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154167 On display at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. The Intruder excelled as an all-weather strike aircraft, despite the Navy losing 59 and the Marines losing 25 over Vietnam during 1965-73. This Intruder was built as an A-6A at Long Island, later being converted to an A-6E. It is a veteran of Vietnam, serving with VMA(AW)-533 “Hawks” at Chu Lai, and of Desert Storm. (more of 154167)
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54-0177 On display at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. This Super Connie served with the Atlantic Division of MATS from Charleston AFB, with the 183rd ATS of the Mississippi ANG, with the 167th MAS of the West Virginia ANG and finally with 193rd Tactical Electronic Warfare Sqn. at Olmstead AFB until Nov. 1977. It was auctioned to Classic Air as N1104W for a civilian career that didn't materialize. Restoration in West Virginia ANG colors was done by NASM. (more of 54-0177)
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15392 On display in the Sea-Air Operations exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This Wildcat was built at Linden, New Jersey in 1943 and operated for only thirteen months with the Navy, mainly at Naval Air Station Norman, Oklahoma. It was placed in storage until its restoration by Grumman in 1975 for the NASM. (more of 15392)
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Surrounded by exhibits at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, NASM. The Kikka resembled the Me-262, although it was smaller and had straight wings. It was powered by Kugisho Ne-20 turbojets that were developed from notes of an officer who survived the submarine voyage from Germany to Japan. The prototype Kikka was flown by Lt. Cdr. Susumu Takaoka from Kisarazu Naval Air Base on Aug. 7, 1945, days before Japan surrendered.
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148314 On display in the Sea-Air Operations exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. The A-4C is ensconced in a tight space next to a Wildcat, Boeing F4B and a Dauntless, meant to represent a hangar aboard an aircraft carrier. This Skyhawk is painted in the colors of VA-76 'Spirits' aboard USS Bon Homme Richard in 1967. Cdr. R.B. Fuller, CO of VA-76 was shot down on July 14, 1967 over North Vietnam and held a prisoner of war till 1973. (more of 148314)
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EN474 On display in the World War II Aviation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This high-altitude Spitfire Mk. VII, one of 140 produced, was shipped as new to the USAAF in 1943 for evaluation. (more of EN474)
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NC15840 On display in the Golden Age of Flight exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This Staggerwing was built on July 3, 1936. It once belonged to E.E. Aldrin, father of astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, among the nineteen different owners. After World War II, the aircraft was refitted with a 225-hp Jacobs L4-MB engine. It was donated to the NASM in 1981. (more of NC15840)
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160756 An early exhibit of the National Air and Space Museum, still looking deadly in the dark corner. This Gustav was built in the Regensburg factory in 1943 for operations in tropical and desert climates. The Bf-109 with pilot Ren Darbois defected to the Allies on July 25, 1944 in Italy. Thereafter, the aircraft was shipped for evaluation to the USA. Restoration for the NASM was completed in 1974. The Gustav is painted to represent an aircraft of III./JG 27 in the Mediterranean theatre. (more of 160756)
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MM9476 One of two C.202 survivors, on display at the National Air and Space Museum. The Folgore was a successor to the C.200 Saeta. Using a German Daimler-Benz DB 601 in-line engine, the Folgore was superior to the P-40 and Hurricane in North Africa. When supplies dried up, a license-built copy of the DB 601 called the Alfa-Romeo R.A.1000 R.C.41-I Monsone (Monsoon) powered the Folgore. This Folgore is painted in the markings of 90 Squadriglia, 10 Gruppo, 4 Stormo from North Africa. (more of MM9476)
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54605 On display at the Sea-Air Operations exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This is the 6th SBD-6 of 450 built, which was the last production model. Earlier models were famous for the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway and defense of Guadalcanal. This Dauntless is painted in the colors of VS-51. (more of 54605)
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44-83020 "Lulu-Belle" on display in the Jet Aviation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. Designed by the famous Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, this aircraft was produced in only 143 days during World War II in Lockheed's 'Skunk Works', flying on Jan. 8, 1944. Also called the "Green Hornet", it was the first USAAF jet to exceed 500 mph in level flight. The design led to the P-80 Shooting Star. (more of 44-83020)
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NC2895 On display at the America by Air exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. Built in 1927, this PA-5 carried airmail along the eastern United States. The service would lead to the formation of Eastern Air Lines. This aircraft became a crop-duster till it was repurchased by employees of Eastern Air Lines, restored and presented to Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, the company president and famous World War 1 ace. (more of NC2895)
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N803NA On display at the National Air and Space Museum. This wingless lifting body research craft was air-dropped from a B-52 to test aerodynamic lift in the 1960s. The concept was used in designing the Space Shuttle. (more of N803NA)
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25-1230 On display at the National Air and Space Museum. The 'Chicago' was one of two U.S. Army Air Service airplanes to complete the first round-the-world flight in 1924. Starting from Seattle, the westwards flight took 175 days to accomplish. 'Chicago' was flown by Lt. Lowell Smith and Lt. Leslie Arnold. The 'New Orleans' was the other World Cruiser to finish the historic flight, as 'Seattle' and 'Boston' were damaged en route. (more of 25-1230)
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On display at the National Air and Space Museum. The Albatros series suffered from wing failures in prolonged dives. However, it remained a frontline fighter and produced a number of German aces, including Manfred von Richthofen, who scored three-quarters of his 80 victories with the Albatros. This is a late war build that served with Jasta 46 that was formed at Graudenz. It was damaged in combat and was not repaired, eventually finding its way to the USA and was acquired by the Smithsonian.
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56-6670 First X-15 on display at the National Air and Space Museum. Just three of these aircraft were built, and only 12 pilots flew them including Neil Armstrong for a total of 199 flights from 1959-68. The B-52 air-launched X-15 set the world's unofficial speed of Mach 6.70 with Flight No. 2-53-97 and an altitude record of 354,200 ft. with Flight No. 3-22-36. The third X-15 was lost in a fatal accident on Nov. 15, 1967. (more of 56-6670)
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NR105W On display in the Time and Navigation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This specially modified Vega set the record in 1931 for the first around the world flight by a fixed-wing aircraft, taking eight days in the hands of Wiley H. Post and Harold Gatty. Post repeated the feat solo, taking only seven days in 1933. The Smithsonian acquired 'Winnie Mae' shortly after Post's death in a flying accident in 1935. (more of NR105W)
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66670 being presented to the public in the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, Columbia. (more of 66670)
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NR-12269 c/n 2. This is the only Gamma still in existance today. (more of NR-12269)
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48-0260 (FU-260) c/n 151-43629. This F-86A saw combat against Mig-15s during the Korean war. it flew most of its missions from Kimpo Air Base near Seoul and is painted in the markings of the 4th Fighter wing, the first F-86 unit in Korea (more of 48-0260)