Aichi D3A  “VAL”

val 1 140x99Designed in 1936, first flew 1938. This fixed-gear  naval dive bomber was the primary attack aircraft at Pearl Harbor.

It carried 3 7.7mm (.303) guns –two fixed forward and one rear-firing position. This “obsolete” aircraft sunk more allied shipping than any other Axis aircraft.
By 1944, the Val was superseded and was used primarily for dual training and Kamikaze attacks.
The museum’s “Val” is one of several created from Vultee BT-13A airframes for the movie “Tora, Tora, Tora”.

Country: Japan

Manufacturer:

Engine: TBD

Horsepower: hp

Max Speed: 267 mph

Weight: 856lbs /

Ceiling: 35,000 feet

Range: xxx miles

Wing Span: x’ x”

Length: x’ x”

Height: x’ xx”


Additional Info:

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Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum

 


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Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum
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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

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In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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