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Issue #55 July/August 2014

Warbird Digest #55 July/August 2014

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Cover Caption: Vlado Lenoch rolls the F-51 Mustang. Was That Too Fast, to the inverted position to show off the armament most commonly used on F-51s during the Korean War. The bombs and rockets were exactingly reproduced by Matt Hurd of Bombs Away in Bryan, Ohio. Midwest Aero Restorations of Danville, IL earned Grand Champion-Post World War II and a Gold Wrench award at AirVenture 2013 for this beautiful warbird.
 Photo by Scott Slocum; photo pilot: Mike Burkem

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WAS THAT TOO FAST -- A Korean War Mustang  by Nicholas A. Veronico and Greg MoreheadWAS THAT TOO FAST
A Korean War Mustang

by
Nicholas A. Veronico and Greg Morehead

When Jon Vesely and Mike Vadebonceour found themselves in a position to choose the identity of a Mustang restoration they decided to think outside the box.  The result was a bold and accurate recreation of a Korean War Mustang. 

 

 


MiG Fever by Nathan HarnagelMiG Fever
by Nathan Harnagel

During the Korean War the MiG-15 and F-86 were contemporary, competing designs that provided the means to deadly aerial combat. American test pilots of the early jet era praised the strengths of the Soviet design when they put a captured aircraft through its paces. Today the qualities that made it a challenging adversary can be experienced in a two-seat MiG-15 at the Jet Warbird Training Center.

A Minute in History by Ann-Marie LoosA Minute in History
by
Ann-Marie Loos

Operation Hailstone - The Assault on Truk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Air Shows & Events / Photography by Scott Slocum

Air Shows and Events - July/August 2014
Photography by Scott Slocum

 

 

 

Special Resource Section:  Aviation Museums

Both flying museums and fixed museums serve important roles in achieving the goals of the warbird community — just in different ways. We encourage you, our readers, to commit to visiting a museum, and to take someone with you who can learn the lessons that all Americans should know about — the heroes and the machines they flew into combat to fight for freedom. >> More Information

 

She's The Boss! by Stephen Chapis

She's The Boss! by Stephen Chapis
When Charlie Lynch was looking for an airplane the whole family could travel in, he didn't choose a Baron or King Air because his wife, Elizabeth, had other ideas. When she told him to buy a TBM Avenger he wasn't going to argue because she's the boss.

 

 

Warbirds on Paper: “Hidden Warbirds II” by Nicholas A. Veronico

Warbirds on Paper

“Hidden Warbirds II” by Nicholas A. Veronico

 

 

 

 

 

Planes of Fame's New Swiss Miss the Pilatus P-2 by Mark Carlson

Planes of Fame's New Swiss Miss the Pilatus P-2

by Mark Carlson

The only flying Pilatus P-2 in the United States was recently returned to flight status and publicly unveiled at the Planes of Fame's annual air show in Chino, California.  It took English-born Simon Diver, Kent Holiday, and a crew of volunteer seven years to complete, but this Swiss Miss is finally flying once more.

 

 

Aviator's Advocate by Stephanie Carlson

Aviator's Advocate

by Stephanie Carlson









Planes of Fame's Jets by Frank Mormillo

Planes of Fame's Jets

by Frank Mormillo

When people think of Chino, California they think of the Planes of Fame Museum. When they think of the museum they think of World War II airplanes, but the collection includes an amazing array of more modern warbirds, including 18 static jet and rocket planes, three full scale replicas, and ten flyable jets.

 

 

Military Aircraft Museum -- Warbirds Over The Beach by Parr Yonemoto

Military Aircraft Museum -- Warbirds Over The Beach

by Parr Yonemoto

Only a year ago the warbird world was abuzz with talk of pending doom at the Military Aircraft Museum in Virginia Beach, VA, but perseverance paid off for Jerry Yagen. To the delight of everyone, the annual Warbirds Over the Beach air show was back again this year.

 

Reel Stuff - The Miracle of KA114 by Ron Kaplan

"Reel Stuff"

by Ron Kaplan

The Miracle of KA114”
Canadian Mossie Makes Big Screen Debut




 
 
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