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SUMMARY FROM PROP TO JET SUPERMARINE SEAFIRE H AWKER S E A FURY F A I R E Y F I R E F LY GL OS TE R ME TEO R DE H AV I LLAND D H - 100 VAMP IRE

FROM KOREA TO VIETNAM

K O R E A N WA R DOUGLAS A-1 SKYRAIDER GR U M M AN H U- 16 ALB ATRO S S M I G 1 5 FA G O T N OR T H A MERIC AN F- 8 6 S AB RE

SAAB J-29 TUNNAN M I G-1 7 F RESCO hawker sea hawk NORTH AMERICAN F-100 SUPERSABRE NORTH AMERICAN FJ FURY M AX HOL ST E BROUSSARD SAAB J-32 L ANSEN HAWKER HUNT ER AVRO VULCAN L O C K H E E D F -1 04 STARF I GHT ER DE HAVI L L AND DH-1 1 0 SEA VI XEN SAAB J-35 DRAKEN


L E A R N I N G T O F LY V I E T N A M WA R CESSNA L-19 BIRD DOG FAIRCHILD C-123 PROVIDER D O U G L A S A - 4 S K Y H AW K VOUGHT F-8 CRUSADER LOCKHEED C-130 HERCULES mig-21 fishbed G R U M M A N O V - 1 M O H AW K MC DONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 PHANTOM D A S S A U LT M I R A G E I I I D E H AV I L L A N D D H C - 4 C A R I B O U NORTHROP F-5 TIGER D A S S A U LT M I R A G E I V CESSNA O-2 SKYMASTER n.a. ROCKWELL OV-10 BRONCO

YA K - 1 1 M O O S E D E H AV I L L A N D C H I P M U N K F I AT G - 4 6 L O C K H E E D T - 3 3 S H O O T I N G S TA R F I AT G - 5 9 NORTH AMERICAN T-28 TROJAN BEECHCRAFT T-34 MENTOR SAAB 91 SAFIR BAC JET PROVOST NORTH AMERICAN T-2 BUCKEYE AERMACCHI MB-326 CESSNA T-37 TWEET A E R O L - 3 9 A L B AT R O S B A E H AW K AERMACCHI MB-339 D A S S A U LT D O R N I E R A L P H A J E T SIAI S-211

fighters and bombers SAAB AJ-37 VIGGEN S E P E C AT J A G U A R G R U M M A N F - 1 4 T O M C AT D A S S A U LT M I R A G E F - 1 MC DONNELL DOUGLAS F-15 EAGLE P A N AV I A T O R N A D O FA i R C H I L D A - 1 0 T H U N D E R B O LT GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 FIGHTING FALCON D A S S A U LT M I R A G E 2 0 0 0 L O C K H E E D F - 1 1 7 N I G H T H AW K MC DONNELL DOUGLAS F/A-18 HORNET MIG-29 FULCRUM M C D O N N E L L D O U G L A S AV - 8 H A R R I E R I I ROCKWELL B-1B LANCER ALENIA AMX GHIBLI

r o ta r y wing BELL 47g SIOUX P I A S E c K I H - 2 1 S H AW N E E BELL UH-1 HUEY A E R O S P AT I A L E A L O U E T T E I I I SIKORSKY SH-3D SEA KING BELL AH-1 COBRA SIKORSKY hh-3f pelikan A G U S TA - B E L L A B 2 1 2 A E R O S P AT I A L E A S 3 3 2 S U P E R P U M A A G U S TA A - 1 2 9 M A N G U S TA


HAWKER SEA FURY

Hawker Sea Fury T20 - VX281 Royal Navy Historic Flight - UK


Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk.11 - N24SF Stewart Dawson - USA


GLOSTER METEOR

Gloster Meteor NF11 - G-LOSM Classic Air Force - UK


DE HAVILLAND DH-100 VAMPIRE

De Havilland Vampire FB.52 - LN-DHY Norwegian Historical Squadron - Norway


Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider - N91945 Marine Aviation Museum USA

Douglas AD-1 Skyraider - N2AD Warbird Heritage Foundation USA

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Douglas AD-5W/EA1-E Skyraider - N65164 Cavanaugh Flight Museum - USA Douglas AD-6/A-1H Skyraider - NX39606 Cavanaugh Flight Museum - USA

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GRUMMAN HU-16 ALBATROSS

Grumman HU-16C Albatross - N1954Z Albatross Adventures LLC USA


NORTH AMERICAN F-86 SABRE

North American F-86A Sabre - N48178 John Swartz USA


North American F-86F Sabre - NX86FR - F-86 LLC - USA


Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-17 FRESCO

Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-17 (Lim-6) - N6953X Kaney Aerospace USA


Mikoyan-Gurevich - MIG-17 - N4060DM - William Ward - USA


Mikoyan-Gurevich - MIG-17 (LIM-5) - NX717MG - MiG Fury Fighters USA


NORTH AMERICAN FJ FURY

North American FJ-4B Fury - N400FS Mig Fury Fighter - USA


SAAB J-32 LANSEN

Saab J 32B Lansen - 32606 SE-RME Swedish Air Force Historic Flight - Sweden


AVRO VULCAN

Avro Vulcan B2 - G-VLCN Vulcan to the Sky Trust - UK


DE HAVILLAND DH-110 SEA VIXEN

Dea Havilland Sea Vixen - G-CVIX Fly Navy Heritage Trust - UK


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saab j 35oe draken 2. Ă&#x153;berwachungsgeschwader Luftstreitkräfte - austria


FAIRCHILD C-123 PROVIDER

Fairchild C-123K Provider - N22968 Air Heritage Inc- USA


DOUGLAS A-4 SKYHAWK

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk -N49WH Warbird Heritage Foundation - USA


Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG 21 FISHBED

Mikoyan Gurevic MiG-21MF - N9307 William Ward - USA


Mikoyan Gurevic MIG-21UM Mongol B- N21EV Marine Aviation Museum Inc - USA


GRUMMAN OV-1 MOHAWK

Grumman OV-1D (RV-1) Mohawk - N134GM Cavanaugh Flight Museum - USA


MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 PHANTOM

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II - N749CF Collins Foundation - USA


Mc Donnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II - JG 73 Luftwaffe - Germany

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Mc Donnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II - ALA 12 Ejercito del Aire - Spain

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Mc Donnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II - 132 Filo - TĂźrk Hava Kuvvetleri - Turkey


DASSAULT MIRAGE III

Dassault Mirage IIIEBR - 1° GdA Força Aérea Brasileira - Brazil


Dassault Mirage IIIB - E.P.N.E.R. - Armée de l’Air - France


DE HAVILLAND dhc-4/cv-2b CARIBOU

De Havilland dhc-4/CV-2B Cariibou - N149HF Cavanaugh Flight Museum - USA


NORTHROP F-5 TIGER

Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - NN685TC Kaney Aerospace - USA


Northrop F-5E Tiger II - 2. Ă&#x153;berwachungsgeschwader Luftstreitkräfte - austria


DASSAULT MIRAGE IV

Dassault Mirage IVP - EC 1/91 Armée de l’Air - France


CESSNA O-2 SKYMASTER

Cessna O-2A Skymaster - N5VX Cavanaugh Flight Museum - USA


NORTH AMERICAN OV-10 BRONCO

North American Rockwell OV-10B - BRONCO - N338RC Cactus Air Force Wings and Wheels Museum - USA


FIGHTERS and bombers


SAAB AJ-37 VIGGEN

Saab AJS37 Viggen - SE-DXN Swedih Air Force Historic Flight - Sweden


Saab SK-37 Viggen - 70 - Fรถrsรถkcentralen -Swedish Air Force Flight Test CentER- Sweden


SEPECAT JAGUAR

SEPECAT Jaguar - No.41 Squadron Royal Air Force - UK


GRUMMAN F-14 TOMCAT

Grumman F-14B Tomcat - VF-102 US NAVY - USA


DASSAULT MIRAGE F-1

Dassault Mirage F-1AZ - 1st Squadron Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag - South Africa


Dassault Mirage F-1CE - ALA 14 EjĂŠrcito del Aire - Spain


McdONNELL DOUGLAS F-15 EAGLE

Mc Donnell Douglas F-15C Eagle - 159th Fighter Wing Louisiana A.N.G. - USA


PANAVIA PA-200 TORNADO

Panavia Tornado ADV - 12° Gruppo 36° Stormo Aeronautica Militare - Italia


Panavia Tornado IDS - 154° Gruppo 6° Stormo - Aeronautica Militare - Italia


FAIRCHILD A-10 THUNDERBOLT

Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II - 355th F.W. USAF - USA


GENERAL DYNAMICS F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

General Dynamics F-16A-ADF Fighting Falcon - 23° Gruppo 5° Stormo Aeronautica Militare - Italia


General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon - 323th Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht - Netherland

General Dynamics F-16A - Esquadra 201 Força AÊrea Portuguesa - Portugal

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DASSAULT MIRAGE 2000

Dassault Mirage 2000C/RDI - EC 1/5 Vendée Armée de l’Air - France


Dassault Mirage 2000N - Armée de l’Air - France


LOCKHEED F-117

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk - 49th F.W. USAF - USA


MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F/A-18 HORNET

Boeing F/A-18D Hornet - VMFA-224 US Marines Corps - USA


Boeing EF-18A Hornet - ALA 15 - Ejercito del Aire - Spain


Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-29 FULCRUM

Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum - 1 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego SiĹ&#x201A;y Powietrzne - Poland


Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum - Jagdgeschwader 73 - Luftwaffe - Germany


MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AV-8 HARRIER

Boeing AV-8B+ Harrier - 1° GRUPAER Marina Italiana - Italy


ROCKWELL B-1B LANCER

Rockwell B-1B Lancer - 184th Bomber Wing Kansas A.N.G. - USA


ALENIA AMX GHIBLI

AMX International AMX A-11 Ghibli - 51° Stormo Aeronautica Militare - Italy


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Yakovlev yak-11

Yakovlev Yak-11 - D-FJII Stefano Landi - Italy


De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 - NX146DK Henning L. Henningsen - USA

de HAVILLAND CHIPMUNK

De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 - N894WP Victor Stottlemyer - USA

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FIAT G-46

FIAT G-46 - I-AEKT Pino Valenti - Italia


LOCKHEED T-33 SHOOTING STAR

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star - NX433RD Paul Keppeler - USA


Canadair Ct-133 Silver Star - NX133KK - Ken Pacholski - USA


FIAT G-59

FIAT G.59-4B I-MRSV Pino Valenti - Italia


NORTH AMERICAN T-28 TROJAN

North American T-28B Trojan - N73MG Warbirds Heritage Foundation - USA

North American T-28A Trojan - N8089H jpts lcc - USA

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Beechcraft T-34A Mentor - N834G Dave Guggemos - USA

BEECHCRAFT T-34 MENTOR

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor - N44007 Rob Parrish - USA

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SAAB 91 SAFIR

Saab 91B Safir - SE-IGL Niklas Eriksson - Sweden


SAAB 91D Safir - OE-KTP - Giancarlo Gusso - Italia


bac JET PROVOST

BAC 84 Jet Provost T.5A - N4XV Turin Aviation Group Llc - USA


BAC Jet Provost T.3A - I-PROV - Volafenice - Italia


NORTH AMERICAN T-2 BUCKEYE

North American Rockwell T-2B Buckeye - N27WS Warbird Heritage Foundation - USA


AERMACCHI MB-326

Aermacchi MB 326 - I-RVEG Volafenice - Italia


CESSNA T-37 Tweet

Cessna T-37C Tweet - N370WB Jim Allen - USA


Bae Hawk T1 - xx307 raf - Red Arrows - UK

BRITISH AEROSPACE HAWK

Bae Hawk 115 - 155209 Nato Flying Training Center - Canada

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DASSAULT-DORNIER ALPHA JET

Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet - Asas de Portugal Força Aérea Portuguesa - Portugal

Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet Esquadra 103 - Força Aérea Portuguesa - Portugal

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SIAI S-211

SIAI-Marchetti S-211 - NX270CF Classic Fighters of America - USA


SIAI-Marchetti S-211 - NX270CF - Classic Fighters of America - USA

SIAI-Marchetti S-211 - NX280CF - Classic Fighters of America - USa


PIASEcKI H-21 SHAWNEE

Piasecki H-21b Shawnee - N64606 Classic Rotors Museum - USA


Bell AH-1S Cobra - N599HF Marine Aviation Museum - USA

BELL AH-1 COBRA

Bell AH-1G Cobra - N102JG Cactus Air Force Wings and Wheels Museum - USA

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agusta bell AB-212

Agusta-Bell AB-212ASW - 2° Grupelicot Marina Militare - Italy


AGUSTA A-129 MANGUSTA

Agusta A-129 Mangusta - 7° Reggimento​“VEGA” Esercito Italiano - ITALY


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