The Northrop P-61 Black Widow has always been one of my favorite fighters of World War 2.
Conceived as a night fighter that served in, European, Mediterranean, China-Burma-India, and Pacific theaters of war, the P-61 and a comparatively short service career with the US Army Air Corps and later the USAF, and US Government serving from 1943 to 1954.
There are a few preserved non flying examples located the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum:
There’s another at the Beijing Aviation Museum:
Now you’ve read a little about the Black Widow it’s time to fly. Grab your P-61 POH (you know I have one…). Also, review the film below:
Then head to the Mid Atlantic Air Museum. They are restoring one to flyable condition (that’s the only one I know of). The site is updated regularly so periodically check in and take a look at their progress (maybe throw then a few bucks to help out).