Australian squadrons in Western Europe and the Med

Having begun to expand in the 1930s, the RAAF still only had twelve permanent squadrons when war was declared. However, 10 Squadron was already in the UK to pick up […]

SQUADRONS! No.61: The Belgian Fighter squadrons

The full history of the two Belgian fighter squadrons of the RAF (Nos 349 and 350) detailled in this book illustrated with 90 photographs and 14 colour profiles. ISBN: 978-2494471-06-1 […]

SQUADRONS! No.62: The Supermarine Spitfire Mk I – The beginning, the Regular squadrons

The Spitfire was designed as a short-range interceptor which first flew on 5 March 1936 and was soon ordered in large quantities.The first production Spitfire came off the assembly line […]