Warbird Restorations

The EAA Museum's B-25J Mitchell Berlin Express as she looked at AirVenture 2016. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

EAA Aviation Museum’s B-25H “Berlin Express” Set For Airworthy Restoration

As most of our readers will know, the Experimental Aircraft Association Foundation has a large collection of historic aircraft. One of these is an extraordinarily rare H-model variant of the North American B-25 Mitchell. This medium bomber rolled off the North American factory production line at Inglewood, California in 1943 and flew with the U.S. Army Air Force as 43-4432 during[Read More…]

de Havilland Mosquito – Trans-Atlantic Collaboration Helps Unlock Her Secrets

de Havilland Mosquito – Trans-Atlantic Collaboration Helps Unlock Her Secrets

As a follow-up to our article concerning the restoration of a deHavilland Sea Hornet, we thought our readers would be interested in another former Spartan Air Services beauty; deHavilland Mosquito PR.35 RS700. The unique survivor of its marque, RS700 is currently under restoration with Calgary Mosquito Society in Alberta, Canada. The museum has been receiving technical assistance from The People’s Mosquito in[Read More…]

Doc’s Friends Announces Major Hangar Gifts From Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems

Doc’s Friends Announces Major Hangar Gifts From Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems

PRESS RELEASE – Doc’s Friends, Inc. has announced a major gift from Boeing that will ensure the B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center becomes a reality at Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport. Executives from Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems joined Doc’s Friends, Inc. board members and volunteers to make the announcement, and officially break ground on the 32,000 sq. ft. facility. “We[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 2 comments B-29 "Doc", Warbirds News
Photo by By Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Morales | 673d Air Base Wing / Public Affairs

P-38G Lightning Returns After Restoration

A couple of weeks ago, WarbirdsNews posted a short article HERE on the refurbishment of Lockheed P-38G Lightning 42-13400 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. The aircraft is the last known complete example of this particular variant in preservation, and has been on outdoor display at the base air park since its restoration from a wreck in the late[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 11 comments Warbird Restorations
The project's XP-82 Twin Mustang during her trials with the experimental, center-mounted machine-gun pod.  (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – August, 2017 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia, and we thought you would all be pleased to see the latest progress! As we mentioned in our last update in early July, since the project is coming very close to completion, there are fewer major accomplishments that can be photographed, which means[Read More…]