A flying collection of award-winning aircraft.
Perhaps no other aircraft more epitomized the air war against Nazi Germany than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
North American Aviation’s design of a twin-engine medium bomber was approved by the Army Air Corps in September 1939, and the prototype made its maiden flight less than a year later on 19 August 19
The North American T-6 Texan was known as "the pilot maker" because of its important role in preparing pilots for combat. The T-6 was the classroom for most of the Allied pilots who flew in W
From 1934 until February 1945, the Stearman Aircraft Company, a division of the Boeing Aircraft Company, built a total of 8,428 model 75 airplanes for the U.S. Army and U.S.
In the late 1930s, the Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing Company entered their M-62, later known as the PT-19 design to satisfy the Army Air Corps’ call for a primary trainer.
The T-41 Mescalero is a military version of the Cessna 172 that was fitted with a larger engine and variable pitch propeller.
The SBD (Scout Bomber Douglas) Dauntless was derived directly from the Northrop BT-2 design of 1935.
Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation contracted with the US Navy for a single prototype fighter aircraft in June 1938. Vought engineers selected the new 2,000 horsepower Pratt & Whitney R28
Conceived as a successor to the durable yet obsolete F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat proved to be a true war winner. Flying from American and British carriers, the F6F swept the vaunted Japanese
The Thunderbolt was the brainchild of Republic Aircraft’s chief designer, Alexander Kartveli.
The DC-3 was engineered by a team led by chief engineer Arthur E. Raymond, and first flew on December 17, 1935 (the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk).
The prototype of the Skyraider was first flown on 18 March 1945.
The A-26 Invader was an unusual design for an attack bomber of the early 1940s, as it was originally designed as a single-pilot aircraft, sharing this characteristic with the RAF’s de Havilland Mos
Introduced in the late 1960’s as a replacement for the UH-1 gunship, the Cobra was designed as a troop escort, antipersonnel, anti-tank attack helicopter.