Westland Whirlwind P7110
The above shot is a little too striking...i.e. it's tough to
pick out the salient features of the aircraft
against the clouds and ground
below. Anyway, P7110 is the aircraft usually seen in
this twin-engined fighter.
To alleviate this website monotony somewhat, I will also append below
photograph of the first prototype, L6844.
The Whirlwind was never really a great success
a single-seat day fighter, although the aircraft
achieve some distinction as a interdiction
machine shooting up enemy
shipping and railway rolling
stock with its four 20mm cannon. Only
Whirlwinds were built and only two
squadrons (Nos. 137 and 263) flew them.
Whirlwind - first prototype L6844