DC-3 / C-47 Douglas

“Second Chance” is an original WWII C-47. Transferred to the RAF prior to D-Day our C-47 saw action in both the Overlord Operation and Market Garden. Currently our C-47 is one of the few true C-47s still in stock military configuration. During the summer visitors to the museum can fly on her as part of our living history D-Day Flight Experience program.

Mission : Air Transport, Airborne resupply, and Paratroop operations

Crew: 4-Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Radio Operator

Max Speed: 224 Mph/195kts

Range: 1391 nm

First Flight: 23 Dec 1941

In service: Still in foreign Military Service/ Civilian Transport Service

Length: 63′ 9″

Wingspan: 95′ 6″

Height: 17′

Max Takeoff Weight: 31,000lbs

Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney 1830-90C Twin Wasp 14-cylinder radial engines, 1,200 hp

Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company

P-47 Hangar

Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt “Jacky’s Revenge”

Museum Status: Restored / Operational Flight Status

Our P-47D is a restored and flying example of most produced fighter of World War Two. Nearly 15,000 P-47s were produced by Republic Aviation for the U.S. and allied nations. Nearly 9,000 were Built at the home plant in Farmingdale, NY where our museum is located today, and the remaining combat coded P-47s were built at a Republic Factory in Evansville, IN. A small lot of P-47Gs were built by Curtiss in Upstate NY but had operational issues so were relegated to stateside training after being built. Out of the nearly 15,000 built through 1945 only a handful survive today. We proudly maintain and fly our P-47 locally and at air shows in honor of all those who built an flew them during World War Two.

Mission : Fighter-Bomber

Crew: 1 Pilot

Max Speed: 433 mph at 30,000 ft

Combat Radius: 800 nm

First Flight: 6 May 1941

In service: 1942-1966(Retired from Peruvian AF)

Length: 36′ 1″

Wingspan: 40′ 9″

Height: 14′ 8 “

Max Takeoff Weight: 17,500lbs

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Radial 2335hp

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation

B-25

“Miss Hap” is the oldest surviving B-25 having been the 4th off the North American Aviation Production Line in 1940

Mission: Medium Bomber

Max Speed: 272 Mph

Range: 1,350 nm

First Flight: 19 August 1940

In service: 1940-1979(Last Flown by Indonesian AF)

Length: 52′ 11″

Wingspan: 67′ 7″

Height: 16′ 4″

Max Takeoff Weight: 35,000lbs

Powerplant: 2x Wright R-2600 air cooled Radial Engine 1700hp

Manufacturer: North American Aviation

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Mission

Transport

Max Speed

129 MPH

Range

400 Nautical Miles

First Flight

1939

In Service

(coming soon)

Other

PBY-5A

Our “Cat” is currently undergoing restoration and we hope to have it flying by year’s end.

FG-1D

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair “Skyboss”

Museum Status: Restored / Operational Flight Status

Our Corsair variant is a Goodyear Manufactured FG-1D built in Akron,OH. Known as Whistling Death by the Japanese the Corsair was a formidable Dogfighter as well as ground support aircraft. Although designed as a carrier based Aircraft the Corsair had significant landing issues on carrier decks in its early years. As a result the U.S. Marines became the primary user as a land based fighter in the Pacific Theater. The most notable users being the “Blacksheep” Squadron led by Major Pappy Boyington. Eventually the carrier issues were sorted out and it was adopted by the U.S. Navy later in the war but not in large numbers. The Corsair became the primary carrier based close air support aircraft during the Korean war for the Navy and Marines.

Mission : Fighter-Bomber

Crew: 1 Pilot

Max Speed: 453 mph / 395 kts

Combat Radius: 600 nm

First Flight: 29 May 1940

In service: 1942-1979(Retired from Honduran AF)

Length: 33′

Wingspan: 41′

Height: 14′ 8 “

Max Takeoff Weight: 12,000lbs

Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Radial 2325hp

Manufacturer: Goodyear(Under contract from Vought)

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Mission

Advanced Fighter Trainer…

Max Speed

210 MPH

Range

629 Miles

First Flight

1935

In Service

Operational 1936 – 1958, U.S. (operational in other countries until 1996)

Other

No other trainer in history has been used by so many countries spanning the period from 1938
Curtiss-Wright-P40-Warhawk

Mission

Fighter

Max Speed

362 MPH

Range

850 Miles

First Flight

1935

In Service

Operational 1937 through the end of WWII

Other

Best known for its service with the Claire Chennault American Volunteer Group, “The Flying Tigers.”