23 results found
Registration / Serial:61-7976
Serial Painted:17976
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Version:Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):2027
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:9 December 2009
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:191612
View count: 26
Registration / Serial:61-7976
Serial Painted:17976
Aircraft Version:Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):2027
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)
Photo Date:9 December 2009
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:60-6935
Serial Painted:06935
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Version:Lockheed YF-12A
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):1002
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:9 December 2009
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:191611
View count: 24
Registration / Serial:60-6935
Serial Painted:06935
Aircraft Version:Lockheed YF-12A
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):1002
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)
Photo Date:9 December 2009
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:62-0001
Serial Painted:20001
Aircraft Original Type:North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Aircraft Generic Type:North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Aircraft Version:North American XB-70A Valkyrie
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):278-1
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:1969
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:129617
View count: 70
Registration / Serial:62-0001
Serial Painted:20001
Aircraft Version:North American XB-70A Valkyrie
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):278-1
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:1969
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:49-2430
Serial Painted:92430
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic YRF-84F Thunderflash
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 49-2430 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:122000
View count: 43
Operated experimentally as a parasite fighter from a modified GRB-36B bomber. Project discontinued.
Registration / Serial:49-2430
Serial Painted:92430
Aircraft Version:Republic YRF-84F Thunderflash
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 49-2430 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:52-3863
Serial Painted:23863
Military Code:FU-863
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86D Sabre
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):165-23
Aircraft Name:Dennis the Menace
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:24 May 2012
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Photo ID:74721
View count: 54
Registration / Serial:52-3863
Serial Painted:23863
Aircraft Version:North American F-86D Sabre
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):165-23
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:24 May 2012
Photo by:Fergal GoodmanContact
Registration / Serial:61-2492
Serial Painted:12492
Military Code:111
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed L-1329 JetStar
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed L-1329 JetStar (C-140)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed VC-140B JetStar (L-1329)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):5031
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:10 March 2015
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:54987
View count: 63
One of six Lockheed VC-140B JetStars used to transport the President of the United States that the USAF bought in 1961. The VIP Jetstars were were known to occasionally be called "Air Force One Half." This aircraft, retired in 1987, carried Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan a number of times.
Registration / Serial:61-2492
Serial Painted:12492
Aircraft Version:Lockheed VC-140B JetStar (L-1329)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):5031
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:10 March 2015
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:43-22200
Serial Painted:322200
Military Code:R
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-20 Boston/Havoc (DB-7)
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-20 Boston/Havoc (DB-7)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-20G Havoc
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):21847
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:45635
View count: 58
Converted post-war as corporate aircraft NL63004. Now exhibited indoors as '321475'.
Registration / Serial:43-22200
Serial Painted:322200
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-20G Havoc
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):21847
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:62-0001
Serial Painted:20001
Aircraft Original Type:North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Aircraft Generic Type:North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Aircraft Version:North American XB-70A Valkyrie
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):278-1
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:42460
View count: 58
The first of two prototype Mach Three bombers. First flown 21.09.64. Max weight 542,000 lbs. Reached 77,000 feet. Retired 04.02.69 and flown to W-P AFB. Now exhibited indoors. The second example was lost in a mid-air collision.
Registration / Serial:62-0001
Serial Painted:20001
Aircraft Version:North American XB-70A Valkyrie
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):278-1
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:42-13571
Serial Painted:2-13571
Aircraft Original Type:Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aircraft Version:Convair RB-36E Peacemaker
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:27 March 1971
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:37350
View count: 119
Second prototype B-36 converted to RB-36E status. Sold by USAFM when it moved to its new site and large sections of the aircraft are believed to survive in the private Soplata Collection.
Registration / Serial:42-13571
Serial Painted:2-13571
Aircraft Version:Convair RB-36E Peacemaker
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:27 March 1971
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:53-0394
Serial Painted:30394
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-52B Stratofortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16873
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:22069
View count: 66
As part of SAC Operation Power Flight, this B-52 became the first jet to circle the world non-stop (along with 53-0397 & 398) named 'Lucky Lady III', in a dramatic display of air power intended to strike fear into any potential enemy. On 16.1.57 they left Castle AFB, flying 24,325 miles and landing at March AFB 45hrs later, after four KC-97 refuellings. Joined 95 BW in 1959 when they re-equipped from B-36s and named 'City of El Paso'. B-52Bs were withdrawn in 1966; 394 was scrapped at WP AFB in 1984
Registration / Serial:53-0394
Serial Painted:30394
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-52B Stratofortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16873
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:430650
Military Code:F6-AL
Other Marks:FE-1598
Aircraft Original Type:Junkers Ju 88
Aircraft Generic Type:Junkers Ju 88
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 88D-1/Trop
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
C/n (msn):430650
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:21132
View count: 91
A Romanian Ju88 in which a young pilot defected to Cyprus in 7.43, being intercepted by four Hurricanes over Limassol. Given RAF serial HK959 and flown to Alexandria then handed over to the USAAF and ferried by air via Acension to Wright Field in 10.43. Placed on display in Luftwaffe colours, which were later changed to those shown here, before being restored to Romanian AF livery; now inside the USAFM
Registration / Serial:430650
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 88D-1/Trop
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
C/n (msn):430650
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:49-2430
Serial Painted:92430
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic YRF-84F Thunderflash
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 49-2430 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:20321
View count: 55
This is the unique FICON (FIghter CONveyor) modification of the prototype Thunderflash, designed to operate as a parasite fighter from a mother-ship B-36 (in fact GRB-36F) using a trapeze mechanism. Whilst technically successful, the operation was very challenging even for experienced pilots with several near disasters while unhooking or recovering. After a number of RF-84Ks were trialled by SAC in 1955-56, the project was dropped. The aircraft is now displayed indoors in the 91st SRS markings carried in the mid-1950s
Registration / Serial:49-2430
Serial Painted:92430
Aircraft Version:Republic YRF-84F Thunderflash
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 49-2430 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:NASA 522
Aircraft Original Type:Vought/Hiller/Ryan XC-142
Aircraft Generic Type:Vought/Hiller/Ryan XC-142
Aircraft Version:Vought/Hiller/Ryan XC-142A
Operator / Titles:NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
C/n (msn):4
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19801
View count: 50
Ex-USAF 62-5924. Long before the V-22 Osprey came along, extensive tests were conducted with five examples of this tilt-wing design, with a first conventional flight in 9.64 and vertical take-off with transition to normal flight and back for vertical landing in 1.65. Excessive vibration and noise from the cross-linked drive shaft and wing flexing were major problems, but the concept showed promise. A joint USAF/Army/Navy project, the USN withdrew and interest faded, the last LTV XC-142A flying into the USAFM in 1970
Registration / Serial:NASA 522
Aircraft Version:Vought/Hiller/Ryan XC-142A
Operator / Titles:NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
C/n (msn):4
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:49-389
Serial Painted:0-90389
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-29/B-50 Superfortress (345)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-29/B-50 Superfortress (345)
Aircraft Version:Boeing KB-50J Superfortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16165
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19290
View count: 127
Hayes Aircraft Corp. converted 136 surplus B-50Ds to KB-50 tankers, deliveries of the improved jet-assisted KB-50J version beginning in 1958. Replaced by KC-135s in the mid-60s, a few were still available in 1965 for use in SE Asia for emergency refuelling of fighters over hostile territory. Framed by WB-50D 0-90310, this one was soon after painted with fake serial 0-80114 and was moved to the Air Park at McDill AFB, FL in 1996
Registration / Serial:49-389
Serial Painted:0-90389
Aircraft Version:Boeing KB-50J Superfortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16165
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:56-2008
Serial Painted:62008
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-133A Cargomaster
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):45245
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:19153
View count: 63
In my distant recollection, the sound of this awesome turboprop lifter was as distinctive and inspiring as that of the mighty Antonov 22. This Cargomaster, one of 50 built primarily to carry intercontinental ballistic missiles, arrived at the USAFM in March 1971 when the fleet had to be retired due to fatigue and was repainted in the white-top MATS scheme in 1986
Registration / Serial:56-2008
Serial Painted:62008
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-133A Cargomaster
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):45245
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:53-6244
Serial Painted:36244
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):4501397
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:May 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:18878
View count: 77
Exhibited at Wright Patterson AFB, but later broken up.
Registration / Serial:53-6244
Serial Painted:36244
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):4501397
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Patterson AFB (KFFO / FFO)
Photo Date:May 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:59-4989
Serial Painted:94989
Other Marks:FA-989
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
Aircraft Version:Northrop YF-5A Freedom Fighter (N-156F)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):N6003
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:3788
View count: 118
With an impressive backdrop, here is the third prototype of Northrop's N-156F design for a simple and affordable Military Assistance Program export fighter, first flying on 31.7.63. A total of 799 were built, followed by 1166 of the more capable F-5E Tiger II. Now displayed in phoney camouflage as 64-13332 to represent a 'Shoksi Tiger' of the 4503rd TFS, which combat tested the type in Vietnam in the mid-60s
Registration / Serial:59-4989
Serial Painted:94989
Aircraft Version:Northrop YF-5A Freedom Fighter (N-156F)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):N6003
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:43-22200
Serial Painted:322200
Military Code:R
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-20 Boston/Havoc (DB-7)
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-20 Boston/Havoc (DB-7)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-20G Havoc
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):21847
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:2152
View count: 63
Civilian registered as NL63004 after WWII and advertised as a 6-seat executive conversion in 1952. Acquired by the USAFM in 1961 and nowadays displayed indoors, painted to represent 43-21475 "Little Joe"
Registration / Serial:43-22200
Serial Painted:322200
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-20G Havoc
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):21847
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:48-010
Serial Painted:0-80010
Military Code:BE-010
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-45 Tornado
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-45 Tornado
Aircraft Version:North American B-45C Tornado
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):153-38486
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:2118
View count: 87
North American's B-45 was the first jet bomber for the USAF, serving SAC from 1950 till 1959, but quickly superseded in the nuclear role during the early 50s by the B-47 Stratojet. A total of 143 were built, most 'C' models being completed as RB-45C reconnaissance aircraft, although this example was used latterly by Pratt & Whitney for engine testing, being flown to the Museum in 1971. Now housed inside in the marks of 47th BW (Light), which based B-45s at RAF Sculthorpe from 1952-58
Registration / Serial:48-010
Serial Painted:0-80010
Aircraft Version:North American B-45C Tornado
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):153-38486
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Registration / Serial:53-2280
Registration Painted:0-32280
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):4501093
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID:2103
View count: 134
Used as a test bed at Wright-Patterson AFB under the designation JB-47E in the 1960s, this was the first USAF aircraft with a fly-by-wire control system. Added to the Museum in 1969 and displayed until 2003, latterly inside, when replaced by RB-47H 53-4299. Now stored outside the Museum's Restoration Hangar
Registration / Serial:53-2280
Registration Painted:0-32280
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):4501093
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact