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Harvard

North American Aviation (NAA) T-6 Harvard trainer s/n 41-33716.  A former RNZAF aircraft, it was recovered from New Zealand, restored by NQ Warbirds and is now part of the Warbird Adventures fleet at Mareeba.

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Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) CA-25 Winjeel s/n A85-453. Purchased from the RAAF and restored by NQ Warbirds, it is now part of the Warbird Adventures fleet at Mareeba.

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Nanchang CJ-6A s/n 2032014 is a basic trainer and light attack aircraft manufactured in China for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). It has been restored by NQ Warbirds and is part of the Warbird Adventures fleet at Mareeba.

NQW-Chipmunk

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk s/n DH-HF-46. The "Chippy" was used by the RAF in the 50's and 60's as its basic trainer and it is now a popular and affordable Warbird. This example is part of the Warbird Adventures fleet at Mareeba.

An-2-Colt

Antonov An-2 Colt, the largest single-engine bi-plane in the world and the only example flying in Australia. Owned and operated by the Saario brothers, it was flown from Poland to Australia by the late Barry Hempel and is currently based in Brisbane.

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Cessna O-2 Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft owned by Conway Bown. This aircraft is a genuine Vietnam War veteran and is currently based in Townsville.

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VH-TRO T28D Trojan is a genuine combat veteran. It was built by North American Aviation in 1951 for the USAF. In 1964 it was seconded to the CIA-funded airline Air America for clandestine operations in Laos. After the Vietnam War finished the aircraft was delivered to the Royal Thai Airforce where it was used for counter-insurgency activities on the Thai-Laos border.

 

In 1976 it was sold to the Philippines Air Force where it operated with the P.A.F. 1st Strike Wing based at Sangley Point. It was one of several T-28Ds used in the attack and failed coup attempt on President Marcos' presidential palace. It was then brought to Australia in 1990 where it has been totally restored over a 12 year period and first flown again on 5th October 2001 by Kim Rolph-Smith. (Photo - Craig P. Justo - Aero Aspects)

Avenger_2

Grumman Avenger TBM-3E torpedo bomber, owned by Wirraway Aviation Museum and flown by Paul Bennet. The heaviest single-engined aeroplane of WWII, Avengers flew with the US Navy and Marines and the Royal Navy, proving to be a rugged, versatile and stable weapons platform which achieved many successes in all theatres of the war.

Foke-Wulf-FW-190-Replica

Focke-Wulf FW-190 (80% scale replica), owned by Terry Kronk.

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Spitfire (scale replica), built by Brian Foxley-Connolly. This aircraft will be powered by a 500 HP super-charged Corvette motor.

Spitfire_Doug_Field_3

 Supermarine Spitfire (80% scale replica), designed and manufactured by Supermarine Aircraft, Brisbane. This example is owned by Ron and Douglas Field of Kilcoy.

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80% scale replica Messerschmitt Me-109 owned by Peter McNamara.