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Obscure Early WWII British Fighter Westland Whirlwind Subject of Documentary


November 11, 2010 — The Westland Whirlwind had only a small role in World War II for the British despite being one of the first operational frontline fighters of the war. The fast, nimble, and heavily armed twin-engine fighter featured four 20mm cannons in the nose and, like the Boulton Paul Defiant, would fall short of its initial design goal to destroy bombers. Now British documentarian James Munro is completing work on Ghost of the Whirlwind, (MacDeutsch Films, Mid-2011) a film about this fighter that dazzled military brass and devastated ground targets, but eventually was defeated by its own production problems. If you have photos or insights to add to the project you can reach James Muro here


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