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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: Florida, NAS Pensacola, National Museum of Naval Aviation

Florida Warplanes, NAS Pensacola

National Museum of Naval Aviation

Data current to 21 Dec 2017.

National Museum of Naval Aviation (NMNA), 1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C, Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508.

Beechcraft UC-43 Traveler (Serial No. 310859).  (USAAC Photo)

Beechcraft GB-2 Traveler, US Navy.  (USN Photo)

The first example of the Beech "Traveller" Model D-17 to serve with the Navy as a staff transport was purchased in 1937 and designated as the JB-1. Following an engine upgrade and redesignation as GB-1, the Navy began acquiring them and its successor (the GB-2) in 1939 for administrative and logistic operations. They were also procured for lend-lease delivery to Britain.

The "Travellers" were also known as "Staggerwings" because of their unconventional wing configuration with the lower wing forward of the upper. This design gave the GB's excellent maneuverability and stall characteristics but made it difficult to land. As early as 1933, a D-17 won the Texaco Trophy race in Miami, Florida.

 (NMNA Photo)

Beechcraft GB-2 Traveler (Serial No. 23688), 6917.

Beechcraft RC-45J/SNB Expeditor/Navigator (Serial No. 9771).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140813).

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140818).

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140868).

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140876).

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140926).

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 144040).

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 144044).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor (BuNo. 141842).

Bell HTL-4 Sioux Helicopter (BuNo. 128911).

Bell HTL-6 Sioux Helicopter (BuNo. 142377).

Bell NUH-1E/HH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (BuNo. 151268).

Bell HH-1K Iroquois (Huey) Helicopter (BuNo. 157188), c/n 6312, 301.

 (Pedro Vera Photo)

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 157773), painted as (Serial No. 070280).

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Bell TH-57C Sea Ranger Helicopter (BuNo. 162028).

Boeing F4B-4/P-12F Fighter (Serial No. 9029), VF-6B, biplane.

Boeing Stearman Model 75/PT-17/N2S-4 Kaydet (Serial No. 43156).

Boeing-Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight (BuNo. 151952), USMC.

 (NMNA Photo)

Brewster SB2A-4 Buccaneer (Serial No. 462-860).

Cessna JRC-1/T-50 Bobcat, “Bamboo Bomber” (BuNo. 63426).

Cessna O-1/OE Bird Dog (Serial No. 5L14981).

Chance Vought RF-8G Crusader (BuNo. 145609).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Consolidated N2Y-1 Skyhook (BuNo. A 8605), biplane with hook to attach to LTA.

Consolidated OY-1 Sentinel (Serial BuNo. 60645).

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (BuNo. 46602).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina (BuNo. 08317), c/n 1231.

Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina Cutaway, FP 216.

 (NMNA Photo)

Consolidated PB2Y-5R Coronado (BuNo. 7099), c/n 57, (Reg. No. N69003 in Howard Hughes Photo).

 (NMNA Photo)

Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer (BuNo. 66304), 202, F.

Convair C-131F/R4Y Samaritan (BuNo. 141015), c/n 298, 615.

 (Martin McGuire Photo)

Curtiss AD-1 Triad biplane replica (BuNo.).  The aircraft on display in the NMNA is one of two replicas built by the Institute of Aerospace Sciences in San Diego to commemorate the Golden Anniversary of U.S. Naval Aviation in 1961.  The work was carried out by some 130 volunteers and a few employees of the Overhaul and Repair Department on board NAS North Island, California.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Curtiss BFC-2 Goshawk (BuNo. 9332), biplane.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Curtiss F6C-1 Hawk (BuNo. A6969), biplane.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Curtiss F7C-1 Seahawk (BuNo. A7667), biplane.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon (BuNo. 5194).

Curtiss JN-4A Jenny (Serial No.), biplane trainer.

Curtiss JN-4D (N9) Jenny (BuNo. 490), single-float biplane.

Curtiss NC-4 Nancy (BuNo. A2294), biplane.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Curtiss MF Boat (BuNo. A-2345), biplane.

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Curtiss N2C-2 Fledgling (BuNo. A-8529), biplane.

  (Jasdulan Photo)

Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk Mk. IIB, RAF (Serial No. AK255), painted in the markings of naval aviator Bob Neale, the American Volunteer Group (AVG) leading ace with 15½ kills.

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Curtiss C-46A/R5C-1 Commando (Serial No. 43-47350), 39611, Reg. No. N611Z.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

De Havilland Canada NU-1B Otter (BuNo. 144672), c/n 160.

 (NMNA Photo)

Douglas RD-4 Dolphin (Serial No. CG 1280), Amphibian SAR, USCG markings.

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless (BuNo. 2106), c/n 632, 6, took part in the Battle of Midway.

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (BuNo. 6508), flew from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 6833) underwater exhibit.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Douglas EA-1F/AD-5 Skyraider (BuNo. 132532).

Douglas A-1H/AD-6 Skyraider (BuNo. 135300).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Douglas R4D-5L Skytrain (BuNo. 12418), c/n 9358, XD-8, ‘Que Sera Sera’, first aircraft to land at the South Pole, 31 Oct 1956.

Douglas C-117D/R4D-8 Skytrooper (Serial No. 50821), c/n 43322.

Douglas C-118B/R6D Liftmaster (BuNo. 128424), c/n 43207/197.

Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak (BuNo. 37970), c/n 6564.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Douglas F3D-2/F-10B Skyknight (BuNo. 124598).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

  (RuthAS Photo)

Douglas F4D-1/F6A Skyray (BuNo. 134806), c/n 10400.

Douglas A-3A/A3D-1 Skywarrior (BuNo. 135418).

 (hummerstation Photo)

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior (BuNo. 144865).

Douglas JD-1 Invader (BuNo. 77141), USAF A-26B (Serial No. 41-39215), 446928.

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 137813), c/n 10710, AJ-301.

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 145077), c/n 12323.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148503).

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 149696), c/n 12981, AH-303, VH-163.

 (USN Photo)

Douglas A-4E Skyhawk (BuNo. 150076), c/n 13129, before being painted as (BuNo. 154180), Blue Angel 1.

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 153505).

 (Scott A. Thornbloom, USN Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (USN Photo)

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 154217), c/n 13674, before being painted as Blue Angel 4.

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 154983), c/n 13799, Blue Angel 2.

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 155033), c/n 13849, before being painted as Blue Angel 3.

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158094), c/n 14131, A-700, marked CTW-4.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Douglas C-9B Skytrain II (BuNo. 163511), c/n 47431/520, JS-511, VR-46.

Ford RR-5 Trimotor (Serial No. 9205).

Fokker D.VII (Serial No. 1975/18), biplane.

Franklin PS-2 Glider (Serial No. 9617).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

General Dynamics F-16N Viper (BuNo. 163572), c/n 3M-17, AD-23, VF-45.

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

General Motors TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 53593), c/n 3655, Reg. No. N6822C.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 92246), c/n 3507, 86, Reg. No. N766JD.

Goodyear K-47 Airship LTA Control Car.

Goodyear L-8 Airship LTA Control Car.

Goodyear ZPG-2 Ruddervator Control Car (BuNo. 141561), “Snow Bird”.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman FF-1 (Canadian Car & Foundry) G23 Goblin Mk. I (Serial No. 9351), c/n 101, 5-F-1.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Grumman J2F-6 Duck (BuNo. 33581), biplane floatplane.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman J4F-1 Widgeon (BuNo. V212), c/n 1260.

Grumman JRF-3 Goose (BuNo. V190), c/n 1085, Reg. No. N12CS.

 (Greg Goebel Photos)

  (Mark Sublette Photo)

Grumman F3F-2 Flying Barrel (BuNo. 976), biplane, 2-MF-16.

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 16089).

Grumman FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 86747).

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat (BuNo. 3872).

Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat (BuNo. 3969).

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat (BuNo. 4039).

A formation of U.S. Navy aircraft from Carrier Air Group 3 (CVG-3) in flight in 1946.  In front is a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat flown by the Air Group Commander (CAG), Cdr. Louis H. Bauer, followed by a Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver (from VB-3), a Grumman TBM-3E Avenger (VT-3) and a Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat (VF-3).  (USN Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (BuNo. 66237), c/n A-1257, 17.

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat (BuNo. 94203).

Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (BuNo. 80373).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat (BuNo. 121710), c/n D.1084, B-100.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman HU-16E/UF Albatross (BuNo. 141266), USCG 7236, c/n G-322.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman F9F-2 Panther (BuNo. 123050), suspended from the ceiling.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman F9F-6 Cougar (BuNo. 128109).

Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (BuNo. 131230).

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141828), c/n 145, 217.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 157984), c/n 5, AJ-201, mounted on a pylon in front of the main entrance to the museum.

Grumman F-14D (R) Tomcat (BuNo. 1561159).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

 (Gary Nichols, USN Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 162710). c/n 556.

Grumman A-6A Intruder (BuNo. 151826).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 155610).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Grumman C-1A/TF Trader (BuNo. 136754).  It is painted in a bi-cenntenial paint scheme from 1976, the last year of its active service.

Grumman S-2E Tracker (BuNo. 151647), c/n 180C, AW-344.

Grumman E-1B/WF Tracer (BuNo. 148146), c/n 64, AE-711

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman AF-2S/2W Guardian (BuNo. 123100).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Grumman TC-4C Academe (BuNo. 155722).

Hanriot HD.1 Scout (BuNo. A5625), biplane.

Hiller HTE-1 Raven Helicopter (BuNo. 128647), c/n 198.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Interstate Drone TDR-1 (Serial No. 33529), 1st RPV, TV guided by TBM pod.

Kamman SH-2F/HU2K Seasprite Helicopter (BuNo. 149021).

Kamman SH-2F/HU2K Seasprite Helicopter (BuNo. 151312).

 (Robert Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai (Violet Lightning) George (Serial No. 343-A-19).

Lockheed XR-20-1/L-10A Electra (Serial No.), Reg. No. N19HL.

Lockheed TV-2/T-33 Shooting Star (BuNo. 131816).

 (Greg Goebel Photos)

   (NMNA Photo)

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon/Ventura (BuNo. 37230).

  (USN Photo, 1946)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Emerson twin-gun nose turret for a Neptune.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Lockheed P2V-1 Neptune (BuNo. 89082), c/n 26-1003, "Truculent Turtle".

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Lockheed SP-2H/P2V-7 Neptune (BuNo. 141234), c/n 726-7106, PG-6.

Lockheed P-3A Orion (BuNo. 152152), c/n 1855122, PJ-01.

Lockheed YP-3A Orion (BuNo. 148276).

 (Kristian Jones Photo)

 (hummerstation Photo)

Lockheed S-3B Viking (BuNo. 159387), c/n 394A-3023, NK-700, carrier landed President George W. Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln 1 May 2003.

Lockheed EC-121K/WV Warning Star (BuNo. 143221), c/n 1049A-4495, 4B-502.

Lockheed KC-130F Hercules (BuNo. 149798), carrier landing on the USS Forrestal.

Lockheed TC-130Q Hercules (BuNo. 151891), "Fat Albert".

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 156804).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160714), c/n E-492, AC-311.

 (NMNA Photo)

Martin AM-1 Mauler (BuNo. 122397), 139, B.

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Martin PSM-2S/SP-5B Marlin (BuNo. 135533), QE, VP-40.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

McDonnell FH-1 Phantom I (BuNo. 111793).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

McDonnell RF-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 157349), USMC, VMFP-3, 34.

McDonnell F-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 149457).

McDonnell F-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 153915), c/n 1796, VF-154.

 (Pedro Vera Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee (BuNo. 126673).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

McDonnell F2H-4 Banshee (BuNo. 126419), NG-201.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

 (NMNA Photo)

McDonnell F3H-2M Demon (BuNo. 137078), c/n 259, 301.

McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier (BuNo. 158975), c/n 712136.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A (YF-18) Hornet (BuNo. 161961), c/n 0174/A136, ex-Blue Angel No. 1.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161975), ex-Blue Angel No. 1.

Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a, "White 35" (Werk Nr. 110639) two seat trainer, USN (BuNo. 110639), previously "Red 13".  Test flown by the USN post-war and then put on display at NAS Willow Grove for many years, recently restored to static display.

Mitsubishi A6M-2B Zero (Serial No. 5450), EII-140.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot (Serial No.).

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-1 floatplane (BuNo. 0265), later converted to N3N-2, on the ramp at Naval Air Station Pensacola, 1 Jan 1942.  (USN Photo).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-1 Canary floatplane Yellow Peril (BuNo. 2693), biplane floatplane.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Yellow Peril/Canary (BuNo. 3046), biplane.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

New Standard NT-1 (BuNo. A 9588), biplane.

Nieuport 28 (BuNo. 5796), biplane.

North American SNJ-5C Texan (Serial No. 51849).

North American SNJ-6 Texan (BuNo. 112121), c/n 121-42954.

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 138326), c/n 200-397, 764.

North American FJ-1 Fury (BuNo. 120351), on loan from the NASM.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

North American FJ-2 Fury (BuNo. 132023).

North American FJ-4B Fury (BuNo. 139486), c/n 209-106, NM-208, USMC.

North American AJ-2 Savage (BuNo. 130418), c/n 184-14, NH.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American PBJ-1D Mitchell (Serial No. 44-29035), painted as 35087, USMC.

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156624), c/n 316-17, AJ-601.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

North American CT-39G Sabreliner (BuNo. 160056), c/n 306-106.

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco (BuNo. 155472).

North American Rockwell T-2C/T2J Buckeye (BuNo. 157068).

North American Rockwell T-2C/T2J Buckeye (BuNo. 158327).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 59-1604), USAF.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever Helicopter (BuNo. 147607).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Ryan NR-1 Recruit (Serial No. 1541).

Schweitzer LNS-1 Glider (Serial No. S-04385), USMC.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Sikorsky HNS-1 Hoverfly Helicopter (BuNo. 39047).

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Sikorsky HO3S-1G/S-51 Dragonfly Helicopter (Serial No. CG 235), USCG.

Sikorsky HO5S-1 Helicopter (BuNo. 125519), c/n 52012, WB.

Sikorsky HO4S Horse/H-19E Chickasaw Helicopter (BuNo. 130151), USCG 1258.

Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 150227), painted as (BuNo. 144657).

Sikorsky CH-37C/HR2S-1 Mojave Helicopter (BuNo. 145864), c/n 56-099, Reg. No. N7388, HMR-462.

Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guardian Helicopter (BuNo. CG 1355), USCG, c/n 62024.

Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion Helicopter (BuNo. 153715).

Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican Helicopter (BuNo. CG 1486), USCG.

Sikorsky VH-3A/HHS Sea King Helicopter (BuNo. 150613).

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King Helicopter (BuNo. 156484).

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Sopwith Camel F.1 (Serial No. A 5658).

Thomas Morse S-4C Scout (Serial No. A-5858), biplane.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Timm N2T-1 Tutor (BuNo. 32478), 312.

 (NMNA Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator (BuNo. 1383).

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher (Serial No. 5926).

Vought F4U-1 Corsair (BuNo. 02465), with early birdcage canopy.

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97349), c/n 9503, Reg. No. N4802X, WR-18.

 (NMNA Photo)

Vought F6U-1 Pirate (BuNo. 122479).  This was the second production airplane and is the sole surviving aircraft of its type.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Vought F-7U-3M Cutlass (BuNo. 129655).

Vought F-8U-1 (F8A) Crusader (BuNo. 145347), NP-201.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Vultee SNV-1 Valiant (Serial No. FAA 60828).