Aircraft Photo of 43-8330 / 38330 | Northrop P-61C Black Widow | USA - Air Force | #1279
Registration / Serial:43-8330
Alternate Serial:38330
Military Code:FK-330
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop P-61 Black Widow
Aircraft Version:Northrop P-61C Black Widow
C/n (msn):1376
Operator Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
Photo Date:17 April 2013
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1279
Photo Comment

This P-61 was donated to the National Air Museum (as it was then known) as early as 1950, after five years of test work. However, NACA soon asked to borrow it for high-altitude experimental work. After about 50 flights as a mothership, dropping recoverable swept-wing test bodies, it was returned in 1954 to museum storage. Some 52 years later, it was unveiled for display in original test markings

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