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Cockpit Collection

Background imageCockpit Collection: Cockpit of Supermarine Spitfire IXB G-ASJV / MH434

Cockpit of Supermarine Spitfire IXB G-ASJV / MH434
Cockpit of Supermarine Spitfire IXB, G-ASJV/MH434. James Gilbert photo

Background imageCockpit Collection: Cockpit and crew of a Lockheed Constellation

Cockpit and crew of a Lockheed Constellation

Background imageCockpit Collection: Birthday card, RAF flying dog pilot

Birthday card, RAF flying dog pilot. mid-20th century

Background imageCockpit Collection: Flight simulator in use, RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire

Flight simulator in use, RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire
A flight simulator in use at RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire. Before computers, flight simulators used actual models of different airfields in order to train pilots

Background imageCockpit Collection: Crew inspection of the Vickers Vimy

Crew inspection of the Vickers Vimy selected for the England to Australia flight. In the front from left: Capt Ross Smith, Lt Keith Smith and Sgt W.H. (Wally) Shiers. In the rear cockpit is J.M

Background imageCockpit Collection: Sunderland Flying Boat

Sunderland Flying Boat
The cockpit of a Sunderland Flying Boat aeroplane, proto 1937. During World War Two it was used for destroying U- Boats and the was nicknamed The Porcupine by the Germans Date: 1937

Background imageCockpit Collection: Poster, aviation meeting in Nice, France

Poster, aviation meeting in Nice, France
Poster advertising an aviation meeting in Nice, France, 10-25 April 1910. Design by Charles-Leonce Brosse (alias Bsor, Bzor). Date: 1910

Background imageCockpit Collection: RAFs new gyro gun sight by G. H. Davis

RAFs new gyro gun sight by G. H. Davis
Details of the RAFs new gyro gun sight, which makes every fighter pilot an accurate marksman. By means of two simple adjustments in action

Background imageCockpit Collection: Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194

Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194, Buzz Number TF-194. The first production aircraft, with the rear cockpit canopy blanked off for flight testing

Background imageCockpit Collection: William Rowland Ding (1885-1917 )

William Rowland Ding (1885-1917 )
William Rowland Ding, 1885-1917, chief test pilot for Blackburn Aircraft. He is shown here sitting in the cockpit of a modified Handley Page G in 1914. Date: 1917

Background imageCockpit Collection: Second prototype Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 A4562

Second prototype Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 A4562
Second prototype Royal Aircraft Factory SE5, A4562, at Farnborough with Major Frank Goodden in the cockpit

Background imageCockpit Collection: The cockpit of a VC10

The cockpit of a VC10

Background imageCockpit Collection: Bleriot two-seat monoplane with Bentfield Hucks

Bleriot two-seat monoplane with Bentfield Hucks
BlÚ▓®ot two-seat monoplane with Bentfield Hucks in the front cockpit

Background imageCockpit Collection: Alfa Romeo 16CBimotore

Alfa Romeo 16CBimotore
Alfa Romeo 16C Bimotore, from 1935. For Scuderia Ferrari to compete on the Grand Prix circuit, Alfa Romeo devised the 16C bimotore, which had two straight-8 2.9 litre engines

Background imageCockpit Collection: Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk. XV

Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk. XV high-altitude fighter. This is an example of the rare NF Mk. XV with the extended wing-span wings, pressurised cockpit, 70 series Merlin engines

Background imageCockpit Collection: Vultee BT-13 Valiant Sprayer Conversion N75133

Vultee BT-13 Valiant Sprayer Conversion N75133, re built by Ken Tyler of Long Island as a single-seater with a 125 US gal capacity spray tank in the rear cockpit area. Date: circa 1958

Background imageCockpit Collection: United states Navy - Grumman F7F-2D Tigercat 80335

United states Navy - Grumman F7F-2D Tigercat 80335
United States Navy - Grumman F7F-2D Tigercat 80335 of VU-3 at Miramar NAS. Built as an F7F-2N, the majority of the -2Ns, including 80335

Background imageCockpit Collection: de Havilland Venom prototype VV612

de Havilland Venom prototype VV612. The prototype Venom F.1 was produced by fitting moderately swept wings on the fuselage and tail of a Vampire FB.5 whilst on the production line

Background imageCockpit Collection: Airco DH. 9a cockpit

Airco DH. 9a cockpit
Fleet Air Arm Airco DH.9a cockpit Date: circa 1925

Background imageCockpit Collection: Cockpit of Sikorsky S-55, OO-SHA, of Sabena

Cockpit of Sikorsky S-55, OO-SHA, of Sabena

Background imageCockpit Collection: Lockheed Constellation Cockpit possibly 1940s

Lockheed Constellation Cockpit possibly 1940s

Background imageCockpit Collection: Cockpit of a BOAC Lockheed Constellation aeroplane

Cockpit of a BOAC Lockheed Constellation aeroplane

Background imageCockpit Collection: I Destroyed Two In Less Than Five Minutes

I Destroyed Two In Less Than Five Minutes
An illustration which shows the back of a WW2 fighter plane pilot from inside his cockpit, as he trails another aircraft. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCockpit Collection: Johnny Zero, WW2 Music Cover

Johnny Zero, WW2 Music Cover
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Johnny Zero, lyric by Mack David, words by Vee Lawnhurst, featured and broadcast by George Elrick, who can be seen in the portrait photograph

Background imageCockpit Collection: WW2 - Ready For Flight

WW2 - Ready For Flight
An illustration which portrays a British WW2 Royal Air Force pilot, fully outfitted for a high altitude flight, preparing to get into the cockpit. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCockpit Collection: WW2 - Miles Magister Instructional Flight

WW2 - Miles Magister Instructional Flight
A photograph which shows a British WW2 Royal Air Force instructor piloting a Miles Magister training aircraft, with the pupil sat in the rear cockpit. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCockpit Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Fighter Plane Cockpit

WW2 - R. A. F. Fighter Plane Cockpit
A photograph of a British WW2 fighter plane cockpit, showing various controls including the machine gun button on the joystick. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCockpit Collection: WW2 - Airspeed Dual Control Instructional Machine

WW2 - Airspeed Dual Control Instructional Machine
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force trainees sat in the cockpit of an Airspeed dual-control instructional machine. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCockpit Collection: WW2, Rip Van Winkle

WW2, Rip Van Winkle
An illustration which shows Peter the Royal Air Force pilot, sat in the cockpit of his yellow fighter plane, with Hendrick Hudson on the back! Date: circa 1940

Background imageCockpit Collection: SAAB 210A L'il Draken

SAAB 210A L'il Draken, on the SAAB test-flying pan, with test pilot Bengt R. Olow standing over the cockpit Date: circa 1952

Background imageCockpit Collection: Gerhard Nitschke sat in cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V3 42C+11

Gerhard Nitschke sat in cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V3 42C+11
Gerhard Nitschke sat in the cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V3 42C+11, being congratulated by Ernst Heinkel, after a test flight

Background imageCockpit Collection: General Ernst Udet sat in the cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V2

General Ernst Udet sat in the cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V2, after breaking the World 100km closed-circuit speed record at 634 Km/h, on 5 June 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageCockpit Collection: English Electric Canberra PR. 9 WH793

English Electric Canberra PR. 9 WH793
English Electric Canberra PR.9 WH793 (msn EE-242), the prototype PR.9, at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show from 3-9 September 1956

Background imageCockpit Collection: RAF Sergeant John Hannah VC in his gun cockpit, WW2

RAF Sergeant John Hannah VC in his gun cockpit, WW2
RAF Sergeant John Hannah, 18 year old VC in his gun cockpit Date: circa 1941

Background imageCockpit Collection: RAF cadets watch an expert demonstrating the controls, WW2

RAF cadets watch an expert demonstrating the controls, WW2
RAF cadets watch an expert demonstrating the controls Date: circa 1941

Background imageCockpit Collection: Controls of RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat, WW2

Controls of RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat, WW2
Controls of an RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat Date: circa 1941

Background imageCockpit Collection: Cockpit of Vickers Varsity T. 1 WJ949

Cockpit of Vickers Varsity T. 1 WJ949
Royal Air Force - Cockpit of Vickers Varsity T.1 WJ949, in April 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageCockpit Collection: Pilot's cockpit in a Tiger Moth aircraft

Pilot's cockpit in a Tiger Moth aircraft Date: 1938

Background imageCockpit Collection: Gloster Meteor 7 and a halfs WL419

Gloster Meteor 7 and a halfs WL419 (msn G5-423772), of Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. (on loan from the Ministry of defence), at Boscombe Down for Air Tournament International 1992, on 13 June 1992

Background imageCockpit Collection: Convair CV-240 N8326C Air Chief Seneca

Convair CV-240 N8326C Air Chief Seneca
Convair CV-240-4 N8326C Air Chief Seneca (msn 112), of Mohawk Airlines, with the flight crew carrying out their pre-flight check-list in the cockpit. Date: circa 1965

Background imageCockpit Collection: Hawker Siddeley Dominie T. 1 XS710

Hawker Siddeley Dominie T. 1 XS710
Royal Air Force - Hawker Siddeley Dominie T.1 XS710 (msn 25012), from RAF Strubby in March 1966. View in the cockpit, during flight, piloted by Jim Perry and Dave Lord. Date: 1966

Background imageCockpit Collection: Oswald Boelcke, German aviator, WW1

Oswald Boelcke, German aviator, WW1
Oswald Boelcke (1891-1916), German flying ace of the First World War. He is considered to be the father of the German fighter air force, and was the first to formalise rules of air fighting

Background imageCockpit Collection: McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk 163635

McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk 163635
United States Navy - McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk 163635 (msn A037), a T-45A of TW-2, fitted with a T-45C cockpit and later converted to full T-45C standard. Date: circa 2000

Background imageCockpit Collection: B-17G - PB-1W Texas Raiders cockpit

B-17G - PB-1W Texas Raiders cockpit
B-17G / PB-1W N7227C Texas Raiders, the cockpit. Date: 1992

Background imageCockpit Collection: Mil Mi-26T SSSR-06197

Mil Mi-26T SSSR-06197 (msn 34001212030), detail of the cockpit, while at Helitech, Redhill in September 1989. (SSSR - Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik - Union of Soviet Socialist)

Background imageCockpit Collection: Kamov Ka-32 SSSR-31000

Kamov Ka-32 SSSR-31000 (msn 21013210001), detail of the cockpit, while at Helitech, Redhill in September 1989. (SSSR - Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik - Union of Soviet Socialist)

Background imageCockpit Collection: Trans-Canada Lockheed Aircraft, Pilots cockpit

Trans-Canada Lockheed Aircraft, Pilots cockpit fitted for blind flying Date: 1930s

Background imageCockpit Collection: Cockpit of aircraft arranged to take aerial photographs

Cockpit of aircraft arranged to take aerial photographs Date: 1930s



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