• Willys MB - NZ Warbirds

Willys MB

Military Utility Vehicle

Built in 1943, our Willys MB, or formally known as a U.S. Army Truck, 1⁄4-ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance, is one of 647,925 Jeeps built during World War 2.  A good example of the type, our Jeep is seen most weekends zipping around the airfield ferrying pilots and ground personnel where they need to be.  When she is not in use, she sits under the wing of our resident P-40 Kittyhawk or DHC-2 Beaver.

Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: Willys L134 (Go Devil), 60 Hp Straight 4 Engine
Maximum Speed: 65 mph (105kmh)

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

STOL Utility Transport

Country of Origin: Canada
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr. 450hp 9-cylinder radial piston engine
Top Speed: 255 Km/h, 158 MPH, 137 Knots


North American P-51-D Mustang


Country of Origin: United States of America
Engine: Packard Merlin V-1650, 1450 Hp, V12 Supercharged Piston Engine
Top Speed: 803 Km/h, 500 MPH, 434 Knots


de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth


Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: Gipsy Major, 130 Hp Inverted 4 Cylinder Engine
Top Speed: 175 Km/h, 109 MPH, 97 Knots



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