Type:

Crew:

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Retired:

Designed by:

Fighter, fighter bomber, night fighter

Pilot

1 x Rolls-Royce Merlin propellor engine

1937

1947

Sydney Camm

Type:

Crew:

Power:

 

Introduction:

Retired:

Designed:

Fighter, photo reconnassaince, trainer

Pilot

1 x Rolls-Royce Merlin propellor engine later variations used

1 x Rolls-Royce Griffon propellor engine

1938

1954

R. J. Mitchell, chief designer until his death in 1937, when his colleague Joseph Smith took over.

Type:

Crew:

 

 

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Designed:

Heavy bomber, maritime patrol, electronic warfare

Pilot, co-pilot, navigator, bombardier/nose gunner, flight engineer/top turret gunner, radio operator, 2 x waist gunners, ball turret gunner, tail gunner

4 × Wright R-1820-97 "Cyclone" propellor engines

1941

1945

Team led by E. Gifford Emery and Edward Curtis Wells

Type:

 

Crew:

 

Power:

Introduction:

Retired:

Designed:

Heavy bomber, photo reconnassaince, maritime patrol, air-sea rescue

Pilot, flight engineer, navigator, bomb aimer/nose gunner, wireless operator, mid-upper gunner and rear gunner

4 x Rolls-Royce Merlin propellor engine

1942

1954

Roy Chadwick

Type:

Crew:

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Designed:

Advanced jet trainer

Student & instructor

Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour jet engine

1976

Still active

Team led by Ralph Hooper

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