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RAF 100: Take A Tour Of The Royal Air Force's Top 10 Planes Of All Time

Throughout the year the RAF is celebrating its 100th birthday. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we at Forces Network have put...

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Throughout the year the RAF is celebrating its 100th birthday, having been created towards the end of the First World War.

It's the oldest independent air force in the world, born after the merging of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).

To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we at Forces Network have put together a virtual tour of 10 of the RAF's top aircraft... to look, all you have to do is click below.

This list was compiled in consultation with experts from RAF Museum Hendon, while we also asked a number of serving RAF officers for their opinion. Keep your eyes on Forces.net in the coming days to cast your vote for the Air Force's top warplane.

We'll also be providing an in-depth look into each aircraft on television. Keep your eyes on British Forces News between Monday, July 2 and Friday, July 13 at 1pm, 5.30pm or 9pm UK time. You can find us on Sky 450, Virgin 277, Freesat 165 & Freeview 96, where we'll bring you a plane a day!

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Cover image courtesy of Airfix.

Airfix is a registered trademark of Hornby Hobbies Ltd and use of the illustrations in this article has been kindly permitted by Hornby Hobbies Ltd © 2018.

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