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Issue #58 January/February 2015

Warbird Digest #58 January-February 2015

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Cover Caption: Pilot Stuart Goldspink flies a Hawker Hurricane from its base at Thruxton in Hampshire, England for owner Phillip Lawton after a 12 year restoration was completed in July 2014. The Hurricane wears very unique Finnish markings representing an aircraft flown by the Finns during their war with the Soviet Union in the 1940s. Photo by John Dibbs; Photo plane pilot: Tim Ellison
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The Flying Finn  by Bjorn HelleniusThe Flying Finn
by Bjorn Hellenius

Phillip Lawton admittedly has a Hurricane obsession. His passion, matched with his engineering background, was perfectly suited to a Canadian Car and Foundry built Mk.XII Hurricane that he chose to honor the heritage of the Finnish Air Force.  events in the history of Reno.

 

Marinell -- A Combat Vetern P-51D Mustang by Richard PaverMarinell -- A Combat Veteran P-51D Mustang
by
Richard Paver

Captain Brad Stevens claimed four victories in P-51D Mustang 44-13521 before it and squadron mate Myer Winkleman were lost during a dive bombing mission. This is the amazing story of Marinell, the Mustang, then and now.

 

Rolls Royce Heritage Museum -- Allison Branch by Stephanie Carlson

Rolls Royce Heritage Museum -- Allison Branch
by Stephanie Carlson

When Merlin and Allison designed V12s powered aircraft during World War II, only a soothsayer could have known they would become one company. Instead of brushing the history of the V1710 aside, Rolls Royce embraced the Allison heritage, which is now preserved at the Rolls Royce Heritage Museum - Allison Branch.


Special Resource Section - Topic: Restoration Facilities and Aviation Parts Companies, Introduction by Greg Morehead

Special Resource Section -- Restoration Facilities and Aviation Parts Companies
Introduction by
Greg Morehead

- GossHawk Unlimited, Inc.

- Heritage Aero, Inc.

- Aero Accessories, Inc.

- ACE Allisons

- Code 1 Aviation

 

 

 

Flying the Fortress

Flying the Fortress
by Nathan Harnagel

Nathan Harnagel offers a fresh look at B-17 history and operation as he qualifies as Second-In-Command on EAA’s beautiful Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.



Warbirds on Paper by Ann-Marie Loos

Warbirds on Paper

by Ann-Marie Loos

 

"Before and Beyond the Nihau Zero"

Author: Syd Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Biplanes & Triplanes 2014 by Stephen Chapis

Biplanes & Triplanes 2014

by Stephen Chapis

Military Aviation Museum recognized the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War One with “Biplanes and Triplanes,” a unique airshow that highlights MAM’s collection of original and replica aircraft from The Great War era.

 

PBY -- Goes Dutch by Philipp Prinzing

PBY - Goes Dutch

by Philipp Prinzing

Arguably the most significant aircraft of the Atlantic submarine war is the Consolidated PBY Catalina. A true hero of that history, the highest U-Boat killer PBY of World War Two, is still flying today in The Netherlands.

 


Aviator's Advocate by Stephanie Carlson

Aviator's Advocate

by Stephanie Carlson

Arguably the most significant aircraft of the Atlantic submarine war is the Consolidated PBY Catalina. A true hero of that history, the highest U-Boat killer PBY of World War Two, is still flying today in The Netherlands.


Friends of Jenny by Lori Foote

Friends of Jenny

by Lori Foote

When Dorian Walker was working on a film production, he was interested in finding a Curtiss Jenny project to obtain video footage. He found a project that needed a new home so he and a group of dedicated volunteers created Friends of Jenny, which finished the airframe to Curtiss specs and set out on The Flying Jenny Centennial Air Tour.


Avengers on the Lake by Greg Morehead

Avengers on the Lake

by Greg Morehead

Along the shores of Lake Erie a unique gathering of World War Two veterans and families converged at Liberty Aviation Museum to be honored and to have a chance to once again fly aboard a beloved TBM Avenger. This emotional event, the brainchild of US Navy veteran Willis Lodge and TBM owner Charlie Cartledge, included four of the big torpedo bombers and nearly two dozen veterans.

NWOC -- What's it all About? by Bill Fischer

NWOC - What's it all About?

by Bill Fischer

 

Reel Stuff - When I have Your Wounded - review by Ron Kaplan

"Reel Stuff"

by Ron Kaplan

"Unbroken" Much-anticipated film brings best-sellers' B-24 action to life.










 
 
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