Aircraft Collection

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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Perhaps no other aircraft more epitomized the air war against Nazi Germany than the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

North American T-6 Texan

The North American T-6 Texan was known as "the pilot maker" because of its important role in preparing pilots for combat.  The T-6 was the classroom for most of the Allied pilots who flew in W

North American B-25 Mitchell

North American Aviation’s design of a twin-engine medium bomber was approved by the Army Air Corps in September 1939, and the prototype made its maiden flight less than a year later on 19 August 19

PT-17 Stearman Bi-Plane

From 1934 until February 1945, the Stearman Aircraft Company, a division of the Boeing Aircraft Company, built a total of 8,428 model 75 airplanes for the U.S. Army and U.S.

In the late 1930s, the Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing Company entered their M-62, later known as the PT-19 design to satisfy the Army Air Corps’ call for a primary trainer.

T-41 Mescalero

The T-41 Mescalero is a military version of the Cessna 172 that was fitted with a larger engine and variable pitch propeller.

Chance Vought F4U-5 Corsair

Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation contracted with the US Navy for a single prototype fighter aircraft in June 1938.  Vought engineers selected the new 2,000 horsepower Pratt & Whitney R28

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt was the brainchild of Republic Aircraft’s chief designer, Alexander Kartveli.

Douglas DC-3

The DC-3 was engineered by a team led by chief engineer Arthur E. Raymond, and first flew on December 17, 1935 (the 32nd anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk).

Douglas A1-D Skyraider

The prototype of the Skyraider was first flown on 18 March 1945.

Cobra Gunship TAH-1P

Introduced in the late 1960’s as a replacement for the UH-1 gunship, the Cobra was designed as a troop escort, antipersonnel, anti-tank attack helicopter.

At the height of the Great Depression, aircraft executive Walter H. Beech developed a large, powerful biplane built specifically for the business executive.

The Beechcraft Baron series of light twin-engine aircraft began as a follow-on design of the Model 95 Travel Air.

The Piper J-3 Cub was vastly popular as a civilian trainer and sport plane before the U.S. Army Air Corps selected the aircraft for evaluation as an artillery spotter/director platform.

The L-5 Sentinel had its roots in the civilian Stinson 105 Voyager sport aircraft that first flew in 1939.  In order to meet Army Air Corps requirements, Stinson completely re-engineered the V

One of the most unpleasant surprises to face Allies during the Korean War (1950-1953) was the existence of the Soviet Union’s Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 jet fighter.

America’s first jet trainer, the T-33 Shooting Star was born from a need to transition pilots from propeller driven aircraft to the new world of jets.

Douglas SBD Dauntless

The SBD (Scout Bomber Douglas) Dauntless was derived directly from the Northrop BT-2 design of 1935.

In 1940, Texas entrepreneurs Ben Anderson, Marvin Greenwood and Lomis Slaughter set out to build a two-seat, low wing aircraft for the sport aviation market.

The S-76 was the first helicopter specifically designed by Sikorsky to meet the needs of the civilian and commercial markets.  Seeing there was a growing need to move workers to off-shore oil

In 1939, aviation technology was changing so fast that two years after they took delivery of the Douglas TBD Devastator, the U.S.

The Piper J-3 Cub was vastly popular as a civilian trainer and sport plane before the U.S. Army Air Corps selected the aircraft for evaluation as an artillery spotter/director platform.

The Soviet MiG-17 fighter appeared to observers in the West as a lengthened version of its predecessor, the MiG-15.