80th Anniversary

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F-16 gets heritage paint in celebration of 310th Fighter Squadron’s 80th Anniversary

The 310th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Fighting Falcon has been newly painted in celebration of the 310th's 80th anniversary

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Pearl Harbor anniversary marked in California

On December 4, 2021, the Planes of Fame museum hosted a 'Special Hangar Talk Event' that commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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80th Anniversary: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Exactly 80 years ago today, on December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The attacks on the Hawaiian naval base and airfields set in motion a chain of events that would ultimately help decide the outcome of WW2.

Stories of the Spitfire heroes

Among the many tales of heroism during the war, historic aviation experts Tony Hoskins and Hugh Hunt recall one in particular – and Tony’s arduous journey to recover one pilot’s wartime Spitfire for the ultimate restoration project.

What made the Spitfire better than the Bf-109?

With nearly half its weight coming from the Merlin engine, the Spitfire’s light body gave it speed and manoeuvrability – two qualities that helped it defeat its Messerschmitt rival.

Two blokes and a Merlin engine!

Look what Spitfire restorer Tony Hoskins just happened to have in the back of his van! He and Cambridge University engineering professor, Hugh Hunt, discuss one of the great inventions of the 20th Century.

Design secrets of the Spitfire

Revolutionary flush riveting that increased top speed, and seats made out of the last material you’d expect: watch this video to uncover some of the Spitfire’s hidden but ingenious engineering.