Planes of Fame Air Museum
Chino, California
October 2017
 
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Left to right: North American Mustang P-51D (44-84961 'G4-U' registered NL7715C)
Mustang P-51D (45-11582 '607' registered NL5441V).
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Left to right: Curtiss Kittyhawk P-40M (43-5508 'OK-D')
Curtiss Warhawk P-40N (42-105192 registered N85104)
North American Mustang P-51A (43-6251 '13' registered N4235Y)
Cessna Bird Dog L-19A (51-12129 registered N305TA).
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Left to right: Seversky Guardsman AT-12 (41-17529 registered NX55539)
Douglas Dauntless SBD-5 (28536 '39' registered N670AM)
North American Texan SNJ-5 (90608 '08')
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Left to right: Douglas Skyraider AD-4NA (126997 'JC' registered NX409Z)
Grumman Avenger TBM-3 (91264 '46' registered N7835C).
Beech Expeditor TC-45J (89468)
Grumman Mohawk OV-1A (59-2604 registered N4235Z)
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Lockheed P-38L Litening (44-53186 '83' registered N505MH).
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Left to right: North American Mitchell B-25J (44-30423 registered N3675G)
Lockheed P-38 L (44-23314 '162').
Grumman Tigercat F7F-3N (80382 '382').
Lockheed Lodestar C-60A (FK261 'AM-T' painted as 'AM711').
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Left to right: Bristol F.2B Fighter (E2624).
Boeing P-12 G (32-017 registered N3360G)
Boeing Hawk FB-5 (A-7104 '6-F-11')
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Left to right: Boeing Peashooter P-26A (33-123 registered NX3378G),
Rider R-8 (NX96Y) 'Eight Ball'
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Republic Thunderflash GRF-84K (52-7265 'FS-265').
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Left to right: North American Sabre F-86F (52-5012 'FU-834' registered N186AM)
Sabre F-86F (51-13067 'FU-067' registered N186SE)
Republic Thunderstreak F-84F (51-1378).
North American Fury DF-1D (135867 'L-313')
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Left to right: North American Sabre QF-86H (53-1351).
Lockheed Shooting Star F-80A (44-85488 'PN-488').
North American Super Sabre QF-100D (56-3141 '291').
Rockwell Buckeye T-2A (147469).
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Left to right: Douglas Skyhawk A-4E (151064 '10')
Douglas Skyhawk A-4L (148316 registered N157AT)
LTV Corsair II A-7A (152673 'NF-300')
LTV Crusader F-8A (145336 'DW-16').
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Yokosuka D4Y 1 (7483 '60I-35')
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Left to right: Mitsubishi Raiden 3D (3014 'D1158'),
Mitsubishi Zero A6M-5 (5357 '6I-I20' registered N46770),
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka (1049 'I-I8'). 755 of these air launched rocket propelled suicide attack aircraft. Four were captured in 1945 and evaluated at the Royal Aircraft Establishment - Rocket Propulsion Research at Westcot, UK. One is also at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK and another is Yanks Air Museum also at Chino. Also at Cosford IWM in the UK.
Mitsubishi Shusui J8M-1 (403 'T"-300')
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Left to right: Supermarine Spitfire LFIXE (ML417 '21-T' registered NX2TF),
Heinkel He.162 A-2 (120077),
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (980574 'White 14').
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Left to right: Yakovlev Yak-18 (1432030 '30' registered N18YK) ex Chinese Air Force.
Yakovlev Yak-3 U (533 'White 6' registered NX130AM) ex Egyptian Air Force.
Aero Delfin L-29 (194150 '34' registered N88LK).
PZL Lim-5 (1529 registered NX117BR).
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Left to right: Mikoyan - Gurevich MiG-21 R (2149) ex Czech Air Force.
Hispano Saeta HA.200 A (E.14A-5 registered N5486Y) ex Spanish Air Force.
Lockheed Starfighter F-104G (FX-82) ex Belgian Air Force.
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Left to right: Gloster Meteor F4 (VT260) ex RAF.
DH Vampire FB6 (J-1129 registered N4024S) ex Swiss Air Force.
Pilatus P-2 (U-142) ex Swiss Air Force.
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Northrop designed the N-9M in the early 1940s resulting from a wartime contract to create a long-range bomber. Jack Northrop believed in the flying wing design to reduce drag, create lift and improve the overall performance of aircraft. The Northrop N-9M made its first flight in 1940 and before its retirementin 1945 it under went several hundred hours of flight testing at Muroc Dry Lake Bed (later Edwards Air Force Base). There were only 4 prototypes made during the aircraft’s development. The program was cancelled and 3 of the 4 were scrapped. The remaining airframe ended up in a scrapyard in the desert until Planes of Fame rescued it some 30 years later in 1982 and it was restored to flying condition and participated in many air shows.
On April 22, 2019 the pilot lost control and the only surviving N-9M (N9MB) crashed into the California Rehabilitation Center prison yard in Riverside County, California. The pilot was killed and the aircraft totally destroyed.