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Choose from 361 pictures in our Carrier collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


HMS 'Habbakuk' with HMS 'Indefatigable', 1946 Featured Print

HMS 'Habbakuk' with HMS 'Indefatigable', 1946

Illustration showing the top secret design for HMS 'Habbakuk' (centre), a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War. This project was put forward by Geoffrey Pyke in 1942, but was never built as the practicalities involved were too much for the British war effort. The 'Habbakuk' is shown next to HMS 'Indefatigable' (right), a large British aircraft-carrier built of conventional materials.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

HMS 'Habbakuk' in section Featured Print

HMS 'Habbakuk' in section

Illustration showing a cross section of the top secret design for HMS 'Habbakuk' a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War. This project was put forward by Geoffrey Pyke in 1942, but was never built as the practicalities involved were too much for the British war effort. The system of construction and propulsion, the crew's accomodation, air craft hangars and defensive armament are detailed.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Cierva W.11 Air Horse VZ724 Featured Print

Cierva W.11 Air Horse VZ724

Cierva W.11 Air Horse VZ724 / G-ALCV (msn W.11/1 ), which first flew on 7 December 1948 as G-ALCV, was marked with the Air Ministry serial VZ274. G-ALCV / VZ274 crashed on 13 June 1950, claiming the lives of Alan Marsh (chief test pilot) John Jeep Cable, (Ministry of Supply test pilot), and Joseph K. Unsworth (flight engineer). The cause of the crash was due to fatigue failure of a swash-plate carrier driving link in the front rotor hub. The second Air Horse, WA555 / G-ALCW, completed around 20 hours flying before the plug was pulled and was scrapped in 1951. Date: circa 1950

© (c) The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library