Yak 3, F-AZOS

Michel Defaye© Xavier Meal Previous Next The F-AZOS is a reconstruction of a YAK 3 VK107, in the colours of pilot Marcel Albert, the most successful pilot of the Normandy Niemen Squadron, who was present throughout the campaign, from the creation of the group in December 1942 until the end of the war.He returned to France with his YAK 3 offered by Stalin.Michel, its owner and presenter, was born in Haute Volta, in the Sahel, where he contemplated the vultures gliding without getting tired, mastering the convection of the hot air.After training as a pilot in Merville and St Yan,…
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DH 100 MK 6 Vampire, F-AZOO

DH 100 MK 6 Vampire, F-AZOO

  © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Previous Next The De Havilland Vampire, also known as the DH 100, is the second military jet built by the UK. It entered service just after the Second World War and has the particularity of being equipped with a double-beam rear fuselage, made of wood. More than 4,500 were built, some under licence, and used by about 25 different countries until the 1980s.
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Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, G-CGZP

Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, G-CGZP

© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau© Jean-Pierre Touzeau Previous Next The Fighter Collection’s Merlin-engined P-40F is one of only two left airworthy anywhere in the world. Manufactured at the Curtiss facility in Buffalo, New York in the autumn of 1942 and allocated Bu No. 41-19841. She was delivered by land to the Stockton In-Transit Depot in California for onward shipment in November, where she was then shipped to the Thirteenth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific on Christmas Eve 1942. Unfortunately, her service career remains a mystery, but the only P-40Fs to see combat in the Pacific Theatre were flown by…
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Supermarine Spitfire MK XIV, G-SXIV

Supermarine Spitfire MK XIV, G-SXIV

  © Frédéric Debruyne   © Frédéric Debruyne   © Frédéric Debruyne   © Frédéric Debruyne   © Frédéric Debruyne   © Frédéric Debruyne   © Frédéric Debruyne   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren   © Frederick Vandentorren Previous Next The Mk XIV was the most important of the Griffon powered Spitfires, and the only one to see significant wartime service. This one was delivered to the Royal Air Force in January 1945…
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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.LFVb EP120, G-LFVB

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.LFVb EP120, G-LFVB

  © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Previous Next     © The Fighter Collection   © The Fighter Collection   © The Fighter Collection   © The Fighter Collection   © The Fighter Collection   © The Fighter Collection   © The Fighter Collection   © The Fighter Collection Previous Next EP120 is one of a batch of 905 Spitfire Mk.V’s built at Castle Bromwich as an addition to Contract No. B981687/39 and was delivered to 45 MU at Kinloss on 23rd May 1942, followed by No.…
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The captured MIG-15

The captured MIG-15

MIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical SquadronMIG-15, Norwegian airforce Historical Squadron Previous Next This aircraft is a Polish-built SB Lim-2 (MiG-15UTI), produced by WSK-Mielec in 1952. The aircraft is operated by the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron as a representative of the Cold War ‘enemy’.Following its Polish Air Force service ending in 1990, the…
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HAWKER HUNTER, HB-RVR

HAWKER HUNTER, HB-RVR

  AMICI DELL’HUNTER   AMICI DELL’HUNTER   AMICI DELL’HUNTER   AMICI DELL’HUNTER   © Jean-Pierre Touzeau Previous Next The Hawker Hunter jet fighter was designed in the early 1950s. It made its first flight on 20 July 1951. Mass production followed quickly, and the Hunter joined the Royal Air Force alreadỳ in 1955. A total of 1,927 Hunter aircraft were produced up to 1975 in Britain and 445 under licence in the Benelux. The aircraft served in 19 air forces around the world. In Switzerland it was used from 1958 to 1994. The aircraft operated́ by the Amici is a…
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Fly & Fun team, Aero L-39 Albatros

Fly & Fun team, Aero L-39 Albatros

                  Previous Next A former high-performance military trainer, the L39 Albatros is a two-seater, single-engine aircraft of Czech origin that is both powerful and easy to handle. It is appreciated by pilots for its agility and robustness. To date, more than 2,800 L-39s have served with over 30 air forces around the world. The Albatros is the most widely used jet trainer in the world; in addition to performing basic and advanced pilot training, it has also flown combat missions in a light-attack role. The Fly & Fun formation was created over…
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HAWKER HURRICANE MK I, G-ROBT

HAWKER HURRICANE MK I, G-ROBT

© John Dibbs© Darren Harbar© Darren Harbar© Darren Harbar© Darren Harbar© Darren Harbar© Darren Harbar© John Dibbs© John Dibbs© John Dibbs© John Dibbs© John DibbsKenneth Mc GlashamOn the beach at DunkirkRecovery Previous Next A very special Hurricane at AIR LEGEND!Operation 'Dynamo', i.e. the evacuation of the soldiers encircled in the Dunkirk pocket, took place under air cover by the RAF fighters.This one had only 8 hours of flight time when it was shot down whilst patrolling over the beaches.Its pilot, Kenneth Mc Glasham, was wounded but made it after a forced landing near the shoreline.The aircraft disappeared in the sand,…
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TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI

TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI

  TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI   TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI   TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI   TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI   TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI   TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI   TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI   TF-51D “Contrary Mary”, G-TFSI Previous Next Established in 1942 the 83rd Fighter Squadron was initially equipped with P-38 Lightning’s and assigned to RAF Goxhill before moving to its permanent home at RAF Duxford. The primary mission was the long range escort of B-17 and B-24 bombers over occupied Europe. In mid- 1943 the squadron along with the rest of the 78FG replaced their P-38’s…
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