Douglas F4D Skyray
Navy attack fighter
Grumman A6E Intruder
Navy ground attack aircraft
Vought A7E Corsair II
Navy attack aircraft
McDonnell ADM-20C Quail
Air Force decoy cruise missile
It showup as a bomber on radar, until the radar improved.
Douglas EA-1F Skyraider
Electronics countermeasure version of the A-1.
It carried a crew of four.
Fairey Gannet AEW 3
British anti-submarine warfare aircraft.
One of several non-US aircraft at the museum.
The twin counter-rotating propellers of the Gannet.
Lockheed AP-2H Neptune
Special attack version for use during the Viet Nam war.
The tail of the AP-2H showing the 20 mm cannons.
Teledyne-Ryan AQM-34 Firebee remotely piloted vehicle.
First used in 1964 and still in use today for both reconnassance and target drone operations.
Boing B-17G Flying Fortress.
The tail gun position of the B-17.
This B-17 top turret was retrieved in 1992 from a B-17 that landed in Greenland in 1942.
It was buried under 260 feet of ice. They also retrieved a complete P-38 at the same time.
Douglas B-23 Dragon
Based upon the DC-3 aircraft.
Used mainly for training, reconnaissance and transport.
The B-24 ball turret.
You can almost make out the gunner inside, lying on his back with his feet near the top of the turret.
North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
Nearly 10,000 were made during WW II
In some configurations a 75 mm cannon was installed for ground attack.
Douglas B-26 Invader
The Douglas B-26 started out life as the A-26 but was renamed after WW II.
Not to be confused with the Martin B-26 of WW II fame.
A closeup of the B-26 nose showing the 8 .50 caliber machine guns. Some versions also had a additional 3 guns in each wing.
Boeing B-29 Super Fortress
A Bell P-63 King Cobra in in the background.
An 18 cylinder engine used in the B-29 Superfortress, A-1 Skyraider and Lockheed P-2 Neptune.
Convair B36 Peacemaker
It had just completed a restoration and was put on display a few weeks before I go there.
The B36 has twin jet engines and 3 pusher piston engines on each wing.
The piston engines are the 28 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-4360.
The nose of the B36 bomber.
The wings are set well back from the nose.
Another shot of the B36 nose.
Yet another shot of the B36.
Pratt & Whitney R-4360 28 cylinder radial engine.
Used in the later B-29, B-50, B-36 and C-119 aircraft.
Boeing B47 Stratojet
A stop-gap bomber between the B36 and B52.
A front view of the B47 showing the bicycle landing gear.
Boeing B52 Stratofortress
First delivered in 1955 and still in use today.
The tail of the B52 showing its very tall vertical stablizer and remote operated tail guns.
Martin B57 Canberra
Based upon the British Electric Canberra.
There were many variants used for bombing and reconnaissance.
Convair B58 Hustler
A delta-wing high speed (mach 2), high altitude (70,000 ft) bomber.
Advances in surface to air missiles made it obsolete.
Another view of the B58
It had no bombbay so weapons were carried in a pod beneath the bomber.
A front view of the B58.
The main landing gear was very long to allow for the weapons pod.
Douglas B-66 Destroyer
An US Air Force bomber developed from the A3D US Navy bomber.
Bristol Blemheim Mk IV Bomber
A WW II British light bomber.
Budd RB-1 Conestoga
A all welded stainless steel aircraft made by a railway car company named for a 19th century covered wagon.
Curtiss C-46 Commando
It could carry almost twice the load of the more common C-47 (DC-3) transport.
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Derived from the DC-4 civilian airliner.
It was also used during the Berlin Airlift.
Fairchild C-82 Packet
Post war replacement for the C46 and C-47.
Underpowered and inadequate payload capacity.
Replaced by the C-119
Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter
An enlarged fuselage with B-50 wings and lower airframe.
Most were built as tankers.
Also the basis for the Pregnant Guppy, Super Guppy and Mini Guppy transports.
Aero Spacelines Super Guppy
Used to transport the third stage of the Saturn V rocket.
The turboprop engine of the Super Guppy.
It is cocooned for protection against the elements.
Douglas C-124 Globemaster transport
A post WW II USAF transport.
It used the same engines as the B-36 bomber.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
First introduced in 1956 and still being built today.
Used by more than 50 nations.
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
The main USAF jet transport served for 40 years until replaced by the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Lockheed VC-121 Constellation
A VIP version of the C-121 cargo plane.
This aircraft was used by General Eisenhower from 1950 to 1952.
Sikorsky CH54 Tarhe
A heavy lift helicopter better known by its civilian name, Skycrane.
Lockheed Constellation in TWA livery.
The name on the nose is 'Star of Switzerland'
Vought F4U Corsair
One of the more famous WW II Navy aircraft.
Lockheed EC-121 Warningstar
An airborne early warning aircraft based on the C-121 (military version of the Constellation).
Republic F-84C Thunderjet
In service from 1948 to 1957
The first production fighter to use in-flight refueling.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
A swept-wing version of the F-84 Thunderjet
Lockheed F-86 Saberjet
The most-produced Western jet fighter with over 9,000 produced.
Lockheed F-86L Saberjet
The last variant produced.
Note the changed nose.
Northrup F-89J Scorpion
This aircraft type was the first to carry the Genie air-to-air nuclear missile.
Lockheed F-94C Starfire
A radar equipped interceptor developed from the Lockheed T-33 trainer.
North American F-100 Super Saber
The first of the 'Century Series' fighters
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
A delta-winged intercepter used for air defense.
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Known as the 'Missile with a man in it".
It was the first USAF plane capable of Mach 2 sustained flight.
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Supersonic fighter bomber designed to carry a nuclear weapon.
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
A major redesign on the Republic F-102 Delta Dagger
North American F-107
Based upon the North American F-100 Super Saber.
It lost a production contract to the Republic F-105.
Amother view of the F-107
Note the air intake above the cockpit.
General Dynamics F-111 Ardvark
The first production military jet with variable-sweep wings
McDonnell F3H-2 Demon
Used by the US Navy.
North American FJ-4B Fury
The US Navy version for the F-86 Saberjet.
Douglas F-6A Skyray
A delta-winged US Navy fighter.
The last fighter aircraft produced by the Douglas Aircraft Company.
Grumman F7F Tigercat
The first US Navy twin-engined fighter aircraft.
Vought F-8A Crusader
The first supersonic US Navy fighter and the last American fighter with guns as the primary weapon.
Grumman F9F Panther
The first jet fighter from Grumman.
Widely used during the Korean War.
Grumman F11F Tiger
Used by the Blue Angels from 1957 to 1969.
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier
A V/STOL aircraft used by the US Marine Corps.
Sikorsky H-5G Dragonfly
Used by the USAF for rescue work in the Korean War.
Later replaced by the Sikorsky H-19.
Sikorsky H-19B Chichasaw
THe first true transport helicopter for the US Army
This one was used by the USAF for rescue service.
Piasecki H-21C Shawnee
Also known as the 'workhorse' or the 'flying banana'.
It was used for troop transport and med-evac roles.
It was used by the US Navy for transport and search and rescue.
The inside of hanger A showing the SR-71 Blackbird and the F-107.
Hawker Hurricane Mk I
Restored from parts of several Hurricanes.
Painted to represent the plane flowed by British ace Robert Stanford Tuck in 1940/1941.
Another view of the Hurricane with a C-47 in the background.
Boeing KB-50J Superfortress
A conversion of the B-50 to provide aerial refueling the the Tactical Air Command.
It had two wing mounted refueling stations and a refueling station in the tail.
Also not the addition of the 2 General Electric J-47 turbojet engines for additional speed.
Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker
The backbone of the USAF tanker fleet for many years.
It had wing-mounted drogue stations on the wings and a refueling boom in the tail.
The tail of the KC-96 showing the boom.
A twin-engine comerical aircraft used by many airlines in the early 1950s to replace their DC-3 aircraft.
You might notice something odd about the right engine.
The Martin 4-0-4 right engine.
Normally all of the cylinders are inside the cowling, not poking out like this one.
Another view of the Martin 4-0-4 engine showing the offending clyinder along with the piston and connecting rod.
Rockwell International OV-10 Bronco
A light attack and observation aircraft.
Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star
The first operational jet in the US Army Air Forces
Also produced in a two seat version as the T-33.
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
A US Navy version of the Army B-34 used as a patrol bomber.
Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp
A 46 liter 18 cylinder radial engine used in the A-26 Invader, B-26 Marauder, F4U Corsair, F6F Hellcat and the P-47 Thunderbolt.
Republic RF-84F Thunderflash
A reocnnaissance version of the F-84 fighter.
RF-84 nose showing the camera windows.
McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo
A reconance version of the F-101 fighter.
Note the camera windows on the front and side of the nose.
North American RA-5C Vigilante
A supersonic tactical reconnaissance aircraft.
It saw extensive use during the Viatnam War.
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
The world's fastest and highest flying manned aircraft.
Another view of the SR-71
North American AT-6 Texan.
An advanced trainer used during WWII.
Over 15,000 were built and used around the world into the 1970's.
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
A WW II basic trainer.
North American T-28 Trojan
The primary trainer for the US military into the early 1960's.
A replacement for the AT-6 Texan.
Grumman TF-9J Cougar
A two-seat trainer version of the F9F Cougar.
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
WW II US Navy torpedo bomber.
My personal favorite aircraft.
This aircraft was built by General Motors hence the TBM designation rather than the Grumman TBF.
The rear view of the TBM-3 showinnt the gunners turret.
Grumman F4F Wildcat
This plane was lost in a training accident in Lake Michigan in the 1940's and was pulled from the waters after 50 years.
It is now underging restoration.
Douglas YEA-3A Skywarrior
An electronic warfare conversion of the A3D US Navy bomber.
Mikoyan - Gurevich (MiG) 15
Built in Poland under license.
This aricraft has North Korean markings.
Mikoyan - Gurevich (MiG) 17PF
NATO name - Fresco
Radar equipped all weather interceptor.
A Chinese version of the MiG 19
Mikoyan - Gurevich (MiG) 21PF
NATO name - Fishbed
All weather supersonic interceptor.
Mikoyan - Gurevich (MiG) 29
NATO name - Fulcrum
Nakajima Ki-34-llb Hayabusa
It was called the OSCAR by the allies in WW II
Douglas F4D Skyray
Navy attack fighter