Air Power Park and Museum, Hampton, Virginia

An open park run by the local council, with links to the nearby Langley Air Force base and NASA Research Centre. There is a central museum featuring a large collection of very well made aircraft models.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Hawker Siddeley P.1127 XV-6A Kestrel NASA520 Ex RAF XS694, USAF 64-18268, with the wings of XS692, 64-18266.
Little Joe booster with dummy Mercury capsule   Designed by NASA Langley and built by North American, this was a cheap booster for testing the Mercury program escape system and heat shield.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 51-9086 USAF
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo 56-0246 USAF
McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II 69-0372 ZZ USAF
MGM-5 Corporal nuclear tactical ballistic missile   Designed by the US Army and notoriously inaccurate and unreliable. Operated by the US and the UK from 1954 to 1964. Range 75 miles.
MIM-3 Nike Ajax SAM   The world's first operational surface-to-air missile, with design, led by Bell for the US Army, starting in early 1945.
MIM-14 Nike Hercules SAM   The US Army's nuclear-tipped replacement for the Nike Ajax, operating from 1958 into the '80s.
North American F-86L Sabre 51-3064 USAF
North American F-100D Super Sabre 54-2145 USAF
Northrop F-89J Scorpion 52-2129 USAF
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 61-0073 USAF
SM-78 (PGM-19) Jupiter ballistic missile   Developed by the US Army, built by Chrysler, used by the USAF as an accurate, nuclear-tipped medium range missile.
UGM-27 Polaris SLBM (Submarine-launched ballistic missile)   Developed by the Navy from the Jupiter, built by Lockheed. Nuclear-armed, it replaced the Regulus cruise missile.
Vought A-7E Corsair II 157506 as '157500 AC-300' US Navy

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