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World War Two Aircraft Videos

Here you will find links to video clips of some of the various WW2-era aircraft that we have filmed over the years. Some of these aircraft are nno longer flying, or no longer in New Zealand, whle others are still seen regularly on the airshow circuit.

Fighter Aircraft :: Other Aircraft



Fighter Aircraft

P51
North American P51-D Mustang

Flown by many New Zealand pilots during the 1950's as part of the New Zealand Territorial Air Force, the P-51 Mustang is considered by many to be the finest WW2 piston engined fighter aircraft.... More

   
   
P40E
Curtiss P40-N Kittyhawk
With over 14,000 examples of the Curtiss P40 built, it was one of the most important US-built fighters of the first half of World War Two.   Serving in almost every theatre of the war, from the Pacific, Asia... More
   
   
P40E
Curtiss P40-E Kittyhawk
During the Second World War, the RNZAF operated 297 P-40 Kittyhawks, most of which were operated in the Pacific theatre, where they were used in a variety of roles, and were credited with downing... More
   
   
P40E
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
The development of the Corsair began in 1938, and the prototype first flew in May 1940. The goal of the design was to fit the largest possible engine available at the time, into the smallest possible airframe... More
   
   
Boomerang
CA-19 Boomerang
The Boomerang is often referred to as Australia's 'panic fighter', its development having been triggered by the Japanese advance in the Pacific. The day after two Royal Navy battle ships were sunk... More
   
   
Mk. XVI
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI
Spitfire TB863 ('FUP') was for many years the flagship warbird aircraft of the Alpine Fighter Collection in Wanaka, Nw Zealand. A temporary colour scheme for an airshow in 2001 converted the aircraft into... More
   
   

 

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Other Aircraft

Catalina
Catalina PBY-5a

During the Second World War, the RNZAF operated a total of 56 Catalina flying boats. None of these aircraft were of the amphibious type as is ZK-PBY, but this Canadian built example.... More

   
   
M.38 messenger
Miles M.38 Messenger
In June 1942, George Miles began a private project to design and build the prototype of an air observation post (AOP) aircraft. It was suggested to Miles that the aircraft should carry a crew of two, a radio ... More
   
   
DC3
Douglas DC-3
The DC-3 (a.k.a. C-47) is one of history's most enduring utilitarian aircraft. Dating back to the mid-1930's the 'Dak' has proved itself to be robust and reliable. So much so that thousands were produced during ... More
   
   
T-6 Harvard
North American T-6 Harvard
Retired from active service with the Royal New Zealand Airforce in 1977, it was the disposal of the RNZAF Harvards that provided the impetus for the formation of the New Zealand Warbirds Association. ... More
   
   

 

 

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