Col Pay was a visionary in the Australian Warbird movement long before Warbirds were common place in Australia, with a string of firsts including his CAC Mustang and the first Warbird Spitfire in the country. Another of his firsts was the first Curtiss P-40 Warbird in Australia. The P-40 was arguably the most significant fighter […]
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Warbirds Online promotes the restoration of historic Warbirds & connects historic aircraft owners & historians with news on the exciting developments in the Warbird world, particularly in Australia. While our focus is pre 1948 aircraft and aviation history we have an interest in any historic aircraft which are no longer currently serving. Our aim is to also share historical Warbird photographs and film and to preserve and promote their history.
The restoration progress on DHC4 Caribou A4-228 at Caboolture by the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre Queensland has made amazing progress in the few short weeks since our last report. The Caribou is now a considerably more complete aircraft again with the fitting of the wings, engines and cowlings along with the propellers being all completed. […]Australian Warbirds, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects
Warbirds Online attended the “Flight of the Hurricane” at Scone airfield on the 12th of November 2016. This event was to mark the first public appearance of Hawker Hurricane Mk XII / IIB, Serial No 5481 C/N 60372 which had flown for the first time on 2nd of October 2016 after a thorough refurbishment over […]Australian Warbirds, RAAF historic aircraft, Warbird Restoration Projects, Warbirds
One of the most significant aircraft ever produced was the Consolidated PBY Catalina series both in seaplane and amphibian (with retractable wheels). Warbirds Online recently visited the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo, Sydney NSW to view Catalina, PB2B-2, “Frigate Bird II”, VH-ASA. Possibly the Worlds and Australia’s most significant surviving Catalina is more famous for its civil […]Australian Warbirds, RAAF historic aircraft