Two Lancasters Escorted By A Spitfire And Hurricane: Sunset Footage
This Is The Most Picturesque Video Of Britain’s Best Planes!
Seeing the startups, takeoffs, flybys and landings of your favorite warbirds is always awesome, but this kind of footage adds another layer to it. It was taped during the evening display at Royal Air Force in Coningsby and captures some amazing footage of a Spitfire and Hurricane flying beside two Lancasters. They look great, sound amazing and you even get some control tower commentary that adds to the videos ambiance.
These birds were special for a number of factors:
- The Avro Lancaster was a heavy-bomber designed by the British. Propelled by four Rolls-Royce Merlins, it was the Royal Air Force’s number one bomber
- The Supermarine Spitfire was a British produced fighter aircraft powered Rolls-Royce Merlins as well, although in later marks was replaced by an even more powerful Griffon. It was Britain’s number one fighter
- Manufactured in Britain, the Hawker Hurricane was the Royal Air Forces fighter that was highly modified for many mission types. They were most notably used during the Battle of Britain, responsible for over 60% of victories in the air
These three planes are the true staple of the Royal Air Force’s aviation history. Seeing the three most produced aircraft that were key in World War II is a great sight to see, not to mention on such well edited footage. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!