Vickers Vildebeest aircraft

photo of a Vickers Vildebeest aircraft flying

A Vickers Vildebeest, or 'Pig', of No. 36 Squadron RAF. The photograph was probably taken before the invasion of Malaya, as the obsolete torpedo-bombers of Nos 36 and 100 Squadrons RAF did not make any torpedo attacks during the campaign. Surprisingly successful at night bombing, they were decimated in the daylight raid on Endau on 26 January 1942. (Courtesy ER 'Bon' Hall and Michael Hyde)

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