The following are brief descriptions of the development and specifications
of a number of CAF Ghost Squadron® aircraft. The text and specifications were
written by myself, for use on signs in the main aircraft hangar at CAF HQ, Midland, Texas.
Aircraft are listed in alphabetical order by designation. Many of the
images used are from the CD-ROM The Confederate Air Force Ghost Squadron produced
by Corel. For 100 royalty-free images of WWII aircraft, get more info
here. You may also find more
information about many of these aircraft at my Unofficial Dispatch
Archive. This section is under construction, and more descriptions will be
added as time permits.
Please note that the members of the
Confederate Air Force voted in 2001 to change the name of the
organization to the Commemorative Air Force and this name change took
effect on 1 January, 2002. Randy Wilson
- Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
- Japan's famed Zero fighter. One of two or three flying.
- Stinson AT-19 Reliant
- The "gullwing" Stinson served with the U.S. and Allies.
- Boeing B-17G Fortress
- The Flying Fortress carried the war to Germany.
- Douglas B-23 Dragon
- A medium bomber derived from the DC-2 airliner.
- Boeing B-29A Superfortress
- The last flying B-29, Fifi, tours the U.S. each summer.
- Beech C-45 Expeditor
- The "Twin Beech" served in a variety of roles during WWII.
- Curtiss C-46 Commando
- Largest of U.S. twin-engine transports, the plane that flew the "Hump."
- Grumman F8F Bearcat
- The last of the prop-driven Grumman "cats."
- Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
- Chance-Vought's F4U Corsair was produced by Goodyear as the FG.
- Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
- Germany's jack of all trades for liaison, ambulance and observation.
- Focke-Wulf Fw 44C Stieglitz
- The favorite trainer and aerobatic plane of Luftwaffe pilots.
- General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
- The "Wilder Wildcat", last version of Grumman's F4F Wildcat.
- Heinkel He 111 (CASA 2111)
- The standard German medium bomber throughout the war.
- Consolidated LB-30 (B-24A) Liberator
- The oldest Liberator still flying was a VIP transport during WWII.
- Stinson L-5 Sentinel
- America's STOL liaison, observation and ambulance plane of WWII.
- Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
- The final development of the Curtiss "Hawk" line of fighters.
- Republic P-47N Thunderbolt
- The last version of the P-47 was built for the final Pacific battles.
- Bell P-63 Kingcobra
- The final evolution of the P-39 saw more service with the Allies than the USAAF.
- North American P-82B Twin Mustang
- The ultimate in a WWII long-range escort fighter.
- Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
- From patrol, search-and-rescue to attack, the Catalina did it all.
- Stearman PT-13 & PT-17 Kaydet
- The classic American biplane primary trainer.
- Fairchild PT-19A Cornell
- One of the first USAAF monoplane primary trainers.
- Ryan PT-22 Recruit
- Or how a sport plane entered the Air Corps.
- Sikorsy R-4B Hoverfly
- America's first production helicopter saw service in WWII.
- Douglas R4D-6S Skytrain
- This version of the Douglas transport was equipped for anti-submarine warfare.
- Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
- "Big Tailed Beast" or "SOB Second Class", there is only one left
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