All posts tagged 'WWII'

WW2 Mosquito Plans Found – Will Allow ‘Wooden Wonder’ To Fly Again

Posted on July 11th, 2018 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

By Ben Farmer, The Telegraph A newly-discovered hoard of secret Second World War aircraft technical drawings will be used by enthusiasts to rebuild and launch a Mosquito plane into the skies above Britain. More than 20,000 wartime Mosquito engineering drawings and diagrams have been found in the corner of a wartime..
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Restored XP-82 Twin Mustang to debut at AirVenture 2018

Posted on May 24th, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

The restorers of a North American XP-82 Twin Mustang, one of the most unusual fighter/escort aircraft ever deployed by the U.S. military, are aiming to make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 its first public appearance to celebrate completion of an arduous 10-year restoration project.

B-29 Superfortress: How It Works

Posted on March 11th, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This video shows pilots performing starting, cockpit control explanations, take off and cruising a B-29 Superfortress to altitude. The B-29 is a four-engine propeller-driven designed by Boeing, flown primarily by the United States. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during the conflict and very advanced for its time...
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B-17F Memphis Belle restoration moves closer to finish line

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Aviation News

Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in..
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Lockheed P-38 Flight Characteristics (1943)

Posted on August 13th, 2017 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Normal and emergency operating characteristics of the Lockheed P-38. Demonstrates precautions and techniques for taking off, flying, and landing, showing in detail how controls and apparatus should be manipulated. Explains how to take off and fly with only one engine, and shows how to bail out.

Agony Wagon: The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, WWII’s Unsung Heavyweight

Posted on September 10th, 2016 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Frederick A. Johnsen This article was first published in the April 1972 Wings magazine and on the B-24/PB4Y Special Edition CD. The B-24 was no stranger to the barbed epithet. More than any other bomber of WW II, it was the target of criticism. Even its own pilots couldn’t..
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Focke-Wulf 190 Special Edition CD

Posted on September 6th, 2016 · Posted in

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B-29 “Doc” Rolled Out After Refurbishment

Posted on March 24th, 2015 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Seventy years ago today in 1945, a B-29, one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces. Today that same aircraft was rolled out and “delivered” again, in commemoration of its restoration and..
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WWII pilot reunited with P-47 Thunderbolt

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

by Senior Airman Jensen Stidham, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Sitting in a wheelchair with airplanes on his shirt and a U.S. Army Air Corp hat on his head, 92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training..
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P-40 Warhawk That Survived Pearl Harbor Flies Again

Posted on December 10th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Chris Carola, The Associated Press An American fighter that’s one of the few remaining still-airworthy planes to survive the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is being donated to an organization that flies World War II aircraft at living-history events across the United States. Robert Collings, executive director of the..
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