Aeroplane Monthly 1991-06
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Preservation Profile
FRANK MORMILLO’s colour plate shows the SNJ-5 in its current generic World War Two camouflage scheme.
The Planes of Fame North American SNJ-5 Texan in natural metal finish at Ontario International Airport, California in 1964.
The Planes of Fame North American SNJ-5 Texan disguised as a Japanese Zero fighter for use in the Blacksheep Squadron 1977 TV series. The only piece of authentic equipment is the canopy, taken from one of the museum’s Zeros.
In addition to masquerading as Japanese Zero fighters, the museum's SNJ-5 has been used to double as a Douglas Dauntless dive-bomber.