The Aircraft of RAF Drem

A Spitfire of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force,
overflies a convoy escort vessel in the Firth of Forth, 1940.

Aircraft Types listed in date order of being stationed at RAF Drem

Type Role Engine Max Speed Range Armament
SE5a Single-seat Fighter Hispano-Suiza 8 132mph 262 miles 1 x .303 Vickers
1 x .303 Lewis
Avro 504K Two-seat Trainer Le Rhone 95mph 520 miles None
Hawker Hart Two-seat Bomber Rolls-Royce Kestrel 184mph 470 miles 1 x.303 Vickers
1 x .303 Lewis
Airspeed Oxford Twin-engined Trainer 2 x Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X 188mph 550 miles None
Hawker Audax Two-seat Fighter-Bomber Rolls-Royce Kestrel 170mph 525 miles 1 x .303 Vickers
1 x .303 Lewis
racks for 4 x 20lb bombs
Supermarine Spitfire I Single-seat Fighter Rolls-Royce Merlin II 365mph 395 miles 8 x .303 Browning MG
Hawker Hurricane I Single-seat Fighter Rolls Royce Merlin II/IV 324mph 425 miles 8 x .303 Browning MG
Bristol Blenheim IF Twin-engined Fighter-Bomber 2 x Bristol Mercury VIII 285mph 1,125 miles 1 x wing .303 Browning
4 x .303 Browning underbelly
1 x .303 Vickers turret
Westland Whirlwind I Twin-engined Fighter 2 x Rolls-Royce Peregrine I 360mph Unknown 4 x 20mm Cannon
optional bomb load 500lb
Boulton-Paul Defiant I Single-engined Night-Fighter Rolls-Royce Merlin III 303mph Unknown 4 x .303 Browning MG in Turret
Supermarine Spitfire IIA
Supermarine Spitfire IIB
Single-seat Fighter Rolls-Royce Merlin XII 357mph 395 miles 8 x .303 Browning /
2 x 20mm Cannon, 4 x .303 Browning
Hawker Hurricane IIA
Hawker Hurricane IIB
Single-seat Fighter Rolls-Royce Merlin XX 342mph
340mph
470 miles A: 8 x .303 Browning
B: 12 x .303 Browning, or 10 plus 1,000lb bombs
Bristol Beaufighter IF
Bristol Beaufighter IIF
Twin-engined Fighter IF: 2 x Bristol Hercules XI
IIF: 2 x Rolls-Royce Merlin XX
321mph
301mph
1,170 miles
1,040 miles
4 x 20mm Hispano, 6 x .303 Browning
Supermarine Spitfire VB Single-seat Fighter Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 357mph Unknown 8 x .303 Browning /
2 x 20mm Cannon, 4 x .303 Browning
De Havilland Mosquito XII
De Havilland Mosquito XIII
Twin-engined Fighter Rolls-Royce Merlin 21, 23, 25 394mph 1,205 miles 4 x 20mm Hispano
Avro Anson I Twin-engined Trainer & Comms. 2 x Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah LX 188mph 790 miles None
Supermarine Spitfire IXB Single-seat Fighter Merlin 61 408mph 434 miles 2 x 20mm Hispano, 4 x .303 Browning
Hawker Tempest Single-seat Fighter Bristol Centaurus V/VI 442mph 800 miles 4 x 20mm Hispano, 2,000lb bomb load
Supermarine Spitfire VI Single-seat Fighter Rolls-Royce Merlin 47/49 364mph 475 miles 2 x 20mm Hispano, 4 x .303 Browning
Hawker Hurricane IIC Single-seat Fighter Merlin XX/XXII 336mph 460 miles 4 x 20mm Oerlikon, 1,000lb bomb load
North American Mustang I
North American Mustang II
Single-seat Fighter Allison V-1710-39 390mph 1,050 miles 4 x .50 Browning wings
4 x .30 fuselage
Supermarine Spitfire XVIE Single-seat Fighter Packard-Rolls Merlin 266 405mph 434 miles 2 x 20mm Hispano, 2 x .50 Browning


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