There is never any shortage of warbird action at the Planes of Fame Airshow and 2015 showcased many European Theatre World War Two era aircraft including a Bell P-63 Kingcobra (mostly flown by the Soviets as it was seen as inferior to the P-51 Mustang by the USAAF), the Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) venerable transport, Lockheed P-38J Lightning “23 Skidoo“, Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun, North American B-25 Mitchell, numerous North American P-51 Mustangs (P-51A,C & D models) and a Republic P-47G Thunderbolt (Republic licensed the Curtiss-Wright Company to produce the P-47D “razorback” and they were given the P-47G designation. 354 P-47G were built between December 1942 and March 1944). It is always a pleasure to see so many classic aircraft in one place doing flyby after flyby, one after the other. Great stuff!
A couple of excellent looking replicas were flying too. These were in the form of a Supermarine Spitfire and Focke-Wulf Fw-190A. They have done a great job in recreating these classic fighters of World War Two.
In my next post will be Pacific Theatre aircraft. Planes of Fame really is warbird central!
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A wonderful series of images 🙂