The Very Agile Zero

The Very Agile Zero

The Zero when it appeared over China proved that what was deemed impossible, very much possible. And as the war in the Pacific began, the Zero was state of the art. After a ferry run spending 90min ...

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The P-47G “Razorback”

The P-47G “Razorback”

The Republic P-47 was the most produced American fighter in WWII with a grand total of 15,686 manufactured (incl all variants). The New York Republic Company was not the only facility. They opened a second plant in ...

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“Seconds of Panic”

“Seconds of Panic”

With top turret trained on the incoming attack, the deadly aerial battle begins and ends in a matter of seconds. The war in the Pacific for many is thought of great naval air battles involving carrier fighters ...

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The Ford Tri-Motor

The Ford Tri-Motor

This funky looking old plane is really, really rather important to our aviation history. It's the first "all metal" aircraft made in the US ushering in commercial aviation as we know it today (yes, that's a corrugated ...

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The “Turkey”

The “Turkey”

The TBM Avenger or as many crews called them, The Turkey, was another of Grumman's amazing designs. A torpedo bomber, the four crew TBM was the principle bomber of the Navy during WWII in the Pacific. The ...

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Korean War Adversaries

Korean War Adversaries

Just a couple of years after the end of WWII, aerial combat was fierce over the skies of the Korean peninsula. In a period of a couple of years, planes had come seemingly transformed light years as ...

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“The Jug”

“The Jug”

The P-47D Thunderbolt also known as "The Jug" was a flying tank. The heaviest single piston engine fighter in history, its well earned reputation for delivering a huge punch with its eight 50cal machine guns and able ...

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“The Butcherbird”

“The Butcherbird”

The Focke-Wulf FW-190 is a plane that still captures my attention every time I'm around it. It's small size, agility in the air, flown from airbases, fields and even forests, it recked havoc on our bomber slights. ...

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Nakajima B5N “Kate”

Nakajima B5N “Kate”

The Nakajima B5N or as the American's called them, the Kate, is a Japanese Torpedo Bomber most famous from the attack on Pearl Harbor. I very successful aircraft in its day, Japan only produced 1150 and unlike ...

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Back from the Fire

Back from the Fire

The F7F Tigercat, the first twin engine fighter for the Navy, it saw no combat in WWII but served in Korea. Their greatest role was after they went out of service in 1954, as aerial fire bombers. ...

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