Restoration/Reproduction

Six ‘Battle of Britain’ Aircraft Set for Restoration

Six ‘Battle of Britain’ Aircraft Set for Restoration

Six fighter planes that were part of a collection of warbirds sold to a dealer in August will be restored and sold by Boschung Global Ltd. of Switzerland, the company said Thursday. The fighters, a version of German Messerschmitts, operated in World War II and were last flown for the making of the 1969 film “Battle of Britain.” […]
Update: Aussie B-24 Restoration Effort

Update: Aussie B-24 Restoration Effort

Most aviation enthusiasts are aware of the role that the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator played in USAAF service during World War II. Many, however, are not aware that seven Royal Australian Air Force squadrons flew the B-24 Liberator in long range strikes against Japanese military targets in South East Asia. During WWII, the RAAF […]

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Rock Band to Back Avro Vulcan Restoration

Rock Band to Back Avro Vulcan Restoration

A rising rock band are hoping to drum up support for the world’s last flying Avro Vulcan V bomber, “The Spirit of Great Britain.” Metal outfit Knock Out Kaine have pledged all the proceeds from their upcoming single to the campaign to keep XH558 — based at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, England — in the skies. The Midlands-based […]
Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

Restored de Havilland Mosquito Flies Again

More than 15 years following the crash of the world’s only airworthy example, another de Havilland Mosquito has returned to the air. Jerry Yagen’s KA114, a Canadian-built fighter-bomber variant, flew for the first time Thursday since it arrived in New Zealand. Restoration experts Avspecs Limited near Auckland rebuilt the twin-engined aircraft nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” […]

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Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

Fagen Fighter Museum Grand Opening Set for Saturday

A new museum featuring some well-known flying warbirds as well as several significant military vehicles holds its grand opening Saturday in Granite Falls, Minn. The Fagen Fighters World War II Museum will open its doors to the public at the Lenzen-Roe Memorial Field/Granite Falls Municipal Airport. A fleet of eight distinguished warbirds, owned by longtime […]
Monospar ST-12 Restoration

Monospar ST-12 Restoration

The ongoing restoration of General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH at Newark Air Museum is making steady progress, with work on the complex nose-section structure now nearing completion.  VH-UTH’s nose-lamp housing has now been accurately configured to allow the curved rib sections to be connected to the lower fuselage stringers. This particular part of the project […]

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Build your own Supermarine Spitfire!

Build your own Supermarine Spitfire!

History is being reborne in Cisco, Texas, where Supermarine Spitfire is manufacturing 90-percent-scale (full-size!) kits of the WW II fighter. You, too, could own and fly one of the world’s most legendary aircraft! Here’s the scoop: Iconic aircraft seem to be born that way……Few would doubt that the North American Mustang and the DC3 were […]
B-17 “Memphis Belle” undergoes restoration

B-17 “Memphis Belle” undergoes restoration

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its restoration at the […]

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“Just Jane” to the skies?

“Just Jane” to the skies?

Two Avro Lancasters, from a total wartime production of 7,377, survive today in airworthy condition, one in the UK (RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) and one in Canada (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Mount Hope, Ontario). A 50 percent increase in the world’s airworthy Avro Lancaster population is on the cards. In the UK, where aircraft […]
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