A North American A-36 Apache starts up and departs Airventure 2012. That is a beutifully restored warbird. The A-36 was powered by the Allison V-1710-87 engine, which provided more power at low altitude – peaking at 1,325hp at 3,000 feet.
The P-38 Lightning was the only successful twin-engine dogfighter of the World War II, and it served from Europe to the Pacific. The P-38 Lightning turned out to be a real "work horse" for the USAAF. It served around the world as a fighter, fighter-...read more
Amazing three videos of The Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, California). Listen to the smooth, unusal exhaust note of the engines. These Allison V-1710, 12-cylinder engines were both turbocharged and supercharged (although the turbochargers, still present on the P-38J Lightning "23 Skidoo"...read more
This video shows six of the world's flyable restored Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. The following five Thunderbolts are seen flying in formation during the 2005 Planes of Fame Museum airshow at Chino, California. That was quite a sight (and sound) having five Thunderbolts in the air at one...read more
This DH.98 Mosquito owned by American Gerry Yagen was restored by Avspects team lead by Warren Denholm and took seven years to complete. The Rolls Royce Merlin engines were rebuilt by Vintage V12 in California USA. The video displays us this De Havilland Mosquito Fighter Bomber at Ardmore...read more
"Grumpy" is a 1943 RCAF B-25D Mitchell. This plane was supplied to the Royal Canadian Air Force as KL161 during the war. Nowadays, plane is owned, operated, and flown by the Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field in Everett, WA (KPAE). It is the oldest B-25 in operation on the globe. It...read more
German Submarine Killer, Royal Navy Fairey Swordfish Torpedo Bomber, Dunsfold Airshow 2013. The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber biplane designed by the Fairey Aviation Company and used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Originating in the 1930s, the...read more
Listen to the 2,000 horsepower generated by the 2,800 cubic inches of the supercharged, 18 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800! You'll see during the flybys why the Japanese called this fighter the "Whistling Death."
F4U Corsair "Whistling Death" Flight Demonstration! This aircraft just...read more
The Brewster SB2A Buccaneer lacked ruggedness, incurring many stress problems that made it unreliable, even as a trainer. Overweight, underpowered, and lacking maneuverability, the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer was a classic failure. As a result, SB2As only...read more