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A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in

A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in


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A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in

A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in Devon. There were slight injuries to the pilot but no more.
** A Pancake Landing is an emergency landing in which an aircraft levels out close to the ground and drops vertically with its undercarriage still retracted.**
The Typhoon is the R8635/G model.
Mirrorpix have found an internet reference to the R8635 Typhoon. which names the air crew.
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1. 21-May-1943, R8635 (?), RAE, F/L L.A.Martin, engine failed and force landed at Meadfoot Bay (Devon)
Info from Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group
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Picture taken 25th May 1943

Maydwell
Daily Mirror Archive
Mirrorpix
Torquay
Devon
England
WW2 B/W Print Reach plc -346

Media ID 21887471

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1943 Crash Devon Rocks Royal Airforce Torquay Crash Landing Typhoon War And Conflict


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This print captures a dramatic moment in history as a Typhoon aircraft executes a pancake landing on the rugged shores near Torquay, Devon. The intense power of the typhoon is juxtaposed against the serene beauty of the rock-strewn coastline. Despite the perilous situation, there were only minor injuries sustained by the brave pilot. A pancake landing, an emergency maneuver where an aircraft levels out close to the ground and drops vertically with its undercarriage still retracted, was skillfully executed by this R8635/G model Typhoon. This particular aircraft has been identified as R8635 based on historical records from Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group. The photograph itself was taken on May 25th, 1943, during World War II. It serves as a testament to both the resilience of these warplanes and their pilots who risked their lives for their countries' defense. The Royal Air Force (RAF) played a crucial role during this tumultuous period in history. Mirrorpix discovered an internet reference linking this specific Typhoon incident to Flight Lieutenant L. A. Martin from RAE (Royal Aircraft Establishment). This finding adds another layer of significance to this remarkable image. Maydwell's expertly captured snapshot not only documents a significant event but also evokes emotions associated with war and conflict during that era. It stands as a powerful reminder of our shared history and pays tribute to those who served bravely in World War II.

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