Warbirds International
Airworthy Vintage & Veteran Military Aircraft

Warbirds International
 March  2017


on the cover

Magnificent formation view of the Commemorative Air Force’s Airacobra and Kingcobra was taken by Luigino Caliaro

in this issue

  • MOBY  DICK:  SAGA  OF  MEXICO’S  ONLY  PRIVATEER
    This surplus ex-Navy Consolidated PB4Y-2 was converted to a Mexican fish hauler / by Nicholas A. Veronico
  • IN THE BEGINNING
    This article describes how the author discovered a neglected Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, purchased the aircraft, and rebuilt it back into flying condition. Today, many aviation historians consider this event to have been one of the pivotal moments of the Warbird Movement / by Mike Dillon
  • SIOUX CITY SUE
    With the end of the Second World War, the American government made many surplus warplanes available to civic organizations at no cost. This is the story of a B-17G that would fly again / by Nicholas A. Veronico
  • COBRA  FLIGHT
    We go airborne for an exclusive photo flight with the Commemorative Air Force’s Bell P-39Q Airacobra and P-63F Kingcobra / by Luigino Caliaro
  • BY ALPHA JET TO DARKEST AFRICA
    Ex-US civilian Alpha Jets are finding a ready market with third world air forces / by Richard Hess
  • LANCASTRIAN
    Desperate for transport/airliner aircraft, Britain’s aviation industry modified Avro Lancasters bombers to fulfil a new mission / by Howard Carter

  • FRIDAY NIGHT OLDIES
    More vintage Kodachromes of ex-military aircraft / by Doug Fisher

  • T.O.C.
    This issue's Table of Contents