National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida

Page 1 - aircraft types A to G

A huge, modern museum with great facilities. The vast range includes many unique aircraft which are generally well displayed, often well spaced out and well lit, and with no barriers to going up to the aircraft and touching them.

The outside ramp area is only accessible by taking the free bus tours whose speed, position and direction are at the whim of the driver, so we were frustrated that we couldn't get all the shots that we wanted. Still, this was the highlight of the whole trip for me.

There are so many photos here that I've split them into two pages Click here to go to page 2

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Beech GB-2 (D17S) Traveller 23688 Ex 44-67723 FT474 N9459H
Beech RC-45J (D18S) Expeditor 09771 4P-9771 Ex NC1040 N1040
Beech T-34B Mentor 140813 N7098U  
Beech T-34B Mentor 144040 SH-00  
Beech T-34B Mentor 144044 N4579P  
Beech T-34C Turbo Mentor 161842 E-842  
Beech UC-12B Huron 161515 5B-1515  
Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra 070280  
Bell TH-57C Sea Ranger 162028 E-64  
Boeing F4B-4 replica '9029 6-F-1' Actually an Army P-12F restored and converted.
Boeing Stearman N2S-3 B75N1 Kaydet 05409 N75032 '05369 41'  
Boeing Vertol CH-46A Sea Knight 151952 HW-00  
Brewster SB2A-1 Buccaneer 462860 V-S-5  
Cessna O-1A L-19A Bird Dog 5L-14981 FDD Vietnam Air Force markings, ex 51-11986
Cessna UC-78B (AT-17B) Bobcat 43-7995 N63426 'JRC-1 63426'  
Consolidated PB2Y-3 Coronado 7099 The sole survivor
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina 08317 Note that this is the seaplane version - not an amphibian.
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina 46602 45-P-3 N607CC  
Convair R4Y-1 C-131F Samaritan 141015 615  
Curtiss 1C (JN-4D) Jenny A995  
Curtiss 12 (NC-4) A2294 4 In 1919 this is the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic, the only one to make it out of the four Nancy boats that set out on the flight from Newfoundland to Lisbon, then on to Plymouth.
Curtiss 18 MF Seagull A5483  
Curtiss 34C (F6C-1) Hawk A6969  
Curtiss 43 (F7C-1) Seahawk A7667  
Curtiss 48A (N2C-2) Fledgling A8529  
Curtiss 76A (BFC-2 F11C-2) Goshawk A9332 2-B-13  
Curtiss A-1 Triad replica   Us Navy's first aircraft
Curtiss C-46A Commando 43-47350 N611Z In the markings of R5C-1 39611 14
Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk AK255 7  
Curtiss-Wright SNC-1 (CW-22N) Falcon 05194 N8021J  
De Havilland Canada NU-1B DHC-3 Otter 144672 F-699  
Douglas A-1H AD-6 Skyraider 135300 NL-405  
Douglas A-3A A3D-1 Skywarrior 135418 TB-8  
Douglas A-4C A4D-2N Skyhawk 145077 010  
Douglas A-4E (A4D-5) Skyhawk 149656 AH-303  
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 150076 '154180' Marked as Blue Angels 1
Douglas B-26B Invader '77141' Marked as JD-1 '446928'. Ex 41-39215 N5292V N4000M N200M N142ER
Douglas C-117D Super DC-3S 50821 821  
Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak 37970 NACA-140 1st aircraft, held world speed record of 640.7mph for 5 days in 1947. Beaten by 2nd aircraft. Not flown by NACA.
Douglas EA-1F AD-5Q Skyraider 132532 '35018 810'  
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior N875RS 75  
Douglas F-6A (F4D-1) Skyray 134806  
Douglas F-10B F3D-2 Skyknight 124598 WF-2  
Douglas R4D-5L DC-3A C-47A Skytrain 42-23496 XD-8 Que Sera Sera - first aircraft to land at the South Pole.
Douglas R6D-1 VC-118B DC-6A Liftmaster 128424  
Douglas RD-4 Dolphin 8 N14205 N26K US Coast Guard livery - this airframe was famously owned and operated by Bill Boeing
Douglas SBD-2 Dauntless 2106  
Douglas A-4A A4D-1 Skyhawk 137813 AJ-301 1st pre-production Skyhawk, first flown in August 1954, 2 months after the prototype.
Fleet 2 (Consolidated N2Y-1) A8605 Used as a trainer for F9C Sparrowhawk operations from airships.
Fokker D.VII replica    
Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor N7681 'RR-5 A9206'  
Franklin PS-2 Eaglet 9617  
General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon 163572 AD-23 Adversary version - no weapons but packed with Electronic Warfare electronics.
Grumman (CCF) G-23 'FF-1 9351 5-F-1'  
Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3E Avenger 53593  
Grumman AF-2S Guardian 123100 30 es N3144G  
Grumman E-1B WF-2 Tracer 148146 AE-711  
Grumman E-2C+ Hawkeye 2000 164494 AB-600  
Grumman EA-6B Prowler 156481 SD-534  
Grumman F3F-2 0976 2-MF-16  
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat 3872 72-F-7  
Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat 3969  
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat 26910 21  
Grumman F6F-6 Hellcat 94203 ex N7865C  
Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat 80373 12 ex N7654C  
Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat 121710 B-100  
Grumman F9F-2 Panther 123050 H-311  
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar 128109 211  
Grumman F-11A (F11F-1) Tiger 141828 217  
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 162710 AD-268  
Grumman FM-2 Wildcat 86747 N68843  
Grumman J2F-6 Duck 33581 149  
Grumman J4F-1 Widgeon V212 Ex N743 N2770A N324BC N212ST
Grumman JRF-3 Goose V190 Ex N5538N N12CS
Grumman S2-E S2F-3S Tracker 151647 AW-344  
Grumman TC-4C Academe 155722 NJ-50 Gulfstream 1 with an A-6 radome for navigator training. 9 built.
Grumman TF-1 C-1A Trader 136754 754  
Grumman YF-14A Tomcat 157984 5 The museum's iconic gate guard

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