Remarks: 26 Oct 66 Ordered as one of 118 Phantom aircraft for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy within the serial block XV406 - XV442. A total of 5,195 Phantoms were built. The RAF total included 118 F-4M and 52 externally virtually identical F-4K aircraft, XV424 being a F-4M-35-MC variant.
Remarks: One of a batch of 167 aircraft, K4886-K5052, built by Armstrong-Whitworth in 1935 (Contract No.361968/35) to specification 8/35, as a series IIA with 510hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel X (De-rated) engine. Fitted with dual control. Makers No.4261.
Remarks: Built at British Aerospace, Dunsfold. 12 Feb 82 To No.4 Squadron, Gütersloh with RAF Germany, coded ‘E’. During Malvinas War (1982) this aircraft flew from RAF Wittering to RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall on 2nd May, then a nine-hour flight to Ascension Island the following day. On 24 May 82 Flown by Sqn Ldr Bob Iveson, participated in No.1 Squadrons’ first attack on the runway at Stanley Airport, armed with retarded 1,000 lb bombs.
Remarks: "Gloria in excelsis deo" ("Glory to God in the highest") , the very first morning light envelopes "Cuevas de Nerja" as it were descended from the seventh heaven.
Dedicated to Rafael Alvarez Cacho who enjois a lot some of my pics.
Remarks: Three ages in one picture in the darker corner of this marvellous museum. In the far back ground you could see the always powerful Phamton, a WWI warrior SE5A and finally the Air Mariscal Harris´s sword which hit the nazi Germany during WWII. Built by Metropolitan-Vickers at its Mosley Road works, Manchester. After completion taken by road to A.V.Roe plant at Woodford. Part of a batch of 100 originally ordered as Manchesters in 1939 of which only the first 43 were built as such, the remaining 57, including R5868 being completed as Lancasters as part of contract No.982866, serial numbers R5768 -R5917, delivered between Mar 41 and Aug 42.