Royal Navy

COASTAL COMMAND

Snowberry

Snowberry





This Vickers Wellington GR.VIII of the Coastal Command comes originally from the Royal Air Force. For the Missions over sea it was equipped with the early ASV-radar type. The ASV is visible by the antennas of the fuselage back and under the nose. Also the early paintsheme of green and brown shows the former RAF role of the aircraft. Here this Wellington is operating with the 172. squadron in 1942.







Wellington





This Wellington MK XIV of the 38. squadron shows the appearance of 1944/45 - the darker colours of the topside camouflage scheme covers only small areas and the ASV radar is situated in a type of chin turret in the nose of the aircraft.







Halifax

Halifax




A Handley Page Halifax of the 58. squadron / Costal Command is attacking the position of a submerged U-boat.
The aircraft of the type GR II is equipped with Rolls Royce "Merlin" in-line engines and is carrying
a radar under the rear fuselage in a tub..




Giordani
No British ship, but British planes you can see here on their attack of the Italien tanker Guilio Giordani
on 17th.November 1942. The tanker was fitted with a false funnell ( to confuse his identification ),
was transporting fuel and materials to German forces in Northern Afrika.
The attacking torpedo-bombers of the type Bristol Beaufort were based in Malta.

Giordani
Under heavy losses the RAF succeed on Malta again and again the supplys from Italien to Northern Africa succesfully.
The RAF could save this attack succesfully, too.

The Giordani sank on this 17th November, 1942 off Misurata near the coast of Northern Afrika. Giordani

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