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F-5E Tiger II

This Northrop F-5E Tiger II served in the US Navy as an “Aggressor” adversary aircraft. Its two-tone brown and tan desert “Tiger Stripe” camouflage with a red star on the tail and number

BT-13 Valiant

BT-13s were seen all around North Texas during World War Two as a pilot training aircraft. Manufacturer:   Vultee Aircraft Little information exists on the history of this Vultee BT-13. The aircraft

QF-4S Phantom II

This plane flew combat in Vietnam and was aboard the “America” when 333 earned the only Marine Mig kill. McDonnell Douglas QF-4S BuPer 153821, now known as “Shamrock 201” First flown in May

F-4C Phantom II

The F-4 was operated by the USAF/USN/USMC at Carswell AFB and NAS Dallas. Fort Worth businessman H. Ross Perot, Jr. flew F-4s at Carswell AFB while serving in the USAF. First flown in

TA-4J Skyhawk

The TA-4J is a two-seat trainer version of the Skyhawk that provided advanced training for Navy and Marine Corps pilots. The Douglas TA-4J was the two seat trainer version of the A-4 Skyhawk.555 two-seat trainer models were

A-4C Skyhawk

This plane was most recently used for ground training in Memphis and was seen there during 1975. Although it wore Blue Angels colors, it never served as one of the Blue Angels aircraft.

TF-102-Delta Dagger

President George W. Bush flew this plane twice during his service in the Texas Air National Guard. The primary mission of the F-102 was to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft. It was the

F-14D Tomcat

Perhaps the most widely recognized Navy fighter thanks to its starring role in Top Gun, the F-14 Tomcat served as an advanced interceptor and air superiority fighter, capable of attacking six enemy

T-33A Shooting Star

The two-place Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft to fly jets.  It was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage about

F/A-18

The U.S. Navy began a program in the mid-1970s to develop a multirole aircraft to replace aging A-4 Skyhawks, the A-7 Corsairs, and F-4 Phantoms. General Dynamics proposed the YF-16 and Northrop the YF-17. The Navy didn’t care for the

CH-53 Sea Stallion

The CH-53 Sea Stallion is the common name for the Sikorsky S-65 family of heavy-lift transport helicopters. These were originally developed for use by the Marine Corps as they sought a replacement for the piston

A-12 Avenger II

The McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II was a proposed attack aircraft. The program was cancelled after the expenditure of approximately $5 billion and the aircraft never reached production. In 1983, the US Navy began

A-7B Corsair II

This A-7B Corsair II, Bu No. 154479, was built in Grand Prairie, Texas by Chance Vought in 1968. The Vought A-7 Corsair II was developed in the early 1960s as a carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft intended

O-2A Skymaster

Known as the “Oscar Deuce” or “The Duck,” the O-2 is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster. The Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas, built and sold a twin-engine civilian aircraft known

T-37 Tweet

This is one of the most prominent trainer aircraft used by the US Air Force. The T-37 is a twin-engine primary trainer used for teaching the fundamentals of jet aircraft operation and for

F-105D Thunderchief

This aircraft has a distinguished history, with Air Force squadrons in the 23rd and 36th Tactical Fighter Wings and the Virginia Air National Guard. It also appears this aircraft survived the Ho Chi

O-1 Bird Dog

Cessna L-19 or O-1 Bird Dog, Army / Air Force Serial No. 51-16963, c/n 22840, Model 305A, was assigned to a National Guard unit. Following 4,706 hours of military flying, it left the

F-111E Aardvark

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s F-111E was Air Force serial number 68-0009. It was constructed by General Dynamics (c/n A1-178, E-19) here in Fort Worth, Texas. It is there where it received it’s nickname “Balls 9” as the

RF-8 Crusader

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s Vought F8U-1P – later redesignated a RF8-G — Crusader, Navy Bureau of Aeronautics No. 146898, was built in 1960 in Grand Prairie, Texas. The aircraft was both delivered to and

OH-58 Kiowa

This is the only helicopter at FWAM. The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is part of a family of single-engine, single-rotor, military helicopters used for observation, utility, training, and direct fire support. The aircraft is closely related to the civilian Bell Model

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