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CJFM Fighter Collection

Classic Jets Fighter Museum is located an easy 20 minutes drive North of Adelaide en route to the world famous Barossa Valley wineries and vineyards.

Set aside time to see an impressive display of historical RAAF and RAN Jet Aircraft and Classic WWII Pacific Conflict Fighter Aircraft.

Sit behind the controls of our RAAF Mirage, Sabre and RAN Sea Venom Jet Fighters.

Follow the progress of our rare F4U-1 "birdcage" Corsair in our
Restoration Hangar.
(Operational Wednesday to Friday)
Escorted tours 7 days a week.

Browse the many rare Military aviation artifacts on display.

See our displays of conventional, radial and jet aircraft engines.

 

Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair 02270

The Classic Jets Fighter Museum has salvaged an F4U-1 S/N 02270, from Vanuatu, where it force landed in a lagoon, near Quoin Hill fighter strip on the 5 th May 1944.

The Corsair’s pilot Captain James Vittitoe escaped uninjured. The Corsair’s machine guns were salvaged the next day and the aircraft was then abandoned.

The restoration of this magnificent fighter aircraft is by far the Museum’s most ambitious and challenging project.

Five Corsair crash sites have supplied many hard to find components for the project.

However the loaning to the Museum of several airworthy airframe modules, to build jigs around, enabled the construction of new modules as part of the Corsair buildup.

Utilising specific airframe stations as datum points, along with volunteer ingenuity, enabled the construction of the large and complicated fuselage section.

With most major components constructed, the Corsair restoration project has now moved to the assembly of the aircraft and can be viewed undergoing this process in the Museum’s adjoining Restoration Facility, Hangar 107.

It is expected to take another 2 - 3years to complete

Corsair 02270 is the world’s oldest surviving Corsair, with a data plate on the spar indicating it was number 124 off the production line.

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