Yanks Air Museum, Chino Airport

Charles Nicholls started the museum in 1972 at Chino, and it has grown into a major collection with a very wide range of aircraft, some extremely rare or unique.

Four large hangars, plus the storage area/scrap yard, are packed with very interesting stuff. Our visit was on 3rd May, the day before the Chino Airshow, so some of their aircraft were being prepared to take part in that or were already out on the airfield, and are on my airshow page.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aeronca C-2 NC647W (NC647W)  
Aeronca C-3 Collegian floatplane NC12587 (N15287)  
Aeronca K NC18877 (N18877)  
Aeronca 65-CA Super Chief NC33853 (N33853)  
American Eagle A-101 4289 (N4289)  
Beech AQM-37A Jayhawk   USN - supersonic target drone which can simulate an incoming nuclear warhead.
Beech BQM-126A   USN fast subsonic target drone.
Beech MQM-61 Cardinal   US Army target drone - over 2000 built for the Army, plus 200 for the Navy and Marines.
Beech UC-43 (D17S) Traveler 43-10842 N51746 USAF
Bell AH-1F Cobra 67-15614 US Army
Bell UH-1H Iroquois 67-17426 US Army ex US Forestry Service, NR911DN (N911DN)
Bell OH-13E Sioux 51-14175 N55230 US Army
Bell P-39 Airacobra 42-8740 N81575 USAF
Bell P-63A Kingcobra 42-69080 N94501 USAF Fatal Fang ex NX32750 (N32750)
Boeing YCGM-121B Seek Spinner   1988 loitering anti-radar UAV. Procect cancelled in 1989.
British Hovercraft Corporation (BHC) (Bell) PACV (Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle) 004 USN - Saunders-Roe SR-N5 (Aerosystems Bell SK-5) modified for the Vietnam War - sole survivor, but there's an Army version at Ft Eustis.
Brunner Winkle Bird BK NC731Y (N731Y)  
Canadair Sabre 6 N3842H Ex South African AF 363, N3842H marked as USAF '1487 FU-487'
Canadian Home Rotors Safari 400 N179JM  
Cessna AW NC8782 (N8782)  
Cessna 172A N7791T  
Chotia (Weedhopper) Gypsy N7714J  
Columbia XJL-1 fuselage 31399 Ex N54207, N48RW. Only 3 were built, the 1st destroyed in strength tests. There's a complete example at Pima.
Command-Aire 3C3 NC136E (N136E)  
Consolidated P4Y-2G Privateer 66300 N2872G Tanker 124 Ex USN and USCG
Convair C-131F Samaritan 141013 N9030V 013 USN
Convair F-106B Delta Dart 57-2513 USAF
Corben Baby Ace A N73638  
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny N1563  
Curtiss (Early Bird) JN-4D Jenny flying replica N1104 67% replica. Early Bird Aircraft also sold SPAD kits and plans.
Curtiss C-46A Commando N74173 Ex USAF 43-47218, YV-C-ERB, N5134B, N137R
Curtiss O-52 Owl 40-2769 N61241 USAF
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk N40245 (NX40245) 7 Ex Canadian AF 1038, N1223N, as '41-36483 7'
Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior N10860 (NC10860)  
Curtiss-Wright Robin N374K  
Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 2000 NC6217 (N6217)  
Curtiss-Wright Travel Air S-6000B N4942V  
De Havilland DH-60M Gipsy Moth NC917M (N917M) Built by the Moth Aircraft Corporation of Lowell, Mass.
Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless 10518 N4864J USN
Douglas C-47A Skytrain 42-23668 N60480 USAF
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior 138965 652 USN
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 149636 N230AT USN
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 151038 AD-16 USN
ERCO Ercoupe 415-C NC99229 (N99229)  
Fairchild A-10 Warthog cockpit   Presumably a training aid
Fairchild KR-31 (Kreider-Reisner C-2 Challenger) NC7247 (N7247)  
Fieseler Fi103 Unknown WW2 flying bomb
Fleet Model 7B (Fawn Mk I) NC684M (N684M) Little Rosey
General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon 80-0633 USAF, Thunderbirds livery, prpbably false.
Globe KD6G-2 (MQM-40A) Firefly 1179 USN piston-engined target drone used from 1951-65.
Grumman (GM Eastern Aircraft Division) FM-2 Wildcat 86564 N4629V USN
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 2000 161344 603 USN
Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon 32945 N299CN USN ex N69198, N2PS, C-GWJA
Grumman JRF-5 Goose 87746 N329 USN
Grumman HU-16B Albatross 51-7195 N7024S USAF
Grumman RF-9J Cougar 141685 FP-83 N9256 (NX9256) USN
Grumman F-11A Tiger 141735 AD-103 USN ex N81682
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 158985 NK-200 USN
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 ZD668 J RAF ex G-CBCU
Hayes TDU-25B   Towed target - had a butane burner to simulate IR signature.
Kellett KD-1 YG-1B 37-0381 N37380  
Learjet 23 N73CE  
Lockheed C-40D (L-12A) Electra Junior 38-0540 N93R USAF
Lockheed P-38L Lightning 44-27183 N718 USAF ex N26441 (NC26441), N501MH, N517PA
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter replica '70925' USAF
McCulloch MC-4A HUM-1 133818 The second of two built for evaluation by the USN. The first is at Pima.
McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II 157282 USN as '416263 62'
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet 161943 Blue Angels 7 USN - a genuine Blue Angel
Naval Aircraft Factory N3M-3 2827 N45280 USN
Naval Aircraft Factory N3M-3 floatplane 4480 N695M USN
North American SNJ-5 (AT-6) Texan 43771 N43771 USN ex N8099H, N612MD
North American P-51A Mustang 43-6274 N90358 AX-H USAF ex N73630
North American P-51D Mustang NL74920 (N74920) J-JA USAF Miss Judy ex 44-74910, Indonesian AF F-351, N51SJ
North American B-25J Mitchell 44-86791 N6116X USAF ex N8196H, VH-XXV
North American FJ-1 Fury 120349 S-102 USN Original straight-wing version - Mustang origins, and forerunner of the Sabre. The Navy's 1st jet.
North American F-100C Super Sabre 54-2091 FW-091 USAF ex Turkish AF 42091, N2011M
Northrop F-5E Tiger II 5243 Republic of China (Taiwan), ex 76-1638
Northrop T-38A Talon 61-0908 XL USAF
Porterfield 35-70 Flyabout NC17490 (N17490)  
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 45-49346 N3152D USAF ex Bolivian AF 4191
Republic YP-47M Thunderbolt 42-27385 N27385 USAF ex N4477N. High-speed test aircraft with NACA.
Republic F-84E Thunderjet 49-2155 FS-155 USAF
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 60-0471 TH USAF
Ryan B1 Brougham N6956 (6956)  
Ryan BQM-34A Firebee   USAF
Sikorsky CH-3E Sea King 62-12578 USAF
Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard 1375 N9165Q USCG
Sikorsky S-58B N886X Golden State Helicopters livery
Standard J-1 N214J  
Stearman 4D Junior Speedmail N11224 (NC11224)  
Stearman YPT-9B (6L) Cloudboy N795H (NC795H) Only 10 built - 1931 - this one was always civil but is in USAF marlings.
Stinson L-5E Sentinel 42-14986 N723E USAF
Swallow Airplane Swallow TP C8761 (N8761)  
Taylor J-2 Cub N19518 (NC19518)  
Thomas-Pigeon Flying Boat   1920 design, probably never completed. Found in the same factory rafters as Old Rheinbeck's Pigeon-Fraser Albree Scout.
Thomas-Morse S-4C Scout N39735 1918 original - has been in many movies.
Vought A-7B Corsair II 154475 514 6A152 USN
Vought A-7B Corsair II 154538 512 USN
Vultee BT-13B Valiant 42-89607 N4425V USAF
Waco CG-4A Hadrian 45-13696 USAF
Waco GXE NC47248 (N47248)  
Waco UEC NC18613 (N18613)  
Wright 1903 Flyer replica    
Yokosuka (Kugisho) MXY-7 Model 11 Ohka 1-10 Ex RAF 8486M BAPC-99

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