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SEAFIRE SALUTE

How's this for a wonderful atmospheric image of Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Seafire IIIs on deck amid a bustle of naval activity. It's a great photograph of a time in history, just as it's happening, rather than something posed for propaganda purposes as we see so often. Note the chocks placed at the wing-roots of the nearer two aircraft. If only a few more of these maritime...
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Classic Wings Magazine
12/01/2016 at 08:30. Facebook
JU 88 MEMORIAL SERVICE

In this interesting WW-II photograph, we seem to be witnessing a funeral being performed at a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 squadron. One can't help wondering if perhaps it is not a real funeral but some kind of pantomime since all of the participants seems to be laughing or smiling, and the casket at left seems to be heavily decorated with text. The notation on the end...
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Classic Wings Magazine
11/30/2016 at 04:59. Facebook
HERE BE DRAGONS!

Well here's something you don't see everyday, and this one is actually for sale! This is a genuine de Havilland D.H.84 Dragon airliner. One of my first memories of this type was when a friend of my father described it as, "A large single-engined biplane with half an engine on each wing!"
First flown in 1934 the Dragon was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland to be a twin...
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MUSTANG IN STEREO....!

I first became aware of the P-82 'Twin Mustang' as a boy watching an old black and white movie on TV. I was of course, always glued to any aviation topic on TV, but especially so with WW-II era aircraft. I'd been watching this line up of Mustangs taxiing past the camera in pairs. It did not take long to realise something was off. Take-off footage showed these aircraft...
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AQUATIC ARYAN

Sometimes referred to as the 'German Catalina', Dornier's elegant Do 24 was an elegant flying boat that had the unusual distinction of serving actively on both side of the conflict during WW-II. This was due to six aircraft being evacuated from the Dutch East Indies, to serve with the Royal Australian Air Force in the Pacific theatre. One of the Dutch Do.24s had in fact sunk the...
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P-40 UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT!

For all those fans of the exquisite Maude family Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk, here she is in all her glory on display at the now opened 'Dangerous Skies' exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre at Omaka Airfield, Blenheim, N.Z. The aircraft has been placed in a setting designed to reflect its time serving in Alaska, even though it did not take on its polished...
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SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT....

OK, so this handsome German machine photographed during the early WW-II era was a twin-engined, biplane, seaplane that also could drop torpedoes! Designed in 1930, only 142 were built. They served well until retirement around 1944. Wingspan was 23.7 meters - just short of 78 feet, so this was not a small machine, but one that did its job and then was passed...
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RINGS A BELL....

The first jet aircraft to be successfully designed, built and flown in the USA was Bell's P-59A Airacomet. The prototype made its first flight on 1st October 1942, less than a year after the USA entered the Second World War. This initiative was the result of a request by USAAC Major General H.H. 'Hap' Arnold requesting the technology from Great Britain after witnessing the...
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STRAIGHT FOR THE JUG....

Here's another great period image of a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt. There sure is something about the early 'razorback' style cockpit of the early P-47s.
CELEBRITY LIGHTNING

For something as beautiful as a P-38 Lightning to end up parked so ignominiously on its beak seems entirely wrong, however it did happen from time to time. This is reportedly an aircraft flown by Major General Elwood 'Pete' Queseda, a pioneer of tactical air power during his time with the Ninth Air Force on the western front during WW-II. His innovations included placing...
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MORE FUN, MORE QUICKLY

The Omaka airfield community has been juggling between the 'Dangerous Skies' museum opening - it opened to the pubic for the first time today - and some fun flying to allow members to let their hair down after a long campaign.
So with a long weekend here in Marlborough, NZ, the toys came out and we all had some fun. Here are some of the highlights!
IT'S SHOW TIME!

After many months of working in the relative background, the Trustees of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre are finally lifting the veil on our new WW-II exhibition which opens to the public on Tuesday 1st November. As many will know, we at CW magazine have been deeply involved in this project with Publishers Jane and Graham Orphan both founding Trustees of the NZAviation...
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JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE PADDOCK!

Meanwhile, back at the Classic Wings hangar, the CW staff have been hard at work in the bowels of the new AHC WW-II hall for weeks, as part of the team preparing for the next exhibition to open. In the meantime however, everyone else has been out and about having fun. Here are some images of the goings on at the field this weekend. The new display opens to the...
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After numerous weather related frustrations which delayed our Flying Heritage Collection's Mossie exclusive photo shoot, our head photographer Gavin Conroy finally got it done and the magazine is now at the printers. Make sure you get your copy via our webpage,
MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE CLASSIC WINGS HANGAR......

An aircraft we imported 20 years ago almost to the day, has returned here to Omaka - its very first home in New Zealand - and it's going to stay! Purchased by local pilots Brent Collins and his father Trevor ('TC' to everyone at Omaka), this represents a huge homecoming for this special aircraft!

I'd put in a bid with Armscor in South Africa,...
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES....!

There is this amazing collection of period aviation signs and related equipment coming up next weekend at Mecum Auctions in Wisconsin. This is all cool imagery from the art-deco era and beyond with a great variety of aviation and automotive signs available, along with an impressive array of gasoline signage, some of which will bring back memories, or evoke images of...
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THE BRUTE POWER OF THE JUG!

This great period image shows a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt in service during the South East Asia Campaign. The minimal dress of the ground crewman attests to the tropical climate in which these Thunderbolts were operating, whilst under the wings you can see the RAF roundels in two-tone blue, which were unique to the SEAC theatre. This was of course a part of the...
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'30's STYLE....

If you love old aircraft, you have to also love those art-deco types that came out of the late '20s to mid 1930s, like the Ryan ST, Travel Air Mystery Ship, Laird Super Solution etc. But with those cool aircraft came some very stylish facilities, such as signage on airport buildings, advertisements and even the tops of aviation petrol pumps like these units. It turns out that...
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MYSTERY MONOPLANE

OK here's a cool test for you all, to identify this unusual machine seen at Wright Field, Ohio, during the WW-II era. Yes, we know exactly what it is and if you do too, then maybe hold off answering for a few hours whilst others try to figure it out. Over to you!
A 'BOLT FROM THE BLUE....!

What a brute the Republic P-47 'Thunderbolt' was - and still is today. But despite over fifteen and a half thousand being built, only about six dozen survive and barely a dozen of those are airworthy or close to being in flying condition.
We know little of this period photograph other than it has to have been taken between mid 1942 and mid-1943. It's not the...
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