National Museum of the US Air Force, Dayton, Ohio

Aircraft types F - M


Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Fairchild PT-19A Cornell 42-34023 as '41-14666 47' Ex N1070N. The USAF had 4,889 Cornells.
Fairchild C-82A Packet 48-581 CQ-581 Alaskan Air Command. Ex N7452C. Packets served from 1945 to 1954.
Fairchild C-119J Flying Boxcar 51-8037 This version was equipped to recover returning spy satellites as they parachuted to Earth.
Fairchild UC-123K Provider 56-4362 'Patches' - converted to spray defoliant and insecticide in Vietnam, it was regularly damaged and repaired.
Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0681 MB Desert Storm veteran whose pilot won the Air Force Cross for valour in 1991.
Fieseler Fi156C-1 Storch N156SV as 5F+YK German AF - markings of Rommel in North Africa. Ex Sweden Fv3808, D-EBOY.
Fisher P-75A Eagle 44-44553 GM's Fisher Body Division designed this large escort fighter, but the P-47 and P-51 filled the role. There's an example of its mighty Allison engine in Sacramento.
Focke-Achgelis Fa330 Bachstelze (Wagtail) T2-4617 (FE-4617) German Navy rotary-wing kite towed by submarines for recce. Pilot relayed info by telephone.
Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 601088 (T2-120 FE-120) German AF - tested at Wright Field then went to the NASM who loaned it to the museum.
Fokker Dr1 replica N1387B German AF
Fokker DVII replica N10408 Li German AF
General Atomics YMQ-9 Reaper 02-4002 Remotely-piloted attack and recce UAV. This was a pre- production model tested in Afghanistan.
General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark 67-0067 NA Southeast Asia veteran in the markings it wore during Operation Linebacker II in 1972-73.
General Dynamics EF-111A Raven 66-0057 CC Carried 4 tons of jamming equipment. 42 F-111As were converted, retiring in 1998.
General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark 70-2390 LN The Fs had an IR targeting system, widely used during Desert Storm in 1991.
General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon 81-0663 One of the original F-16As used by the Thunderbirds.
General Dynamics NF-16A AFTI 75-0750 Advanced Fighter Technology Integration testbed included electric powered controls.
Grumman OA-12 Duck Bu 33587 as 48-0563 Ex N67790, star of several films inc Murphy's War.
Grumman HU-16B Albatross 51-5282 Broke the world altitude record for twin-engine amphibians: 32,883ft.
Grumman X-29A 82-0003 NASA003 First of two examples testing supersonic forward-swept wings. First flew 1984.
Gulfstream C-20B (G-III) 86-0201 N770GA VIP and presidential transport for 30 years: users included Carter, Ford, George HW Bush, and Clinton.
Halberstadt CLIV 4205/18 1918 original German AF ground attack aircraft.
Hawker Hurricane IIa 'Z3174 XR-B' Ex Canadian AF 5390 marked as an RAF aircraft.
Hawker Siddeley XV-6A (P-1127) Kestrel 64-18262 2 Ex XS688, one of six brought to the USA for evaluation.
Helio U-10D Super Courier 66-14360 as '66-14374 EO' Ex N42022
Interstate L-6 Grasshopper 43-2680 Ex N60458. Military version of the Cadet, overheating made this the least successful of the Grasshoppers.
Junkers Ju88D-1 Trop 105 ex HK959 (FE-1598) Original Romanian AF markings. Pilot defected to Cyprus in 1943, then Britain gave it to the US.
Kaman HH-43B Huskie 60-0263 This set class records for rate of climb, altitude and range in 1961-62.
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden Kai (George) 3-105 Japanese Navy - other survivors are at Pensacola and Udvar-Hazy.
Kellett K-2/K-3 Autogiro NC10767 (N10767) This airframe (a K-2 modified to a K-3) was tested by the Army Air Corps at Wright Field in 1931.
Kettering Aerial Torpedo 'Bug' replica   1917 automatic drone - at a set time the engine stopped, the wings came off, and the fuselage/bomb fell to earth.
Laister-Kauffman TG-4A (LK-10 Yankee Doodle 2) 42-43734 US Army. Trainer for cargo glider pilots - 150 built.
Learjet C-21A (35A) 84-0064 One of the first three C-21s delivered to the USAF, this spent a lot of time in the middle east.
Lockheed P-38L Lightning 42-53232 as P-38J '42-67855' Last production version - 3,923 built. Ex NX66678, Honduras 505.
Lockheed C-60A Lodestar 43-16445 325 of these paratroop transports were built. This is ex F-BAMA, N94540, XA-SEX (XB-SEX), N51605.
Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star 53-0555 'Triple Nickel', whose crew in 1967 over the Gulf of Tonkin made the first ever successful interception guided by an airborne radar aircraft.
Lockheed VC-121E (L-1049 Super Constellation) 53-7885 'Columbine III' Eisenhower's presidential plane for 6 years. Later retired in 1966.
Lockheed AC-130A Spectre 54-1626 The prototype, converted from a JC-130A at Wright-Patterson AFB in 1967.
Lockheed AC-130A Spectre 54-1630 Azrael, Angel of Death, played an important role in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Lockheed C-130E Hercules 62-1787 'Spare 617' a Southeast Asia veteran, two of whose crew were awarded the Air Force Cross for valour.
Lockheed VC-140B JetStar 61-2492 Carried presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan, retired in 1987.
Lockheed C-141C Starlifter 66-0177 'Hanoi Taxi' In 1973, flew twice to Hanoi to return US PoWs to the USA, and re-enacted the journey in 2004.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 53-5974 TR-974 5,691 T-33s were built from 1948-59. Thie museum says that this arrived in 1952.
Lockheed NT-33A 51-4120 Flying simulator operated by Calspan, and used for aircraft from the X-15 to the F-22.
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star 49-0696 FT-696 Korean war veteran in 1950 markings. This served with the Uruguay AF for a while.
Lockheed P-80R 44-85200 In 1947, this hot-rod took the world speed record from the RAF's Gloster Meteor.
Lockheed F-94A Starfire 49-2498 FA-498 All-weather interceptor - 1st US production jet with an afterburner. 855 F-94s built, retired 1959.
Lockheed F-94C Starfire 50-0980 as '50-1054 FA-054' Redesign with longer nose: rockets replaced the A's guns. Originally called the F-97A.
Lockheed F-104C 56-0914 This plane served in Europe, the US, and the far east. Was flown to the museum in 1975.
Lockheed YF-117A Nighthawk 79-10781 ED Second F-117 built, modified for testing, used between 1981-91.
Lockheed F-22A Raptor 91-4003 FF USAF engineering test aircraft based at Edwards, moved to the museum in 2007.
Lockheed U-2A 56-6722 The last one built - apparently used for clear air turbulence research and some recce.
Lockheed YF-12A 60-6935 Second of the three 2-seat interceptors built, and sole survivor, flew to the museum in 1979, 11 years after the programme was cancelled.
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird 61-7976 Made the 1st SR-71 operational sortie in 1968. Flew more than any other. Flew to the museum in 1990.
Lockheed D-21B 524 Supersonic recce drone carried by an M-12. (M=Mother, D=Daughter).
Lockheed-Martin RQ-3A DarkStar 696 Autonomous stealthy recce UAV. The 2nd of 4 built, this is the only survivor that flew.
LTV (Vought) A-7D Corsair II 70-0970 MB The Army pressured the USAF to get this upgraded version of the Navy's A-7. 459 built
Macchi MC-200 Saetta MM8146 372-5 Italian AF. Taken by the Brits in Benghazi in 1942 and moved to the US. Restored by Aermacchi in 1991.
Martin MB-2 (NBS-1) replica AS64213 14 130 built, operating 1920-29, but no survivors - this replica was built in 2002.
Martin B-10 (Model 139) 33-0146 146 First mass-produced modern bomber. Argentina donated this sole survivor in 1970.
Martin B-26G Marauder 43-34581 as B-26B 42-95857 "Shootin' in". Used by the Free French in 1945 and returned from France in 1965.
Martin B-57B Canberra 52-1499 PQ Vietnam veteran later spent 10 years as an EB-57B. The museum restored it in 2010.
Martin RB-57D 53-3982 BA-982 20 were built in several versions - this is a photo recce single-seater - 13 built.
Martin X-24A mockup (SV-5J) '66-13551' 2 SV-5Js were built as jet- powered trainers for the rocket-powered X-24A lifting body. Never flown, this one was converted to represent the X-24A for the museum.
Martin X-24B 66-13551 The original X-24A was converted to the more stable X-24B. Made 36 successful flights assisting Space Shuttle development.
McCook Field Engineering Section G-3 Target Glider   1920s programmable glider could fly a straight, circular or random course. It was released from the aircraft that would try to shoot it down.
McDonnell XH-20 Little Henry 46-689 One-off experimental chopper - flew successfully but as with all tip-jets, excessive noise and fuel consumption.
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin 46-523 Parasite fighter for operation from B-36s. Tests with a B-29 began in 1948 but recovery was too hazardous. This is the first of the 2 built.
McDonnell ADM-20 (GAM-72) Quail 69-700 Decoy missile launched by a B-52, simulated another B-52 to confuse the enemy.
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo 58-0325 13 2-seat all-weather interceptor: 479 built - McDonnell wanted to call it the F-109.
McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo 56-0166 AH Operating in Vietnam, this was the only Voodoo version to see combat - it served until 1979, this one retired in '78.
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II 64-0829 FG Vietnam veteran with two kill stars below the cockpit.
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II 64-1047 BH Deilivered in 1965, flew more missions than any other F-4. Flew to the museum in 1994.
McDonnell Douglas F-4G Wild Weasel V 69-7263 WW 134 converted from F-4Es for suppression of enemy air defences. This is a Desert Storm veteran.
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 74-0117 FF 384 A models were built from 1972-79. This moved here in 2013.
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 76-0027 FF Delivered to the museum in 1996.
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) NASA X-36   Remotely-piloted Tailless Fighter Agility Research Aircraft with thrust vectoring. 2 were built, only this one flew, very successfully.
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) C-17 Globemaster III 87-0025 The prototype, first flight 9/1991, used for testing and several film appearances, flew to the museum in 2012.
Messerschmitt Bf109G-10 '4' German AF markings. Ex Bulgaria 610824, Yugoslavia 9664, N109MS.
Messerschmitt Me163B Komet 191095 Arrived via Canada. May have been sabotaged by forced labour during production.
Messerschmitt Me262A Schwalbe 501232 German AF. Tested by the Navy at Pax River for carrier potential. Ex Bu 121442.
MiG-15bis 2057 North Korean AF - flown to South Korea by a defecting pilot.
MiG-17F 799 as '3020' Ex Egyptian AF, gifted to the Museum and now in North Vietnam AF markings.
MiG-19S '0138' Ex Egyptian AF, now in North Vietnam AF markings
MiG-21PF '4128' Ex Hungarian AF 408, now in North Vietnam AF markings
MiG-29A 08 Blue Russian AF
Mitsubishi A6M2 Reisen (Zero) A1-3-102 Japanese Navy. Recovered from Papua New Guinea.

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