Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Warplane Survivors USA: Alabama

Alabama Warplanes

Data current to 5 Feb 2019.

 (USAF Photo)

North American RF-51D-25-NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84522), 160th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard, ca 1949.

Lockheed C-36 Electra, Maxwell Field, Alabama, 27 March 1939.  This type was originally designated Y1C-36 and was later redesignated as UC-36.  (USAF Photo) 

 (USAF Photo)

Republic RF-84 Thunderflash of the Alabama Air National Guard, 1961.

 (Staff Sgt. Miguel Lara III, USAF Photo))

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcons serving with the 100th Fighter Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard, 2012.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard unit operating at Dannelly Field ANGB in Montgomery, on Exercise Dacian Viper, a three-week joint exercise with the Romanian Air Force in 2012.

 (USAF Photo)

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 106th Air Refueling Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard. 


Some of the finest military warbirds in American aviation history are still flying in the Southern State of Alabama. Many of them are on display in a number of excellent air museums, or they have been mounted on pylons to stand as memorials to the many military aviators who called Alabama home. This handbook is designed to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple locating guide on where to find Alabama's retired warbirds within the state. Many of the aircraft can be found in the Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham; the United States Army Aviation Museum; the US Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville; Battleship Memorial Park at Mobile; Maxwell AFB Park at Montgomery; or in the hands of private owners and collectors. The handbook provides photographs of many of the aircraft preserved in Alabama, along with a brief description and history of its service within the US armed forces. The aircraft are listed alphabetically by manufacturer, number and aircraft type. Famous aircraft found on display in Alabama include the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, and a number of very rare flying machines not found in other aviation museums.  The state once held the only example of the gigantic one of a kind Boeing Vertol XCH-62 Heavy Lift Helicopter.

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Alabama Warplanes

For those of you who are familiar with the airspace over Alabama and its environs, the weather and colours of the landscape can be incredibly beautiful.  The Alabama weather is general ideal for flying training.  During my tour of duty with NORAD as a member of the Canadian Forces detachment based in Colorado Springs, it had been my privilege to serve alongside a good number of the highly professional airmen and women of both nations working in the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, and to work on occasion with the outstanding airmen and airwomen based in Alabama.

As an aviation enthusiast, I have learned over the years that there are a lot of us who have an interest in military aircraft and aviation history.  Unfortunately, many retired warplanes which helped to make this history happen have completely disappeared, particularly those from the early years.  Fortunately, a good number of retired warplanes continue to exist, preserved in aviation museums and in some cases as gate-guardians in a wide variety of locations. 

Many examples of aircraft that saw service with the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), the United States Army Air Force (USAAF), the United States Navy (USN), the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the present day United States Army have been or are currently being salvaged and preserved in Alabama, particularly where they are of significant historical interest.

There are unfortunate numbers of former military aircraft that saw service in the skies over the Alabama landscape and waters that have been lost, but a wonderful collection of historic survivors can still be found and viewed here.

Volunteers working in many of Alabama’s museums have been successful in preserving a good number of retired military aircraft, and many are still being sought and in some cases, being restored to flying condition again.  As an aviation artist, photographer and enthusiast, I have attempted to keep track of where these warplane survivors are presently located, and to try to identify at least one each of every warplane ever flown with a military pilot at the controls.  For those of like mind, the purpose of this handbook is to provide a simple checklist of the classic heritage aircraft that have been preserved in Alabama.  The book includes a number of photographs to try and illustrate an example of each warplane preserved in Alabama wherever possible, and to list the locations in the state for where one can find an example of surviving aircraft now. 

It is exciting to see the actual numbers of restored warplanes increasing as a few rare examples are being recovered from their crash sites in the wildlands, traded for, or bought back from owners who have been flying them in other countries.  In a few outstanding cases, accurate replicas have been constructed and are making a welcome return appearance.  One of the aims of this book is to identify what Alabama’s retired warplanes on active service looked like and to help an enthusiast track down more detailed information about them such as a serial number or museum location which might be helpful in identifying an aircraft.  Aircraft are listed in this handbook alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type.  The data is also appended with a list of most of the current aircraft found in the various collections and air museums in Alabama.

No list can ever be completely up to date, and therefore, if a reader has additional information to add an update would be most welcome.  It is my sincere hope that more of the aircraft like those listed here will one day be added to the list of survivors that have been recovered and restored.  An update to the warplanes preserved in Alabama is included here.

Former Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Harold A. Skaarup

Alabama Warplane Survivors

Alexander City


 (, Ed Cook Photos)

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 73-1010), mounted on a pylon, Veteran's Memorial Park, 1685 Arena Road. 


 (YoSam Photo)

Saturn I-B Rocket, Apollo Mission.  Alabama Welcome Centre, close to the Tennessee border on Highway I-65.


 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter (Serial No. 0-21403), displayed at the Alabama Veterans Museum.


Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-8604). Static display in a city park.

Birmingham, Southern Museum of Flight, 4343 73rd Street North, 35206-3642.  Tel: 205-833-8226.  Curator Wayne Novoy.

The Southern Museum of Flight is an aviation museum located three blocks east of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama.  It features a collection of aviation artifacts spanning the 20th century include items from the Red Baron, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the Flying Tigers, as well as notable female pilots including Amelia Earhart and numerous aviation pioneers.  Also featured are the 1953 defection of Lt. No Kum Sok with F-86 and MiG-15 aircraft, the Lake Murray B-25 bomber, raised from a lake in South Carolina in 2005, and a helicopter tribute to Vietnam Veterans.  The facility has an Early Aviation Hall, Experimental Aircraft Hall, Aviation Art exhibits, Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, and 26 additional aircraft in an outdoor exhibit.  The museum also holds a number of simulators for military aircraft, ultralights, antique aircraft and RC aircraft.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Aero Commander 680, Reg. No. N131JG, C/N 680-515-185.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros, Reg. No. N82497, C/N 430405.

Aeronca 11AC Chief (Serial No. 11AC-813), 1946, Reg. No. N9180E.

Aeeronca 15AC, 1948, Reg. No. N1065H.

Aeronca K (Serial No. K-66), 1937, Reg. No. N17799.

Aeronca Sedan floatplane.

Alexander Eaglerock Long-Wing Biplane (Serial No. 557), Reg. No. NC5914.

Antonov An-2 Colt.

Bede BD-4, 1984, Reg. No. N56BT.

Bede BD-5B, Reg. No. N51CJ.

Beagle B.206 Series 2, Reg. No. N15JP.

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor fuselage, Reg. No. N14VY.

 (Civilengtiger Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Beechcraft 2000 Starship 1, Reg. No. N214JB, C/N NC-14.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell UH-1D Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16086), C/N 5570.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16873), C/N 9067.  This helicopter is mounted on a pylon.

Benson B-8M Gyrocopter, 1970, Reg. No. N4470.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No.).

Brantley Starduster-1, (Serial No. JB-01), Reg. No. N111JB.

Brothers Michael RW 152, 1987, Reg. No. N3306.

Bushby Mustang 13, 1983, Reg. No. N7XL.

Cessna 310A, 1956, Reg. No. N3051D.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Cessna 337B, 1968, Reg. No. N849AF.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 56-3555), RA, C/N 40127.

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster, Reg. No. N849AF, C/N 337M0214.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-2352).

Culver LCA Cadet, 1952, Reg. No. N41712.

Cumulus 2F Glider, 1951, Reg. No. N203JS.

Curtiss D-4 Pusher, 1912, replica.

Davis DA-2 light aircraft.

 (Civilengtiger Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Douglas R4D-6Q Skytrooper (Serial No. 50814), Reg. No. N48211, North Carolina Forest Service colours.

Douglas A-26C  Invader (Serial No. 44-35724), Reg. No. N7954C.

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158465), A-765, C/N 14270.  CTW-1, VT-7.

Fairchild PT-19 Cornell.

Fokker D.VII, replica (Serial No. 03), Reg. No. N904AC.

Folland Gnat.

Forney F-1 Ercoupe 415, 1959, Reg. No. N7574C.

Frierson/Rutan Vari-Eze, 1978, Reg. No. N101EZ.

 (hummerstation Photo)

General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 67-0069), C/N A1-114.

Glassaire II F-T.

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2.

 (clevortrevor Photo)

Grumman TS-2A Tracker (BuNo. 136560), SN-60, Reg. No. N91368.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 162600), NE-103, C/N 522.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 162608), NE-106, C/N 530.

Harrison Mini-Mac, 1974, Reg. No. N75GH.

Heath Super Parasol, 1927.

Holland/Isaac SPT FY, Reg. No. N1099.

Huff-Daland Crop Duster biplane, 62, Reg. No. NX2953.

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16243), C/N 0628.

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16087).

Laister-Kauffman LK-10A/TG-4A Glider, 1959, Reg. No. N56588.

Link Trainer.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0602), C/N 580-1251.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No.).

 (hummerstation Photo)

 (qwesy qwesy Photo)

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0929), C/N 383-1217.

 (Civilengtiger Photo)

 (Dmitry Avdeev Photo)

 (Qwesy Photo)

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart (Serial No. 60-6937), C/N 131.

Longwing Eaglerock.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 159278), NL-305, C/N E349, mounted on a pylon.

Macaro Sonerai II, Reg. No. N64RD.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 56-0273), c/n 330, from the Chute Air Museum, Rantoul, Illinois.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo cockpit.

 (Kenneth Holley Photo)

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7745), BH, C/N 496.

 (Dmitry Avdeev Photo)

McDonnell F-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 152996), C/N 1422, painted as (Serial No. 64-1049) used by an RF-4C, mounted on a pylon.

 (205weeman17 Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot, nose painted as (Serial No. 2057).

 (hummerstation Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UM Mongol B (Serial No.), “City of Moscow”.

Mississippi State XV-11A Marvell (Serial No. 65-13070).

Mil Mi-24 Hind Attack Helicopter.

Mitchell B-10 Buzzard Ultralite.

Monerai S Sailplane, 1981, Reg. No. N5587X.

Mooney Mite M.18, 1949, Reg. No. N370A.

North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. 16866), Reg. No. N12CC, TA-962.

North American B-25C Mitchell (Serial No. 41-12634), C/N 82-5269.  The parts of the forward fuselage of this aircraft on display were recovered from Lake Murray.

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30635), c/n 108-33910.  This aircraft was originally on display at the Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul, Illinois.

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 12910), FU-910, “Betty”.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American F-86D Sabre Dog (Serial No 52-4243).

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American F-100C Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1753), FW-753, C/N 217-13.

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 140659), C/N 226-236, Reg. No. N75ES.

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American Rockwell T-39D Sabreliner (Serial No. 151338), AD, C/N 285-27.

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American Rockwell T-2C Buckeye (BuNo. 159165), F, C/N 367-16.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 62-3723), C/N N5428.

Pazmany PL-4A homebuilt.

Piel-Emeraude CP-30, 1970, Reg. No. N54144.

Piper J-3 Cub (Serial No.), project.

Piper Cherokee PA 28-140.

Pitts S-1C Special, 1977, Reg. No. N14RH.

Rand Robinson KR-1, Reg. No. N20501, C/N 2667.  Suspended from the ceiling.

Republic RC-3 Seabee (Serial No.), 1947, Reg. No. N6537K.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Republic F-84F ThunderStreak (Serial No. 51-9404).

 (hummerstation Photo)

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 52-7409), C/N 11279.

Republic F-84F-15-RE Thunderflash (Serial No. 51-1487), project.

 (Ace120tm 205weeman17 Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Republic F-105F Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8365), HI, C/N F142.  This aircraft appears to be painted as (Serial No. 63-8301, RU.

Rochester Davis DA-2A, 1971, Reg. No. N1517C.

Ross Seabird 1, 1999, Reg. No. N667RR.

Rotec-Rally Ultralight.

Rotorway Exec Helicopter 4.

Rutan Vari-Eze.

Rutan Vari-Viggen.

Schweizer TG-4A glider (L-K 10A).

 (hummerstation Photo)

Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 69-18464), C/N 64-071.

Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 69-18479), C/N 64-087.

Sonerai II-LT.

Sport Fury.

Starduster biplane.

Stinson SR-5 Junior.

Stinson 10-A Voyager, 1941, Reg. No. N 7802.

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasaire II F-T, 1995, Reg. No. N612WC.

Vultee BT-13B Valiant (Serial No.), 762.

Wright 1903 Flyer, replica.

Zorn ASOB, 1990, Reg. No. N49VZ.

Birmingham, Alabama Air National Guard Base.

The 117th Air Refueling Wing flies the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker.  This ANG unit trains and equips combat ready aircrews and support personnel to perform worldwide aerial refueling and airlift missions.  Combat ready civil engineering, support services, medical, personnel, communications and Intelligence technical support UTCs are available for worldwide assignment.  This ANG unit supports state and local contingencies when directed by the Governor of Alabama.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Serial No.).

 (hummerstation Photo)

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse (Serial No. 67-16243), C/N 0628.  Memorial Park.

 (hummerstation Photo)

McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 63-7745).

Republic RF-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-7409), 11279.

 (celvortrevor Photo)

Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 69-18479).

Birmingham, International Airport

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 63-08502).

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 71-21288).

Birmingham, Municipal Airport

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16243).

Sikorsky CH-54B Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 69-18479).

Brewton, Municipal Airport

Beechcraft T-34A Mentor (BuNo. 150482).  This aircraft is mounted on a pylon.


 (Michael Rivera Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-16325), 134, C/N 8519.  This helicopter is mounted on a brick display stand marked “Daleville, Gateway to Fort Rucker”.


Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 62-2018), C/N 538.  This helicopter is mounted on a pylon at the Alabama Welcome Center on US Hwy 231 south of Dothan.  Wiregrass Armed Forces Memorial.

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9643), mounted on a pylon in a Veteran's Park.

Bell AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter (Serial No.).  This aircraft is mounted on a pylon in front of a cemetery.


 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell UH-1V Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 0-16877), mounted on a pylon.


 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 0-59747).  This helicopter is mounted on a pylon in front of the Enterprise Recreational Complex.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 0-20349), 49E.  Shell Army Heliport.

Evergreen, Middleton Airport, Tel: 334-578-1274.

 (, Ed Cook Photo)

North American FJ-3 Fury (BuNo. 136032), NP-101, VF-211.  Middleton Field.

 (, Ed Cook Photo)

North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 140451), E, C/N 226-28.  Middleton Field.


 (xptwo Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-4938), TR-938, C/N 580-8277.  On display in a town park since 1965.


 (hummerstation Photo)

AGM-28 Hound Dog Air Launched Cruise Missile (ACLM), displayed at the Veterans Memorial Park.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 0-15803), displayed at the Veterans Memorial Park.

 (hummerstation Photo)

McDonnell F-4 Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7514), displayed at the Veterans Memorial Park.

Fort Rucker, U.S. Army Aviation Museum, Bldg 617, PO Box 620610, 36362-5134.  Tel: 334-255-4443.

Fort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker.  The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum.  Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties.  Part of the Dale County section of the base is a census-designated place; its population was 4,636 at the 2010 census. The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise.  In the years before the 11 September 2001 attacks, the main post (except airfields and other restricted areas) was an open post with unmanned gates allowing civilians to drive through.  Following the attacks, this policy was changed, and the post is now closed to unauthorized traffic and visitors.

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center’s mission to develop Army Aviation’s capabilities. All Army Aviation training has been undertaken at Fort Rucker since 1973, as well as training of US Air Force and ally helicopter pilots. The Center is home to the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), which conducts developmental aircraft testing for Army Aviation.  The United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command’s Test and Evaluation Coordination Office and TH-67 primary and instrument training are both located at Cairns Army Airfield.

Operational units on the post include the 1st Aviation Brigade and the 110th Aviation Brigade handling Army Aviation training, and the USAF 23rd Flying Training Squadron for the training of Air Force helicopter pilots.

The 110th Aviation Brigade consists of five battalions using three different sites. 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, operates and manages air traffic control services and flight simulation support for USAAVNC/Fort Rucker and the National Airspace System. 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment operates from Hanchey Army Heliport and conducts graduate level training using the AH-64D Apache Longbow and OH-58D Kiowa helicopters. 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment operates from Lowe Army Heliport and Shell Army Heliport and conducts combat and night operational training, using theOH-58, UH-1, and UH-60 helicopters. 1st Battalion, 223d Aviation Regiment operates from Cairns Army Airfield and Knox Army Heliport and conducts flight training using the CH-47 Chinook helicopter and C-12 Huron aircraft. The Helicopter School Battalion operates from Shell Army Heliport and, providing training for Latin American pilots under the United States Security Cooperation Program.

Aero Commander U-4A (Serial No. 55-4640).

Aero Commander YU-9A (Serial No. 52-6219).

Aero Commander YU-9A.

Aero Commander NRU-9D.

Aeronca L-3A Defender (Serial No. 42-7797)..

Aeronca L-16A Champ (Serial No. 47-924).

American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep (Serial No. 50-1840).

Auster AOP-9 (Serial No. XP-277).

Beechcraft UC-45H Expeditor (Serial No. 51-11638).

Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor (Serial No. 43-9767).

Beechcraft YT-34A Mentor (Serial No.).

Beechcraft JC-12C Huron (Serial No. 78-23140), C/N BP-1.

Beechcraft U-8A Seminole (Serial No. 52-1700).

Beechcraft RU-8D Seminole (Serial No. 56-3712).

Beechcraft U-8G Seminole (Serial No. 63-12902).

Beechcraft T-42A Cochise (Serial No. 65-12685).

Beechcraft T-42A Cochise (Serial No. 65-12697).

Beechcraft C-12C Huron (Serial No. 73-22250).

Beechcraft RC-12D Huron (Serial No. 80-23376).

Beechcraft YU-21 Ute (Serial No. 63-12902).

Beechcraft YU-21H Ute (Serial No. 70-15888).

Bell H-13B Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 48-827), C/N 111.

Bell OH-13C Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 48-0845), C/N 129.

Bell OH-13D Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 51-2456).

 (James Emery Photo)

Bell OH-13E Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 51-14193).

 (James Emery Photos)

Bell OH-13E Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 51-14218), C/N 993.

Bell TH-13T (Model 207) Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 67-17024), C/N 3731, Reg. No. N73927.

 (Bmcnabb Photo)

Bell XV-3A Tilt Rotor Helicopter (Serial No. 54-148).  Stored at Fort Rucker for many years, this aircraft is now on display in the NMUSAF at Dayton, Ohio.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Bell XH-40H (XH-U1) Helicopter (Serial No. 55-4459), c/n 1, prototype for the Iroquois.

Bell UH-1A Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 59-1686), C/N 145.  This helicopter is a gate guard at the entrance to the Fort Rucker Base.

Bell UH-1A Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 59-1695).

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-3553).

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-3554), C/N 200.

 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell UH-1C Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 0-22099), mounted on a pylon located inside the Fort Rucker gate on AL Highway 249.

 (James Emery Photo)

Bell YUH-1D Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-6030), C/N 703.  Diorama display.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 61-0792).

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 61-1884).

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 62-2099).

Bell GUH-1D Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 63-12972), C/N 4168.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 63-08781).  (Alan Wilson Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 63-12960).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 63-12972).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-13858).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-09974).

 (kb7ywl Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9770), C/N 4814.  This helicopter is mounted on a pylon located on US Hwy 231 in Ozark near Fort Rucker.

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-09446).

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-10126).

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-12740).

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-01145).

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-15156).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-15595).

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16404), C/N 11063.

Bell UH-1V Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 71-20228), C/N 13052.

Bell AH-1G Cobra prototype Helicopter, Reg. No. N209J.

Bell AH-1G Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 66-15246), C/N 20002.

Bell NAH-1G Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 66-15248), C/N 20004.

Bell AH-1F Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 67-15524).

Bell AH-1G Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 71-15090), C/N 21050.

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 66-15248).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 68-17109), C/N 20837.  This helicopter is mounted on the wall at the entrance to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, Dickenson Hall.

 (James Emery Photos)

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 70-16072), C/N 21016.

Bell AH-1J Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 72-2504).

Bell AH-1G Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 78-23095).

Bell YOH-4A Jet Ranger Helicopter (Serial No. 62-4201).

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16687).

 (James Emery Photo

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Bell OH-58D Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 69-16322), C/N 43004.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 71-20468).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Bell OH-58C Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 70-16734),  c/n 40048, mounted on a pylon in front of the museum.

Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter (Serial No. 71-20537), C/N 41398.  37C.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 71-20778), C/N 41639.

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 72-21228).

Bell YAH-63 Helicopter (Serial No. 74-22247).

Bell ARH-70 Arapaho Helicopter (Serial No.).

 (James Emery Photo)

Bleriot XI replica, (Serial No. NSN).

Bleriot Experimental B.E.C.2C biplane replica.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kadet (Serial No. 41-7121).

Boeing YL-15A Scout (Serial No. 47-429).

 (James Emery Photo)

Boeing CH-47A Chinook Helicopter (Serial No. 60-3451), C/N B-010.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Boeing Vertol CH-347 Helicopter (Serial No. 65-7992), C/N B-124.  (Converted CH-47A).

Boeing Vertol YUH-61A UTTAS Helicopter (Serial No. 73-21656).

Boeing Vertol YUH-61A UTTAS Helicopter (Serial No. 73-21658).


 (Author Photos)

Boeing Vertol XCH-62A HLH (Serial No. 73-22012).  Prototype heavy-lift helicopter.  Scrapped.

The Boeing Vertol XCH-62 (Model 301) was a three turbine-engined, heavy-lift helicopter (HLH) project designed for the United States Army.  Designated XCH-62A, it appeared to be a scaled-up CH-47 without a conventional body, in a configuration similar to the S-64 Skycrane (CH-54 Tarhe).  Approved in 1971, only one aircraft was built before it was cancelled in 1974.  An attempt by NASA to resurrect the program and it was restarted for test flights in the 1980s, but was again not funded by Congress and the program was aborted in 1983.  The scaled up model of the HLH was scrapped at the end of 2005 at Fort Rucker, Alabama.  Source:

Following award of an Army contract for a prototype of a “Heavy Lift Helicopter (HLH)” in 1973, Boeing moved forward on building an oversized flying crane machine, the “XCH-62”.  Rotor diameter was to be 28 meters (92 ft), fuselage length 27.2 meters (89 feet 3 inches), and footprint length 49.5 meters (162 feet 3 inches).  Its widely-spaced landing gear would allow it to straddle heavy cargoes such as armored vehicles, and still carry twelve troops in its slender fuselage. Boeing also considered selling a commercial version, the “Model 301”.  The helicopter was powered by three Allison XT701-700 turboshafts, each rated at 8,079 shp, which fed into a combining gearbox capable of absorbing 17,700 shp.

The XCH-62 prototype was in an advanced state of assembly in 1975, being readied for a planned initial flight in 1976.  Failures in the spiral bevel gearing of the main transmission were experienced in tests because the method of analysis employed had not considered the effect of rim bending.  Consequently, new gears with strengthened rims were designed and fabricated. For a more accurate prediction of the load capacity of the gears, an extensive Finite Element Method (FEM) system was developed.  The U.S. Army’s XCH-62 HLH aft rotor transmission was finally successfully tested at full design torque and speed, but the US Congress cut funding for the program in August 1975.  The designers of the Mil Mi-26 avoided similar problems by using a split-torque design in the main rotor transmission.

The incomplete XCH-62 prototype (73-22012) was stored at the US Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama.  It was to be pulled out of storage in the mid-1980s when the Army, the US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) collaborated on a scheme to finish the XCH-62 for experimental flights, but Congress declined funding.  The XCH-62 prototype, the largest helicopter ever built in the western countries, was displayed at the US Army Aviation Museum until it was scrapped in 2005.  In 2008, several parts were sent to the Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare (United Kingdom), to be exhibited there.  Source:

Boeing-Sikorsky YRAH-66A Comanche Helicopter (Serial No. 94-0327), C/N 66-001.  First prototype.

Brantly YHO-3 Helicopter (Serial No. 58-1496).

 (James Emery Photo)

Cessna L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No. 50-1327).

Cessna L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No. 51-4943).

Cessna TL-19D Bird Dog (Serial No. 55-4681).

Cessna LC-126C Liaison aircraft (Serial No. 51-6998).

Cessna A-37 Dragonfly (Serial No. 67-14519).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Cessna T-37A Tweet (Serial No. 56-3466), C/N 40038.  Converted to A-37A Dragonfly (Serial No. 67-14520), reconverted to T-27B, painted as (Serial No. 56-3465)

Cessna T-41B Mescalero (Serial No. 67-15000).

Cessna T-41B Mescalero (Serial No. 67-15161).

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe (Serial No. 57-5863).

 (Cameron and Lacy Photo)

Cessna CH-1B Skyhook (YH-41A Seneca) Helicopter (Serial No. 56-4244).

Convair L-13A (Serial No. 46-159).

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. 18-2780).

Curtiss-Wright VZ-7AP Flying Jeep (Serial No. 58-5508).

 (James Emery Photo)

de Havilland Canada YU-6A Beaver (Serial No. 51-16263).

 (James Emery Photos)

de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (Serial No. 57-6135), C/N 283.

 (James Emery Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

de Havilland Canada YC-7A Caribou (Serial No. 57-3080), C/N 4.  2nd Caribou built for the US Army.  This CV-2 Caribou has a long history including time with Air America and the US Air Force. It has been on display at the Army Air Museum at Fort Rucker Alabama since 1988.

Del Mar DH-1A5 Whirlymite (Serial No. 2).

Dornier D0-27 (Serial No. Do-27-B-361).

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 41-12436).

Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota (Serial No. 07-02072).

Fairchild Hiller YOH-5A LOH Helicopter (Serial No. 62-4206).  FH-1100.

Firestone XR-9B Helicopter (Serial No. 46-001).

 (James Emery Photo)

Fokker D.VIII replica.

Goodyear XAO-3G1 Inflatoplane (Serial No. NSN).

Grumman YOV-1A Mohawk (Serial No. 57-06539).

Grumman OV-1B Mohawk (Serial No. 59-02631).

Grumman OV-1B Mohawk (Serial No. 61-02692).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Grumman OV-1B Mohawk (Serial No. 62-05860).

Gyrodyne QH-50C DASH Drone.

Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel (Serial No. 64-18264).  In storage. 

Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel (Serial No. 64-19264A).

Helio YL-24 Courier (Serial No. 52-2540).

Helio U-10 Super Courier (Serial No. 63-13176).

 (James Emery Photos)

Hiller OH-23A (UH-12A) Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 51-3975), C/N 188.

Hiller OH-23B (UH-12) Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16142), C/N 296.

Hiller OH-23C Raven Helicopter (Serial No.).

Hiller OH-23F Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 62-12508), C/N 2284.

Hiller YH-32 Hornet Helicopter (Serial No. 55-4963).

Hiller YH-32 Hornet Helicopter (Serial No. 55-4965), “Sally Rand”.

Hiller XROE-1 Rotorcycle (Serial No. 4004).  One of two prototypes which first flew in Nov 1956.

Hughes TH-55A Osage Helicopter (Serial No. 64-18200).

 (James Emery Photo)

Hughes TH-55A Osage Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16795), C/N 78-0902.

Hughes TH-55A Osage Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16963).

Hughes TH-55A Osage Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16966).

Hughes TH-55A Osage Helicopter (Serial No. 67-18000).

Hughes OH-4A Helicopter (Serial No. 62-4201).

Hughes OH-5A Helicopter (Serial No. 62-4206).

Hughes YOH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 62-4213).

Hughes OH-6A/NOTAR Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 65-12917), C/N 0002. 

 (James Emery Photos)

Prototype Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 65-12962), mounted on a pylon in front of the museum.

 (James Emery Photos)

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse (Serial No. 68-17340), C/N 49-1300, “Miss Clawd IV”, Vietnam panoramic scene with a downed UH-1.

 (James Emery Photo)

Hughes YAH-64A Apache Helicopter (Serial No. 74-22249), C/N AV03.

Kaman HH-43/HOK-1 Huskie Helicopter (Serial No. 61-38101).

Interstate L-6A Cadet/Grasshopper (Serial No. 43-2560).

Lockheed XH-51A Helicopter, (Serial No.61-51262), Rigid-Rotor.

Lockheed XH-51A Helicopter, (Serial No.61-51263, Rigid-Rotor.

Lockheed YAH-56A Cheyenne Helicopter (Serial No. 66-8830), C/N 187-1005.  Indoors.

 (James Emery Photos)

Lockheed YAH-56A-LO Cheyenne Helicopter (Serial No. 66-8832), C/N 1007.  Outdoors.

Lockheed H-59 Helicopter (Serial No. 73-21942).

Lockheed H-62 Helicopter (Serial No. 73-22012).

Lockheed CL-475 Rigid-Rotor (Serial No. 56-4320), Reg. No. N6940C.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Lockheed AP-2E Neptune (BuNo. 131485), (Serial No. 61-31485), C/N 426-5366.  Former 1st Radio Reconnaissance Squadron aircraft.

Lockheed X-26B Quiet One (Serial No. 67-15345).

Lockheed X-29B powered glider.

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star (Serial No. 69-18000).

McCulloch YH-30 MC-4C Helicopter (Serial No. 52-583), C/N 001.

McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane (Serial No.  53-4016).

McDonnell Douglas YAH-64A Apache (Serial No. 74-22248).

McDonnell Douglas YAH-64A Apache (Serial No. 74-22249).

McDonnell Douglas AV-8A Harrier (Serial No. 64-18264).

Mil Mi-4 Hound Helicopter (Serial No. NSN), Russia.

Mil Mi-17 Hip Helicopter (Serial No. 810).

Nieuport 28C-1 (Serial No. 17-6531).

North American L-17A Navion (Serial No. 47-1344).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American L-17B Navion (Serial No. 48-1046).

North American F-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-72990), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9283), Cavalier Mk. II conversion, painted as (Serial No. 0-72990), flown as a helicopter chase plane, Reg. No. N6322T.  This aircraft has been with the US Army Aviation Museum since 1978.

North American T-28A Trojan (Serial No. 51-3612).

North American T-28B Trojan (Serial No. 53-7747), C/N 200-10.

North American YOV-10A Bronco (Serial No. 152885), C/N 300-7 (TBC).

North American OV-10B Bronco (Serial No.).

North American OV-10C Bronco (Serial No.).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

North American T-39A Sabreliner (Serial No. 61-0685).

Piasecki Vertol CH-21B Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 51-15859), ARS, C/N B.6.

Piasecki Vertol CH-21B Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4369).

 (James Emery Photo)

Piasecki Vertol CH-21C Shawnee Helicopter (Serial No. 56-2040), C/N C202.

 (James Emery Photo)

 (RuthAS Photo)

Piasecki H-25A Army Mule Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16616), C/N 25.

Piper J-3 Cub (Serial No. 40-0003).

 (James Emery Photo)

Piper L-4A Cub (Serial No. 42-15174).

Piper L-4B Cub (Serial No. 43-515).

Piper L-18C Super Cub 95 (Serial No. 52-2536).

Piper L-20A Super Cub.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Piper TL-21A/PA-18 Super Cub (Serial No. 51-15782).

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2C replica (Serial No. 1780).

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a replica (Serial No. 18-0012).

Ryan VZ-3RY Vertiplane (Serial No. 56-6941).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Ryan XV-5B Vertifan (Serial No. 62-4506), NASA, Reg. No. N705NA.

Schweitzer TG-3 Glider.

 (James Emery Photo)

Sikorsky R-4B Hoverfly I Helicopter (Serial No. 43-46592).

 (James Emery Photo)

Sikorsky R-5D Dragonfly Helicopter (Serial No. 43-46645).

 (James Emery Photo)

Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II Helicopter (Serial No. 43-45473), Reg. No. N5282N.

 (James Emery Photo)

Sikorsky H-5G Dragonfly Helicopter (Serial No. 48-0558).

 (James Emery Photo)

Sikorsky H-19C Chickasaw Helicopter (Serial No. 51-14272).

Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw Helicopter (Serial No. 55-3221)

Sikorsky CH-34A Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4526).

 (James Emery Photos)

Sikorsky VCH-34A Choctaw Helicopter (Serial No. 56-4320), C/N 58-0718, Army One.

 (James Emery Photos)

Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave Helicopter (Serial No. 55-0644), C/N 58-031.  Clam-shell doors open.

Sikorsky S-52/YH-18A Helicopter (Serial No. 49-2888).

Sikorsky S-59/XH-39A Helicopter (Serial No. 49-2890).

Sikorsky XH-59 ABC (Serial No. 73-21942).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 68-18438).

Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane.

 (James Emery Photos)

Sikorsky YUH-60A Black Hawk (Serial No. 73-21651), C/N 70-0002.  (S-70A).

Sikorsky S-72 Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA), (Serial No. NASA 740).

 (James Emery Photos)

Sopwith F.1 Camel (Serial No. NSN).

Stinson L-1A Vigilante (Serial No. 40-3141).

 (James Emery Photo)

Stinson L-5B Sentinel (Serial No. 42-99103).

Stinson L-5G Sentinel (Serial No. 45-34985).

Stinson L-13A Grasshopper (Serial No.).

Stinson L-16 (Serial No.).

 (James Emery Photo)

Taylorcraft DCO-65, Reg. No. N47652, C/N 0-4333.  This aircraft is preserved as an L-2A Grasshopper (Serial No. 42-35872).

Taylorcraft L-2A Grasshopper, Reg. No. NC47301.

Thomas-Morse R-5 (Serial No. 51-24352).

Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 Experimental Helicopter, model.

Windecker YE-5A, Reg. No. N4196G.

 (James Emery Photos)

Wright Flyer Model B, 1911 (Serial No. 3).

Aircraft to be confirmed with this museum: D.H. 1A, L-200A, QQ-50.


North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73990), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9282), T-H,  “Rammer Jammer”, Reg. No. N51TH.  Tom Henley, Alabama Rammer Jammer LLC.

Guntersville, Lake Guntersville Aero Replica Fighter Museum, Lake Gunterville Airport, Highway 431, PO Box 366, 35976.  Tel: 205-582-4309.  Curator Frank Ryder.

Albatros D.VII.

Bristol Fighter F.2B.

Caudron 276.

De Havilland D.H. 5.

Fokker DR.1 Triplane.

Fokker D.VII.

Fokker D.VIII, Reg. No. N111CV.

Fokker E.III replica.

Halberstadt D.III

Halberstadt CL-IV.

Junkers D.I replica.

Martinsyde B-10 Buzzard.

Morane Saulnier MS-BB replica.

Nieuport 17 Scout replica.

Nieuport 28 replica.

Pfalz D.III replica.

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a replica.

Siemens Schuckert D.IV replica.

Sopwith F.1 Camel replica.

Sopwith Pup replica.

Sopwith 1 1-2 Strutter replica.

Sopwith Triplane replica.

SPAD VII replica.

SPAD XIII replica.


 (Wmr36104 Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 69-6620).  This helicopter is mounted on a pylon beside the Geneva County Courthouse.


Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-9404), Reg. No. N8520.  Northwest Alabama State Technical Institute.

Highland Home.

 (xptwo Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 78-0061), CJ-2009, C/N 61-57.  This former Air National Guard fighter is mounted on a pylon at the entrance to Highland Home High School in the school’s colours.

Huntsville, Alabama Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, close to Highway I-565.  Curator: Edward Buckbee. 

Apollo 16 capsule.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16441), C/N 11100.  This helicopter is mounted on a pylon.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-13954).

Bell AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter (Serial No.).

General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark (Serial No.).

General Dynamics GF-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 78-0101), C/N 62-27.  USSRC Aviation Challenge Camp.

 (Ad02 Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160661), 103, VH-51, now painted as 102.

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart (Serial No. 60-6930), C/N 127.  Single seat version of the SR-71 Blackbird.

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 153242).

 (Mike Freer Touchdown-aviation Photo)

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0838).  This Phantom was flown by the 114th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron at Kingsley Field.  On 2 January 1967, the crew of 64-0838 shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-21 with an AIM-7 Sparrow missile.

McDonnell-Douglas YAV-8B Harrier II (BuNo.)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF Fresco (Serial No. 511), painted in North Vietnam colours.

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No.), 99.

Quick Monoplane, 1910.

 (Library of Congress Photo)

Space Shuttle.

V-1 Flying Bomb/Fieseler Fi-103.

V-2 Rocket.

 (Ke4roh Photo)

Saturn 1, V-1, Jupiter IRBM, Juno II, Mercury-Redstone, Redstone and Jupiter C Rockets.


 (hummerstation Photo)

McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0833).  VFW Post 4850, static display.


North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3822).  Veterans Memorial Park.


 (driver8 Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 62-02018).

Mobile, Langan Park