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Battle of Britain: 70th Anniversary Special Souvenir Issue by Ken Ellis

By Ken Ellis

Following the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk in June 1940, it used to be inevitable that the subsequent level stands out as the invasion of england. yet first the Luftwaffe must achieve regulate over the English Channel by means of defeating the RAF Fighter Command. The identify given to this air crusade by way of the Luftwaffe was once The conflict of england which later grew to become some of the most defining conflicts of worldwide warfare II. This 12 months heralds the seventieth anniversary of the conflict of england and to mark this a part of our heritage, Aviation Archive are liberating a six half choice of either RAF and Luftwaffe copy die forged plane versions. those hugely precise plane are offered in a present field with a restricted variation certificates and reveal stand.

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The Conqueror was launched in September, 1881. Some three years later a sister, the Hero, was laid down, and launched towards the end of 1885. She differed from the Conqueror only in that all four of her 6-inch guns were mounted on the superstructure, whereas the Conqueror carried two of them on the main deck inside the super- — — structure. ~ 5se? mz ^^ :y:\ ,o^f{-=w^^o'^m — 10"-/ --tt" TEMERAIRE "Hit riE" mM';'K'--::<;Vi^'('-, I I. i,,-^,'. ^^^^^ FRENCH SYSTEM IDEAL BARNABY BAUBETTt SHU'S. FT THE TORPEDO RAM.

Was supplied by Humplm^s. , some 35 per cent, of the displacement instead of the more usual 25 per The then first Lord of the Admiralty took cent, or so. the occasion of the launch to remark that the days of such armoured ships were over, and that probably these were the last ironclads that future would would ever be —the built with fast deck-protected vessels As, were laid for three years, no more armoured ships down, he at least enunciated a definite policy when these heavil}^ armoured successors of the Admiral class were put afloat.

25 knots. tons. 280ft. 66ft. 2-ift. L. These were followed by the Colossus and Edinburgh, which were laid down in 1879. In these ships the 12-inch breechloader was adopted, and an attempt at what was then a very considerable speed was made. • In this connection woe Imperievme and Warapitt lator on. THE BRITISH BATTLE FLEET. 16 An armament made auxiliary appearance, five 6-inch its first really definite guns being mounted on the superstructure. , 6-inch, 89-cwt. do. — Horse-power 7,500. 50 knots.

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