Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F Udvar-Hazy Centre, Washington Dulles Airport, Chantilly, Virginia

The NASM has two locations, the Mall in the city of Washington, DC, and the Udvar-Hazy Centre, about 25 miles away at Washington Dulles Airport. I have a separate page for the Mall. There is a separate storage/restoration centre, not open to the public, which was in the process of moving to Udvar-Hazy. There was still plenty of space in the museum, and there's lots of room for expansion.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aeronca C-2 Collegian NX626N (N626N) Production prototype
Aerospatiale BAE Concorde F-BVFA Air France
AeroVironment (NASA) Pathfinder Plus None "Atmospheric satellite" project with communications relay equipment. Solar powered propellor altitude record - 81,000ft, 1998.
Aichi M6A1 Seiran   Japanese Navy. Submarine-based bomber designed to attack the US mainland. WW2 ended just before it could be used. Sole survivor.
Arado Ar 234B-2 Blitz 'FI+GS' German Air Force. Sole survivor of the world's 1st operational jet bomber. Detail shows the Walter Starthilfe, liquid-fueled RATO unit with its recovery parachute pack. Ex FE-1010, T2-1010.
Arlington 1A Sisu N1100Z Winner of the 1962, 1965, and 1967 US National Soaring Championships. This one was the 1st glider to fly 1000 km (1964).
Arrow Sport A2-60 G-AARO NC9325 (N9325) Side-by-side two-seater. It has cantilever wings - the N-struts were cosmetic to reassure anxious pilots! In England 1980-83.
Baldwin Red Devil None Original, built around 1912. Steel tube construction, around 6 were built and this one is unusual in not having a forward elevator.
Bede BD-5B N234BD Took 5,000 hours to build, flew for 9 hours before being donated to the Museum.
Beech 35 Bonanza N80040 'Waikiki Beach' 1st light plane flight from Honolulu to continental US (actually Teterboro, NY - around 5,000 miles) in 1949.
Beech King Air 65-90 N275DP Ex N1920H, N10LE. Donated to the museum by Raytheon with 7,164.5 hours on the clock.
Bell Model 30 NX41867 (N41867) The very first Bell helicopter, Ship 1, repaired and modified to become Ship 1A - the origin of the Bell 47
Bell 47B N116B Set the World's hovering record of 50 hours, 50 seconds and its last flight was in 2004, more than 57 years after its first flight: the longest-flying helicopter in history.
Bell 47J (VH-13J) 57-2729 USAF. 1st presidential helicopter (Eisenhower in 1954).
Bell XV-15 N703NA NASA and the US Army sponsored the two Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft (TRRA) built. This is Ship 2, serving from 1979 to 2003. Ship 1 crashed in 1992.
Bellanca CF NR11036 (N11036) Giuseppe Bellanca's pioneering attempt at a four-passenger airliner first flew in 1922. Ahead of its time, this is the only one built.
Benoist Type XII (Korn) None Very advanced for the time, this 1912 original was built in Thomas Benoist's workshop by brothers Edward and Milton Korn.
Bensen B-6 Gyroglider None Designed to be towed, this was intended to give cheap flight experience. Neither craft nor pilot needed any certification. This is the first plans-built example.
Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter N2588B The prototype, first flew in 1955 - later named "Spirit of Kitty Hawk". Many thousands of sets of plans were sold.
Boeing 307 Stratoliner NC19903 (N19903) Pan American Airways 'Clipper Flying Cloud'. Ex ZS-BWV, 2003 (Haiti), N9703R. First flight of the 33-passenger 307 was in 1938 - the first pressurised airliner in service. Only 10 were built.
Boeing 367-80 N70700 Dash 80, the prototype 707, first flew on July 15, 1954.
Boeing AGM-86A Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) None Designed to fit the bomb bay of the cancelled B-1A, the A version didn't go into production, unlike the larger B and C models that followed.
Boeing B-29-35-MO Superfortress 44-86292 'Enola Gay' on 6th August 1945 dropped the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare on Hiroshima.
Boeing FB-5 Hawk A7114 6F4 US Marines - served the Navy and Marines from 1927 to 1930.
Boeing P-26A Peashooter 33-135 Entered service in 1934 and served with the Guatemalan Air Force from 1942 to 1954.
Boeing Stearman N2S-5 Kaydet 61064 US Navy. Ex 42-17023. Flew from 1943 to 1946.
Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross NX18979 (N18979) The prototype, designed in the mid-1930s by William 'Hawley' Bowlus for homebuilding as a cheaper alternative to his Senior Albatross.
Bowlus-DuPont 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross G13763 (N13763) 'Falcon' Built in 1933 by Bowlus, assisted and financed by Richard C du Pont - the best-performing American glider of its day.
Bucker Bu-133C Jungmeister N15696 Ex YR-PAX. Used and crashed by several aerobatic champions from 1936 to 1971.
CASA 352L (Junkers Ju-52-3M) D-ADLH Ex T.2B-255 (Spain), G-BFHD. Did some film work in the UK from 1977 to 88. Restored by Lufthansa before donating it to the NASM.
Caudron G.4 2170 Built in 1916, this machine never saw service, but was bought by the US government for evaluation, arriving 1917. It may have been a G.4IB armoured version.
Cessna C-150L Commuter N11213  
Cessna 152 Aerobat N7557L Aviation instructor and author William K. Kershner used this for spinning training - 435 students completed spin training in it.
Cessna 180 N1538C 'Spirit of Columbus' in which Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock became the 1st woman to fly round the world: 1964.
Curtiss F6C-4 'Gulfhawk IA' N982V A one-off flown by flown by Al Williams of Gulf Oil. Ex NR636E (N636E).
Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk A9056 Rebuilt by the US Navy from the best bits of several Sparrowhawks. Note the hook for airship carrier operations.
Curtiss N-9H 2558 US Navy. Sole surviving floatplane Jenny of 560 built, the last retiring in 1927.
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk '194' Delivered as a model 87-A3 to Canada as Kittyhawk 1A AK875. Returned to the US as NX1048N (N1048N). Restored by the USAF as 'Lope's Hope'
Dassault Falcon 20C N8FE "Wendy" - FedEx's first aircraft, flew its first package on April 17, 1973.
De Havilland Canada DHC-1A Chipmunk Pennzoil Special N13Y Art Scholl's highly modified Chippie.
Dornier Do-335A-1 Pfeil VG+PH 240102 German Air Force. Pfeil = Arrow. Ex FE-1012, 121447. The sole survivor, tested by the US Navy 1945-48. Restored by Dornier in 1975, it stayed in Germany until returned to the Museum in 1986.
Douglas M-2 Mailplane C150 (N150) Western Air Express. The sole surviving Douglas Mailplane - the successor to the DH-4. Actually this is an M-4, NC1475 (N1475), registered as M-2 C150 in 1940. Restored for flight in 1976, it was retired in 1978.
Farman FF65 Sport NC72 (N72) 1923 original, the only survivor of around 34 built. The prototype was called the David, in contrast to the company's contemporary airliner, the Goliath.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/R1 White 7 German Air Force. Ex FE-117, T2-117. Built as an A-7 fighter, and converted during WW2 to a ground-attacker with bomb racks.
Fowler-Gage Tractor   1912 original. In 1913 Robert G Fowler made a dangerous crossing of the Panama isthmus in this biplane, made by the Gage- McClay Company.
Frankfort TG-1A (Cinema II or Corcoran Model B) N53601 Designed to train potential Waco CG-4A Hadrian pilots. 40 were built in 1942.
Gittens Ikenga 530Z N5032 A neat gyroplane, flown in 1988, but development stopped in 1994.
Globe GC-1A Swift NC80518 (N80518) 1946 early production example, restored to near original condition and donated in 2004.
Grob 102 Standard Astir III N17999 World glider altitude record - 49,009ft - Robert Harris, 1986.
Grumman A-6E Intruder 154167 US Navy Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran.
Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat N1111L Darryl Greenamyer's unlimited racer 'Conquest 1'. 6 National Air Race wins and a speed record of 483mph in 1969.
Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat 159610 NK-105 US Navy - rebuilt from an F-14A - downed a Libyan MiG-23 in the 1989 Gulf of Sidra incident.
Grumman G-21 Goose NC702A (N702A) Built in 1938, served in South America and with Chalks. Ex YV-VOD, HC-AAM, HC-SBA, N14CS
Grumman G-22 Gulfhawk II NR1050 (N1050) 2nd Gulfhawk flown by Gulf Oil's Al Williams - the first was a Curtiss. Superb aerobatics, once flown in Germany by Ernst Udet.
Halberstadt CL.IV 8103/18 Composite with a fuselage by L.F.G (Roland) and all other parts from other original airframes.
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF686 Built in 1944 and operated by RAF 41 OTU at Harwarden for a year. Delivered to the NASM in 1969.
Heinkel He219A-2 Uhu 290202 GI+KQ German AF. Ex T2-614 (FE-614).
Hiller XH-44 Hiller-Copter NX30033 (N30033) Stanley Hiller's first helicopter - 1944, when he was aged 19. The USA's first coaxial helicopter.
Hiller XHOE-1 (YH-32) Hornet 138652 US Navy
Horten IIIf None This was a prone-pilot version of the IIIb. Three built. Ex FE-5039, T2-5039.
Horten VI V2 None "Horten 6, prototype 2". Ex FE-5040, T2-5040. Pilot was 'semi-prone'. The Hortens were studied by Northrop on arrival in the US.
Huff-Daland Duster Unknown Designed as a crop duster in 1925. Huff-Daland became Delta Air Service, later Delta Airlines, who restored this in 1967.
Kaman K-225 (XHTK-1) 125477 US Navy - first helicopter to be driven by a gas turbine, a Boeing 502-2.
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden Kai "George" 343-35 Japanese Navy. Shiden Kai = Violet Lightning, modified. Ex FE-305, T2-305.
Kellett XO-60 42-13610 The US Army tested 7 of these observation autogyros - a variant of the KD-1, developed from the Cierva C.30.
Kreider-Reisner C-4C Challenger (Fairchild KR-34C) N30M North Penn Airways livery. Built in 1929 after Fairchild bought KR, but the data plate says it's a Challenger.
Langley Aerodrome A None The unsuccessful 1903 original after several crashes and many restorations.
Lear Jet 23 N802L 2nd prototype and 1st production aircraft, first flew in March 1964. (Didn't become a 'Learjet 23' until Gates Rubber bought them in 1967.)
Lockheed 5C Vega NR105W (N105W) 'Winnie Mae'. Wiley Post flew this modified Vega (designed by Jack Northrop) round the world twice (1931 and 1933) and did high altitude research, wearing the wold's first pressure suit, which he helped design, reaching the jetstream.
Lockheed Martin X-35B STOVL 301 (PAV-1) First JSF prototype, originally the X-35A: 1st supersonic short takeoff vertical landing fighter. Testing lasted for just six weeks, starting on 23 June 2001.
Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning 42-67762 A US Air Force test aircraft, first flown in 1943 and moved to the Smithsonian in 1946.
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird 61-7972 Several speed records inc US Transcontinental: LA to Washington in 1 hour 4 minutes on its flight to retirement at the museum in 1990.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 53-5226 Served its whole USAF career, from 1954-87, at Andrews AFB. Never been painted - very shiny!
Loudenslager Laser 200 (Stephens Akro) N10LL Leo Loudenslager extensively modified this, and won 7 US National Aerobatic Championships in it.
MacCready Gossamer Albatross None 1st human-powered a/c to fly English Channel - 1979
Mahoney Sorceress 1 N89TT 89 "Lake Tahoe" The most successful racing biplane in history. Later improvements were made by pilot Don Beck. Career lasted from 1970 to 1983.
McDonnell F-4S Phantom II 157307 WT-03 US Marines. An upgraded Navy F-4J which shot down a MiG-21 in Vietnam.
MiG-15 (J-2) 'Fagot B' 70109 Chinese Air Force - they operated hundreds of Russian-built MiG-15s as J-2s.
Mignet-Crosley HM.14 Pou du Ciel NX15749 (N15749) "La Cucaracha" - 1st US Flying Flea - 1935. During restoration by the EAA Museum, the missing engine was replaced by a wooden replica.
Mitchell U-2 Superwing N582U Ultralight tailless pusher kitplane first flown in 1979. Over 1500 kits sold. One set altitude record of 25,940ft in 1984.
Monnett Moni N23HW Kit 'slightly aerobatic' motorglider - 380 kits sold between 1982 and 86. Monnett's later Sonex bears a strong resemblance.
Monocoupe 110 Special N36Y Show pilot and aerobatic champion W. W. "Woody" Edmondson's 'Little Butch'. 10 Specials were built, a racing and aerobatic clipped-wing version of the standard 110. Seen in many airshows 1941 - 1970's.
Mooney M-18C Mite N3199K The very first Mooney, first flown in 1947.
Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko 'Irving' 3-102 Japanese Navy. Gekko = Moonlight. 1st Japanese purpose-built night fighter first flew in 1943. Ex FE700, T2-700. Sole survivor.
NASA Ames Oblique Wing Research Aircraft (OWRA) 76 Wing could skew 45 degrees in flight. Made three 1-hour flights in the late 1970s remotely piloted via a TV in the nose. Helped the AD-1 project.
NASA Paresev 1A N9765C Paraglider Research Vehicle - Rogallo-winged spacecraft recovery test glider of 1962 (Francis Rogallo was a NASA engineer).
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 'Yellow Peril' floatplane 3022 44 Retired from the US Navy Academy in 1961 - last US military biplane.
Nelson BB-1 Dragonfly N34932 Motor-glider developed from the Bowlus Baby Albatross in 1945. Nicknamed Bumblebee (hence BB-1), only 7 were sold.
Nieuport 28C-1 N4123A '8' A composite airframe acquired from Cole Palen of Old Rhinebeck, even the identities of the contributing aircraft are unknown.
North American F-86A Sabre 48-0260 FU-260 A Korean War veteran
North American P-51C Mustang N1202 (NX1202) Charles F Blair's 'Excalibur III'. New York to London piston prop record holder. Also Norway - Alaska trans-polar flight. Ex 44-10947.
North American Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S N500RA Bob Hoover's plane - he toured the world demonstrating his amazing piloting skills including deadstick manouevres.
Northrop N-1M NX28311 (N28311) Jack Northrop's Model 1 Mockup - the 1st American pure flying-wing, first flown in 1940.
Northrop P-61C Black Widow 43-8330 FK-330 1st American purpose-built night fighter. This one was used for testing and thunderstorm research, including by NACA.
Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL F-008 Satellite launcher carried by a TriStar converted by Marshalls of Cambridge in the UK. From 1990 to 2015, 42 launches inc. 36 total successes.
Piasecki PV-2 NX37061 (N37061) Frank Piasecki and Harold Venzie's first helicopter, first flown in 1943.
Piper J-3 Cub NC35773 (N35773) 1941 example.
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser NX2365M (N2365M) 'City of Washington' 1st light aircraft around the world - 1947
Piper PA-18 Super Cub N1872P One of 10 used by the Atomic Energy Commission for uranium prospecting.
Pitcairn (Autogiro Company of America) AC-35 NX70 (N70) Harold Pitcairn's company built only this one example of this roadable autogyro - 1936.
Pitts S-1C Special N22E "Little Stinker" - oldest Pitts existing, and Curtis Pitts' 2nd aircraft, flown by aerobatic champion Betty Skelton. Ex NX86401 (N86401)
Republic JB-2 (KGW-1) Loon 213 US Navy version of the V-1 flying bomb, first launched in October 1944. JB = Jet Bomb. Production of 75,000 Loons was planned before the war's end.
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 44-32691 LH-E Delivered in 1944 and used in the US as a gunnery trainer for just over a year.
Robinson R44 Astro G-MURY 2 record round-the-word helicopter flights by Jennifer Murray: 1st piston engine (1997) and first female solo (2000).
Rockwell Space Shuttle test vehicle OV-101 'Enterprise' used for approach and landing tests - no engines, never went into space. Moved to the Intrepid Museum, New York in 2012.
Rotorway Scorpion Too N18849 Homebuilt kit two-seater helicopter - ovwr 600 Scorpion kits were sold from 1968 to 1984.
Rutan Vari-Eze N4EZ 2nd prototype, built in 1975.
Ryan PT-22A Recruit (ST-3KR) N46501 481 One of 25 PT-22 floatplane trainers for the Netherlands diverted to the USAAF as PT-22A landplanes. Ex 42-57481.
Scaled Composites 311 Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer N277SF Virgin Atlantic Airways markings. Long-distance record holder & 1st round-the-world solo flight: 2005 Steve Fossett
Schneider Grunau Baby IIb LZ+NC German Air Force, ex FE-2600, T2-2600.
Schweizer SGU 2-22EK N2790Z 'Schweizer Glider, Utility, 2 Seats, Model 22E kit version'. Scotty McCray flew this popular training glider in musical displays 1966-73.
Sharp DR90 Nemesis N18JS From 1991-99, Jon Sharp piloted his own Formula One design to break many speed records and win 9 Reno championships: "the most successful aircraft in air racing history".
Sikorsky XR-4C (VS-316A) Hoverfly 41-18874 First prototype. First flew as the XR-4 in 1942, upgraded as the XR-4C, delivered to the Museum in 1947.
Sikorsky YH-19 (S-55) Chickasaw N4782S The first prototype, first flown in 1949. Orlando Helicopter Airways used it for 30 years before restoring it as USAF 49-2012. Ex Marines HRS-1 127799.
Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse (S-58A) 148768 YP-13 US Marines VIP transport version delivered in 1961. Retired in 1970 and stored at Davis-Monthan until rescued for the Museum.
Spad XVI AS9392 Acquired by the US Army in France in August 1918, Billy Mitchell flew this aircraft on many recce flights.
Stanley Nomad NX20645 (N20645) The first V-tailed glider. Created and flown by Robert M Stanley, in 1939 it smashed the glider altitude record.
Stinson L-5 Sentinel 42-14798 USAAF. The first production L-5.
Sukhoi Su-26M N726GM US aerobatic pilot Gerry Molidor bought this 1990 model in 1998 and flew it for 3 years.
Travel Air D4D Speedwing N434N Built as an E-3000, soon converted to D4D standard. In 1931 its career as a skywriter started, ending in 2000 as a 'Pepsi Skywriter'.
Turner RT-14 Meteor NX263Y (N263Y) 29 Built in 1936 and modified by Matty Laird so known for a time as the Laird Turner LTR-14. Roscoe Turner won the Thompson Trophy race 3 times in it.
Ultraflight Lazair SS EC N911MP Surveillance Special, Enclosed Cockpit, Canadian twin engined microlight used by Monterey Park police, California from 1984-86. First use of ultralights by US police.
Vought F4U-1D Corsair 50375 56 Operated 1994-5 with the US Navy and restored by the museum as a US Marines aircraft "Sun Setter".
Vought RF-8G Crusader 146860 AF-701 US Navy. The last F-8 in service, with more hours than any other Navy Crusader. Built as a F8U-lP for the Marines, it came to the Museum in 1987.
Vought-Sikorsky OS2U-3 Kingfisher 5909 13 US Navy - operated 1942-7.
Waterman Arrowbile (Aerobile) No.6 N54P 4 examples of Waldo Waterman's roadable aircraft were built 1937-43. No.5 wasn't completed. Modified version No.6 was built in 1957 sometimes called the Aerobile.
Westland Lysander IIIa 'N7791 AC-B' Canadian built in 1942 as Air Force 2346, now in RAF markings as a Special Operations Executive spy transport.
Wright Model B replica   Built in 2003, a totally authentic flyable replica, using original materials and techniques, with a genuine 1911 Wright engine.
Yokosuka (Kugisho) MXY7 Okha 22 59 Japanese Navy. Ohka = Cherry blossom. Suicide weapon with a piston engine-powered compressor jet. The sole survivor of 50 built.