The Breitling Fighters were the first civilian display team sponsored by Breitling.
Aircraft were supplied and operated by the Old Flying Machine Company (OFMC) based at Duxford Airfield in the U.K. They were formed after the owner of Breitling met with the late Mark Hanna and a deal was struck to operate four WW II fighters as a team at airshows all over Europe.
The aircraft originally selected by the team were Messerschmidt ME109J, P-40E 41-25158 (painted in AVG markings), North American P-51D Mustang & Chance Voight F4U Corsair with a North American Harvard & Aero L-39 Albatros for air experience rides. They were later joined by Lavochkin LA-9 & Supermarine Spitfire Mk9 (which replaced the ME-109J after it crashed, tragically killing Mark Hanna.