This immaculate P-47 Thunderbolt is the only flying Republic built razorback P-47D in the world. The P-47 was one of the main United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) fighters of World War II.
STORE NOW OPEN!
Our newly constructed store is now open. As part of the reconstruction of our front entrance, our themed store highlights the Gonzales Bros. and their contributions to world of aviation during the turn of the 20th century.
The Nakajima B5N2 – Allied reporting-name ‘Kate’ – was the sole shipboard torpedo-bomber of the Japanese Navy at the start of the Pacific War. This Kate is actually a replica, built in 1969 for the Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! by combining the airframe of a North American SNJ-4 with the tail section of a Vultee BT-13. With its 600 hp Pratt and Whitney R1340-AN engine, its performance is actually equivalent to that of an original Kate. The Kate is going to be calling the Rowland Freedom Center its permanent home.
The Gonzalez Flyer/Front Entrance Restoration is underway. Months ago, we raised the original 1912 Gonzalez Flyer into the sky. We are almost finished with this project! As of September 16, our museum store has been open. None of this could be done without the help of our devoted volunteers. Join us today!