CAC Wirraway

February 22, 2016 PE Matt 0

The CAC Wirraway was a license-built version of the North America NA-16/AT-6 Texan advanced training aircraft. A commission had been sent from Australia to the United States in order to select an aircraft that could […]

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

January 13, 2016 PE Matt 0

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was one of the most widely used aircraft of World War II and was the most produced heavy bomber in history, with over 18,000 rolling off the assembly lines. The original […]

The South Pacific Air Ferry Route

December 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

In mid-1941 the USAAF began to build up its strength in the Philippine Islands. The Far East Air Force was to be reinforced so that it could effectively defend the islands from potential Japanese incursions, […]

Douglas B-18 Bolo

November 25, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Douglas B-18, later given the popular name ‘Bolo’, was designed in response to a 1934 request for a bomber to replace the Martin B-10 and B-12, which at the time made up the bulk […]

Dornier Do 24

November 16, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Dornier Do 24 was a long range reconnaissance flying boat designed for the Dutch Marine-Luchtvaartdienst (MLD) to operate in the Netherlands East Indies. There it would replace the older Dornier Do J Wal flying […]

Bristol Blenheim

November 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

Originally designed in response to a challenge by Lord Rothermere for a high-speed passenger aircraft, the Bristol Blenheim was a light bomber of the Royal Air Force. The design by the Bristol Aeroplane Company proved […]

Kawasaki Ki-48 Type 99 “Lily”

October 29, 2015 PE Matt 0

Inspired by their experience meeting the Soviet Tupolev SB-2 high-speed bomber over China, the Japanese Army issued a request in 1937 for a new twin-engined light bomber with equivalent performance. Kawasaki, who were at that […]

Lockheed A-29 Hudson

October 27, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Lockheed Hudson was a medium bomber, built in the United States but primarily operated by British and Commonwealth air forces. It was based on the company’s successful Model 14 airliner, called the ‘Super Electra’ […]

Vickers Vildebeest

October 18, 2015 PE Matt 1

The Vickers Vildebeest was originally designed in response to a 1925 request by the RAF for a new high-altitude bomber. The prototype was first flown in 1928, winning the competition over Blackburn and Handley-Page designs, […]

Douglas TBD-1 of VT-6

Douglas TBD Devastator

October 1, 2015 PE Matt 0

Ordered in 1934 along with a raft of other new carrier bomber aircraft, the Douglas TBD Devastator would go on to be the first all-metal monoplane aircraft flown by the US Navy. The prototype flew […]

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