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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: Virginia, Chantilly, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Virginia Warplanes, Chantilly

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Centre

Data current to 12 Aug 2018.

Chantilly, Washington Dulles International Airport, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  There are more than 400 aircraft in the collection of the NASM, and of these, at least 65 are displayed in the NASM main building on the Washington, D.C., Mall.  More than 200 are located in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  20 or more (numbers vary) are stored at the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, Tucson, Arizona (AMARC).  Aircraft on display in the NASM on the Mall Washington, D.C. are listed in a separate Chapter.  Aircraft in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center:

 (Wikipedia Photo)

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Abrahms P.1 Explorer (Serial No. 15340), Reg. No. X19897.  Designed for commercial aerial photography.

Aeronca C-2 Collegian (Serial No. 291-2), Reg. No. NC626N. 1st mass-produced light a/c in the U.S.

Aichi B7A2 Ryusei (Grace), captured and test flown post-war by the Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit, South-East Asia (ATAIU-SEA)).  (National Museum of Naval Aviation Photos)

 (James Scott Photo)

 (Shibtan Photo)

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Aichi B7A2 Ryusei (Grace).  (Serial No. 2 Sho-816).  No. 47, T2/FE-1204.

Aichi M6A1 Seiran.  (IJNAF/National Museum of Naval Aviation Photos)

 (Author Photos)

 (Eric Salard Photo)

Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Clear Sky Storm), C/N 1600228, Reg. No. 47.  Gokoku-1600288.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Akerman Tailless (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. X14880.  Monterey Park’s 1st Police ultra-lite.

American Aerolights Double Eagle (Serial No. 200146), Reg. No. N18849.

 (Author Photo)

Antonov An-2 Colt, Kabul Aviation Museum, Afghanistan.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Antonov An-2 Colt (Serial No. 600810), Reg. No. N84762.

Applebay Zuni II (Serial No. 29), Reg. No. N2ZJ.

  (Kriegsmarine Photo)

Arado 196A3, T3+LH, Prinz Eugen, March 1943.

 (USN Photo)

The cruiser Prinz Eugen was the largest and most modern German surface ship to survive WWII intact. Allocated to the United States, the ship briefly served as USS Prinz Eugen (IX-300), having some equipment stripped off for study and then being expended as an atomic bomb target.

 (USN Photo)

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Arado Ar 196A-5 (Serial No. 623167).  PO+HG, T3+BH of Bordfl Gr 196 taken from the German cruiser Prinz Eugen 1945, Philadelphia Navy Yard.  In storage.

 

 

Arado Ar 234B-2 Blitz (Lightning), (Wk Nr 140312), USAAF FE-1010, shortly after it was brought to the USA in 1945.  (USAAF Photos)

 (Michael Yew Photo)

 (Nick-D Photo)

 

 (Kogo Photos)

Arado Ar 234B-2 Blitz (Lightning), (Werknummer 140312), F1-GS, USA 50, Wk No. 505, Reg. No. 27, USAAF T2-1010/FE-1010, restored as F1+GS.  This aircraft was one of nine Ar 234s surrendered to British forces at Sola Airfield near Stavanger, Norway.  The aircraft had been operating with 9. Staffel III./Kampfgeschwader 76 (later reorganised as Einsatzstaffel) during the final weeks of the war, having operated previously with the 8th squadron, carrying the full-four-character Geschwaderkennungmilitary code of "F1+GS" on the fuselage sides, with the wing code of "F1" painted on in a much reduced size for "low-visibility" requirements.  This aircraft and three others were collected by the "Watson's Whizzers" of the USAAF to be shipped back to the United States for flight testing.  The aircraft was flown from Sola to Cherbourg on 24 June 1945 where it joined 34 other advanced German aircraft shipped back to the U.S. aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Reaper, arriving at Newark, New Jersey on 28 July.  Upon arrival two of the Ar 234s were reassembled (including 140312) and flown by USAAF pilots to Freeman Field, Indiana for testing and evaluation. 140312 was assigned the foreign equipment number FE-1010.  After receiving new engines, radio and oxygen equipment, 140312 was transferred to Wright Field near Dayton, Ohio and delivered to the Accelerated Service Test Maintenance Squadron (ASTMS) of the Flight Test Division in July 1946.  Flight testing was completed on 16 October 1946 though the aircraft remained at Wright Field until 1947.  It was then stored until transferred to the Smithsonian Institution.  Restoration was completed in 1989.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

Arlington 1A Sisu (Serial No. 102), Reg. No. N1100Z.  1st glider to fly 1000 km, 7-31-64, pilot Al Parker.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

 (FlugKerl2 Photo)

 (Cliff1066 Photo)

Arrow Sport A2-60 (Serial No. 341), Reg. No. NC9325, G-AARO.

 (USAF Photo)

 (Alvin Trusty Photo, NMUSAF)

Avro-Canada VZ-9V Avrocar (Serial No. 58-7055), C/N AV-7055.  Tested in NASA Ames wind tunnel, never flown.  This aircraft was restored in 2007 and is on loan to the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.

Bachem Ba 349B-1 Natter (Snake), shown in its vertical launch position, ca April 1945.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

 (Creanium Photo)

Bachem Ba 349B-1 Natter (Snake).  T2/FE-1.  This is the only surviving original Ba 349, likely captured by US forces at St. Leonhard im Pitztal, Austria in May 1945.  This machine is of the experimental type as launched from the steel tower and is painted to look like an M17.  It is currently in storage awaiting restoration.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

Baldwin Red Devil.

 (Jarek Tuszynski)

Beck-Mahoney Sorceress, first biplane to exceed 200 mph (320 km/h) on a race pylon course and also held the distinction of being the most successful racing biplane in history.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Bede BD-5B Micro (Serial No. 2731-001), Reg. No. N234BD. Powered by Honda engine.

(USAF Photo)

Beechcraft UC-47F, USAF.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Beechcraft D18S (Expeditor II) (Serial No. A-481), Reg. No. N522B.  First post-Second World War variant introduced in 1945, with seating for eight passengers.  280 D18S aircraft were made for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), given the service name "Expeditor", and delivered between 1951 and 1952.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza (Serial No. D-1), “Waikiki Beach”, Reg. No. N80040.  Light aircraft distance record, 3-8-49.

 (USAAF Photo)

Bell P-39 Airacobra, ca 1943.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra (Serial No. 44-2433), C/N 26E-433, “Galloping Gertie,” Reg. No. NX57591, “Juba”, race No. 12, N57591.

 (USAAF Photo)

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Bell P-63A Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-70255), 33-131, “Edythe Louise”.

(NASA Photo)

Bell X-1-1 (Serial No.  46-062), "Glamorous Glennis", with Captain Chuck Yeager).

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Bell X-1-1, “Glamorous Glennis,” (Serial No. 46-062).  1st supersonic flight, 14 Oct 1947.

 (NASA Photo)

Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor Experimental Aircraft in flight.  

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor Experimental Aircraft.

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Bell Model 30 (Serial No. 1A), "Genevieve",  Reg. No. NX41867.  National Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

Bell UH-13J Sioux (Serial No. 57-2729).  C/N 1576.  Based on the Bell 47G-2.  1st Presidential helicopter - Eisenhower, 12 July 1954.  Similar to the one shown above in the NMUSAF, Dayton, Ohio.

 (Sgt. Robert W. Ingianni, USAF Photo)

Bell UH-1H, Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF), ands during a combat mission in Southeast Asia in 1970.  

 (Mark Pellegrini Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois (Serial No. 65-10126).  5170, C/N 340738.  The Bell UH-1H "Smokey III" that resides in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center served four tours and over 2,500 hours in Vietnam.

Bell 206L Long Ranger (Serial No. 45658), “Spirit of Texas”, Reg. No. N3911Z.  1st global circumnavigation by helicopter, 9-30-82.

 (Bell Photos)

 (Garber Facility Photos)

Bell Model 65 Air Test Vehicle (ATV). Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL).  Reg. No. N1105V.

 (Babbage Photo)

Bellanca CF (Serial No. C-56). 11036, Reg. No. NR11036.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Bellanca Cruisair Senior 14-13, NC86855, March 1947.

Bellanca 14-13-2 Crusair Senior (Serial No. 1514), Reg. No. NC74401.

 (FlugKerl2 Photo)

Benoist Land Tractor Type XII (Serial No. 32).

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

Bensen B-6 Gyroglider (Serial No. 1).

 (Museum of Flight Photo)

Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter (Serial No. 194), Reg. No. N2588B.  12 world & national autogiro records, 5-67 & 6-68.

Berliner Helicopter.  (Bundesarchiv Photo, Bild 102-08944).

 (Ralph Ross Photo)

Berliner Helicopter No. 5, 1924.  Built and flown at College Park Airport, MD.  College Park Aviation Museum (CPAM), MD.

 (NASM Photo)

Bertelsen Aeromobile 200-1 Air Cushion Vehicle hovering over grassy football field, circa 1960. Dr. William R. Bertelsen, inventor of the 200-1, at the controls.

 (Luftwaffe Photos)

 (RAF Photo)

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Blohm & Voss Bv 155B-V3, T2-505/FE-505.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Blohm & Voss Bv 246 Hasgelkorn.

 (USAAF Photo)

Boeing B-17D Flying Fortress (Serial No. 40-3097), “Swoose”, 2125.  This is the only U.S. bomber that flew a combat mission on 7 Dec 1941.

 (Jud McCranie Photo)

 (National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Photo)

Boeing B-17G-95-GL Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83814), "City of Savanah".  32455. Reg. No. N66571, CF-HBP, XA-BEC.  This aircraft is on loan to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Poole, Georgia.

 (USAF Photo)

 (Famartin Photo)

 (Toastydave Photo)

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

 (Lorax Photo)

 (Bierstaufer Photo)

Boeing B-29-35-MP Superfortress (Serial No. 44-86292), 82, R, “Enola Gay”.

 (USN Photo)

Boeing FB-5 Hawk (Serial No. A-705), Fighting Plane Squadron One delivered to the USN on 21 January 1927.  27 were built and all were rolled out and ferried out to the USS Langley (CV-1) in Seattle harbor, Washington . VF-1B flew the FB-5 for a year in 1927 until its aircraft were replaced with F2Bs.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

Boeing FB-5 Hawk (Serial No. A7114), C/N 820.  Previously on loan to the Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum, (MAGM), Quantico, Virginia.

 (USAF Photo)

Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter (Serial No. 53-283), the 180th Air Refueling Squadron, refueling 23rd TFW A-7D Corsair IIs, ca 1971.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Boeing KC-97G Stratotanker, cockpit (Serial No. 53-0243).  17025.

 (USAAF Photo)

Boeing P-26 of the 19th Pursuit Squadron. Boeing P-26 Peashooters were introduced into the Army Air Corps in 1933.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Boeing P-26A Peashooter (Serial No. 33-135).  1911. 44/0816, ex-Guatemalan FAG.

 (Eric Drost Photo)

 (Eric Salard Photo)

 (Sunil Gupta Photo)

Boeing 307 Stratoliner (Serial No. 2013), Reg. No. NC19903, ZS-BWV, 2013 (Haiti), Reg. No. N9703R.

 (Joe Parke Photo)

 (McMartin de Photo)

Boeing 367-80 (Serial No. 17158), Reg. No. N70700.  Prototype 707.  BFLD - Boeing Field, Seattle, WA.

Boeing 727-100 (Serial No. 18296), Reg. No. N7004U.  This aircraft is located in the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC), and has been donated by the NASM to the Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Boeing-Stearman N2S-5 Kaydet (BuNo.  61064), (Serial No. 75-5186), (Serial No. 42-17023).

 (Ryan Somma Photo)

Bowlus BB-1 Dragonfly, Reg. No. N-923.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross (Serial No. BA-100), Reg. No. NX18979, 1st Baby Albatross.

 (Ryan Somma Photo)

Bowlus-Dupont 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross “Falcon”, (Serial No. 3), Reg. No. G13763.  Model 1-S-2100, 31-mile formation cross-country flight from Big Meadows to Front Royal, Virginia, fall 1934, pilot Lewin B. Barringer.

 (Mike Peel Photos)

Bücker Bü-133C Jungmeister.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Bücker Bü-181B Bestmann (Serial No. 2227).  T2/FE-4611.

Burgess-Curtiss SC.

Cascade Kasperwing 180B (Serial No. 295).

  

Captured RFC Caudron G.4 bomber.  (IWM Photo, Geiser Theodore (mons) Collection)

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Caudron G.4 (Serial No. 2170).  C-4263. Built in 1916 this is one of the oldest surviving strategic bombers in the world.

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Cessna O-1A/L-19A Bird Dog (Serial No. 51-11963), "Maggie Miss",  22277.  Reg. No. N4508B.

 (TSgt. Don Allsup, USAF Photo)

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster 337M (Serial No. 67-21396).  337M-0102.  Flown in combat by Robert C. Mikesh.

 (Pi.1415926535 Photo)

Cessna 180, “Spirit of Columbus”, (Serial No. 30238), Reg. No. N1538C.  Jerry Mock, 1st woman to circumnavigate the globe, 17 April 1964.

 (Bundesarchiv Photo, Bild 102-06153)

Cierva C-8 Mk. IV (C.8W), Reg. No. NC418.  1st Autogyro flown in western hemisphere, built by Avro.

 (USN Photo)

 (USN Photo)

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina (BuNo. 08317).  1211.  On loan to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida.

 (USN Photos)

Convair XFY-1 Pogo (BuNo. 138649), C/N 2. 1st take-off/transition-landing, 2 Nov 1954.

 (USN Photos)

Convair XF2Y-1 Sea Dart (BuNo. 137634).

 (USAF Photo)

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Convair CV-240, “Caroline”, (Serial No. 89), Reg. No. N240K, N94245.  1st presidential campaign aircraft, JFK, 1960.

Crowley Hydro-Air Hovercraft (Serial No. 1).

 (USN Photo)

Culver TD2C-1 target drone, USN (BuNo. 69547) flown by naval aviator Jack V. Robinson in flight, circa in 1945. 

Culver TD2C-1 target drone (BuNo. 120135).  E-521846. (Serial No. 45-58816).

 (USN Photo)

Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk, USN (BuNo A-7408), ca 1930.

Curtiss F6C-4, “Gulfhawk IA”, (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N982V.  Flown by Al Williams, 1930-36.

 

 (USN Photos)

Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk USN fighter, hanging from the trapeze of the airship USS Macon.

 (Mark Pellegrini Photo)

Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk (BuNo. A9264).  NX986M, XF9C-2 restored as (BuNo. A9056) USS Macon.  On loan to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida.

 (Garber Facility Photo)

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. 4983).

 (USN Photo)

Curtiss F5L Flying Boa at Pensacola NAS, Florida, ca 1920s. 

Curtiss Model E Flying Boat Hull.

 (USN Photo)

Curtis NC-4, Reg. No. A2294. “4”, 1st transatlantic crossing, 16-27 May 1919.  This aircraft is on loan to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Curtiss N-9H (Serial No. 2558), 2507.  Partial reproduction.  This aircraft is on loan to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida.

 (I, Sailko Photo)

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. 1A (Serial No. 194), C/N 15349, ex-RCAF No. 111Squadron.  Suspended from the ceiling.

Curtiss P-40E/Kittyhawk, RAF (Serial No. AK875), USAAF (Serial No. 41-13575).  1047.  17983.  Reg. No. NX1048N, N1048N.

 (SB2C, USN Photo)

 (SB2C-3, USN Photo)

Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver (BuNo. 83479).  Recently restored, an aircraft like the one shown above is displayed as “208” inside the centre.  Built at Columbus, Ohio, this aircraft rolled off the assembly line in May 1945.  BuNo. 83479 flew with VB92 on the USS Lexington in the western pacific.

Curtis (N.A.F.). TS-2/3 (Serial No. 6446).  On loan to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida.  

Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior (Serial No. 1143).  Reg. No. N10965.

Curtis-Wright C-46F Commando (Serial No. 44-78772).  22595.  Reg. No. N67996, N614Z, CF-ZQX, N800FA.  On loan to the National Warplane Museum (NWM), Geneseo, New York.

Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender (Serial No. 42-78846).

Curtiss-Wright X-100 (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N853.  1st transition to tilt-propeller-driven a/c, April 1960.

Custer CCW-1 Channel Wing (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. NX30090.

 (Greg Goebel Photo)

Dassault Cargo Fanjet Falcon 20C (Serial No. 199), Reg. No. F-WMKH, N4388F, N8FE.

De Havilland DH-4, “Old 249”, replica (Serial No. 249), Reg. No. N249B.  On loan to the National Postal Museum, Washington, D.C.

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Mk. 35 (Serial No. TH998).  3 CAACU.

De Havilland-Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk, RCAF (Serial No. 18001).  23.  Reg. No. N13Y.

Delta Wing Model 162.

Delta Wing Phoenix VI.

Delta Wing Phoenix Viper 175.

Delta Wing Mariah M-9.

Delta Wing Phoenix VIB.

Delta Wing Phoenix Streak.  Comet clone.

 (Luftwaffe Photo)

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

 (Mike Peel Photo)

 (Nick-D Photo)

 (Ishaan Dalal Photo)

  (Guinog Photo)

Dornier Do-335A-02 Pfeil (Arrow) (Werknummer 240102), VG+PH.  FE-1012.  This aircraft was assigned factory radio code registration, or Stammkennzeichen, of VG+PH.  The aircraft was assembled at the Dornier plant in Oberpfaffenhofen, Bavaria on 16 April 1945.  It was captured by Allied forces at the plant on 22 April 1945.  VG+PH was one of two Do 335s to be shipped to the United States aboard the Royal Navy escort carrier HMS Reaper, along with other captured German aircraft, to be used for testing and evaluation under a USAAF program called "Operation Sea Horse".  VG+PH went to the Navy for evaluation and was sent to the Test and Evaluation Center, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland.  Following testing from 1945 to 1948, the aircraft was placed in storage at Norfolk, until donated to the Smithsonian in 1961.   In October 1974, VG+PH was returned to the Dornier plant in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany for a complete restoration.  In 1975, the aircraft was restored by Dornier employees, many of whom had worked on the airplane originally.  They were amazed that the explosive charges built into the aircraft to blow off the dorsal fin and rear propeller prior to pilot ejection were still installed and active 30 years later.  The aircraft was on display in the Deutsches Museum in Munich until 1986 when it was returned to the Smithsonian.

Double Eagle II Balloon, gondola only (Serial No. 10).  1st successful transatlantic balloon flight, 17 August 1978.

 (USN Photo)

Douglas A-1H/AD-6 Skyraider (BuNo. 135332).  9976, Reg. No. N39148.  This aircraft is currently in storage.  It is similar to the AD-6 shown above.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Douglas VB-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-34610).  27889.  This aircraft is an unarmed variant converted from B-26B for administrative purposes, similar to the VB-26B shown above.

  

 (USAF Photos)

Douglas XB-42A Mixmaster (Serial No. 43-50224).  27224.

 (USAF Photos)

Douglas XB-43 “Versatile II”, (Serial No. 44-61509).  Retired in 1953.

Eippe-Formance Cumulus 10.

Erco 415 Ercoupe, Reg. No. NC15692 (Serial No. 1)

Explorer II, balloon gondola only.  World altitue record of 72,395 feet set on 11 Nov 1935.

Fairchild PT-19A Cornell (Serial No. 43-33842).

Fairchild 71, “Stars & Stripes”, FC-2W-2, Reg. No. NX8006 (Serial No. 140).  Partial reproduction, 1st aircraft to operate from Antarctica.

Farman Sport, Reg. No. NC72 (Serial No. 15).

Felixstowe (NAF) F-5L Flying Boat, fuselage only (Serial No. A3882).

Focke-Achgelis Fa 330A-1 Bachstelze, rotor kite towed behind U-Boats (Serial No. 60133).  T2/FE-4618.  On loan to the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

   (USN Photo)

Focke Wulf Fw 190A-5 (Wk.Nr. 150051) brought to the USA in 1945 being test-flown post-war with a U.S. Navy tri-color scheme.

 (Kogo Photo)

 (Nick-D Photo)

Focke-Wulf 190F-8/R1 (Serial No. 931884).  “White 7”, FE/T2-117, built as Fw 190A-7 640069.

 (Valder137 Photo)

 (Clemens Vasters Photo)

 (Goshimini Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 (Wk Nr. 601088), (Serial No. 9053Z01), 0324, HPS, JG26 “Black 8”, USA 12 or 15, 24, T2/FE-120.  On loan to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, from the National Air and Space Museum..

  

 (USAAF Photos)

Ta 152H-0/R-11 (Wk. Nr. 1500010), coded CW+CJ, "Green 4", JG301, USA 11, Reg. No. 32, T2/FE-112, with the NASM.  This Ta 152 is the only existing example of this fighter in the world today.  The British recovered “Green 4” in Aalborg, Denmark, at the end of hostilities.  They turned the airplane over to “Watson’s Whizzer’s, an American unit charged with collecting Luftwaffe aircraft for further study.  Lt Harold McIntosh flew ‘020 to Melun, France, where it was loaded aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Reaper and shipped Newark Army Airfield, New Jersey.  From Newark, McIntosh flew this Ta 152 to Freeman Field, Indiana.  The airplane was later transferred to Wright Field, Ohio, to undergo extensive flight testing as Foreign Equipment number FE-112 (later changed to T2-112).  After testing, the Army stored the aircraft and then turned it over to the National Air Museum in 1960. 

Research conducted late in 1998 may have revealed the airplane’s true identity as Werk-Nummer 150010, not 150003 or ‘020 as has been widely reported.  This places the airframe toward the end of the range of pre-production H-0 models, a variant marking the transition from the Ta 152 prototypes to full production Ta 152H-1 airplanes.  It was probably built at Focke-Wulf’s production facility at Cottbus, Germany, in December 1944, and delivered to Erprobungskommando Ta 152 at Rechlin, Germany, for service testing.  As with most Ta 152s produced, ‘020’ was apparently transferred to Jagdgeswader (fighter squadron) JG 301 in early 1945.  A Green ‘4’ was painted on the fuselage and this may have been the squadron identification and radio call sign “Green 4”.  The aircraft has a wooden tail and only (Wk. Nr. 150003) and (Wk. Nr. 150010) were fitted with this and on historical photos the overpainted remains of the code CW+CJ is visible which belongs to (Wk. Nr. 150010).  (Wk. Nr. 150020). was coded CW+CT.  Data courtesy of Peter W. Cohausz.  National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

Fowler-Gage Tractor.

 (Ryan Somma Photo)

Frankfort TG-1A (Cinema) (Serial No. B-2-39), Reg. No. N53601.

Franklin PS-2, “Texaco Eaglet”, Reg. No. 502M (Serial No.202).  Transcontinental flight, pilot Frank Hawks, 3 Mar 1930 to 6 Apr 1930.

Fulton FA-3-101 “Airphibian”, Reg. No. NC74154.

Gates Learjet 23. (Serial No. 23-002), Reg. No. N802L.  2nd Learjet built, 1st production Model 23.  Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton.

 (NASA Photos)

Gemini 7 as seen from Gemini 6 during their rendezvous in space, 15-16 Dec 1965.  

 (Sanjay Achary Photo)

Gemini 7 Space Capsule. 

Gittens Ikenga 530Z (Serial No. DK001), Reg. No. N5032.  Oshkosh Reserve Grand Champ. Rotorcraft 1988.

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Goodyear K-Car airship gondola "Columbia", C-49.  IAD - Dulles International Airport.

Goodyear “Pilgrim” airship gondola.  National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL.

Goodyear XAO-3 Inflatoplane.  Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum (NATEM), Patuxent River, MD.

Goodyear ZPG-3W airship gondola (BuNo.  144243).  Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, Tucson, Arizona.

Grob 102 Standard Astir III (Serial No. 55585), Reg. No. N17999.  World altitude record 49,009, 2-17-86.

 (Kowloonese Photo)

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo.  154167), C/N I-302.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Grumman F6F-3K Hellcat (BuNo.  41834).  Drone, Operation Crossroads, July 1946.

 (Bill Larkins Phhoto)

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat (BuNo. 121646), , “Buff”,  D.1020, “Conquest 1”, race No. 1, Reg. No. N7699C, N1111L.

 (USN Photo)

Grumman F9F-6 Cougar (BuNo. 126670).  L-01.  Prototype XF9F.

 (Aaronx Photo)

Grumman G-22 Gulfhawk II (Serial No. 355), Reg. No. NR1050.  Flown by Al Williams 1936-48. 

 (USN Photos)

Grumman TBF-1C Avenger (BuNo. 24085).  4968.  Lend-lease to the Royal Navy.

 (USN Photo)

Grumman F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Bounty Hunters" of Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2).

 (Tech. Sgt. Rob Tabor, USAF Photo)

Grumman F-14D (R) Tomcat (BuNo. 159610), NK-105, C/N 157/DR-2.

Grunau Baby IIb (Serial No. 31016), Reg. No. 108.49 B-2, LZ-NC, T2/FE-2600.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photos)

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Halberstadt CL.IV (Serial No. 135), C/N 8103/18.  On loan to the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

 (Rama Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIb, RAF (Serial No. 56022), painted as (Serial No. LF686).

 (NASA Photo)

Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel (Serial No. 64-18263), Reg. No. XS689.

XS694 wing, 210 flights at NASA Langley.  On loan to the Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton.

 (RAF Photo)

Heinkel He 162A-2, (Wk. Nr. 120230), coded White 23, 1/JG1, captured by the British at captured at Leck, Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in May 1945. Transferred by the RAF to the USA, coded USA FE-504, later T2-504, now with the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

 (USAAF Photos)

Heinkel He 162A-2 Spatz (Sparrow),Volksjager (Wk. Nr. 120230), coded White 23, 1/JG1, painted (Wk. Nr. 120222), USA FE-504, later T2-504, with the tail of (Wk. Nr. 120222).  This aircraft is stored with the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.  This aircraft was one of thirty-one JG 1 aircraft manufactured by Heinkel at Rostock-Marienehe and captured by the British at captured at Leck, Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on 8 May 1945.  It was painted with the number White 23, and its red-white-black nose bands were in reverse order from the usual paint scheme, which may indicate that the wing commander and high-scoring ace, Col Herbert Ihlefeld, flew this particular aircraft.  After transfer to Britain, the US Army Air Forces accepted the airplane and shipped it to Wright Field, Ohio, for evaluation. It received the foreign equipment number FE-504, later T2-504, and was later moved to Freeman Field, Indiana.  For unknown reasons, mechanics replaced the tail unit at Wright Field with the tail unit of aircraft Wk. Nr. 120222.  FE-504/T2-504 was apparently never flown.  Its flying days ended permanently when someone at Freeman Field neatly sawed through the outer wing panels sometime before September 1946.  The wings were reattached with door hinges and the jet was shipped to air shows and military displays around the country.  The US Air Force transferred the aircraft to the Smithsonian Institution in 1949 but it remained in storage at Park Ridge, Illinois, until transfer to the Garber Facility in January 1955. National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

 (Luftwaffe Photos)

 (Kogo Photos)

Heinkel He 219A-2 Uhu (Eagle Owl) (Werknummer 290202), GI+KQ.  USA 10, T2/FE-614.  One of three He 219s found at Grove airfield in Denmark operated by the 1st Night Fighter Wing (Nachtjagdgeschwader 1) in Jutland, this aircraft was made flight worthy by Watson's Whizzers (US Army Intelligence Service) and flown to Cherbourg, France, 16 June 1945.  It was shipped to the USA along with 21 other captured German aircraft onboard the British escort carrier HMS Reaper and reassembled at Ford Field, Newark, New Jersey.  Assigned foreign equipment number FE-614 and later TE-614, it was flown to Freeman Field, Indiana for testing.  It was then stored until transferred to the Smithsonian's National Air Museum on 3 Jan 1949.  Restoration is continuing.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Helio 1A Courier (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N9390H, FF 4-14-49.  Similar to this U-10 Courier with the California Air National Guard.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

Herrick HV-2A Convertiplane, Reg. No. N13515.  1st public airborne conversion on 30 Jul 1937.

 (Massachusetts Air & Space Museum Photo)

Herring-Burgess.  1st aircraft flown in New England, 1911.

 (USN Photo)

Hiller HOE-1 Hornet (BuNo. 138652).  FF 9-53.

 (US Army Photo)

 (Ericplayzbass Photo)

Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee 1031-A1 flying platform.  On loan to the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.  Zimmerman Flying Platform.  Built to test weight-shift control principles.

 (Daderot Photo)

Hiller XH-44 Hiller-Copter (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. NX30033.  1st successful Hiller helicopter, FF 14 May 1944.  On loan to the Hiller Aviation Museum, City of Industry, California.

 (Dave West Photo)

Hiller YROE-1 Rotor Cycle (BuNo. 4022).  4.  FF 11-56.  On loan to the Naval Air Test and Evaluation Museum, Patuxent River, Maryland.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Hispano HA-200B Cairo (Serial No. 20063).  Design team lead by Willy Messerschmitt.  Similar to the prototype shown above in 1957.

Horten H IIL, Reg. No. D-10-125 (Serial No. 6).  T2-7, flown by Reimar Horten, tested intake design for Ho IX/229.  On loan to the Deutsches Technikalmuseum, Berlin, Germany.

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Horten H IIIf (Serial No. 32).  T2-5042, only c/s intact, prone pilot.  On loan to the Deutsches Technikalmuseum, Berlin, Germany.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Horten H IIIh, LA-AI (Serial No. 31).  T2-5039, only c/s intact, modified H IIIg.  On loan to the Deutsches Technikalmuseum, Berlin, Germany.

 (Bill McChesney Photo)

Horten H VI-V2 (Serial No. 34).  T2-5040, never flown.  On loan to the Deutsches Technikalmuseum, Berlin, Germany.

 (Michael Katzman Photos)

 (Brettc23 Photo)

Horten IX/229-V3.  T2-490, FE-490, never flown.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Huff-Daland Duster.  On loan to Delta Airlines Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia.

Icarus I.  First flight 1971.

 (Soviet Air Force Photo)

Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik.  Shot down spring 1944, Kryakovsky Lake.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

Junkers Ju 52/352 (CASA 353L) (Serial No. 146), Reg. No. G-BFHD.  T.2B-255 (Spain), D-ADLH.

 (USAAF Photos)

Junkers Ju 388L captured by the USAAF at the end of the war.

 (USAAF Photos)

Junkers Ju 388L-1 Störtebeker, (Wk. Nr. 560049), USA FE-4010, later T2-4010, at Freeman Field, Indiana, post war.  This aircraft is currently stored in the Paul E. Garber Facility, Suitland, Maryland.  (USAAF Photos)

 (San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

Junkers Ju 388L-1, (Wk. Nr. 560049), FE-410, later T2-4010, Wright Field, 1946 victory display.  National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.

 (San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

Kaman K-225 (BuNo. 125477).  1st turbine-powered helicopter, FF 12-11-51.

 (IJN Photo)

Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex) (Serial No. 514).  903 Kokutai?, T2/FE-324?

 (USAAF Photo)

Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden Kai "George" painted in the markings of the Army Air Forces Technical Air Intelligence Unit, Southwest Pacific Area.

Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden Kai "George" (Serial No. 5341), C/N 343-35. Yokosuka Kokutai, No. 32?, T2/FE-305.

 (USAAF Photo)

Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu captured at Clark Field, Malabacat in the Philippines in 1945.

 (Stephen Duhig Photo)

Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Nick) (Serial No. 4268), T2/FE-701.

 (Larry D. Moore Photo)

Kellet XO-60 (Serial No. 42-13610).  118.  Last of 7 ordered by AAF.

 (US Army Photo)

Kellet XR-8 (Serial No. 42-13610).  FF 8-7-44, Kellett “Syncropter”.

 (FlugKerl2 Photo)

Kreider-Reisner KR-34C (Serial No. 384), Reg. No. N30M.

 (USAAF Photo)

Kugisho P1Y1-C Ginga (Frances) (Serial No. Nakajima-8923).  T2-1702.

 (USAAF Photos)

Kyushu J7W1 Shinden (Magnificent Lightning). T2/FE-326.

 (Jaro Nemcok Photo)

Langley Aerodrome A.  On loan to the Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton.

 (Piotrus Photo)

Langley Aerodrome No. 6.  On loan and on display in the Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylania.  

Langley Quarter-Scale Aerodrome.

 

 (USAAF Photos)

Lippisch DM-1 (Akaflieg Darmstadt/Akaflieg München DM1).  1st full-scale delta wing aircraft.

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130A Hercules (Serial No. 57-0460). C/N 182-3167.  On 3 April 1975, 1st Lt Pham-Quang-Khiem and Major Nguyen Huu Canh stole this C-130 to get his family out of Vietnam, flying to Singapore.  Delivered to the NASM on 30 Jan 1989.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

Lockheed CL-475 (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N6940C.  1st successful hingeless rotor helicopter.  On loan to the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.

  (Ad Meskens Photo)

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

 (Kogo Photo)

Lockheed P-38J Lightning (Serial No. 42-67762), C/N 422-2273.  This P-38J-10-LO was assigned to Wright Field during Second World War.

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 64-17972), C/N 2023.  3-6-90 transcontinental speed record, 2,124 mph.

 (D.F. Brown, USAF Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5226), C/N 580-8565, on loan, displayed in front of the HQ DC ANG.

 (USAAF Photos)

Lockheed XC-35/10E Elektra (Serial No. 36-353).  3501.  1937 Collier Trophy for pressure cabin tests.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Lockheed 5C Vega “Winnie Mae”, (Serial No. 122), Reg. No. NC105W, NC195W.

 (USN Photo)

Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation (Serial No. 54-0177), C/N L-1049F-4196. Reg. No. N1104W.  West Virginia ANG coloours.  Delivered to the NASM in 1988.

 (USAF Photo)

  (Kowloonese Photo)

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Lockheed Martin X-35B (Serial No. 301), C/N PAV-1.

 (USAF Photo)

Loening OA-1A “San Francisco”, (Serial No. 26-431).  South American goodwill flight 1926.  On loan to the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.

Loudenslager Stephens Akro Laser 200.

 (Ryan Somma Photo)

MacCready Gossamer Albatross.  1st human-powered aircraft to fly across the English Channel, 6-12-79.  Dulles International Airport.

MacCready Solar Challenger, Reg. No. N1815C. 1st solar-powered aircraft to fly, & June 1981.  On loan to the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Mahoney Sorceress, Reg. No. N89TT.

Manta Pterodactyl Fledgling.  1st transcontinental ultra-lite flight, 1979.

 (USAAF Photo)

Martin B-26B Marauder, USAAF, ca 1943.

 (John MacKay Photos)

Martin B-26B Marauder, “Flak Bait”, (Serial No. 41-31773).  Under restoration at the SFUHC.

 (USAF Photo)

Martin EB-57B Canberra (Serial No. 52-1551).  134.  Similar to the one shown above.

Martin PBM-1 Mariner (3/8 scale) (Serial No. X19168).  On loan to the Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore, Maryland.

 (USN Photos)

Martin PBM-3 Mariner, USN, ca. 1942-43.

 (USN Photo)

Martin PBM-3R Mariner, USN (BuNo 6465), taking off, circa 1942-43.

 (Author Photo)

Martin PBM-5A Mariner (BuNo. 122071).  Reg. No. N3190G.  On loan to the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

 (Henry Woodhouse Photos)

Martin J.V., K-111 Kitten.

 (Daderot Photo)

Maupin-Lanteri Black Diamond.  On loan to the Hiller Aviation Museum, City of Industry, California.

 (USN Photo)

McDonnell F-4A Phantom II (BuNo. 145307), “Sageburner”, 8.  Low-altitude, 3-km world speed record, 28 Aug 1961.

 (350a33 Photo)

 (Looper5920 Photo)

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 157307), F-4S-44, WT-03, C/N 4018, upgraded from F-4J.  Mig-21 downed, 21 June 1972.  This aircraft came to the NASM on 19 Nov 1988.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo, forward fuselage only (Serial No. 56-0119).  364.  Camera package included.

 (USN Photo)

McDonnell XHJD-1 “Whirlaway”, (BuNo. 44318).  1st successful twin-rotor, twin-engine helicopter.

 (NACA/NASA/US Army Photo)

McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane (Serial No. 53-4017).  1st rotorcraft to fly 200 mph, 10-10-56.

 (USAAF Photos)

 (Mike Peel Photo)

 (Aaron Headley Photo)

Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet (Wk. Nr. 191301).  T2/FE-500.

(USAAF Photos)

Messerschmitt Me 410A-3/U1 Hornisse (Hornet), (Wk. Nr. 10018), coded F6+WK, 2(F)/122.  EB-103, T2/FE-499.

 (Jarekt Photo)

Mignet-Crosley HM.14 Pou du Ciel, Reg. No. X-15749.  1st Flying Flea built in U.S., 11-1-35.  EAA - Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh, WI.

 (Babbage Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot (Serial No. 70919), C/N 4320.  People’s Republic of China also recorded as (Serial No. 4320).

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13 Fishbed-C (Serial No. 63), C/N N74212106.

 (Mark Pellegrini Photo)

Mitchell U-2 Super Wing (Serial No. PU646), Reg. No. N5820.  Built by F. March, M. Bourguin, U-2 Club of Toledo.

 (USAAF Photo)

 (Eddie Maloney Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M7 Zero Model 63, E-143 (Serial No. 23186).  Displayed as 3-143?, C/N 4323?  SAM - San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego, CA.

 (USAAF Photos)

Mitsubishi G4M3 Betty, nose section only, Mitsubishi (Serial No. 3041).  T2-2205.

 (RadioFan Photo)

Monnett Moni (Serial No. 154), Reg. No. N23HW.

Monocoupe 70 (Serial No. 133), Reg. No. NC6730.  On loan to the California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, California.

 (RuthAS photo)

Monocoupe 110 Special “Lil Butch,” (Serial No. 7W96), Reg. No. NC36Y.  On loan to the Virginia Air and Space Museum, Richmond, Virginia.

 (Zanonia Photo)

Montgomery Evergreen.  On loan to the San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego, California.

 (Montgomery Photo)

Montgomery Santa Clara (parts).

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Mooney M-18C Mite (Serial No. 201), Reg. No. N3199Y.

 (USAAF Photo)

Morane-Saulnier MS.500/Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Serial No. 85), Reg. No. 80138.

 (USMC Photo)

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Canary, USMC (BuNo. 1777) at Parris Island, South Carolina (USA), in May 1942.  The N3Ns were used to tow Schweizer LNS-1 gliders of the Marine glider program. 

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N Yellow Peril (BuNo. 3022), 44, built in 1941.  Previously displayed above the hockey rink at the Dahlgren Hall Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

 (Heino.roden Photo)

Nagler-Rolz NR 54 V2.  On loan to the Hubschrauber Museum, Buckeburg, Germany.

 (USN Photo)

Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan (Jill) (Serial No. Nakajima-5350).  No. 12, T2/FE-1200/FE-N1200.

 (USAAF Photo)

Nakajima C6N1-S Saiun (Myrt) (Serial No. Nakajima-4161).  T2/FE-4803/FE-N4803.

 (Sturmvogel 66 Photo)

Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Irving) (Serial No. Nakajima-7334).  T2/FE-700.

 (USAAF Photo)

Nakajima J5N1 Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder).  Parts only: aft fuselage & fin, left wing panel, fuel cells.

 (US Army Photo)

Nakajima Ki-43-IIb Hayabusa (Oscar), C/N 62387 (Serial No. 6).  No. 10?, T2/FE-6430, displayed as “13.”  EAA - Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh, WI.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi, (Sabre) (Serial No. 1002).  T2/FE-156.

 (IJAAF Photo)

 (FlugKerl2 Photo)

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Nakajima Kikka, (Orange Blossum).  A-103, probably assembled from parts.

 (Bill McChesney Photo)

NASA Oblique Wing remotely piloted vehicle (RPV).

 (Ryan Somma Photo)

Nelson BB-1 Dragonfly (Serial No. 507), Reg. No. N34932.

Nelson PG-185B Hummingbird (Serial No. 80), Reg. No. N68580.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

 (Randy Ray Photo)

Nieuport 28C-1 (Serial No. 1958E), Reg. No. N4123A.

(NMUSAF Photo)

Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman ca 1945. 

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman, US Forest Service, ca late 1940s.

Noorduyn YC-64 Norseman Mk. IV (Serial No. 42-5046), 78.

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

North American B-25J/TB-25J-20 Mitchell “Carol Jean”, (Serial No. 44-29887), c/n 108-33162.  “Luscious Lulu” in film “Catch-22”, Reg. No. N10564.  Dulles International Airport.  Similar to the B-25 shown above, also flown in the movie.

 (Kowloonese Photo)

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 48-0260), FU-260, C/N 151-43629.  Flew combat in Korea, 4th FW, Kimpo Air Base.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-100D-45-NH Super Sabre (Serial No. 55-2914) in formation over South Vietnam in 1967.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-100D Super Sabre formation, 118th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ca 1960. 

North American F-100D Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3440).  C/N 245-90.  Flown by R. Risner, 1st Air Force Cross winner in VN.

 (NMNA Photos)

North American FJ-1 Fury ca. 1947. 

North American FJ-1 Fury ca. 1948.  One is preserved in the NASM.

(USAAF Photo)

North American O-47B (Serial No. 39-101) from the 101st Observation Squadron, Massachusetts National Guard, 1940.

North American O-47A (Serial No. 25-222), Reg. No. 37-279.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

North American P-51C-10NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-10947), C/N 111-29080. "Excalibur III", Reg. No. N1202,  This aircraft was an air racer.  1946: Bendix Race 2,048 miles: 1st Place at 435 mph, Paul Mantz pilot.  1947: Bendix Race 2,048 miles: 1st Place at 460 mph! Paul Mantz pilot.  1947: Set coast-coast speed records (both directions) as "Blaze of Noon".  1948: #60 "The Houstonian".  1948: Bendix Race 2,044 miles: 2nd Place by 10 sec at 446 mph. Flown by Linton Carny, Mantz flew 1st Place, Reg. No. N1204.  1949: #60 Bendix Race 2,008 miles: 3rd Place at 449mph. Flown by Herman Salmon.  1950: N1202, Charles Blair/Pan American World Airways, flew as "Excalibur III".  31 Jan 1951: Record-setting flight from NY to London, 7 hours 48 minutes.  29 May 1951: Record-setting flight from Bardufoss Norway over the North Pole to Fairbanks Alaska in 10 hours 27 minutes.  1951: Record-setting flight from Fairbanks Alaska to New York, NY, 9.5 hours.  1952: Charles Blair awarded the Harmon International Trophy by President Harry Truman.  Circa 1953: purchased by Pan American.  1953: donated to Smithsonian Institution, NASM. 
1977: restoration.  1988: on display at California Museum of Science/Industry.  2000: moved to NASM, Washington DC.  2004: on display at Udvar-Hazy Center, NASM.  Temporarily loaned to the California Science Center, returned to the NASM.  Currently on display in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Dulles Airport, Virginia.

 (USAF Photo)

North American AT-6C-NT Texan in flight.

North American SNJ-4A (AT-6C) Texan (BuNo. 51398), C/N 88-13780.

 (NASA Photo)

Northrop M2-F1 (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N86652, NASA803.  Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, CA.

 (Demilio Photo)

Northrop N-1M Flying Wing, Reg. No. NX28311.

 (USAF Photo)

Northrop P-61B Black Widow, Novato, California, 23 June 1948. 

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

 (USAF/DoD Photot)

Northrop P-61C Black Widow (Serial No. 43-8330), FK-330, C/N 1376.  Donated to the National Air Museum (now the National Air and Space Museum) in 1950, recalled for flight test work, it came back to the museum in 1954.

 (NASA Photos)

Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet (Serial No. 42-38353).  FF 3-23-44, 1st all-welded magnesium airframe.

Olmstead Pusher.  Astrophysicist C. Olmstead design, never flown.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

 (Nick Galante Photo)

Pathfinder Plus, NASA Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV).

 (Hayden747 Photo)

Pentecost E III Hoppi-Copter, Reg. No. NX31222.  On loan to the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

 (Trashbag Photo)

Piasecki PV-2 Helicopter, Reg. No. NX37061.  2nd successful helicopter to fly in U.S., FF 11 Apr 1943.  NHMC - National Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester, PA.

 (USCG Photo)

Piasecki HRP-1G Rescuer helicopter, USCG ca. 1948.

Piasecki XHRP-1 Rescuer Helicopter (BuNo. 01045).  (Possibly BuNo. 37968 or 37969).

 (SSgt. J.R. Ruark, USMC Photo)

Pioneer RQ-2A UAV.  Flown during the Gulf War.

 (Tim Evanson Photo)

Piper J-2 Cub (Serial No. 913), Reg. No. NC20137.  1st J-2 built by Piper Aircraft Corp.  On loan to the Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C

Piper J-3 Cub (Serial No. 6578), Reg. No. NC35773.

 (USAAC Photo)

Piper L-4 Grasshopper, USAAC, ca 1944.

Piper L-4B Grasshopper (Serial No. 44-1074).  9935.  On loan to the 45th Infantry Division Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 (Ruhrfisch Photo)

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser “City of Washington”, (Serial No. 12-1618), Reg. No. NX2365M.  Around-the-world flight, 10 Dec 1949.

Piper PA-18 Super Cub (Serial No. 18-4151), Reg. No. N1872P.  Mapped uranium deposits.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Piper PA-23 Apache (Serial No. 14), Reg. No. N101P.  13th Apache built, N114DA.

 (Babbage Photo)

Pitcairn AC-35 (Serial No. J-91).  X70, Reg. No. NX70.

 (NASA Photo)

Pitcairn Autogyro, flown at Langley Airfield, NACA. 

Pitcairn-Cierva PCA-1A Autogyro (Serial No. A-2), Reg. No. X95N.  1st indigenous U.S. autogiro, FF April 1930.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Pitts Special S-1-C “Little Stinker,” (Serial No. 2), Reg. No. N22E.  Curtis Pitts, “The original Pitts Special.”

Pitts Special S-1-S (Serial No. JDR2), Reg. No. N11DR, Reg. No. N11DR.

  (USAAF Photo)

Platt-LePage XR-1 Helicopter (Serial No. 41-001).  1st helicopter purchased by AAF. 

Princeton GEM X-2 Air Scooter.

 (US Army Photo)

PGM-11 Redstone Rocket No. CC-56, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 17 Sep 1958.  

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0445).  388 TFW 1966-70, possible MiG-17 kill on 3 June 1967.

 (Eric Salard Photo)

Republic P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-32691).  Restored as LH-E.

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Republic RC-3 Seabee (Serial No. 992), Reg. No. NC6709K.  Similar to CF-HTW shown above.

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Rheintochter R1 Missile.

 (Ed Post Photo)

Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

Rotorway Scorpion Too Helicopter (Serial No. 707), Reg. No. N18849.  Most popular homebuilt helicopter.

Rutan Quickie,  (Serial No. 169), Reg. No. N169H.

Rutan Vari-Eze (Serial No. 2), Reg. No. N4EZ.  First kits based on this aircraft.

Rutan Vari-Eze, unbuilt kit.  No foam, engine or instruments.

 (Babbage Photo)

Ryan PT-22A Recruit (Serial No.), 481.

 (USAF Photo)

 (Jim1138 Photo)

Ryan X-13A Vertijet (Serial No. 54-1619).  On loan to the San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego, California.

 (RSAF Photo)

Saab J-29-F Tunman (Serial No. 29.657), Reg. No. 69-E-1.  Swept-wing fighter. Presented to NASM by Royal Swedish Air Force Chief of Staff.  Similar to the J-29 reconnaissance variant shown above at Kamina Air Base, Sweden.

 (Alan Radaki Photo)

Scaled Composites Model 311 Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, Reg. No. N277SF.

 (Alf van Beem)

Schempp-Hirth Nimbus II.  Similar to the one shown above.

 (Deutsche Fototek Photo)

Schneider-Hofmann-Rehberg SG 38.  Similar to one shown here ca 1957.

 (USAF Photo)

Schweizer 2-22 EK Glider (Serial No. 212), Reg. No. N2790Z.  Flown in airshows by Byron G. “Scotty” McCray.  Similar to the one shown above at the USAF Academy, Colorado Springs.

 (Jarek Tuszinski Photo)

Sharp DR90 Nemesis.

Shoemaker-Cannonhouse Tractor pontoon biplane, 1912.

 (NACA Photo)

 (FlugKerl2 Photo)

Sikorsky JRS-1/S-43 Cargo Transport (BuNo. 1063).  4346.  This is the only NA&SM aircraft that was present during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo

 (Mike Peel Photo)

Sikorsky YH-19A helicopter.

 (Joe Ravi Photo)

Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse Helicopter (BuNo. 148768), C/N 58-1319. USMC, HMM 163 markings.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Sikorsky XR-4/VS-316 Hoverfly Helicopter (Serial No. 41-18874).  1st single-rotor military helicopter.  On loan to the National Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester, PA.

 (USAAF Photo)

Sikorsky XR-5/VS-327 Dragonfly Helicopter (Serial No. 43-47954).  SS-34.  FF 8-18-43.  Similar to the H-5 shown above.

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Space Shuttle Enterprise.  On 12 Dec 2011, ownership of Enterprise was officially transferred to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

SPAD XIII (Serial No.), "Smith IV", 22nd Pursuit Squadron.

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

SPAD XVI (Serial No. 959), AS9392.  Flown by Brigadier-General Billy Mitchell during the First World War.  On loan to the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.

 (NACA Photo)

Sperry M-1 at NACA Langley, in 1926. 

 (NMUSAF Photo)

Sperry-Verville M-1 Messenger, Reg. No. AS68533.  On loan to the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.

 (San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

Standard J-1 (Serial No. 177), Reg. No. N1375.

 (Lestocq Photo)

Stanley Nomad, Reg. No. NX20645.  FF 6-20-38.

 (NACA Photos)

Stearman-Hammon Y, Reg. No. NC15533.

 (Jarek Tuszinsky Photo)

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 42-14798).

 (Sarah Stierch Photo)

Stinson SR-10F Reliant (Serial No. 5910), Reg. No. NC2311.  1st human ground-to-air pickup, 4 Sep 1943.  On loan to the National Postal Museum, Washington, D.C.

 (FlugKerl2 Photo)

Stits SA-2 Skybaby (Serial No. 2), Reg. No. N5K.  World’s smallest aircraft in 1952.  Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh, WI.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Stout Skycar, Reg. No. X10899.  Exhibited at 1931 National Aircraft Show.

 (I, BrokenSphere Photo)

Travel Air D4D “Pepsi Skywriter.”

 (Cliff from Arlington Photo)

Turner RT-14 Meteor, Reg. No. NX263Y.  Thompson Trophy Race winner 1938-39.

Ultraflight Lazair SS EC (Serial No. A838), Reg. No. 911MP.  2nd police Ultralight at Monterey Park, CA.

Verville Sport Trainer, Reg. No. NC457M.

 (NASA Photos)

Vertol VZ-2A.

 (USN Photo)

Vought OS2U-2 Kingfisher in flight, early in 1942.

 (Ryan Somma Photo)

Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher (BuNo. 5909), 13.  Operated from USS Indiana, May 1942 to Dec 1944.

 (USN Photo)

Vought-Sikorsky V-173 Flying Pancake (BuNo. 02978), on its maiden flight, 23 Nov 1942. 

 (Eric Urban Photo)

Vought-Sikorsky V-173 Flying Pancake (BuNo. 02978).  FF 11-23-42.  On loan to the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas.

 (Ad Meskens Photos)

Vought F4U-1D Corsair (BuNo. 50375), 86, C/N 5622.  Restored as F4U-1A “Sun Setter” of VMF 113.  Suspended from the ceiling.

  (USN Photo)

Vought RF-8G Crusader U.S. Naval Reserve aircraft from Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 206 (VFP-206).

 (FlugKerl Photo)

Vought RF-8G Crusader (BuNo. 146860), AF-701.  RF-8A modified to RF-8G configuration, service in VN.

 (USN Photo)

Vought XF-8U-1 Crusader (BuNo. 138899).  1, 1955 Collier Trophy winner.  On loan to Boeing Field, Seattle, WA.

 (USAAF Photo)

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-22124).

Waco Primary Glider.  Major components only.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Waco UIC Cabin (Serial No. 3715), Reg. No. N13062.

 (RuthAS Photo)

Waco 9, Reg. No. N452 (Serial No. 389).

 (San Diego Air & Space Museum Photo)

  (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Waterman Arrobile (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N54P.  On loan to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois.

Waterman Whatsit (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. X12272.

Weedhopper JC-24C (Serial No. 1845).  Ignition system: six “D” flashlight batteries.

  (Jared Tuszynski Photo)

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIa, RCAF (Serial No. 2346), C/N 1185, AC-B, 138 Sqn. RAF, Reg. No. N7791.  Donated to the NASM in 1979.

Windecker Eagle I (Serial No. 6), Reg. No. N4197G.  1st civil aircraft built entirely of glass-fiber.

Wiseman-Cooke.  On loan to the National Postal Museum, Washington, D.C.

Wolf Valkyrie.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photo)

Wright Model B, replica.

 (Dmitry Terekhov Photo)

Yakovlev Yak-18 “Max,” (Serial No. 59).  Similar to one shown above.

 (Jarek Tuszynski Photos)

Yokosuka Kugisho MXY7-K2 Ohka Model 22 (Serial No. Kugisho-61).

Yokosuka Kugisho Ohka 22 (Cherry Blossum) (Serial No. 59).