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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Saturday, July 16, 2016

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015: Warbirds - World War II Fighters

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience will wrap up our year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, sponsored by Air Associates, with a series covering the many warbird types seen during our ten days on the grounds.  We will present the warbirds in their eras of service, roughly parallel to the major conflicts, including the Cold War, in which they served.  Most of the aircraft were produced during the covered time period and served in some military capacity in combat or non-combat roles, and others were representative of the type but are replicas or civilian equivalents.    
This final feature will include iconic fighters from the World War II Era: Curtiss P-40, Grumman/GM FM-2 Wildcat, Hawker Sea Fury, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, EAA's Hispano HA-112 (Spanish Bf-109G),  Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero, North American P-51 Mustang, Bob DeFord's experimental full-scale Spitfire Mk.IX replica, Vought F-4U Corsair and Yakovlev Yak-9U. 



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