Air Force Museum of New Zealand – Must-See Attraction

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Located in Christchurch at the former RNZAF Base at Wigram, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand provides a fascinating insight into the history of the RNZAF from its formation to the present day. With over 28 beautifully restored aircraft on display, interactive exhibitions and even a flight simulator. The Museum also has a Mosquito Flight Simulator, which features a mission based on the Allied bombing of German battleships in the Norwegian fiords.

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Avro 626

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McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

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McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

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McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

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North Americam P-51D Mustang

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Grumman TBF-1C Avenger

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Grumman TBF-1C Avenger

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Douglas Dakota.DC 3

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Douglas Dakota.DC 3

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De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

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Bleriot Britannia

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De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth

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Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

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De Havilland DH100 Vampire

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De Havilland DH100 Vampire

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Unusual Proposal of Convair Kingfish

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After the U-2 entered service in 1955 the CIA already planed its eventual replacement. The result was the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird and later the larger Lockheed SR-71. But Lockheed company were not the only company the CIA approached to developed the U-2 replacement. The second company Convair came up with an unusual and innovative proposal known as the Convair Fish and Superfish, but it never entered operational service.

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