237 results found
Registration / Serial:35-179
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas O-46
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas O-46
Aircraft Version:Douglas O-46A
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):1441
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:21 July 1991
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:144896
View count: 19
Two-seat closed cockpit parasol-winged observation monoplane, the only survivor of 90 built for the USAAC from 1935. Crashed at Harlingen TX 27.11.42 and remains retrieved in 1967 and restored for display.
Registration / Serial:35-179
Aircraft Version:Douglas O-46A
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):1441
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:21 July 1991
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:54-1620
Serial Painted:41620
Aircraft Original Type:Ryan X-13 Vertijet
Aircraft Generic Type:Ryan X-13 Vertijet
Aircraft Version:Ryan X-13 Vertijet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 54-1620 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:17 June 2016
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:134834
View count: 11
The X-13 was intended to prove that a jet could take off vertically, transition to horizontal flight and return to vertical flight for landing. It was hoped that such a jet would lead the way for submarine-based aircraft and provide offensive capability should conventional runways be destroyed in an attack. This is the second of two X-13s, completing the first full-cycle flight in April 1957 at Edwards AFB and is now on dispaly in the R&D Gallery of the NMUSAF's new fourth building.
Registration / Serial:54-1620
Serial Painted:41620
Aircraft Version:Ryan X-13 Vertijet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 54-1620 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:17 June 2016
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:64-18262
Serial Painted:418262
Military Code:2
Aircraft Original Type:Hawker Siddeley P-1127 (Kestrel/Harrier)
Aircraft Generic Type:Hawker Siddeley P-1127 (Kestrel/Harrier)
Aircraft Version:Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:17 June 2016
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:134831
View count: 12
The British-built Kestrel was the prototype version of the Harrier and became the world's first operational VSTOL fighter with the RAF in 1969. As XS688 this was one of six Kestrels that came to Edwards AFB for US armed forces testing and subsequent entry into service with the US Marine Corps. This example is now on display in the R&D Gallery of the NMUSAF.
Registration / Serial:64-18262
Serial Painted:418262
Aircraft Version:Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:17 June 2016
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:62-0001
Registration 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: 20
Registration / Serial:62-0001
Registration 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
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic YRF-84F Thunderflash
Operator / Titles: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:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:122000
View count: 19
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):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:22 April 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:62-4193
Serial Painted:AF62-193
Military Code:KA
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (C-7/AC-1/V-2)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):138
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:27 September 1986
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:119328
View count: 20
Was assigned to both 457 TAS/483 TAW and 459 TAS/483 TAW at Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of South Vietnam.
Registration / Serial:62-4193
Serial Painted:AF62-193
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada C-7B Caribou
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):138
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:27 September 1986
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:42-36200
Other Marks:236200
Aircraft Original Type:Aeronca 65 Super Chief/Defender (L-3/O-58)
Aircraft Generic Type:Aeronca 65 Super Chief/Defender (L-3/O-58)
Aircraft Version:Aeronca O-58B Defender (L-3B)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:109366
View count: 12
The Army ordered the first O-58s in 1941 to test the use of light aircraft for liaison and observation missions in direct support of ground forces. Between 1941 and 1943, Aeronca Aircraft Corp. of Middletown, Ohio, built more than 1,400 of these aircraft for the Army, of which 875 were L-3Bs. During WWII, L-3s were used in artillery fire direction, courier service, front-line liaison and pilot training. This example is on display at the National Museum of the USAF.
Registration / Serial:42-36200
Aircraft Version:Aeronca O-58B Defender (L-3B)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:11504
Aircraft Original Type:Caproni Ca-36
Aircraft Generic Type:Caproni Ca-36
Aircraft Version:Caproni Ca-36M
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):3808
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:20 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:109318
View count: 14
During WWI Italian aeronautical engineer Gianni Caproni developed a series of multi-engine heavy bombers that played a key role in the Allied strategic bombing campaign. His bombers were produced not only in Italy but also in France, Great Britain and the US. Toward the end of the war the definitive version, the Ca. 36, went into production with Ca. 36s remaining in Italian AF service as late as 1929. The NMUSAF obtained this example from the Museo Aeronautica Caproni di Taliedo in Italy in 1987.
Registration / Serial:11504
Aircraft Version:Caproni Ca-36M
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):3808
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:20 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:2057
Aircraft Original Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Aircraft Generic Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Aircraft Version:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
Operator / Titles:North Korea - Air Force
C/n (msn):2015357
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:109102
View count: 17
This is possibly the most valuable MiG-15 ever produced, certainly from an US perspective. During the Korean War the US tried unsuccessfully to obtain a 'Fagot' for technical and evaluation puposes but this example landed at Kimpo AB, South Korea by defecting pilot No Kum-Sok. Subsequently test flown and evaluated an offer to North Korea to hand back the plane to it's 'righful owners' was rebuffed and so instead it went on display at the National Museum of the USAF at Dayton.
Registration / Serial:2057
Aircraft Version:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
Operator / Titles:North Korea - Air Force
C/n (msn):2015357
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:51-5282
Serial Painted:0-15282
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross (G-111 / U-16)
Aircraft Version:Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):163
Aircraft Name:Chuck's Challenge
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:106871
View count: 10
'Chuck's Challenge' was one of the last operational USAF Albatrosses. She set a world altitude record for twin-engined amphibians after reaching 32,883 feet on July 4, 1973 and then promptly retired and flown to the National Museum of the USAF for preservation.
Registration / Serial:51-5282
Serial Painted:0-15282
Aircraft Version:Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):163
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Original Type:Wright Flyer
Aircraft Generic Type:Wright Flyer
Aircraft Version:Wright Flyer Type B Modified
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:105775
View count: 12
Normally I don't photograph very early aeroplanes but being in Dayton, home of the Wright Brothers, of powered flight and the first airport... it would be rude not to! This original Flyer is a modified version of the Type B Flyer, the major modifications are the installation of an eight-cylinder Rausenberger engine instead of the original four-cylinder Wright engine and the addition of ailerons on the trailing edges of the wings in place of the Wrights' wing warping design.
Registration / Serial:
Aircraft Version:Wright Flyer Type B Modified
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:87-0025
Serial Painted:70025
Military Code:ED
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas YC-17A Globemaster III
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):50003 / F2
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:105760
View count: 17
This is the prototype C-17 and made her first flight on 15th Sept. 1991 flying from Long Beach to Edwards AFB, CA. After completing the test program for the Globemaster III she then became a testbed for the USAF, NASA and other flight-test agencies, as well as finding time to appear in quite a few blockbuster movies. She was retired at Edwards during 2011 and flown the following year to the National Museum of the USAF for display.
Registration / Serial:87-0025
Serial Painted:70025
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas YC-17A Globemaster III
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):50003 / F2
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:42-90629
Other Marks:33/67ED
Aircraft Original Type:Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Aircraft Generic Type:Vultee BT-13/BT-15/SNV Valiant
Aircraft Version:Vultee BT-13B Valiant
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:104313
View count: 13
The Valiant was the basic trainer most widely used by the USAAF during WWII, representing the 2nd of the 3 stages of pilot training; primary, basic and advanced. Compared with the primary trainers in use at the time, it was considerably more complex with a more powerful engine, so faster and heavier. In addition, it required the student pilot to use two-way radio comms and to operate landing flaps and a two-position variable pitch propeller. This example is on display at the National Museum of the USAF.
Registration / Serial:42-90629
Aircraft Version:Vultee BT-13B Valiant
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:55-5119
Serial Painted:55119
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-107
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-107
Aircraft Version:North American YF-107A
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):212-2
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:30 July 2007
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:104149
View count: 16
The second of three prototypes completed of this Mach 2 all-weather interceptor fighter design. The N.A. XB-70 Valkyrie 62-0001 fills the background.
Registration / Serial:55-5119
Serial Painted:55119
Aircraft Version:North American YF-107A
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):212-2
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:30 July 2007
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:41-27193
Serial Painted:127193
Aircraft Original Type:Beech 26 Wichita (AT-10)
Aircraft Generic Type:Beech 26 Wichita (AT-10)
Aircraft Version:Beech AT-10 Wichita
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:103009
View count: 15
To conserve scarce metals for combat aircraft, Beech built this trainer out of plywood with only the engine cowlings and cockpit enclosure made from aluminium. The fuel tanks also were made of wood and covered with the synthetic rubber, neoprene. The AT-10 had superior performance among twin engine trainers of its type and in which over half of the USAAFs pilots received transitional training from single- to multi-engine aircraft. The National Museum of the USAF placed this AT-10 on display in June 1997.
Registration / Serial:41-27193
Serial Painted:127193
Aircraft Version:Beech AT-10 Wichita
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:19 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:64-1047
Military Code:BH
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):947
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:101212
View count: 12
This F-4 was delivered to the USAF during 1965 and served in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Cuba, Europe and the Middle East. During Desert Storm/Shield this F-4 flew 172 sorties, more than any other Phantom and carries nose art to make that point.
Registration / Serial:64-1047
Aircraft Version:McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):947
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:44-65162
Military Code:FQ-357
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-82 Twin Mustang
Aircraft Version:North American P-82B Twin Mustang
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):123-43748
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:101166
View count: 13
Although named a 'Mustang' the F-82 has only a superficial stretched resemblance to a P-51 Mustang as it was, in fact, a totally new design and the last prop fighter to be ordered in numbers by the USAF. This F-82 on display at the National Museum of the USAF was built as a B-model but has been modified to a G- and painted as the aircraft flown by Lts. Charles Moran, pilot, and Fred Larkins, radar observer, 68th F(AW)S, when they shot down a North Korean La-7 on 27th June 1950 over Kimpo AB.
Registration / Serial:44-65162
Aircraft Version:North American P-82B Twin Mustang
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):123-43748
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:N5251F
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 172
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 172 Skyhawk/Cutlass/Hawk XP (T-41/Mescalero)
Aircraft Version:Cessna T-41A (172)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):17253351
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:97426
View count: 20
The T-41 trainer was a standard Cessna 172 light GA aircraft purchased by the USAF for preliminary flight screening of pilot candidates. Most went into service at various civilian contract flight schools, each located near one of Air Training Command's Undergraduate Pilot Training bases. This T-41 arrived at the National Museum of the USAF during April 1993.
Registration / Serial:N5251F
Aircraft Version:Cessna T-41A (172)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):17253351
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:20 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:97014
View count: 21
This crashed in 1941 due to engine failure about 70 miles SE of Fairbanks. Uninjured, the crew hiked to safety but the aircraft was abandoned and remained in the Alaskan wilderness until recovery by helicopter in June 1968. The aircraft was recovered in remarkable condition with only the wings requiring extensive restoration. Now on display at the National Museum of the USAF.
Registration / Serial:33-324
Aircraft Version:Douglas O-38F
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):1177
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:20 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:52-2630
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (367)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16661
Aircraft Name:Zeppelinheim
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Collection:National Museum of the US Air Force
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:96985
View count: 13
'Zeppelinheim' on display at the National Museum of the USAF.
Registration / Serial:52-2630
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (367)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16661
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact