Category Archives: Warbird

Yak 52TW

Yak 52TW

History: Produced new starting in 2002 in Romania after the fall of the Soviet Union. Updated from standard Yak 52 as a tailwheel with increased fuel capacity, more horsepower, American style instruments, baggage compartment, and slightly larger cockpit. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N52DD 2003 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Aircraft Type: Wingspan: YAK-52TW… More

T34A

T34A

History: N4982N is a Beechcraft T34A manufactured under license by Canadian Car & Foundry, CCF34-64, Air Force SN:53-4095. It served its military career in the 366th Fighter Bomber Wing at Alexandria Air Force Base, from 1957 to October 1968 where it was sold to Louisiana wing CAP. In Aug 1971 it went into private hands…. More

Anthony Buechler’s P-51D

History: This P-51D model “Mustang”, serial 44-72942,was built in fall of 1944 by North American Aviation in Inglewood, California. It was delivered to Army Air Force in Feb 1945 and shipped to the 12th Air Force in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in Europe. It was transferred to the 15th AF and would have served… More

Kent Holiday’s Marchetti SF-260

Kent Holiday’s Marchetti SF-260

History: Built for the Italian Air Force but used by other Air Forces all over the world. This particular airplane was built for the Government of Zaire, but never delivered. It went directly into civilian hands and was imported by Frank Strickler of Denton, TX, during the late 80’s and 90’s along with several others…. More

EAA Sweepstakes 2016 Piper L4-J

EAA Sweepstakes 2016 Piper L4-J

History: Built in 1945, shipped to Saipan in Aug 1945. Arriving to the Pacific theater late in the war, it served briefly as liaison and communications support. Shipped back to the US it changed hands several times until wind damaged in 1968. Collected and faithfully restored by Colin Powers of OR, it became the EAA… More

Navy 821

Navy 821

History: This T-6G shares an important date in history of America and WWII. This airplane was “born” and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Corp on December 7, 1942. One year exactly after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. This T-6G also shares the same commissioning date of the famous USS Bowfin (SS-287) a fleet… More

Riff Raff Racing Team T-6G

Riff Raff Racing Team T-6G

History: Delivered to Spanish Air Force in 1950 as ship C.6-195 (later E.16-195), flying as “422-77″. Privately owned in the U.S. since 1982. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N2996Q 1950 Aircraft Role Nickname Advanced Trainer “Texan” “The 6″ ” “J-bird” Aircraft Type: Wingspan: North American T-6 42 feet .25 inches Overall length: Empty… More

Atesa Legal’s Siai Marchetti SF260WE

Atesa Legal’s Siai Marchetti SF260WE

History: This Marchetti was designed by Mr. Stelio Frati of Siai Marchetti (now owned by Alenia Aermacchi of Venegono, Italy). The IAC ordered ten of these machines in 1975 to replace the very capable D.H. Chipmunk T.MK22 and Hunting Provost T.MK 53 for elementary and basic training roles. These planes were well equipped as a… More

Gary Donovan”s Beech T-34B

History: Navy trainer for 30 years; restored in 1992. Top Specifications Registration Number Date of Manufacture N134TD 1955 Aircraft Role Nickname Trainer Mentor Aircraft Type: Wingspan: Beechcraft T-34 Mentor 32 feet 10 inches Overall length: Empty weight: 25 feet 10 inches 2160 US pounds Gross weight: Fuel capacity: 3050 pounds 65 US Gals Oil capacity… More

Fairchild Forwarder

Fairchild Forwarder

History: NOV. 1943 FAIRCHILD US Army CONTRACT #928 is born and assembly begins as UC-61K Forwarder #43-14964. MAY 3,1944 43-14964 is accepted by USAAF at Hagerstown PA. JUNE 1944,43-14964 Assigned to RAF under Lend Lease act of 1944 (1 of 307 UC-61K supplied to RAF).JUNE 1944 Shipped on U.S.S. Samwater to United Kingdom.Sept. 1944 Assigned… More