The de Havilland DH.88 Comet

One of the most elegant aircraft ever built, the DH.88 Comet is notably famous for winning the 1934 McRobertson air race from London to Melbourne. Three Comets entered the race, which was won by Charles Scott and Tom Campbell Black in G-ACSS, painted red and nicknamed “Grosvenor House”. Jim Mollison and his wife Amy (born […]

The Curtiss P-40 in French service

France was one of the first customers of the P-40, placing an order of 100 Hawk 81A-1, later increased to 230 aircraft. However, these aircraft were not delivered before France fell in June 1940 and these aircraft never entered French service. After the invasion of North Africa in late 1942, the groupe de Chasse II/5, […]

Promoted by Ford ?

I was reading about the new Ford Mustang GT Eagle Squadron, a specially-decorated Mustang bearing the colours of EN783, a Spitfire Mk V flown by ace Steve Pisanos of No 71 (Eagle) Squadron. I was amused to see that the team that created this very special car used a few of my profiles (not just […]