04/vii/44 – Long NFT

4th July 14:20
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scot
Navigator (R): Self
NFT, CINE-GUN & FORMATION
NFT on Halifax & Cine on Reliant, Martlet & Albemarle. Excellent weather.
0:55

Another fairly long (certainly by Jack Scott’s standards) NFT with an interesting selection of aircraft including 3 marques I have not come across before.

The Stinson Reliant was a single engine aircraft used by the RAF, USAF and RAAF as a general utility aircraft, predominantly for training and liaison flights.

Stinson Reliant (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Stinson Reliant
(Image Source: Wikipedia)

The Grumman Martlet was the Royal Navy’s version of the USAF F4F Wildcat, used primarily as a carrier-borne fighter.

Grumman Martlet (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Grumman Martlet
(Image Source: Wikipedia)

The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle was a transport aircraft. Initially designed as (but never deployed as) a medium range bomber, it was used for general transport duties, paratroop transport and glider towing. They were used during the invasion of Normandy for this purpose.

Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle (Image Source: Imperial War Museum ©IWM (CH 12048))

Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
(Image Source: Imperial War Museum ©IWM (CH 12048))

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