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Fighter Factory
Tidewater Tech / Training Services Inc

LinkFounder - Gerald Yagen
240 Airport Court
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
Tel: 757-539-8440

Located at Virginia Beach Airport. The Fighter Factory is a private collection of historical aircraft and not a museum normally open to the general public. We do allow occasional visits during normal weekday working hours, but suggest that you telephone before your anticipated arrival. The Fighter Factory operates many WW II airworthy aircraft including a P-40 Kittyhawk, Hurricane Mark XII RCAF5667, Vickers Supermarine Mark IX Spitfire, P-51D Mustang, FG-1D Corsair, TBM Avenger, PBY Catalina, Polikarpov I-15bis, AD-4 Skyraider, Polikarpov I-153, Polikarpov I-16, Polikarpov Po-2 and many more.

Aircraft Collection
Owned by Gerald Yagen. Note, all of these aircraft are not presently at the parent museum. Many are under restoration elsewhere or flying. Part of the collection is displayed to the public at Military Aviation Museum.

Hurricane Mark XII RCAF5667
Acquired 2001 registered as N2549

P-40E Warhawk 41-35927
Recovered from Murmansk, Russia in 1992, restored 1992-1966, owned by Yagen, restored to airworthy

P-40E Warhawk 41-35918
Recovered from Russia, restored to airworthy, painted in the markings of AVG replacement aircraft 41-5658

FG-1D Corsair Bureau Number 92508
Acquired in 2008, flying status registered as N46RL

PBY-5A Catalina Bureau Number 48294
Acquired 2001 registered as N2549

I-153 Chaika Serial Number 6316
Acquired December 2002

CAC 31 Sabre A94-922
Aquired by Gerald Yagen

Restorations
Onsite restoration facilities and partnerships with overseas restorers. Overseas restoration work is being done at Precision Aerospace in Australia (FG-1 Corsair, F4U Corsair, OS2U, P-40E). Also, AV Specs Ltd in New Zealand (Mosquito and DH89). There are several restoration projects being completed including a Messerschmitt Bf-109, A-26 Invader, being restored at Military Aviation Museum.

P-40E Warhawk 41-36010
Stored

P-40M Warhawk 43-5939
Ex USSR, stored

P-40M Warhawk 43-5949
Ex USSR, stored

P-400 Airacobra AP 335
As of August 2010

A-26 Invader 41-39161
Acquired 1996, under restoration

P-40E Warhawk Serial Number 41-35984
Under restoration at Precision Aerospace

F4U-1D Corsair Bureau Number 82640
Acquired 1998, under restoration at Precision Aerospace

FG-1A Corsair Bureau Number 87833
Recovered from Lake Washington, under restoration at Precision Aerospace

References
Finnish Buff In Russia photo of Brewster 239 in Russia mentions Yagen & Fighter Factory

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

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