Avro Anson Mk.I of No. 321 (Dutch) Squadron RAF, St. Eval, United Kingdon in 1940
Supermarine Walrus air-sea rescue aircraft.
The Catalina or PBY as it was also known as, was a well used flying boat that served in numerous air forces and navies around the world. It was used by the British during World War Two. On May 26, 1941, a Catalina from 2o9 Squadron RAF discovered the German Battleship Bismark which ultimately led to its sinking. The aircraft modeled here is from No 209 Squadron.
The Grumman Martlet Mk.II was the Royal Navy's designation for the F4F-4 Wildcat. These were delivered to the Royal Navy during 1940 and 1941. The Martlet was active in the Mediteranean Sea area and was in combat with German and Italian Aircraft.
The Fairey Swordfish was that famous British Biplane Torpedo bomber that attacked the Italian Fleet at Taranto in 1940 and hunted the battleship Bismark in 1941. It was also involved in numerous other battles in the early war years including "Operation Catapult" - the attack on the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir in July 1940. The aircraft modeled here is from No 818 Squadron of the Royal Navy serving on the HMS Ark Royal during Catapult. It carries a torpedo and a long range fuel tank (located between the two crew members).