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A-12 Avenger II Arrives at Fort Worth Aviation Museum

A-12 Avenger II Arrives at Fort Worth Aviation Museum

The original full-scale mockup of the ill-fated McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II has arrived at its new home, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum. As some of our readers may remember, the A-12 was to have replaced the Grumman A-6 Intruder within the US Navy and Marine Corps by the early 1990s. The US Air Force even considered a variant of[Read More...]

by June 22, 2014 6 comments Aviation Museum News, Warbirds News
“FORTRESS OVER MIDWAY” At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

“FORTRESS OVER MIDWAY” At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

The Battle of Midway, fought between June 4th and 7th, 1942, was arguably the turning point in the fight against Japan during WWII. To mark the 72nd anniversary of this seminal naval battle, the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii recently held a seminar entitled “FORTRESS OVER MIDWAY”. Featuring the museum’s curator, author Burl Burlingame and its restoration manager,[Read More...]

The Red Baron -The Graphic History of Richthofen’s Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI

The Red Baron -The Graphic History of Richthofen’s Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI

For Friday’s Aviation book we have reviewed a book which both grown ups, and kids alike would certainly appreciate. While focusing on the development of military aviation in WWI, this book takes a look at the entire war effort, and includes valuable biographical information as well. In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story[Read More...]

by June 20, 2014 1 comment Aviation Books
Win A Flight Aboard B-17G “Sentimental Journey”

Win A Flight Aboard B-17G “Sentimental Journey”

  WarbirdsNews believes strongly in promoting like-minded organizations where it can. Located in Gatineau, Quebec, Vintage Wings of Canada is  one such organization which does so much to share and keep alive the stories of our Greatest Generation. Operating and restoring a fleet of vintage, single-engined military aircraft, their volunteers travel the length and breadth of the nation on limited resources, but[Read More...]

RAAF Wagga Wagga Gate Guardians and Heritage Center

RAAF Wagga Wagga Gate Guardians and Heritage Center

Article and pictures by Phil Buckley. Stationed near the front gate at RAAF Wagga Wagga, the Royal Australian Air Force’s base at Forest Hill in New South Wales are five retired Australian military aircraft. They are on public display in honor of the men and women of the RAAF, and to inspire community interest in their heritage. They have all been[Read More...]

by June 18, 2014 0 comments Articles, Aviation Museum News