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Note: Ex-U.S. Army Air Force# 42-57481. This plane was a trainer during the World War 2 years. It must be a fairly recent addition to the National Air & Space Museum; I can't find any further info on it.
Note: This one was delivered to the Navy on March 15 1942 and was assigned to the carrier USS Indiana. It was flown until 1947 and donated to the National Air & Space Museum in 1960. A full restoration was completed in 1988.
Note: The famous "Enola Gay", which dropped the first atomic bomb, is seen here along with the Concorde and many other historic aircraft at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's Steven Udvar-Hazy Center Annex.
Note: Delivered to the RCAF 111 Squadron on March 3 1941, and declared surplus on July 27 1946. Donated to the Smithsonian museum and restored in 1975, painted as an aircraft of the 75th Fighter Squadron/23rd Fighter Group/14th Air Force.
Note: This plane was built from parts from at least 5 Nieuport 28s sometime between 1918 and the early 20s. It was restored and painted as a U.S. Air Service plane flown by the 94th Aero Squadron during World War 1. The Nieuport 28 was the very...
Note: The original Space Shuttle - "Enterprise", named after the Star Trek starship, was built in Palmdale, CA on Sept. 17 1976 and used for testing. On November 18, 1985 it was ferried to Washington and became the property of the Smithsonian...
Note: Built for the US Army Air Corps in 1934, then to the Guatemalan Air Force from 1943-54. Donated by the Republic of Guatemala in 1957 and restored by the US Air Force for the Smithsonian Institution; painted in the colors of the 34th Attack...
Note: Built in 1946, and extensively modified by air show veteran Art Scholl in 1968 for performance aerobatic routines. Donated to the NASM August 18, 1987 by the estate of Arthur Scholl. Now residing in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the...
Note: This is the 2nd plane built by Curtis Pitts in 1946. It was named "Little Stinker Too" and flown by Betty Skelton, winning several aerobatic Championships. It was donated to the National Air & Space Museum in 1985 and restored in 2005 for...
Note: This is the 2nd Learjet built (the first one crashed), and made its maiden flight on March 5, 1964. It was donated to the Smithsonian by Gates-Learjet Corporation on October 11, 1977 with 1,127 hours and 864 flights.