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Post WW2 Aircraft

New Zealand has a large 'warbird' aviation movement (relative to the country's population base) and this page links to some of the military and civilian aircraft we've filmed at various airfields and airshows around the country.

Military Aircraft :: Other Aircraft

Military Aircraft

Percival 'Piston' Provost

From 1953 to 1959, 461 Percival Provosts were built, and of these, 330 were used by the RAF for standard training duties (the Provost replaced the Percival Prentice, which in turn had replaced the... More

de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou
While the Caribou initially flew in 1958, the ruggedness and the usefulness of their design has enabled the RAAF to continue to operate 14 examples of the type today. Designed as a specialist .... More
Nanchang CJ-6a
The Nanchang was designed in China in 1959 to be operated as a primary/advanced military training aircraft. Production commenced in 1960 and continued until the 1990s, such was the success... More
Soko Galeb G-2
The Galeb ("Seagull") was the first Yugoslavian jet design to enter production, and featured a 2500lb thrust Rolls-Royce Viper II turbine engine - the same engine used in the contemporary.... More
Yak 52
Yakovlev Yak-52
The Yak 52 is a popular two-seat aerobatic aircraft, powered by a 360 horse power radial engine. Often mistaken for the Nanchang, the Yak 52 can be easily distinguished by its shorter, straighter wings, it's.... More
Yak 52
de Havilland DH-115 Vampire
The prototype Vampire first flew in 1943, but the type didn't reach RAF operational squadrons until 1946, after the end of the Second World War. A total of 58 Vampires were operated by the RNZAF... More
de Havilland DH-104 Devon
First flown in 1945, the Devon was the first de Havilland aircraft to be built entirely of metal -- all previous types being of fabric covered wood construction.  Designed as a ten seat passenger aircraft to ... More
Bird Dog
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog
With an obvious civilian heritage, the Cessna L-19 Bird dog is a purpose built observation aircraft that played a significant role for the US Army during the 1950s and '60s. Designed as a liaison aircraft to replace... More
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk
This very pretty little aircraft was designed in Canada for production by de Havilland (Canada) Ltd., to replace the aging Tiger Moth which had been used to train British Commonwealth pilots since 1931... More


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Other Aircraft

Cri Cri

The "Cri Cri" or as it is known in North America, the "Cricket, was designed by the French aeronautical engineer, Michel Colomban in the early 1970's, and is still the worlds smallest twin engine aircraft ... More

Giles 202
The AkroTech Giles G-202 is a serious aerobatic aircraft, flown by top competition pilots worldwide. This variant is based on the single seat G200 that was first produced in 1992 ... More
Bristol 170 Freighter
Work on Bristol's Type 170 began as a private project in 1944 to design a simple, sturdy and economical working transport for civil or military use. It featured an unobstructed box fuselage with the flight deck ... More


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