The Battle of Britain -
Victory Against The Odds
The iconic vision of Spitfires and Hurricanes battling to preserve our freedoms as they swept into action against German aircraft in the skies above southern England is an accurate one. The Battle of Britain took place between July and October 1940. The Germans began by attacking coastal targets shipping in the Channel. This presentation examines the aircraft, pilots and tactics used to ensure victory in the skies. It offers a unique insight into the RAF perspective of the Battle of Britain and how the outcome was almost very different.
Stealth Aircraft -
State of Art War Machines
Stealth aircraft are designed to avoid detection using a variety of technologies that reduce reflection/emission of radar, infrared, visible light, radio-frequency spectrum and audio, collectively known as stealth technology. Development of stealth technology probably began in Germany during World War II. Well known examples of U.S. stealth aircraft include the F-117 Nighthawk, the B-2 Spirit, the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II. This presentation explores the technologies used to create these state-of-art machines.
The Dambusters -
Barnes Wallis and 617 Squadron
Discover the skill and bravery of the crews of 19 Lancaster aircraft as well as the vision and determination of inventor Barnes Wallis. Operation “Chastise” has become a legend in military history as it contains all the traditionally admired military attributes of originality, surprise and heroism coupled with a dramatic outcome. Learn about the success and failures of one of the most daring raids of WWII. Do you know the links this mission has with Herne Bay, or where you can still see the bouncing bombs?