Curtiss P-40 Warhawk warbirds

This week’s updates are dedicated to surviving examples of the beautiful Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. I’ve always liked the P-40 and thought of it as the “American Hurricane”: it did not have the glamour and fame of other, better-known fighters but was a sturdy and dependable aircraft which served in all Allied air forces throughout the […]

Hawker Tempest Mk II & Mk V

Hawker Tempest Mk V EJ580 was flown by F/L Ron Bennett of the Royal Air Force’s No 501 Squadron in October 1944. MW820 was a Tempest Mk II operated by No 54 Squadron in Chibolton in March 1946. Squadron Leader Jimmy Sheddan was the commanding officer of No 486 Squadron in May 1945 and flew […]

P-51D Mustang “February”

“February” is a P-51D-30-NA which was accepted by the USAAF in May 1945 as s/n 44-74391 and served in the US until 1958. It then served with the Guatemalan AF until 1972 when it returned to the US civilian market. It was restored in 2001 and registered as NX351MX. It carries the markings of the […]