National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia

A fine modern museum, with work still in progress. The open, bright atrium is a joy for photography, with multi-level views of most of the aircraft there. However there are also aircraft in (or mainly above) the exhibition halls. These are dramatically lit, with partial, sometimes moving, spotlights, and with partition walls blocking almost every view. Very difficult indeed, and some of these photos are pretty poor, but still beter than nothing.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Bell UH-1E Iroquois 154760 15  
Curtiss JN-4HG Jenny A-4160 Possibly a replica. The HG version was a gunnery trainer.
De Havilland DH-4B replica 'A-6184'  
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 152080  
Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless 06583 21  
Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat 12114 2  
Grumman F9F-2 Panther 123526 Ex N3456G
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger 85890 Ex N1952M
Hawker Siddeley (McDonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier II 161396 623 The first one - first of four full-scale development aircraft, first flown 5th November 1981.
Sikorsky HO3S-1 Dragonfly 124344  
Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse 150570 Ex NX19YN (N19YN)
Vought (Goodyear) FG-1A Corsair 13459 86 At the peak of the atrium - this is the only possible view.
Vought F4U-4 Corsair 97369 369 Ex N5214V.
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka 11 I-13  

Section home page

Aviation home page