Warbirds. The Birddog, made by Cessna, has an outboard taper to the wing and the standard C170B vertical tail. The Stinson L-5 has a constant cord wing with rounded tips and a much larger vertical tail. . L-19 Birddog.
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The Birddog, made by Cessna, has an outboard taper to the wing and the standard C170B vertical tail. The Stinson L-5 has a constant cord wing with rounded tips and a much larger vertical tail.
The L-5 also has two smaller struts instead of the L-19’s larger single strut. Yes, if you look close, you can see these differences from the tower.
Basically a Cessna Skymaster with attitude!
T-28 has a much deeper fuselage and a more modern, squared off tail. Oh yea, the Trojan has tricycle gear and the T-6 is a taildragger
The Navy version of the T-6 is called the SNJ
You’ll see lots of both!
Bearcat wing is mounted mid fuselage, and fuselage is short and stubby compared to the Corsair.
Then, there’s the gull wing and the rearward retracting landing gear of the Corsair.
P-40 has a greenhouse style canopy (I.e. lots of metal braces), a rounded vertical tail and a small air scoop above the spinner
Fuselage of the Sea Fury slopes up to the windshield. It has a longer, narrower fuselage than the P-47 Thunderbolt, and the tail is taller and more rounded. The P-47 tail almost comes to a point.
Hawker Sea Fury
Largest of the single engine, WWII Grumman’s.
Not to be confused with the B-26 Marauder which had a much fatter aft fuselage. From the side, the A-26 has a very narrow aft fuselage, much like a Meyers 145
B-25 is distinctinguished by it’s twin vertical tails. Also, from the front, the wings, outboard the engines, are bent down.
Venom is the big engined version of these early DeHavilind jets. The other one is the Vampire. Both jets look the same with the twin tail booms and the small vertical tails.
Fouga is the only warbird jet we will work with a V-tail.
Probably won’t see more than one or two of these
T-33 is the most common two seat version. There is also a single seat version called the P-80 Shooting Star.
This little twin jet trainer was made by Cessna. You may also see the A-37 variant which looks the same, but with bigger T-38 motors and hardpoints on the wings for bombs or drop tanks
Both do jet speeds, but the Albatross can be much faster on approach due to the small, thin wing
Both have straight wings as opposed to the F-86’s swept wings.
Same paint scheme as his North American P51-D