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Warplane Workshop, 11 April 2024, More4, “The Last Biplanes”

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In the documentary series Warplane Workshop, viewers are taken behind the scenes of the challenging and passionate work of restoring historic warplanes to their former glory.

The episode “The Last Biplanes,” airing on More4 on Thursday, 11 April, focuses on the efforts to return two rare biplanes to the sky. These iconic aircraft hold significant historical value, and their restoration is a labour of love for the dedicated engineers and pilots involved.

At 100 years old, David Berry is one of the last surviving wartime airmen who flew the fragile Fairey Swordfish biplane, which played a crucial role in sinking Hitler’s Bismarck battleship. Engineers from the charity Navy Wings are racing against time to restore this rare biplane so that David can see it take flight once more.

Simultaneously, 250 miles away, another team is determined to make the US Navy’s last biplane fly again. This episode showcases the passion and dedication of those who strive to preserve aviation history and honour the legacy of these remarkable aircraft.

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Warplane Workshop provides a unique insight into the world of aircraft restoration, combining engineering, history, and the enduring fascination with iconic warplanes.

Warplane Workshop airs on More4 at 9:00 pm on Thursday, 11 April 2024.


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