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Westland: Whirlwind (Fighter)

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May 1943

Note: This is a sub-section of Westland.

The Westland Whirlwind (Whirly or Whirlibomber in RAF slang) was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine: Spitfire and Hawker: Hurricane. [1]

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