EAA Warbird Squadron 24

Lakeland-Linder International Airport (KLAL), Lakeland, FL

Warbird Info

What are "Warbirds"?

A warbird is any aircraft that served with one of the world's militaries in any capacity.  This includes combat aircraft such as fighters, bombers, and attack aircraft; observation and reconnaissance aircraft; airlift (cargo) aircraft; liaison and training aircraft; and helicopters. 

These aircraft, and the heritage they represent, have been saved from the smelters by a dedicated community of civilian operators and maintainers.  These operators and their volunteer crews invest their time and monies to restore and maintain these retired military aircraft so the history they represent are not lost to time.    

Following is a list of warbird types that are currently operated in North America and may be exhibited at airshows and fly-ins.

Bomber Aircraft

  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Consolidated Aircraft B-24 Liberator
  • North American Aviation B-25 Mitchell
  • Grumman TBF Avenger
  • Douglas SBD Dauntless
  • Avro Lancaster

Fighter Aircraft

  • North American Aviation P-51 Mustang
  • Lockheed P-38 Lightning
  • Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
  • Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Vought F4U Corsair
  • Grumman F4F Wildcat
  • Grumman F6F Hellcat
  • Grumman F7F Tigercat
  • Bell P-63 King Cobra
  • Bell P-39 Airacobra
  • Hawker Hurricane
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Hawker Sea Fury
  • Gloster Meteor
  • de Havilland Vampire
  • North American F-86 Saber
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29
  • McDonnell F-4 Phantom
  • North American F-100 Super Saber

Attack Aircraft

  • Douglas A-1 Skyraider
  • Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
  • Cessna A-37 Dragonfly
  • McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

Cargo Aircraft

  • Douglas C-47 Skytrain
  • Curtiss C-46 Commando
  • Douglas C-54 Skymaster
  • Fairchild C-123 Provider

Observation/Reconnaissance Aircraft

  • Taylorcraft L-2
  • Aeronca L-3
  • Piper L-4 
  • Stinson L-5 Sentinel
  • Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog
  • Cessna O-2
  • Grumman OV-1 Mohawk
  • Aero Vodochody L-29R

Liaison Aircraft

  • Beechcraft C-45
  • North American Aviation/Ryan L-17 Navion
  • Piaggio / Focke-Wulf P.149

Training Aircraft

  • Boeing PT-17/N2S Kaydet
  • Fairchild PT-19 
  • Ryan PT-22 Recruit
  • Vultee BT-13 / BT-15 Valiant
  • North American Aviation AT-6/SNJ Texan
  • Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator
  • Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan
  • North American Aviation T-28 Trojan
  • Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
  • de Havilland Tigermoth
  • de Havilland Chipmunk
  • Yakolev YAK-52
  • Nanchang CJ-6
  • Cessna T-41 Mescalaro
  • Scottish Aviation Bulldog
  • IAR 823
  • Pilatus P-3
  • Aerospatiale SOCATA TB 30 Epsilon
  • SIAI-Marchetti SF.260
  • Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
  • Cessna T-37 Tweet
  • Hispano HA-200 Saeta
  • BAC Jet Provost
  • Fouga CM.170 Magister
  • PZL TS-11 Iskra
  • Soko G-2 Galeb
  • Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin
  • Aero Vodocohody L-39 Albatross
  • SIAI-Marchetti S.211
  • Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet 


  • Bell 47
  • Bell UH-1 Huey
  • Bell AH-1 Cobra
  • Hughes OH-6
  • Vertol H21B
  • Kamov Ka26
  • Hiller UH12
  • Piasecki HUP-1
  • Sikorsky H19



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