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Flying machines

Steve Stamford | XH558 Vulcan

XH558 Vulcan

This image was taken as XH558 had landed at Robin Hood airfield following a flight from Prestwick. This flight was unusual in as much as the entire journey was made with undercarriage down following an earlier failure. Please note . . . This is obviously a wide panoramic image, ordering it as anything else will result in it being cropped.
Steve Stamford | Air ambulance G-WHAA 2

Air ambulance G-WHAA 2

G-HWAA is one of the Midlands Air Ambulance Air Charity helicopters. Seen here at an open day at Tatenhill - one of their operating bases. A donation was made to take this image and a donation of 50% of sales proceeds will be made on each sale.
Steve Stamford | Air ambulance G-WHAA 1

Air ambulance G-WHAA 1

G-HWAA is one of the Midlands Air Ambulance Air Charity helicopters. Seen here at an open day at Tatenhill - one of their operating bases. A donation was made to take this image and a donation of 50% of sales proceeds will be made on each sale.
Steve Stamford | Buccaneer strike aircraft

Buccaneer strike aircraft

Seen here two Buccaneer planes - XW544 S2B and XX894 020. The Buccaneer was designed as a strike aircraft capable of carrier launch and with the ability to carry both conventional and a nuclear payload below radar detection level to counter Russian Sverdlov light cruisers during the cold war era.
Steve Stamford | TE311 Spitfire

TE311 Spitfire

Spitfire TE311 on approach to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight base in Lincolnshire. The original 4D-V was the aircraft of Squadron Leader Tony Reeves DFC. This aircraft was built with the clipped wings.
Steve Stamford | Thumper and the Lancaster

Thumper and the Lancaster

Close up of the front of Avro Lancaster PA474 seen at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight base, Lincolnshire.
Steve Stamford | The top gunner

The top gunner

Top gun turret on the Avro Lancaster PA474 - seen here at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight airbase in Lincolnshire.
Steve Stamford | Vulcan

Vulcan

Avro Vulcan XM594 refuelling probe
Steve Stamford | Hastings TG517

Hastings TG517

The Handley-Page T.5 Hastings was designed as a long distance carrier and had a range of over 4,000 miles. This one was in service between 1948 and 1977.
Steve Stamford | Vulcan wing

Vulcan wing

Up close and personal with the port wing of Avro Vulcan B.2 XM594 at Newark Air Museum.
Steve Stamford | XH558 Vulcan

XH558 Vulcan

This image was taken as XH558 had landed at Robin Hood airfield following a flight from Prestwick. This flight was unusual in as much as the entire journey was made with undercarriage down following an earlier failure.
Steve Stamford | Spitfire MK356

Spitfire MK356

Seen here is that most beautiful piece of aero engineering - the Spitfire. This is the BBMF Spitfire Mk LF IXe MK356 seen here sporting desert camouflage and the squadron code QJ3 representing a Spitfire Mk IX of 92 Squadron in Tunisia in 1943. This is a composite of two of my own original images.
Steve Stamford | Spitfire MK356 swoop

Spitfire MK356 swoop

Here is that most beautiful piece of aero engineering - the Spitfire. This is the BBMF Spitfire Mk LF IXe MK356 seen here sporting desert camouflage and the squadron code QJ3 representing a Spitfire Mk IX of 92 Squadron in Tunisia in 1943. This is a composite of two of my own original images.
Steve Stamford | XL 568 Hawker Hunter

XL 568 Hawker Hunter

The Hawker Hunter was a sub-sonic jet fighter plane that also saw service as a fighter / bomber and latterly a reconnaissance plane. This image is of Hawker Hunter XL 586 which first took to the skies in 1958 and served with several squadrons, eventually retiring in 2002 when it became a display item at Cosford air museum. A composite of two of my original images.
Steve Stamford | XG337 Lightning

XG337 Lightning

An image of an English Electric Lightning XG337 performing a vertical climb. Although not capable of a true vertical take off it could - and did do vertical climbs pretty much as soon as it left the ground reaching 30,000 feet in 2 minutes. It was the UK's first supersonic aircraft - capable of sustained supersonic flight without needing afterburners to do so and reached Mach 2 in 1958. A composite of two of my original images.
Steve Stamford | Gloster Javelin XA564

Gloster Javelin XA564

XA564 is the sole remaining Mk1 Javelin in the UK. This image is a composite of 2 original images to show what it would have looked like in flight.
Steve Stamford | Dakota ZA947

Dakota ZA947

This Dakota has a long history having been built in 1942 and seeing active service in WW2 where it was used in troop drops. Now part of the BBMF it can be seen I the skies at a variety of events.
Steve Stamford | Dakota ZA947 overhead

Dakota ZA947 overhead

Dakota ZA947 This Dakota has a long history having been built in 1942 and seeing active service in WW2 where it was used in troop drops. Now part of the BBMF it can be seen in the skies at a variety of events.