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SBD Dauntless Update, Early January 2023

It has been a while since our last Dauntless Update, and the eagle eyed among you have likely noticed that the fuselage is still awaiting transport here at the Museum (much to the frustration of the whole team!). The shipping challenges we have encountered have slowed the project down, preventing the fuselage from arriving in…
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Fuel Truck Down to the Frame

2020 seems like so long ago! We located a WWII Fuel Truck in Ohio, and we added it to the collection with a plan to make it serviceable for refueling our airplanes. We contacted the fine folks at Mil Spec Vehicle Restorations in Belvidere, New Jersey (a beautiful town if you ever get the chance…
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A New Addition to the Collection: Beech SNB-1

The newest addition to the collection is an SNB-1! The Navy version of an AT-11 Kansan, this sometimes overlooked warbird had an outsized impact on the war! The AT-11 was the standard bombardier trainer for the US Army Air Forces during World War II and would be used to train around 90% of the more…
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1941 Fire Engine Joins the Collection

Following right along behind the Fuel Truck restoration is another new piece of equipment for the airfield! This 1941 International-built Fire Engine has come to us from North Carolina, and we are excited to get started. The current condition of the vehicle is being surveyed (it does run!) and a couple of ground rules have…
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TBM Avenger Flies First Post-Restoration Demonstration

Thundering into the sky for an excited Summer of Flight crowd, the “Turkey” is back! Although it has taken several years, the team at the Fighter Factory has completed the restoration of our Avenger! After an unfortunate mishap several years ago the aircraft required extensive overhaul. The restoration process was extended by the need to…
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V-1 Pulse-Jet Engine Runs at the Military Aviation Museum

The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia has just test run a modern replica of the Argus As 014 pulse-jet engine used on a WWII-era Fiesler Fi-103, perhaps better known as the V-1 ‘Doodlebug’ or ‘Buzz Bomb’. The V-1, as most of you will know, was one of Hitler’s “Vengeance Weapons” with which the…
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P-64 Replica Arrives at Military Aviation Museum

The Military Aviation Museum took delivery of a North American P-64 replica at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia. Just in time to take part in Warbirds Over the Beach 2014, the Museum’s annual air show, the aircraft flew in from her previous owner’s home in Louise, Texas. She made two spirited low passes…
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World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew Today!

The historic first flight of KA 114 in the United States on May 7, 2013. Photograph by Fighter Factory Mechanic Jon Brawner. Warbird enthusiasts from around the world have been following the progress of the Military Aviation Museum’s de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, from its shipment from New Zealand to the announcement of its first public…
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