I would like to identify this plane, if anyone can help? All I can tell you is that it is from an old photo album and probably an English Airshow in the 1920's or 1930's.



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That is the Boulton & Paul Overstrand. A twin-engine biplane medium bomber, built for the Royal Air Force of the United Kindom starting from 1933. The last one was already retired in 1941. Apparently this was the first bomber with a closed power-assisted gun turret.

  • $\begingroup$ Still building in 1941? Seems unlikely. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2019 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ quiet flyer - the Overstrands were built in 1933-34 and the last was retired in 1941. They were used as trainers in their last years. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 13:23
  • $\begingroup$ You are both right! Corrected. $\endgroup$
    – bogl
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 16:04
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you for your answer, bogl. $\endgroup$
    – Phil S
    Commented Aug 11, 2019 at 17:42

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