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 by the Army 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. There's a USN version at the Yanks Air Museum, Chino.
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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