Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: Korean War Piston Engine Aircraft

The warbirds just kept coming in the fantastic flying displays of the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015. Up next were military aircraft that flew during the Korean War era of 1950 to 1953 when the South Korean and United Nations forces clashed with the Communists of North Korea, China and secretly the USSR. Aircraft ranged from piston engine fighters to the jets that began to dominate air warfare in the 1950’s. The propeller driven aircraft included World War Two era fighters that continued to soldier on like the North American P-51D Mustang, Vought F4U Corsair and Yakovlev Yak-3, through to post war combat aircraft like the Douglas A-1 SkyraiderHawker Sea Fury and Grumman F7F Tigercat. Each aircraft is well maintained and it was an absolute pleasure to see them all fly.

Yak-3 Planes of Fame Airshow 2015
Yakovlev Yak-3 in Free French Normandie-Niemen Regiment markings – they flew on the Eastern Front with the Soviets
North American AT-6 Texan Planes of Fame 2015
North American AT-6 Texan
North American P-51D Mustang
North American P-51D Mustang “Spam Can”
Vought F4U Corsair Planes of Fame 2015
Vought F4U Corsair
North American P-51D Mustang
North American P-51D Mustang “Wee Willy II”
North American P-51D Mustang
North American P-51D Mustang “Wee Willy II”
Douglas A-1 Skyraider Planes of fame 2015
The mighty Douglas A-1 Skyraider
Douglas A-1 Skyraider Planes of fame 2015
The A-1 was a venerable attack aircraft that served not only in Korea but also in the Vietnam War in the 1960’s
Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat Planes of Fame 2015
Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat
Vought F4U Corsair Planes of Fame 1015
Vought F4U Corsairs were long in the tooth but were used successfully in the close-support role
Hawker Sea Fury
The Hawker Sea Fury was operated from aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy during the Korean War (this one “Argonaut” is in Canadian Navy markings)
Grumman F7F-N3 Tigercat  Planes of Fame 2015
The Grumman F7F-N3 Tigercat was a night fighter variant
Hawker Sea Fury Planes of Fame 2015
The Hawker Sea Fury was used for combat air patrols and ground attack missions in Korea. A British pilot managed to shoot down a MiG-15 jet in a Sea Fury
Grumman F7F-N3 Tigercat  Planes of Fame 2015 Airshow Chino
The Tigercat was put through its paces during a number of fly pasts
Grumman F7F-N3 Tigercat
Straight and level
A twin seat Hawker Sea Fury
A twin seat Hawker Sea Fury “Dreadnought”
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