Aircraft Profiles
Aircraft
Westland Whirlwind - Part I
The Westland Whirlwind entered service in 1940 and was one of the most advanced fighters of the time. It was an all-aluminium twin-engined design but still not much larger than a Hurricane.

The Whirlwind saw combat both as a fighter and fighter-bomber and was more than a match for the Bf 109 and Fw 190 at low altitude. Rolls-Royce cancelled the Peregrine engine and production ceased in 1942.

The Whirlwind was armed with 4 x 20mm cannon in the nose. The fighter-bomber could carry a 250 lb or 500 lb bomb under each wing.
Country of Origin:
Great Britain
Whirlwind - 137 Sqn
Whirlwind - 137 Sqn
Whirlwind - 137 Sqn
Whirlwind - 137 Sqn
Whirlwind - 263 Sqn
Whirlwind - 263 Sqn
Whirlwind - 263 Sqn
Whirlwind - 263 Sqn
Whirlwind - 263 Sqn