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Alabama Warbird Survivors 2003: A Handbook on where to find them

Some of the finest military warbirds in American aviation history are still flying in the Southern State of Alabama. Many are on display in a number of excellent air museums, or they have been mounted on pylons to stand as memorials to the many military aviators who calle
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Format:
Hardcover, Paperback and E-Book
Pages:
264
Publication Date:
11/13/2002
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Language:
English
Appropriate for ages:
All
ISBN:
9780595256013
Category:
Aviation

Book Overview

Some of the finest military warbirds in American aviation history are still flying in the Southern State of Alabama. Many of them are on display in a number of excellent air museums, or they have been mounted on pylons to stand as memorials to the many military aviators who called Alabama home. This handbook is designed to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple locating guide on where to find Alabama's retired warbirds within the state. Many of the aircraft can be found in the Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham; the United States Army Aviation Museum; the US Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville; The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park at Mobile; Maxwell AFB Park at Montgomery; or in the hands of private owners and collectors. The handbook provides photographs of many of the aircraft preserved in Alabama, along with a brief description and history of its service within the US armed forces. The aircraft are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and aircraft type.  Famous aircraft found on display in Alabama include the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, and a number of very rare flying machines not found in other aviation museums.  The state once held the only example of the gigantic one of a kind Boeing Vertol XCH-62 Heavy Lift Helicopter.

North American F-86L Sabre Jet (Serial No. 51-2993), C/N 177-50. Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, Alabama. (Author Photo)
Lockheed A-12 Oxcart (Serial No. 60-6938). Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, Alabama. (Author Photo)

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