As a followup to my Fiat G.91R/4 post from visit to the Museu Do Ar in Sintra, Portugal in 2017. Here is one of the unique aircraft on display, a Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) Fiat G.91R/3 ground attack / reconnaissance aircraft that sports plenty of commemorative markings. This Fiat G.91R/3 in bare metal finish,… Read More Portuguese Tiger – Part II: 75,000 Flying Hours in the Fiat G.91
Portuguese Tiger – Part I: Fiat G.91R/4 ground attack / reconnaissance aircraft at the Museu Do Ar in Sintra… Read More Portuguese Tiger – Part I: Fiat G.91R/4
The Fairey III seaplane was first flown in Great Britain in 1917 and was in use by various air arms until 1941 as a reconnaissance and general purpose naval aircraft. Despite more than 960 Fairey III variants being produced the only complete surviving (and immaculate!) example is Fairey IIID “Santa Cruz“ at the Museu de Marinha (Naval Museum) in Lisbon,… Read More The First Ever Air Crossing of the South Atlantic in 1922 – Portuguese Naval Aviators Never Give Up!