Hotrods of the Bombers

Hotrods of the Bombers

For a short period of time, seeing a flight of B-25 Bombers over US skies was not uncommon. After WWII you would only see a flight on B-25s perhaps fighting a fire but that ended in the ...

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The Legendary P-38

The Legendary P-38

Created by the legendary designer Kelly Johnson, when the P-38 Lightning hit the skies in 1941 Johnson had no way of knowing that seventy-six years later it would be so beloved! Serving in all theaters of WWII, ...

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The Cessna 140

The Cessna 140

Now celebrating its seventy-first birthday, the Cessna 140 classics lines still grace the skies. Coming out right at the end of WWII, it was in production for only five years before being replaced by the Cessna 150. ...

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The Hoover “Exec Sled”

The Hoover “Exec Sled”

Introduced in 1936 for commercial transportation, the DC-3 is best known for its role in WWII and after. After the war hundreds of C-47 became civilian again seeing service in every conceivable use. The "Hover Exec Sled" ...

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L-5 Stinson Liaison

L-5 Stinson Liaison

The Stinson L-5 Sentinel served many roles, so many it was called by some as the "flying jeep." It flew in the PTO and ETO serving as a flying platform for observing the battle below. They flew ...

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Gorgeous Waco UPF-7

Gorgeous Waco UPF-7

This graceful Waco UPF-7 is one of the few Wacos that served as a trainer for WWII pilots. The Waco F series begin in 1930 with many versions/updates produced in the years that followed. The UPF-7 was ...

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C-17 Globemaster II

C-17 Globemaster II

Once you walk inside the enormous C-17 Globemaster, you quickly understand how tanks get moved around the globe overnight! When parked on the ground, its size is overwhelming and you've gotta wonder if the darn thing can ...

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Early Blue Angel

Early Blue Angel

The Blue Angels were formed back in 1946 after WWII. It's the second older flying demonstration team on the planet. This long earned tradition started with the F7F Hellcat which they flew June - August, 1946. They ...

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The Gorgeous Waco DSO

The Gorgeous Waco DSO

This gorgeous Waco DSO flies the skies of California today. That's pretty amazing for an aircraft from 1929! Just over fifteen hundred were produced of the variant the DSO derives from selling for just a couple thousand ...

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Trainer to Fighter

Trainer to Fighter

One on the unsung heroes of WWII is the vast training network for pilots. The US developed hundreds of training bases across the US producing pilots for all facets of the USAAF. The AT-6 Texan (yellow aircraft) ...

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