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Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2022

I was fortunate to witness and photograph daring air displays, dogfights, and aerobatics – ending with the splendor of the now famous Duxford Wing, Spitfire, and Hurricane flypast in the skies where history happened.

The images below were taken using professional Sony cameras and telephoto lenses and processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.  

Experiencing the sounds, smell, and aerobatics of these wonderful aircraft is very different from the static display of aircraft at the RAF Museum in Hendon.  

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Getting ready

It was amazing to see so many WW2 aircraft getting ready for takeoff at Duxford, especially to see the mix of airplanes from the allies and Germany.   Having the german fighters sitting next to Spitfires and Hurricanes was an incredible sight.


The noise and commotion was overwhelming around 20 highly tuned warplanes took to the air to create a fighter “wing” was a fabulous experience. 

Spitfires and Hurricanes in "Wing" formation

By achieving a mass of firepower and density a fighter “wing” would achieve remarkable results against axis fighters and bombers in WW2 battles over Great Britain.

Battle of Britain Duxford 20225

'Sally B' over Duxford

This B-17G Flying Fortress was built in 1945 and is the only airworthy B-17 left in Europe. 

P-51 Mustang

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts.

Bearcat and Corsair aerobatics

These immensely powerful airplanes thrilled the audience with their speed, sound, and maneuverability.

Fighters, Blenheim and Lystanders

An incredible formation of Spitfire, Hurricane, and Wildcat fighters along with a couple of Lysanters, a Soviet Yak3 fighter with aircraft landing after their display.

These images were taken at the Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow, 2022 using Sony cameras and telephoto lenses. 

Flying List

The IWM Duxford website currently lists the following aircraft for the Battle of Britain Air Show 2022 flying list.

  • RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia (G-CFGJ)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb (G-MKVB)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc (G-IBSY)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc (G-IBSY)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc (G-AWII)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII (G-BKMI)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.T9 (G-LFIX)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.T9 (G-CCCA)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.T9 (G-CTIX)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (G-AVDJ)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (G-PTIX)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX (G-BRSF)
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXb (G-ASJV)
  • Supermarine Spitfire PR.XI (The NHS Spitfire) (G-PRXI)
  • Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV (G-SPIT)
  • Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe (G-BSKP)
  • Supermarine Seafire Mk XVII (G-KASX)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (G-HITT)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (G-HRLI)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (G-HUPW)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb ‘Pegs’ (G-HHII)
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.XIIa (G-HURI)
  • Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib (G-BKTH)
  • Hispano HA-112 M1L Buchon (G-AWHK)
  • Hispano HA-112 M1L Buchon (G-AWHH)
  • Hispano HA-112 M4L Buchon (G-AWHC)
  • Yakovlev Yak-3UTI (F-AZIM) 17
  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress ‘Sally B’ (G-BEDF)
  • Westland Lysander Mk.III (G-CCOM)
  • Westland Lysander Mk.III S.D (G-AZWT)
  • Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF (G-BPIV)
  • Fairey Swordfish Mk.I (G-BMGC)
  • P-51D Mustang ‘Miss Helen’ (G-BIXL)
  • F8F-2P Bearcat (G-RUMM)
  • Grumman FM2 Wildcat (G-RUMW)
  • Curtiss Hawk 75 (G-CCVH)
  • Hawker Nimrod Mk.I (G-BWWK)
  • Goodyear Corsair FG-1D (G-FGID)
  • Gloster Gladiator Mk.I (G_AMRK) L8032
  • Beech D-17S Staggerwing (N18V)
  • Tiger 9 Aeronautical Display Team

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