World War 2 Aircraft Restoration and Warbirds

 

This page includes a collection of resources focused on World War II aircraft restoration and warbirds. Additional resource collections in this World War II Aircraft and Aviation section include:

 

 

World War II Aircraft Restoration & Warbirds Resources:

 

Airshowbuzz

Check out Air Show Buzz for up to date air show schedules, pictures, videos, news and a variety of other great air show info.

 

Allied Fighters

Home to the Dottie Mae P-47D Thunderbolt. Dedicated to the history, restoration and operation of historic WWII fighter aircraft.

 

Australian Warbirds Association

The Australian Warbirds Association was incorporated in 1989 as a non profit company to bring together aircraft owners, operators, restorers, maintainers, historians and enthusiasts to share their passion for ex-military aviation and to promote and preserve Australia's proud military aviation heritage.

 

B-17 Preservation Ltd - The Sally B Website

The official website of Sally B, the UK's last airworthy B-17 flying fortress.

 

Classic Wings Magazine

This bi-monthly magazine features warbird news and features from Australia, New Zealand, and around the the world.

 

The Fighter Collection

The Fighter Collection operates, rebuilds and maintains Europe's largest collection of airworthy WWII aircraft and is based at Duxford Airfield, in the UK. Run by a professional team of engineers and pilots for both air show and film work, the aircraft fly all over Europe during the summer months to attend air shows from Austria to Switzerland. The fleet comprises of aircraft from the UK, USA, Germany, Russia and Italy - and the collection is constantly expanding as new aeroplanes are acquired.

 

Fighter Factory - WWII Aircraft Recovery and Restoration

Fighter Factory is a World War II aircraft recovery and restoration facility run by the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Web site includes photos of over a dozen historical aircraft from World War II.

 

Hawker Restorations Ltd

Restorers of World War 2 aircraft specializing in the Hawker Hurricane.

 

Midwest Aero Restorations

From component overhaul to in-depth authentic restorations, we have the experience and attention to detail to produce Grand Champion Aircraft.

 

Muche's Warbirds: Warbird Photography at its Best

Warbird and aviation photography by Lani Muche featuring in-flight warbird portraits and formations. Includes WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam era.

 

The Old Flying Machine Company

The OFMC was formed by Ray and Mark Hanna with the intention of preserving and maintaining rare historic aircraft in airworthy condition. At the heart of the company's policy is the commitment to display the aircraft in a manner that emulates as closely and safely as possible the roles for which they were originally designed. That they succeeded in fulfilling that ambition reflects the determination and professionalism with which they set about their task.

 

Stallion 51

Stallion 51 is a comprehensive aviation organization offering a wide range of services. From orientation flights in the legendary P-51 Mustang and historic T-6 Texan to aircraft management, sales and FAA medical certifications – Stallion 51 brings quality, safety, integrity and experience to each of its business units.

 

Warbird Alley: Privately-owned, vintage, ex-military aircraft

A comprehensive online resource for owners, operators, restorers, maintainers and enthusiasts of classic, privately-owned, ex-military, warbird-type aircraft.

 

Warbird Central

This website is designed to provide accurate information on the War Bird aircraft, from where it was made to where it is today. We are a non-profit website supported on donations alone and dedicated to providing the latest information on old and present aircraft, share photo's and to share stories about these wonderful aircraft.

 

Warbird Depot

Warbird Depot's mission is to assist owners in the promotion of their warbirds by providing a centralized location to list their aircraft for airshows, flybys, acro, training, rides and film, and to enable those who wish "Access to the Worlds Warbirds".

 

Warbird Digest

The magazine for warbird enthusiasts.

 

Warbird Radio

Welcome to the worlds first radio station devoted to military aviation.   It’s our goal to preserve the stories and history of the brave men and women who flew these airplanes… and still do.  Across the globe warbird enthusiasts are tirelessly working to save examples of these historic airplanes; however, the survival of the stories from those who flew them are not guaranteed. That’s where Warbird Radio steps in.

 

Warbird Recovery

Warbird Recovery is committed to the international recovery and restoration of rare and historic military aircraft.

 

Warbirds Resource Group

The Warbirds Resource Group is devoted to the dissemination of information relating to historical military aviation. Web site includes sections on World War II aircraft from the American, British, Japanese, German and Russian military.

 

warbirdsite.com

New Zealand's No.1 internet site for warbird books, parts and aviation memorabilia!

 

WarbirdsRestoration.com

We have nearly 28,000 original technical drawings for the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster aircraft as well as a number of other types. These original manufacturers technical drawings and plans are now readily available to help you produce the most accurate restoration or modeling project.

 

Y2K Spitfire Restoration Project

Restoring a Mark IX Spitfire into flying condition in the exact colours and Y2K identifiers depicting 442 Squadron's most famous wartime aircraft. The Y2K Spitfire Restoration Project is a volunteer effort based on Vancouver Island, in Comox, BC, Canada.

 

New Zealand Warbirds Association

The official web site of the New Zealand Warbirds Association.

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

World War II Air Force and Aviator Personal Stories Collection

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of resources dedicated to World War II air force and aviator personal accounts.

 

World War II Aircraft and Aviation Pictures and Photos

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of resources with aviation-related pictures and photos from World War II.

 

Pacific Theatre

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources focused on the Pacific and Asian theaters in World War II.

 

European & African Theatre

EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources focused on the European and African theaters in World War II.

 

World War 2 Subject Index

Detailed index of EverythingWorldWar2's collection of information and resources related to World War II. This includes battles, maps, pictures, photos, documents, timelines, museums, forums, D-Day, Pearl Harbor, the European, African and Pacific war theaters, ships, u-boats, naval forces, aircraft, aviation, air forces, tanks, weapons, personal stories, military units, militaria, collectibles, books, video clips and special World War II topics.