Britain’s Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary today. Which is an excellent excuse for me to show pics of my all-time favorite Brit warplanes, in no specific order.
Sopwith Snipe (not the Camel)
This last was, I think, the best-looking biplane ever made. There are still several models (not replicas) flying, even though production ceased in 1938.
A couple of gratuitous book references about the early days of the RFC/RAF respectively: Goshawk Squadron and Piece of Cake, both by Derek Robinson. And for the story of possibly the toughest human being who ever lived: Reach For The Sky, by Paul Brickhill.