Remarks: Curtiss landing after her solo. Great looking warbird. Finnish Air Force had 44 Hawk 75A aircrafts during WW2. Finnish Curtiss Hawks got 190 1/3 victories during WW2 and had at least 14 Curtiss aces. Top scorers were lt K. Tervo with 15 3/4 ( 23 1/4 ) victories and 2nd lt K.Karhila with 13 1/4 ( 32 1/4 ) Curtiss victories.
Remarks: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 rebuilt from a Spanish Hispano HA-1109-K1L aircraft. This "109" is painted for the colors of Hauptmann Gustav Rödel "Gelbe 4" W.Nr.10575 from II./JG 27 during November 1942, when Rödel had 56 victories from his total of 98. Gruppenkommandeur's aircraft has an unusual stab markings; a white triple chevron, yellow 4 and 56 kill markings on rudder and II./JG 27 bear emblem on nose.
Remarks: A former VNAF F-5E at Polish Aviation Museum in Crakow. This ex-USAF aircraft was captured by North Vietnamese Forces in 1975. It was an airworthy example when it ended its way to Poland in 1977. F-5E was totally dismantled and analysed by Polish engineers. There were plans to replace some of it's equipment with Soviet ones, but this idea did not worked out due to technical problems. But a lot of new info of American design spread for Warsaw Pact and Soviet engineers. And so 73-00852/R.1033 ended it's way to Polish Aviation Museum. It still has USAF insignias visible under VNAF insignia on fuselage.
Remarks: On January 11, 1943, this 13.(Z)/JG 5 operated Bf 110F-2 was damaged by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on the railway line beetween Murmansk and Leningrad. Bf 110 pilot Helmut Ziegenhagen made an emergency landing on frozen lake. The crew was rescued next day by Finnish and German soldiers. Bf 110 sank later in spring and in 1991 the wreck was salvaged and brought to UK. The Deutsche Technikmuseum Berlin purchased this 110 with the funds from Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin. Parts of the second 110 M8-ZE were used to reconstruct LN-NR to display condition.
Remarks: This Bf 109E-3 started her life as "Black 2" in II/JG 77 on November 28, 1939. It was converted to an E-4 version after an accident and deployed for 14./JG 77 as "Red 5". In the summer 1941 "Red 5" got a bullet hole in the radiator system and 109 made an emergency water landing in Russia. The wreck was salvaged from the lake close to Murmansk in July 1993. The Deutsche Technikmuseum Berlin purchased this 109 with the funds from Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin. The wreck was restored nicely in the E-4 version.
Remarks: This Bf 109E-4 was salvaged from the Russian lake close to Murmansk in 1993. It was purchased by the Deutsche Technikmuseum Berlin with the funds from Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin. Red 5 served in 14./JG 77 during WW2, before it got bullet hole in the radiator system and had to make an emergency water landing in summer 1941.
Remarks: Spitfire Ltd operated Tom Blair's Mk.Vc Spitfire flying low during Flying Legend's typical "Spitfire weather"...always cloudy while Spits are flying!
This Mk.Vc is painted for the colours of No. 249 Squadron JK879/T-B flown by RCAF pilot F/Sgt John G. "Jack" Hughes at Takali, in Malta 1943. JG891 is the only flying Spit with Vokes air filter cowling in the world today.
Remarks: FiAF MiG-21bis Fishbed L MG-138 at Tikkakoski. FiAF had 26 Fishbed Ls during 1978-1998. Six Fishbed Ls were lost in different accidents. MG-138 made type's last flight in 7.3.1998 and was piloted by Capt Yrjö "Ylli" Rantamäki. Total flight time 1699 hours and 46 minutes during 10.9.1980-7.3.1998. MiG has Karelian Wing's famous lynx emblem.