Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino Airport

Ed Maloney started collecting aviation stuff after WW2, and his collection evolved into what is now one of the world's most famous aviation museums. Famous warbird pilot Steve Hinton is its president.

There are many rare or unique planes here, but unfortunately the hangars are really crammed, with the aircraft interlocked and often impossible to photograph without other things getting in the way.

A couple of hangars were almost empty, being home to aircraft that were out on the flight line for the next day's airshow, so photos of them are on my Chino Airshow page, and some appear on both pages. We visited the museum on 3rd May.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin 34 red N88LK Soviet AF
Bachem Ba349A-1 Natter replica   Luftwaffe markings
Beech SNB-5 Expeditor 89468 N4606 USN
Bell X-2 replica '46-674' Built for a film
Boeing F4B-3 (P-12E) 32-017 NX3360G (N3360G) USAF as '8858 1-F-1'
Boeing FB-5 A-7104 USAF as 'A-7126 6-F-11'
Boeing DB-17P Fortress 44-83684 N3713G USAF marked as left: '42-102605 A-X Kismet', right: '42-97158 BX D C'
Boeing WB-50D Superfortress fuselage 46-0010 BK-010 USAF Lucky Lady II. 1st non-stop round the world flight, 1949.
Bristol F2b Fighter replica N34HC 'RAF E2624 A-4'
Canadair CL-13A Sabre 5 Unknown Aircraft type uncertain.
Cessna 182D N8904X  
Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-12129 N305TA US Army
Culver NR-D (PQ-14B TD2-C1) Cadet N15HM (NL15HM) USAF ex USN 79572, N89573
Curtiss R3C-2 replica BAPC-140 '3'  
Deperdussin 1913 floatplane replica BAPC-136 '19'  
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 149547 USN
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 151064 10 USN
Douglas A-4L Skyhawk 148316 AF USN ex N157AT
Douglas D558-2 Skyrocket 37973 USN ex NACA-143. The first of three built.
Douglas DC-3A (C-47A) N47TF Ex USAF 42-92509, RAF & Canadian AF KG320, CF-BVF, C-FBVF
ERCO 415-C Ercoupe N99664  
Fairchild 24-C8F NC16682 (N16682) Also in the airshow.
Fairchild M62A-3 (PT-19) Cornell N69262 USAF markings
Feiseler Fi103A-1 flying bomb   Possibly a replica
Fokker Dr1 replica NX5596T (N5596T)  
Folland Gnat T1 N19GT Ex RAF XP538
Gloster Meteor F4 VT260 RAF
Goodyear GZ-10A Gondola N10A  
Granville Gee Bee R-1 Super Sportster replica NR2100 11  
Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat 80382 USMC
Hansen WH-1 Thunderchicken N35TS 35 Sump'n Else - 1970s and 80s "marginally successful" Reno racer.
Heinkel He-100D-1 replica '7 white' Luftwaffe markings
Heinkel He-162A-2 Salamander 120077 1 red Flown once in the USA, by Bob Hoover at Muroc. Ex T2-489, FE-489
Heinkel He-178 replica   World's first turbojet-powered aircraft.
Henri Orlowski HO1 N426A 74 1950 racer
Hiller UH-12E N702WA Ex N9756C, XA-TOT, XA-NOI
Hispano HA-200A Saeta fuselage E-14A-5 NX5486Y (N5486Y) Spanish AF
Horten Ho-IVa N79289 1943 original. Ex D-10-1451, LA+AC, VP543, BGA647, 8-251
Howard DGA-5 Ike replica NR56Y (N56Y) 39 Miss Chevrolet
LeVier Cosmic Wind N36C Miss Cosmic Wind
Lockheed C-60A Lodestar 'AM711 AM-T' False RAF markings. Ex 42-32181, XB-BOC, XB-GUH, N3779G
Lockheed C-60A Lodestar NC1000B (N1000B) Unmarked ex 43-16462, NC44899 (N44899)
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 53-5156 USAF
Lockheed F-80A Shooting Star 44-85488 PN-488 USAF
Lockheed JetStar fuselage N33SJ Never a government plane. Ex N800J
Lockheed (SABCA) F-102G Starfighter FX-82 Belgian AF
Lockheed VC-121A Constellation 48-0613 USAF Bataan ex NASA422 N422NA. I saw this at Planes of Fame Valle in 2010. It flew here in 2016.
Macchi M39 replica '5' BAPC-141
Mercury Air (Condor) K-10 Shoestring replica N26C 16 1949 racer
Messerschmitt Bf109E-7 3523  
Messerschmitt Me163B-1 Komet replica '191626 11 white' Luftwaffe markings
Messerschmitt Mitsubishi J8M1 Shusui T2-300 Sole survivor
MiG-15bis (PZL-Mielec Lim-2) 612 Polish AF, Soviet AF markings. A rather sad gate guard.
MiG-15UTI (PZL-Mielec Lim-2) NX687 (N687) Part Soviet AF / Red Bull markings. Ex Polish AF 205
MiG-17 (PZL Mielec Lim-5) N711TF Soviet AF markings. Ex Polish AF 1529, N117BR (NX117BR)
MiG-17 (PZL-Mielec Lim-5) 1020 N117MG (NX117MG) Soviet AF markings. Ex Polish AF 1020
MiG-21R Fishbed-H 2149 N30421 Czechoslovak and Czech AF
Miles & Atwood Special replica NR225Y (N225Y) 1932 speed record breaking racer
Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden Jack ED-1158 Raiden = Thunderbolt
Mong MS1 Sport N88J 88 Winner at 1992 and '99 Reno Biplane races.
Morane-Saulnier MS502 Criquet (Fieseler Fi-156D Storch) N57962 (NX57962) Ex France 381, F-BJHP, marked as Luftwaffe 'CQ+QS'
North American DF-1D Fury 135867 L-313 USN
North American P-51K Mustang 44-12840 LG-W N51EW USAF
North American F-86E Sabre 51-13067 FU-067 N186SE USAF Beautious Butch
North American QF-86H Sabre composite 53-1351 USAF with parts of 52-2074
North American QF-100D Super Sabre 56-3141 291 USAF
North American SNJ-5 (AT-6) Texan 90608 08 N3197G USN
North American T-2A Buckeye 147474 2K-123 USN
Northrop F-89J Scorpion 53-2517 USAF
Piper L-4H Grasshopper 43-29441 33-B N48679 US Army
Radioplane OQ-2A (TDD-1)   US Army. The first US mass-produced radio-controlled target drone. Catapult launched, parachute recovery.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-1378 USAF
Republic RF-84K Thunderflash 52-7265 USAF
Rider R-4 replica NX261Y (N261Y) 70 Firecracker. Same as the Rider-Elmendorf R-5 Jackrabbit but with shorter wings. 1936.
Rider R-6 NX96Y (N96Y) 18 8 8 Ball, racing number 18. 1938.
Sopwith Pup replica 'B1795 B' RAF
Supermarine Spitfire 1 replica 'R9612' LC RAF
Vought A-7A Corsair II 152673 NF USN
Vought F-8A Crusader 145336 DW-16 USN
Wright Flyer replica    
Yakovlev Yak-3U replica N130AM 6 Ex Egyptian AF 533 C-11 converted to Yak-3U G-BTHD
Yokosuka (Kugisho) D4Y1 Suisei Judy 601-35 Japanese Navy 7483 - restored as a D4Y3 with a radial (Twin Wasp) engine.
Yokosuka (Kugisho) MXY-7 Model 11 Ohka 1-18 Japanese Navy

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