Mitchell, Hellcat, Warhawk And Zero Go For A Spin
A Very Unique Grouping Of World War II Planes!
It’s always really impressive to see World War II planes fly, but it’s even a bigger treat when you can witness a few different models fly simultaneously. During Seattle’s Seafair celebration, The Flight Heritage Museum put on a show displaying some of our favorite birds!
Lets do a quick rundown of these planes:
- The B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engine, medium bomber and was used by most of the Allied forces. After the war, it served for another four decades in various conflicts around the world
- The Grumman F6F Hellcat was a fighter aircraft developed for the United States Navy. They were designed to be rugged and able to take a beating and were credited with destroying over 5,000 enemy aircraft
- A fighter and ground attack-aircraft, the Curtis P-40 Warhawk was used by most of the Allied forces. It has the distinctive ‘shark mouth’ logo with about 30 planes still airworthy as of this writing
- Japan’s best fighter, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, was a legendary dogfighter at the beginning of the war, with a kill ratio of 12:1. With the advent of new planes and tactics however, the Allies managed to exceed the abilities of the Zero.
The sound in the video is pretty spectacular as well, so you’ll get to hear all the engines very well! The grace with which these planes take off and land is amazing, even the big girl Mitchell 🙂