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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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3-June-2016
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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2-June-2016
999734 On display aboard USS Intrepid with New York's skyline in the background. This Kfir was used by VMFT-401 'Snipers' from 1987 to 1989 to provide dissimilar air combat training. VMFT-401 is the only adversary squadron in the United States Marine Corps, flying the F-5N Tiger II since 1989. (more of 999734)
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2-June-2016
0327 On display aboard USS Intrepid. Formerly a Polish Air Force aircraft that has been repainted to represent a Mig-17 of the North Vietnamese Air Force during the Vietnam War. A few North Vietnamese pilots from the 923rd Fighter Regiment became aces on the Mig-17. (more of 0327)
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5-December-2015
BD884 On display at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore. Designed by Dr. Kurt Tank in 1956, a total of 147 Maruts were built. This example has four drop tanks and was recently repainted by HAL. (more of BD884)
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2-June-2016
159232 On display aboard USS Intrepid. This Harrier belongs to VMA-231 'Ace of Spades' that was embarked on USS Roosevelt. (more of 159232)
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2-June-2016
09102 On display aboard USS Intrepid. The Skyraider is from VA-15 'Valions'. (more of 09102)
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2-June-2016
53842 On display aboard USS Intrepid, which embarked Avengers during World War II. Below the aircraft is a Mark 13 aerial torpedo. (more of 53842)
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2-June-2016
4105 On display aboard USS Intrepid. Formerly a Polish Air Force Tenth Fighter Interceptor Regiment aircraft that was painted to represent the NATO Tiger Meet, the MiG-21PFM has been repainted to represent an aircraft of the 921st Fighter Regiment of the North Vietnamese Air Force based at Phúc Yên Air Base during the Vietnam War. (more of 4105)
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2-June-2016
145550 This Crusader is painted to represent Lt. Toni Nargi's aircraft from USS Intrepid that was credited with a missile kill of a North Vietnamese MiG-21 on Sept. 19, 1968. VF-111 'Sundowners' was deployed aboard USS Intrepid during Operation Rolling Thunder. The first supersonic fighter designed for the USN, the Crusader was popularly called "Last of the Gunfighters". The F-8's raised variable-incidence wing can be seen that helped flight control and visibility for the pilot during carrier landings. (more of 145550)
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5-December-2015
U784 On display at the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Bangalore. (more of U784)
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20-February-2015
IA-2107 Lifting off in the evening at the end of the flying displays on day 3 at Aero India 2015. (more of IA-2107)