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

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 numerous 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 scheduled air service in NZ
Miles M.14A Magister - light early trainer

Miles M.65 Gemini - lightweight wooden aircraft
Auster J/1B Aiglet - classic multirole aircraft
AESL Airtourer T2 - flown around the world

Light Aircraft, Homebuilts and Gilders

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 - beautiful pre war fighter

Handley HP.95 Page Hastings C.3 - live display of large transport
De Havilland DH.100 Vampire FB.9 - early classic jet made of wood
Short S.25 Sunderland MR.V - large flying boat

De Havilland Devon - Britain's most successful postwar civil design
Douglas A-4K Skyhawk - the last strike jet
Aermacchi MB-339 - the last jet trainer

Work Horses of the Air

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


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 offsite

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