This Skyhawk was withdrawn and stored at MASDC in 1973. Later becoming part of the National Museum Of Naval Aviation collection, it has been on loan to Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento, CA since 2006. Although painted as Blue Angel 2, this early Skyhawk never flew with the team.
The first two-seat Starfighter model, the F-104B was ahead of its time in not receiving a TF designation, suggesting it was fully combat-capable. However, the F-104A's 20-mm cannon was omitted and internal fuel reduced. There were also quite a few other changes, and the definitive, FY 1957 machines had a 25 percent larger tailfin and rudder than the F-104A.
The F-111 was always a bomber, and in the end a 'strategic' variant was produced as the FB-111. This is the first FB-111 pre-production aircraft, first flown on 13 July 1968. According to some sources it ultimately became an F-111G.
The Skyraider belatedly entered US Air Force service in 1964 for the war in Vietnam. This A-1E is painted as an aircraft of the 1st Special Operations Squadron, although in reality this airframe did not leave the US Navy.
This F-106 served with the 5th Fighter Intercepter Squadron at Minot AFB, North Dakota, for a full 25 years, from 1960 to 1985. It survived a mid-air collision as well as conversion to QF-106 drone, and is now preserved.
The last HU-25 was retired from USCG service days before this picture was taken. The Aerospace Museum of California received this example from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, which is just around the corner.