March Field Air Museum, March Air Reserve Base, Riverside

This museum started on March Air Force Base in 1979, but later moved to land outside the airfield, which in 1996 became March Air Reserve Base. It has two display hangars and plenty of land for well-spaced display of their many aircraft.

There are many interesting exhibits and a well-stocked shop. We visited on 2nd May.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aero Commander YL-26 (U-9A) 52-6218 One of three Aero Commander 520s tested by the US Army.
Antonov (PZL-Mielec) An-2R CCCP-19736, NX22AN (N22AN) Ex Aeroflot as 'Polish AF 6550'.
Beech UC-45J Expeditor 44588 USN ex N9657
Bell AH-1F Cobra 69-16416 US Army
Bell P-39Q Airacobra 42-2000 USAF
Bell P-59A Airacomet 44-22614 88 USAF
Bell UH-1B Iroquois 62-12537 US Army
Bell UH-1F Iroquois 63-13143 USAF ex N32281 - at the front of the museum.
Bell UH-1H Iroquois N140SP San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office ex 66-00925 with tail of '00-5588'
Bell OH-58 69 Kiowa 16168 US Army
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 44-6393 USAF Starduster. Used as a transport around the Med from 1944 by Gen. Ira Eaker. Ex CP-627, CP-891.
Boeing B-29A Superfortress 44-61669 Z-49 USAF ex N3299F
Boeing B-47E Stratojet 53-2275 USAF
Boeing B-47E Stratojet front cockpit Unknown USAF
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress 55-0679 USAF
Boeing AGM-86 ALCM   Air Launched Cruise Missile for launching by B-52.
Boeing AGM-86 ALCM   USAF
Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 53-0363 USAF
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 55-3130 USAF Old Grandad. Served from 1957 to 1992.
Boeing Minuteman II (LGM-30F) ICBM   USAF InterContinental Ballistic Missile - at the front of the museum.
Boeing Stearman PT-17 (A75N1) Kaydet N49379 USAF ex 42-16388, N54661
Cessna 152 N94469 USAF markings
Cessna 337B (O-2A) Super Skymaster N475DF Cal Fire ex USAF 68-11067
Cessna O-2B Super Skymaster 67-21465 USAF
Cessna A-37B Dragonfly 71-0790 EK USAF
Cessna T-37B Tweety Bird 57-2316 USAF
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger 56-1114 USAF
Convair VC-131D Samaritan 54-2808 USAF ex N8425H
Curtiss 35 P-6E Hawk flying scale replica N90DS 7/8 replica as 'USAF 32-240'
Curtiss JN-4 Jenny flying scale replica N593JN USAF as '41986'
Douglas A-26C Invader 44-35224 USAF My Darling Ramona ex N9421Z, N6240D
Douglas AD-5W (EA-1E) Skyraider 132789 RR-704 USN
Douglas VC-47A (DC-3A) Skytrain 43-15579 USAF
Douglas R5D-3 (C-54Q DC-4) Skymaster 56514 USN ex 42-72636, N67062 Tanker 148
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk 154342 04 USN aggressor markings
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar 22122 Canadian AF ex N8091
Fairchild C-123K Provider 54-0612 USAF
Fairchild PT-19B Cornell 42-83011 29 46ED USAF ex N54270
Fleet (Consolidated) Model 7 YPT-6A 30-0385 USAF ex N13933
Folland Gnat F1 E1076 Indian AF
General Atomics MQ-1B Predator 05-3144 USAF
General Dynamics FB-111A Aadvark 68-0245 USAF
Grumman HU-16E Albatross 1293 USCH
Grumman YF-14A Tomcat 157990 NE-100 USN
Hughes OH-6A Cayuse 68-17252 US Army
Lockheed R5O-5 Lodestar 12473 USN ex N3968B, N1210, N1210L, N505R
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 58-0513 USAF
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter replica '56-0755 FG-755' USAF markings
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter 65-0257 USAF Spirit of the Inland Empire
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird 61-7975 USAF
Lockheed D-21B 537 USAF in the car park.
Martin EB-57B Canberra 52-1519 USAF
McDonnell F-4C Phantom II 63-7693 FP USAF
McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II 63-7746 USAF
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo 59-0418 USAF
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 68-0382 USAF
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 76-0008 ST USAF
MiG-15 (Aero S-102) 273 Polish AF
MiG-17 (PZL-Swidnik Lim-5) 1605 red Soviet AF ex N170MG
MiG-19S Farmer-C 0409 Czechoslovak AF
MiG-21 (Aero S-106) Fishbed-C 1101 Czechoslovak AF ex N1101E
MiG-23BN Flogger-H None Ex Czechoslovak AF 5744, Iraqi AF markings
MMIST CQ-10A SnowGoose 11 Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology Company cargo UAV with a parafoil wing.
Nieuport 11 (Bebe) scale replica 'N437' 7/8 scale replica
Nieuport 11 (Bebe) scale replica 'N1256' 7/8 scale replica
North American B-25J Mitchell 44-31032 USAF ex N3174G
North American F-86H Sabre 53-1304 FU-304 USAF
North American F-86L Sabre 50-0560 FU-560 USAF
North American F-100C Super Sabre 54-1786 SK USAF
North American SNJ-4 Texan 51360 USN
North American TC-39A Sabreliner 62-4465 USAF - in the car park.
Northrop F-89J Scorpion 52-1949 06 USAF
Northrop GT-38A Talon 60-0593 USAF - in the restoration hangar.
Northrop YA-9A 71-1368 Loser of the A-X attack aircraft competition won by the Fairchild A-10. Two were built - the other's stored at Edwards AFB.
Piasecki CH-21B Workhorse 53-4326 Abandoned by drug runners in 1985 and donated by the Riverside Sheriff's department.
Republic F-84C Thunderjet 47-1595 FS-595 USAF
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-9432 FS-432 USAF
Republic F-105B Thunderchief 57-5803 HI USAF
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 62-4383 RM USAF - at the front of the museum
Schweizer SGS 2-8 N54301  
Sikorsky HH-34J Seabat 48943 USAF ex USN 148943
Stinson L-5 Sentinel N63085 Origin unknown
Teledyne-Ryan AQM-81A Firebolt   USAF - supersonic hybrid-engined target drone.
Vought A-7 Corsair II 69-6188 USAF
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 41-1414 Modified as Japanese Navy Aichi D3A Val 'AI-235'. Ex N54865.
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 41-21487 65 USAF
Wright Flyer I replica None Strengthened replica for wind tunnel testing by NASA.

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