US Army Transportation Museum, Fort Eustis, Virginia

A wide-ranging museum inside the gates of Fort Eustis, part of Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Roofed outdoor areas are dedicated to trains, planes and trucks, (and a monster walking machine), and there are also some ships and amphibians, while the indoor museum proper is organised as a timeline of US Army transportation, with many excellent dioramas and informative displays. A great visit, especially for fans of the weird and wonderful.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Beech U-8D Seminole 58-3051  
Bell GUH-1H Iroquois 64-13644 44D  
Bell GUH-1H Iroquois 67-17852  
Bell UH-1B Iroquois 61-0788  
Bell UH-1H Iroquois 74-22376  
Bell OH-13E Sioux 51-14010  
Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior '416351' True identity unknown.
Bell SK-5 Patrol, Air Cushion Vehicle (PACV) 68-15903 Developed from the Saunders-Roe SR.N5, 3 were trialled in Vietnam. Museum info says that this, the sole survivor, is serial '03, but the serial on the (possibly cannibalised) left rudder is distinctly 02.
Boeing-Vertol YCH-47B 59-04984 Originally the YCH-1B, this is the 2nd prototype Chinook, renamed the YCH-47A, later modified as the B standard testbed, and recently restored.
Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-12745  
Curtiss-Wright 2500 Air-Car (GEM) None GEM = Ground Effect Machine (hovercraft). The Army bought two for testing, but they weren't impressed.
De Havilland Canada DHC-2 U-6A Beaver 58-1997  
De Havilland Canada DHC-3 U-1A Otter 55-3270  
De Havilland Canada DHC-4 YC-7A Caribou 57-3079 Test registration CF-LKF-X, the 5th production Caribou, used by the Golden Knights from May 1985 to July 1986.
De Lackner DH-4 Heli-Vector (HZ-1 Aerocycle) Unknown Worked surprising well, and was quite easy to learn to fly. The Army bought 12, serials 56-6928 to 39. Pilots feared falling into the rotors, but the concept was abandoned anyway.
Doak 16 VZ-4DA 56-9642 Successful tilt-fan VTOL aircraft. Only one was built. Douglas took over the project in 1960, but the Army decided helicopters were better. The aircraft went to NASA for a while before retirement to Ft Eustis.
Hiller OH-23B Raven 51-16168 0111  
Hughes TH-55A Osage 67-16944  
Piasecki UH-25B Retreiver 130043 Originally a Navy HUP-2.
Piasecki VZ-8P (B) Airgeep II 58-5511 Second Airgeep bought by the Army, much modified from the first. Flown successfully, but the flying jeep concept was abandoned and the project cancelled.
Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw 56-1550 as '114299'  
Sikorsky VH-34C Choctaw 57-1725  
Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave 57-1651  
Sikorsky YCH-54A Tarhe 64-14203 Pre-production version, one of six built.
Sikorsky VH-60A Black Hawk 80-23460  
Vertol (Piasecki) CH-21C Shawnee 56-2077  

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