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Alaska Warbird Survivors 2002: A Handbook on Where to Find Them

The purpose of this handbook is to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find the surviving retired military aircraft that are preserved in the state of Alaska.
Details & Specs
Format:
Paperback and E-Book
Pages:
160
Publication Date:
12/16/2001
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Language:
English
Appropriate for ages:
All
ISBN:
9780595209187
Category:
Aviation

Book Overview

The purpose of this handbook is to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find the surviving retired military aircraft that are preserved in the state of Alaska. The majority of the Alaska Warbird Survivors can be viewed at Elmendorf AFB; Eielson AFB; Kulis ANG Base; in the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage; in the Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum in Fairbanks; Healy, Denali Wings; and at Palmer, in the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry. Various gate guardians are also listed.
The museum staffs and volunteer organizations in Alaska have done a particularly good job of preserving the great variety of American combat veteran aircraft, illustrated here. Hopefully, as more aircraft are recovered from their crash sites in the bush and restored, traded or brought back from private owners, that they too will be added to the record. The book lists the aircraft alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. This list is also appended with a brief summary of the aircraft presently on display within the state and a bit of its history in the US military.

Lockheed P-38G Lightning (Serial No. 42-13400).  This aircraft crash landed on Attu Island in 1945.  It was recovered and restored in 1999. (Mike Kaehler Photo)
North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 49-1195), c/n 161-189, painted as (Serial No. 12807).  This aircraft is mounted on pylons.  12807. (Author Photo)

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