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American Warplanes: Texas, 2003

This is a traveler's list of warbirds in Texas, making it easy to visit and see preserved military aircraf up close around the state. Excellent aircraft descriptions allow the reader to have a basic understanding of the mission and role of these different aircraft types.
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Book Overview

Many examples of aircraft that saw service in the various armed forces of the United States are currently being restored to flying status or preserved in museums in the state of Texas. Some of them have significant war records, and a few are currently standing as gate guardians outside their former airbases. These Warbirds are a permanent part of our modern history, and they deserve to be remarked upon and remembered.

This handbook provides a simple checklist of where the surviving military aircraft in Texas are located now, along with a few photographs and a brief history of their service in the US military. This book should spark your interest in some of the military aviation history that can be found in this warm and friendly state on America s Gulf Coast. Texas Warbird Survivors is specifically intended to provide a where are they guide for residents and visitors to Texas who are interested in its rich resources of historical military aircraft. Contact numbers are provided for the museums, should you be interested in learning more about each aircraft. Perhaps you will then choose to visit these museums in order to appreciate the rich resources of aviation heritage preserved on your behalf.

Convair B-58A Hustler (Serial No. 59-2437), C/N 40 "Firefly II". (Author Photo)
Kawanishi N1K-1 Kyofu (Mighty Wind) George floatplane (Serial No. 562). (Author Photo)

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