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Avro Vulcan B. Mk.2 Bomber

Avro Vulcan B. Mk.2

The Avro Vulcan is a jet-powered tailless delta wing high-altitude strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force.

Avro-Canada CF-100 Mk. V Canuck

Avro-Canada CF-100 Mk. V Canuck

The Avro Canada Canuck (affectionately known as the “Clunk”) was a Canadian jet interceptor/fighter serving during the Cold War.

Beech C-45 Expeditor

Beech C-45 Expeditor

The Beechcraft Model 18 is a twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation.

Beech YT-34 Mentor

Beech YT-34 Mentor

The T-34 Mentor is an American propeller-driven, single-engined, military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza.

Bell AH-1 SuperCobra

Bell AH-1 SuperCobra

The Bell AH-1 SuperCobra is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the U.S. Army’s single-engine AH-1 Cobra.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

The B-29 Superfortress is propeller-driven heavy bomber flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.

Boeing B-47E Stratojet

Boeing B-47E Stratojet

The B-47 Stratojet was strategic bomber designed to fly at high subsonic speed and at high altitude to avoid enemy interceptor aircraft.

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

No aircraft is more associated with strategic bombing than the B-52 Stratofortress. It entered service in 1955 and stood as a…

Boeing CH-47D Chinook

Boeing CH-47D Chinook

The CH-47 Chinook’s primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement and battlefield resupply.

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft. It and the Boeing 707 airliner were developed from 367-80 prototype.

Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter

Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter

The Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter is a United States strategic tanker aircraft based on the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter.

Boeing WB-50 Superfortress

Boeing WB-50 Superfortress

The Boeing B-50 Superfortress is an American strategic bomber and a post-World War II revision of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

Cessna C-150

Cessna C-150

The Cessna 150 is a two-seat tricycle gear general aviation airplane that was designed for flight training, touring and personal use.

Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster

Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster

The Cessna O-2 Skymaster (nicknamed “Oscar Deuce”) is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster.

Cessna T-37B Tweety Bird

Cessna T-37B Tweety Bird

The Cessna T-37 Tweet is a small, twin-engined jet trainer which flew for decades as a primary trainer for the United States Air Force.

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe

Popularly known in the U.S. Air Force as the “Blue Canoe”, the U-3 is the military version of the Cessna 310 twin-engine transport.

Cessna UC-78 Bamboo Bomber

Cessna UC-78 Bamboo Bomber

Known affectionately as the “Bamboo Bomber” because of its wooden construction, was well known as a multi-engine trainer of WWII.

Consolidated B-24M Liberator

Consolidated B-24M Liberator

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was used by the 93rd Bomb Group, the predecessor of Castle Air Force Base’s 93rd Bomb Wing…

Convair B-58 Hustler

Convair B-58 Hustler

Coming Soon! The first operational bomber to achieve Mach 2 supersonic speeds and was used by the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command.

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger

The Delta Dagger was an interceptor aircraft that was built as part of the backbone of the Air Force’s air defenses in the late 1950s.

Convair F-106A Delta Dart

Convair F-106A Delta Dart

The F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Convair HC-131 Samaritan

Convair HC-131 Samaritan

The Convair HC-131 was a transport used by the United State Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard for search and rescue.

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

Convair RB-36H Peacemaker

The B-36 is the largest mass-produced piston-engine aircraft ever built. It had the longest wingspan of any combat aircraft ever built.

Curtiss C-46D Commando

Curtiss C-46D Commando

The Curtiss C-46 Commando is a transport aircraft derived from the Curtiss CW-20 pressurised high-altitude airliner design.

DeHavilland-Canada L-20 Beaver

DeHavilland-Canada L-20 Beaver

A single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft used for a variety of utility roles.

Douglas A-26B Invader

Douglas A-26B Invader

Built by Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II which also saw service during several major Cold War conflicts.

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed in the early 1950s.

Douglas B-18 Bolo

Douglas B-18 Bolo

The Douglas B-18 Bolo was an American medium bomber which served during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Douglas B-23 Dragon

Douglas B-23 Dragon

An American twin-engined bomber developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company as a successor to the Douglas B-18 Bolo.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner.

Douglas R5D-4 Skymaster

Douglas R5D-4 Skymaster

The original design was started in 1939 as the DC-4 for the commercial airlines and were first delivered to the Army Air Forces in 1942.

Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior

Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior

Designed as a strategic bomber for the United States Navy and was among the longest serving carrier-based aircraft in history.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless

A World War II American naval scout plane and dive bomber that was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft from 1940 through 1944.

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar

The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar was an American military transport aircraft developed from the World War II-era Fairchild C-82 Packet.

Fairchild C-123K Provider

Fairchild C-123K Provider

An American military transport aircraft designed by Chase Aircraft and subsequently built by Fairchild Aircraft.

Fairchild PT-23

Fairchild PT-23

The Fairchild PT-19 is an American Fairchild Aircraft monoplane primary trainer aircraft that served during World War II.

General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark

General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark

A supersonic, tactical aircraft that filled the roles of strategic nuclear bomber, aerial reconnaissance, and electronic-warfare aircraft.

Grumman A-6E Intruder

Grumman A-6E Intruder

Grumman A-6E Intruder, U.S. Navy all weather attack aircraft. Able to carry 35 percent the aircraft’s weight in ordnance.

Grumman F-14D Tomcat

Grumman F-14D Tomcat

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft.

Grumman HU-16B Albatross

Grumman HU-16B Albatross

A large twin-radial engine amphibious flying boat that was primarily as a search and rescue aircraft.

Grumman S-2 Tracker

Grumman S-2 Tracker

The Grumman S-2 Tracker was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare aircraft to enter service with the U.S. Navy.

Kaman HH-43B Huskie

Kaman HH-43B Huskie

A helicopter with intermeshing rotors used by the Air Force, theNavy, and the Marine Corps from the 1950s until the 1970s.

Kawasaki KAQ-1

Kawasaki KAQ-1

A small, radio controlled target drone aircraft. A 72 hp engine allowed the KAQ-1 to reach speeds up to 220 mph and fly for over 250 miles.

Lockheed C-56 Lodestar

Lockheed C-56 Lodestar

The USAAF operated Lodestars during World War II, some taken over from civil airlines as C-56 and C-57, some purchased new as C-60s.

Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star

Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star

The Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star is a military adaptation of the famous Lockheed Constellation airliner of the 1950s.

Lockheed F-104B Starfighter

Lockheed F-104B Starfighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which later became widely used as an attack aircraft.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

Lockheed F-80B Shooting Star

The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).

Lockheed F-94A Starfire

Lockheed F-94A Starfire

The F-94 was the first jet-powered all-weather fighter to enter combat during the Korean War in January 1953.

Lockheed MC-130 P Hercules

Lockheed MC-130 P Hercules

This specific aircraft led the raid on the Son Tay Prison during the Vietnam War to rescue American POW’s in November 1970.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” was a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is an American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948.

McDonnell Douglas ADM-20 Quail

McDonnell Douglas ADM-20 Quail

The McDonnell ADM-20 Quail was a subsonic, jet powered, air-launched decoy cruise missile built by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation.

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle

The F-15 Eagle is among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat.

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic jet fighter which served the United States Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

The MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter/interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.

NASA Hyperglider

NASA Hyperglider

The NASA Hyperglider was a lifting body designed to test the concept of aerodynamics for the development of the space shuttle.

North American B-25J Mitchell

North American B-25J Mitchell

Named in honor of US airpower advocate Brig. Gen. William “Billy” Mitchell, the North American B-25 was a true workhorse of World War II.

North American B-45A Tornado

North American B-45A Tornado

The United States Air Force’s first operational jet bomber, and the first multijet engined bomber in the world to be refueled in midair.

North American F-100 Super Sabre

North American F-100 Super Sabre

An American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the Air Force from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard until 1979.

North American F-86H Sabre

North American F-86H Sabre

The Sabre is best known as the United States’ first swept wing fighter that could counter the similarly-winged Soviet MiG-15.

North American T-39 Sabreliner

North American T-39 Sabreliner

The T-39 Sabreliner was offered to the U.S. Air Force in response to their Utility Trainer Experimental (UTX) program.

Northrop F-89J Scorpion

Northrop F-89J Scorpion

An all-weather interceptor built during the 1950s, the first jet-powered aircraft designed as such from the outset to enter service.

Northrop T-38 Talon

Northrop T-38 Talon

The world’s first supersonic trainer and is also the most produced. The T-38 remains in service as of 2017 in several air forces.

Northrop-Grumman EA-6B Prowler

Northrop-Grumman EA-6B Prowler

The EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, four-seat, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft derived from the A-6 Intruder airframe.

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Piper L-4

The Piper L-4 was a liaison aircraft designed for battlefield assessments and transportation between airports.

Republic F-84C Thunderjet

Republic F-84C Thunderjet

Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a “day fighter”, the F-84 first flew in 1946.

Ryan PT-22

Ryan PT-22

The Ryan PT-22 Recruit is a military trainer aircraft used by the Army Air Corps and its successor, the Army Air Forces for pilot training.

SAAB TF 35 Draken

SAAB TF 35 Draken

The SAAB TF 35 Draken was a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by SAAB between 1955 and 1974.

Schweizer TG-3 Glider

Schweizer TG-3 Glider

The TG-3A is a two-place, dual-control glider manufactured for the U.S. Army Air Forces by the Schweizer Aircraft Co. during World War II.

SH-60B Seahawk

SH-60B Seahawk

The SH-60B Seahawk serves many roles for the U.S. Navy.

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Stinson L-5

Light observation plane flown by the U. S. Army during the war, for liaison, transportation, and artillery spotting, among other roles.

Vought RF-8G Crusader

Vought RF-8G Crusader

The Crusader was the last American fighter with guns as the primary weapon, earning it the title “The Last of the Gunfighters”.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant

Vultee BT-13 Valiant

The Vultee BT-13 Valiant was a World War II-era basic trainer aircraft built for the Army Air Corps, and later US Army Air Forces.