National Museum of the US Air Force
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Storage and Restoration Facilty July 23 to 25, 2023
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Left to right: Douglas C-39A (38-515 '15 10TG'), a militarised 16-seat passenger variant of the DC-2. Produced by Douglas Aircraft Corporation starting in 1934, only 35 were built.
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Left to right: Douglas B-23 Dragon (39-037 '9 17B' registered N800N) a twin-engine bomber developed as a successor to the Douglas B-18.
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Left to right: Line-up looking towards the X-19, Ventura, Dragon and C-39A.
Curtiss-Wright X-19A (62-12198) an American experimental VTOL tilt-rotor airplane, the first flight was in November 1963.
Further up the line to a North American AT-6B Texan (41-17372 marked '42-805' registered N96224).
Sikorsky H-5G Dragonfly (48-0539???).
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Left to right: Lockheed Ventura II (AJ311 c/n 4449).
CASA 2.111D (B.2I-29) ex Spanish Air Force. A medium bomber derived from the Heinkel He 111 and produced in Spain under licence by Construcciones AeronŠuticas SA (CASA). The first Spanish-built aircraft flew on May 23, 1945.
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Left to right: CASA 352L (T.2B-244) ex Spanish Air Force.
Fieseler Fi156C-3 (3808 '5F+YK' registered N156SV) ex Swedish Air Force.
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Left to right: North American JF-107A 'Ultra Sabre' (55-5119).
Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak (49-2430).
Gates C-21A Learjet (84-0064).
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Left to right: Sukhoi Su-22M-4K 'Fitter' (25+33) ex German Air Force.
McDonnell Douglas YF-4E Phantom II (62-12200).
Vertol CH-21B Workhorse (51-15857 '857') named 'The Joker', it first flew in April 1952.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (14286) ex French Air Force.
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Left to right: General Dynamics EF-111A Raven (66-0057 'CC').
Lockheed NF-16A Fighting Falcon (75-0750).
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Left to right: Lockheed NT-33A Shooting Star (51-4120).
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor (46-680).
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Left to right: Fairchild T-46A 'Eaglet' (84-0493 'TM002').
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25RB 'Foxbat' (25105) ex Iraq Air Force. Found by American forces buried in sand at Al Taqaddum air base 155 miles west of Baghdad during the opening months of operation 'Iraqi Freedom', arrived at museum in 2006.

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Left to right: Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (45-49167 painted '433287 B8-A' registered N47DB now N362FG) named 'Five by Five'. It has since been transferred to the Collings Foundation Museum in Massachusetts in September 2023.
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Left to right: Boeing RB-17D Flying Fortress (40-3097) named 'The Swoose'.
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Left to right: McDonnell Douglas F-15A 'Streak Eagle' (72-0119). Currently being restored, nicknamed 'Streak Eagle', it broke eight time-to-climb world records between January 16 and February 1, 1975. In setting the last of the eight records, it reached an altitude of 98,425 feet just 3 minutes, 27.8 seconds from brake release at takeoff and "coasted" to nearly 103,000 feet before descending. It was flown in its natural metal finish to reduce weight for the record-setting flights.
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Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster (43-50224).
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Left to right: Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster (43-50224), first flown from Palm Springs AAFB May 6, 1944, later converted to XB-42A by adding a jet engine under each wing, first flown in this configuration May 27, 1947. The project cancelled in favour of the XB-43.
Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster (44-61509) named 'Versatile II', the first American jet powered bomber. It was first flown on May 15, 1947. It served as test bed for the J-47 engine but was damaged in an accident on February 1, 1951 and it was struck off charge in December 1953.
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Left to right: Boeing X-32A (serial not allocated). A concept demonstrator aircraft that was designed for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition. Transferred to NMUSAF in 2005.
Kellett XR-8-KE (43-44714), first flight August 7, 1944.