Australia is home to a very unique Curtiss P40 aircraft – the only flying genuine P40F Merlin engine derivative of the famous P40 Hawk series of fighters. Owned and operated by Judy Pay of Tyabb Victoria the aircraft is P-40F-1-CU “Pee Wee” Serial Number 41-14112 Nose 106, built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York during […]
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Today we share an update on our previous report on the refurbishment taking place on CA-18 Mk.21 Mustang A68-110 VH-MFT at Caboolture Qld. We were recently on hand to photograph the removal of the fuselage from the wing structure which is a major operation for any Mustang as the wings are a one piece assembly […]Australian Warbirds, Historic Aircraft, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects, Warbirds
Warbirds Online recently visited the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour Sydney NSW to photograph the beautifully restored Westland Wessex helicopter, an Mk31A/B serial N7-216 WA216. This is one of 27 Wessex Helicopters operated by the RAN from 1962 until retirement of the type in 1989. This is a long time for a naval […]Helicopters, RAN historic aircraft
Warbirds Online continues our series on preserved CAC Wirraway aircraft, with A20-652, a CA-16, production number 1104, preserved at the Queensland Air Museum at Caloundra. This aircraft was delivered to the RAAF No 1 Air Depot from Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation on 04/07/44 and was allocated to the Pilot Test Training Flight on 06/07/44. The aircraft […]Australian Warbirds, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects, Warbirds