Last of the Buffalos

Guttman, Jon
January 2009
Aviation History;Jan2009, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p10
The article provides a brief overview of the Brewster B-239, No. BW-372 fighter plane that was recovered in 1998 from Lake Kolejarvi in Russia. This aircraft was used by Finnish Lieutenant Lauri Pekuri during the World War II shooting down two Soviet Hawker Hurricanes before it had ditched in the lake. Moreover, the figher plane, also known as the Brewster Buffalo, is being restored at the Central Finland/Finnish Air Force Museum.


Related Articles

  • DOOMED BY DESTINY: BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO. BASHEIMER, FELIX // Sea Classics;Sep2014, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p50 

    The article features the U.S. Marine Corps' Brewster F2A-3 Buffaloes, the fighter planes with the largest World War II scandals. It is noted that VMF-221 will participate in aerial combats that involves the Buffalo in the military service during the Battle of Midway in 1942. It points out that...

  • Legacy of Flight. Siegel, Nan // Aviation History;Mar2003, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p82 

    Reports on three major historical events in aviation history that happened in various parts of the world. First east to west non-stop crossing of the Atlantic; People involved with the historical crossing; First aerial combat victories scored by pilots of the U.S. Army Air Services; Official...

  • Errata.  // Canada's History;Feb/Mar2016, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p10 

    Corrections are presented to the article "Their Finest Hour" and the illustration "Hawker Hurricane Attack" published in the December 2015-January 2016 issue of the journal.

  • DOOMED BY DESTINY: BREWSTER F2A BUFFALO. BASHEIMER, FELIX // Sea Classics;Aug2014, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p42 

    The article offers information about the F2A Buffalo, the American fighter aircraft used during World War II. It notes that the aircraft was the bid of Brewster Aeronautical Corp. to launch into large-scale production in 1939 of a truly modem interceptor which became the first monoplane fighter...

  • Status Check: Brewster Buffalo.  // Naval History;Dec2005, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p65 

    The article focuses on the Brewster F2A Buffalo that was acquired in August 2004 by the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida. It is the only known survivor of the aircraft type that arguably moved the U.S. Navy from biplane to monoplane fighters. The aircraft is in a storage...

  • History of World War II (Book). talley, kaye // Booklist;3/1/2005, Vol. 101 Issue 13, p1232 

    Reviews the book “History of World War II,” by .

  • Brewster F2A and B-239. W.A.M. // Aviation History;Nov96, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p37 

    Traces the performance of Brewster F2A fighter planes during World War II. United States Navy's 1935 fighter plane design request to replace the Grumman F3F biplane; Weakness in the Brewster's landing gear; Finnish air force's triumphs with the B-239, the export version of the F2A-1; Reputation...

  • Just look and shoot. Hodge, Peggy E. // Flying Safety;Oct94, Vol. 50 Issue 10, p10 

    Features the Look and Shoot Program, a system which shows the combined effect of helmet cuing, advanced missile seeker and advanced missile airframe through numerous air engagements. Background; Mechanism; Details of testing; Advantages.

  • New combat aircraft face the cost threat. Cook, Nick // Interavia Business & Technology;Apr97, Vol. 52 Issue 608, p40 

    Evaluates the effect of cost-control on the design and manufacture of the 21st generation combat aircrafts. Effect of the end of Cold War on manufacture of combat aircraft; Discussion on the idea of two-man crew on combats; France's Rafaela, United States' F-22, and Eurofighter2000 aircrafts;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics