Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: Florida, Titusville, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

Florida Warplanes, Titusville,

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

Data current to 6 Aug 2018.

Titusville, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, 6600 Tico Toad, Titusville, FL, 32780-8009.

Aerovodochody L-39C Albatros c/n 232226, Reg. No. N139PJ.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor (Serial No. 161055).

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Bell OH-13 Sioux helicopter (Serial No.).

Bell UH-1V-BF Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 68-16138), Medevac.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Boeing GB-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 55-0095), c/n 17211, forward crew compartment.  This aircraft was previously on display at Rantoul, Illinois.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Cessna O-2 Skymasters (Serial Nos.).

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Convair F-106 Delta Dart simulator.

De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth (Serial No.).

Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G (Serial No. 19054), Reg. No. N3239T.

 (Hector Vazquez Photos)

Douglas C-47A-65-DL Skytrain (Serial No. 42-100591), c/n 19054, U5-S, “Tico Bell”, Reg. No. N3239T.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain parts (Serial No.), c/n 16975/34236, Reg. No. N8040L.

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. TBC), airworthy.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 152867), c/n 13513, Blue Angels.

 (Hector Vazquez Photos)

English Electric Canberra TT.18 (Serial No. WJ574).  Built as a B.2 in 1954, this aircraft served with RAF No. 540 Squadron and later not 57 Squadron.  It was converted to TT.18 configuration in 1974.  It came to the USA in 1994 and flew until 2000, coming to the museum in 2011.

 (Leonard J. DeFrancisci Photo)

Epps 1907 Monoplane replica, Reg. No. N1907.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 54-0674), Ex Air America (HR-ALK).

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Fouga CM.170 Magister (Serial No. 73), Israeli Air Force colours).

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Falcon (Serial No. 78-0025).  "The Green Mountain Boys".  This aircraft previouslly stood as a gate guard at the Burlington Air National Guard Base, Vermont.

General Motors TBM-3E Avenger (BuNo. 91188), c/n 4093, Reg. No. N108Q.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

General Motors (Eastern) FM-1 Wildcat (BNo. 14994), c/n 3, F-7.

 (Ebyabe Photo)

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk (Serial No. 69-16998), c/n 9D.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Grumman F9F-5 Panther (BuNo. 125595), 301.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 138608).  Previously located at the Admiral Farragut Academy, St Petersburg, Florida.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photos)

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141882).

 (Hector Vazquez Photos)

Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (BuNo. 136433), Reg. No. N8114T.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 162182), c/n I-675, NE-500.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 161134), c/n 361, VF-41.

Link Trainer.

  (Hector Vazquez Photos)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0569), c/n 580-1298, "Miss America", Reg. No. N64274.

 (Valder137 Photo)

LTV A-7A Corsair II (BuNo. 153135), c/n A-044, 01.

McDonnell F-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 59-0400), c/n 724, ex-RCAF 17400.

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

McDonnell F-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 155563), c/n 2849, 92.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161948), Blue Angel colours.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI/WSK-PZL LIM2 Midget (Serial No. 1A06027), Reg. No. N2400X.

 (Ebyabe Photo)

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UM Mongol B, Czech Air Force (Serial No. 664820), c/n Y2001.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Nord 1100 Noralpha, painted as a Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

North American AT-6 (SNJ) Texan (Serial No. 44-93536), TA-536.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30734), Reg. No. N9079Z.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 53-1201), FU201, Skyblazers colours, painted as (Serial No. 52-5303).

North American F-86F-30 Sabre (Serial No. 52-5116), painted as (Serial No. 52-12910), "Beautious Butch II" with 16 red star kill markings for the 16 MiG-15 jets shot down by Capt Joseph M. McConnell, who flew with the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS) of the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing (FIW) at Suwon AFB during the Korean War.  He flew three different F-86s during his tour of duty in Korea.  His first eight kills came from the first F-86E-10 (Serial No. 51-2753).  The second Sabre plane he flew was an F-86F-15 (Serial No. 51-12971) and the third was an F-86F-1 (Serial No. 51-12910).  To honour his wife, Pearl “Butch” Brown, all his aircraft were painted as "Beauteous Butch II".  On 12 April 1953, Chinese MiG-15 pilot Daoping Jiang shot down McConnell in aerial combat.  He ejected out over the Yellow Seas and was later recovered by a helicopter.  The aircraft is owned by Doug Mathews, and is being restored to airworthy status.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3434), on loan from the NMUSAF.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 140475), USS Lexington.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 137760), Reg. No. N128KA.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

 (Adrian Brooks Photo)

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco (BuNo. 155409), Reg. No. N15453, ex-USMC.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

North American Rockwell T-2C Buckeye (BuNo. 156702), c/n 318-17, F-810.

 (Carla Thomas, NASA Photo, 2 Aug 2003)

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Northrop Grumman F-5E Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD), DARPA, Aircraft (Serial No. 74-1519), c/n R1177.  This F-5E was modified by NASA for a constant area beyond drag optimum to reduce the sonic boom.  

The NASA Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration, also known as the Shaped Sonic Boom Experiment, was a two-year program that used a Northrop F-5E Freedom Fighter with a modified fuselage to demonstrate that the aircraft's shock wave, and accompanying sonic boom, can be shaped, and thereby reduced.  The program was a joint effort between NASA's Langley Research Center, Drydent Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, California and Northrop Grumman.

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Piper J3C-65 Grasshopper, painted as an L-4J, (Serial No. 43-30426), 53.

 (Kristian Jones Photo)

 (Ebyabe Photo)

 (Hector Vazquez Photos)

 (Adrian Brooks Photos)

Republic F-105D-10RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0492), c/n D180, "Ye Olde War Horse".

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw (Serial No. 57-5937), Reg. No. N37788, c/n 55-1221.

Stewart S-51 Mustang (Serial No. 003), Reg. No. N76PH.

Stinson L-13A Grasshopper (Serial No. 46-164), Reg. No. N164AB.

Utva UTVA-66 (Serial No. 51146).

 (Hector Vazquez Photo)

Vought F8U-2 (F-8K) Crusader (BuNo. 146985), USMC, VMF-333, DN.