Aircraft Display Groupings

When thinking about the collection of aircraft at Motat, one can easily get lost with long lists ordered alphabetically. Another way of looking at the collection is in logical groupings. The listing below is one that I have put together based on possible logical display groupings:

Bomber Command, Fleet Air Arm and the Pacific War

Avro 683 Lancaster MR.VII - most famous bomber of all time
De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito T.43 - greatest aircraft of all time (personal opinion)
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth - classic aircrew trainer
Miles M.14A Magister - aircrew trainer
North American AT-6 Harvard - well known aircrew trainer
V-1 Buzz Bomb - advanced new WWII technology


Grumman TBF-1C Avenger -classic carrier torpedo bomber

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk - most numerious WWII pacific fighter
Lockheed 414 Hudson GR.III - maritime patrol bomber
Lockheed RB034 Ventura (Lexington) - maritime patrol bomber

Civil Transport and Sport Aircraft

Short S.45A Solent 4 - last example in the world
Douglas DC-3 (C-47D) - extremely well known classic transport
De Havilland DH.89 Rapide - oldest NZ airliner
Lockheed 10-A Electra - first all metal passenger aircraft
De Havilland DH.83C Fox Moth - first secdualed air service in NZ
Miles M.65 Gemini - lightweight wooden aircraft
Auster J/1B Aiglet - classic multirole aircraft
AESL Airtourer T2 - flown around the world

AB Flygplan Grunau Baby IIB-2 - WWII vintage gilder
Adams Manpowered Plane - lightweight technology
Everson Gyrocopter - alternative technology
Flaglor Sky Scooter - modern homebuilt
Gere Sport Biplane - early homebuilt
Hanglider - flying at its simplest

Mignet HM-14 Pou-du-Ciel - early homebuilt
Tui Sports - kiwi homebuilt

Pre and Post War Aircraft

Hawker Hind
Handley HP.95 Page Hastings C.3 - live display
De Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.9
Short S.25 Sunderland MR.V
De Havilland Devon
Douglas A-4K Skyhawk
Aermacchi MB-339

Work Horses of the Air

Lockheed 19 Lodestar - large topdresser
Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan - aerial photography
Commonwealth CA28 Ceres
Cessna A.188 Agwagon - lightwight topdresser
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth - early topdresser
Transavia PL12 Airtruck - unusual topdresser
Fletcher - most sucessful topdresser

Others

Hawker Hurricane - gate gaurdian
Corporal E Rocket - Motat 1
Pearse Plane No.1 - Motat 1
Pearse Plane No.1 - Motat 1
Pearse Plane No.2 - Motat 1
Ryan PT-21 - airworthy

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