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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Brazil

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Brazil

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in Brazil.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are as credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in Brazil would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com. 

Data current to 19 Nov 2018.

Brazilian Air Force.

During the Second World War, 25,334 Brazilians fought from September 1944 to May 1945 in Italy against the Fascist Italian and Nazi German forces.

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Beechcraft C-47 Expeditor.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan at Campo Dos Afonsos.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 (aeroprints.com Photo)

Cessna AT-17 Bobcat at Campo Dos Afonsos.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 44-7700).  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth at Campo Dos Afonsos.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 (aeroprints.com Photo)

de Havilland Dragon, PP-VAN.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Douglas C-47 Skytrain.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Douglas A-20 Havoc.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Douglas B-26 Invader.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Flug + Werk Fw 190 A-8/N

In 1997, Flug + Werk GmbH, a German company, began building new Fw 190 A-8s, with a run of 20 aircraft being produced. These aircraft are new reproduction builds from the ground up, using many original dies, plans, and other information from the war. The construction was sub-contracted to Aerostar SA of Bac?u, Romania; both companies have been involved in a number of warbird replica projects.

Werk numbers (Wk. Nr.) continued from where German war production numbers ended, with the new Fw 190 A-8s being identified as "Fw 190 A-8/N" (N for Nachbau, meaning "replica"). A fewof these Fw 190s were fitted with original tail wheel assemblies salvaged from a small cache remaining from the Second World War. Initial flights of the Fw 190A-8/N were carried out in November 2005.

As original BMW 801 engines were no longer available, a Chinese licensed Soviet-designed engine, the Shvetsov ASh-82FN 14-cylinder twin-row radial engine of similar configuration and slightly smaller displacement (41.2 litres versus 41.8 in the original BMW powerplants) was installed. The Soviet engines powered a number of the Fw 190s former opponents including the Lavochkin La-5 and La-7. A few customers specified American Pratt & Whitney R-2800 motors be installed in their model, even though those engines are larger than the ASh-82 with different mounting points requiring some modification. As part of the run of 20 examples, FlugWerk also produced a limited number of "long nose" Fw 190D examples powered by Allison V-1710s.
Flug + Werk Fw 190 A-8/N (Wk. Nr. 990012), TAM Museum, São Carlos.

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Lockheed 18 (C-60A Lodestar.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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 (Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2, painted as the "Yellow 14" of 3./JG 27 (3rd Squadron, 27th Fighter Wing) flown by German ace Hans-Joachim Marseille.  Marseille was killed while parachuting from the original aircraft after it developed engine trouble on 30 September 1942.  Museu Asas de um Sonho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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North American T-6 Texan.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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 (Celsosgoncalves Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 (Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho Photo)

 (Marco Aurelio Esparz Photos)

 (Marco Antonio Photo)

North American CB-25J Mitchell.  Museu Eduardo André Matarazzo, Bebedouro.

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Piper L-4 Grasshopper.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Republic P-47D-27-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26777), Brazilian Air Force in formation with an RAF P-47 during the Second World War.

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1º GAC P-47s carried the "Senta a Pua!" emblem as nose art along with the national insignia of Brazil during the Second World War.

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Republic P-47D-30-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-20339), part of Brazillian contingent to the USAAF 350th Fighter Group. This aircraft was damaged by the blast of its own bomb on 13 April, 1945 3 mi W of Spilimbergo near Pordenone, Italy.

 (Felipe Barra Photos)

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44.19662).  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 (Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho Photo)

 (Marco Aurelio Esparz Photos)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-29265).  Museu Asas de um Sonho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 (J.M.Guimarães Photo) 

 (Morio Photos)

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 42-26756), mounted on pylons, Praça do expedicionário - Expeditionary Squar Museum, Curitiba, Brazil.

 (Marco Aurelio Esparz Photos)

 (Renato Spilimbergo Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX (Serial No. EN398).  Museu Asas de um Sonho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 (JCMA- Obra do próprio Photo

Vought F4U-1A Corsair (BuNo. 17995).  Museu Asas de um Sonho, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 (Marco Aurelio Esparz Photos)

 (Renato Spilimbergo Carvalho Photo)

Vought F4U-1A Corsair (BuNo. 17995), restored as an F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair, 17-F-13, at the TAM Museum, São Carlos.

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Vultee B-15 Valiant.  Museu Aeroespacial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.