LSFM Aircraft

A flying collection of award-winning aircraft.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Perhaps no other aircraft more epitomized the air war against Nazi Germany than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

North American T-6 Texan

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

North American B-25 Mitchell

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

PT-17 Stearman Bi-Plane

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.

T-41 Mescalero

The T-41 Mescalero is a military version of the Cessna 172 that was fitted with a larger engine and variable pitch propeller.

Douglas SBD Dauntless

The SBD (Scout Bomber Douglas) Dauntless was derived directly from the Northrop BT-2 design of 1935.

Chance Vought F4U-5 Corsair

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

 Grumman F6F Hellcat

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

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt was the brainchild of Republic Aircraft’s chief designer, Alexander Kartveli.

Douglas DC-3

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).

Douglas A1-D Skyraider

The prototype of the Skyraider was first flown on 18 March 1945.

Douglas A-26B Invader

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

Cobra Gunship TAH-1P

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.