Tora Aircraft

Meet the planes that fill the sky during our performance.

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Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"

The Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" is a long-range fighter aircraft manufactured by Mitsubishi Aircraft Company. The A6M was designated as the Mitsubishi Navy Type 0 carrier fighter. It was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world when it was introduced early in World War II.

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Nakajima B5N "Kate"

The Nakajima B5N "Kate" is the standard carrier-based torpedo bomber for the Imperial Japanese Navy for much of World War II. Primarily a carrier-based aircraft, it was also occasionally used as a land-based bomber.

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Aichi D3A "Val"

The Aichi D3A Type 99 Carrier Bomber "Val" is the primary carrier-borne dive bomber of the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was involved in almost all IJN actions during World War II.

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Curtiss P-36 "Hawk"

The Curtiss P-36 "Hawk" also known as the Curtiss Hawk Model 75 is an American-designed and built fighter aircraft. It is a contemporary mix of both the Hawker Hurricane and Messerschmitt BF109. The "Hawk" is one of the first of a new generation of combat aircraft, a sleek monoplane design making extensive use of metal in its construction. Best known as the predecessor of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Five P-36's were able to take off during the attack on Pearl Harbor and were credited with shooting down two A6M2 Zeros.

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Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" (select shows)

The Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" is an American single-engined, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground-attack aircraft. The P-40 design was a modification of the Curtiss P-36 "Hawk". It was the third most-produced American fighter of World War II.

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Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" (select shows)

The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" is a four-engined heavy bomber. It was the third-most produced bomber of all time behind the B-24 and the Ju-88. It was primarily employed by the USAAC in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German Industrial and military targets.