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Folland Gnat: The RAF Red Arrows Display Team Star

Folland Gnat: The RAF Red Arrows Display Team Star

September 27, 2022

MotoArt owner Dave Hall received the Folland Gnat wing nearly 15 years ago. Since then, it has followed MotoArt from shop to shop, and hung on the wall as a striking representation of British aviation. Learn more about MotoArt’s Folland Gnat N572XR and find out why Hall believes it was time to take it off the wall and find a permanent home for it. 
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F-4 Phantom: An Enduring Frontline Fighter

F-4 Phantom: An Enduring Frontline Fighter

September 13, 2022

MotoArt's newest addition to the PlaneTags fleet is the McDonnell F-4B Phantom II, the versatile and adaptable fighter that remained in the frontlines for more than half a century. Learn more about the Phantom II and how we found BuNo 148369.
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Boeing 767: The Spirit of Delta

Boeing 767: The Spirit of Delta

September 01, 2022

The next plane to join MotoArt on the historic quest to catalog all of Delta’s aircraft is the Boeing 767-300. Introducing one of Delta’s long haul powerhouses from 1998 to 2017 - meet N143DA. O ur 767 was constructed as a -300 series (non-ER variant) and delivered to Delta in October 1998. N143DA flew exclusively for Delta for 19 years until retirement, then stored at KSBD in May 2017. Read all about her.

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Corsair II: A Powerful and Advanced Attacker

Corsair II: A Powerful and Advanced Attacker

August 18, 2022

The newest aircraft to join the fleet is the extraordinary Corsair II, brought to you by MotoArt and our friends at United Aeronautical Corporation. Introducing 75-0392, a USAF A-7D.  Read more about this incredible aircraft.
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Airbus A330-200: Aerolíneas Argentinas Indispensable Workhorse

Airbus A330-200: Aerolíneas Argentinas Indispensable Workhorse

August 04, 2022

The A330-200 is a long-range, widebody twinjet designed and produced by Airbus, beginning in November 1995. It is based on the original A330-300 and shares near identical systems, airframe, wings and flight deck, but with a shorter fuselage length and a larger, center fuel tank, providing a longer 11,850km (6400nm) range. Designed to compete with the B767-300ER, its design was based on the body of the unsuccessful A340-200 and wings and engines of the A330-300, resulting in an efficient and reliable aircraft. Keep reading to learn more about the A330-200 and one in particular - LV-FNI, the newest PlaneTags by MotoArt.
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Mitsubishi A6M Zero: The Story of A Legend

Mitsubishi A6M Zero: The Story of A Legend

July 19, 2022

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Vickers Viscount: The First Turboprop Powered Airliner

Vickers Viscount: The First Turboprop Powered Airliner

July 07, 2022

The latest aircraft to join the MotoArt family of planes is the successful and respected Vickers Viscount. In the Spring of 2022, the MotoArt team set off to Tucson, Arizona to recover VX-AVE from its sunny resting place for the past several years. Read more about this plane and its history, and see exclusive photos.
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F5 Freedom Fighter: It Started With The N-156F Prototypes

F5 Freedom Fighter: It Started With The N-156F Prototypes

June 23, 2022

The legacy of the Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter is indisputable, but it all began with a couple of prototypes. Read more about 59-4988 and its role in bringing about a fighter that has stood the test of time.

 

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Dash 8: Horizon Air Twin Turboprop DHC 8-100

Dash 8: Horizon Air Twin Turboprop DHC 8-100

June 09, 2022

The Dash 8 is one of the most requested aircraft by PlaneTags collectors and it’s no surprise why. One look at it and you’re instantly intrigued. Read more about the DeHavilland DHC-8-100 and follow one plane’s journey.
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F-14: MotoArt Finds A Tomcat

F-14: MotoArt Finds A Tomcat

May 26, 2022

MotoArt owner Dave Hall’s quest to find his Holy Grail dropped him and the company right into the middle of the biggest media sensation to hit Hollywood and the aviation community. Read about the F-14 Tomcat Hall found and how the team transformed a derelict F-14 into something lasting, a crowning achievement.
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Delta L1011: The Fuel Efficient Wide Ride Fleet

Delta L1011: The Fuel Efficient Wide Ride Fleet

May 12, 2022

Our L-1011-1 first took flight in August 1975 and was delivered as N332EA to Eastern Airlines in November 1975. In December 1991, it was registered as N786DL and delivered to Delta, where it remained in service until 1999. Read more about Delta's L1011 fleet and see what became of N786DL.
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Lockheed P2V Neptune: Braving Antarctica for Operation Deep Freeze

Lockheed P2V Neptune: Braving Antarctica for Operation Deep Freeze

April 28, 2022

Read all about BuNo 140436, a Lockheed P2V Neptune that supported the VX-6 squadron during Operation Deep Freeze II and Deep Freeze III in Antarctica. This plane served exclusively with the Puckered Penguins until retirement, then joined the Walter Soplata collection. In 2019 MotoArt acquired the cockpit for preserving and the tail to create PlaneTags.
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