Rare Warbirds Heading to Oshkosh

A closer look at some of the unique warbirds heading to AirVenture 2011.

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The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing is bringing this unique Japanese Zero to AirVenture 2011. For more information on the airplane, check out their website. Photo courtesy of Eric Van Gilder.
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The airplane is one of just three airworthy Japanese Zeros in the world. Photo courtesy of Eric Van Gilder.
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The Southern California Wing is also bringing the P-51 Mustang Man-O-War to this year's show. Public rides in the airplane will be offered for a fee. Photo courtesy of Eric Van Gilder.
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This C-47 is returning to Oshkosh after a long stay in the U.K. The aircraft is one of only a few WWII aircraft still flying that saw significant duty during the war. Photo courtesy of Trevor Thornton.
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A large array of Naval Aircraft will be showcased during AirVenture in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Naval Aviation. The F7F Tigercat will be one of many navy aircraft on hand.
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The F4U Corsair will also be making an appearance at this year's show. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John P. Curtis.
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Oshkosh visitors will get a chance to see this B-29 Superfortress known as FIFI, which is the only airworthy B-29 in the world. Photo courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron
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A British spitfire is also expected at this year's show. In total, more than 350 warbirds will be on display. For more on Oshkosh 2011, check out Robert Goyer's post, 10 Things I Hate About AirVenture. Also check out Stephen Pope's post, The Oshkosh Effect. Photo courtesy of Chris Howell.