A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mk IB fighter-bomber at Le Fresne-Camilly in Normandy, 24 July - Category:World War II forces of Britain in France - Wikimedia Commons
Martin-Baker MB 5 was the ultimate development of a series of prototype fighter aircraft built during the Second World War. Neither the MB 5 nor its predecessors ever entered production, despite what test pilots described as excellent performance
An experimental jet fighter, the Northrop Ram) With a wingspan of only meters, it was equipped with four guns and powered by two turbojet engines, giving it a top speed of 550 mph. The single prototype was destroyed on maiden flight 12 when it crashed.