Warplane Survivors USA: California, China Lake, US Naval Museum of Armament & Technology

California Warplanes

China Lake, US Naval Museum of Armament & Technology, Naval Warfare Center China Lake, Ridgecrest, 93556-0217, located at 1 Pearl Harbor Way, on the East end of Blandy Ave.  (760) 939-3530.

The museum preserves and displays many unique achievements in naval air and surface armament and technology. Entrance into the Museum is free.  Open Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Bell HH-1K Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 157191), USMC, tailboom only.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter, SAR helicopter.

(NMNA Photo)

A U.S. Marine Corps Bell AH-1J SeaCobra (BuNo 159228) taking off from Naval Weapons Center China Lake, California (USA), loaded with an AIM-9L Sidewinder missile, 18 March 1980.

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photo)

Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 159224), c/n 26064.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 44-70102), “Here’s Hopin”, restoration project.

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photos)

Douglas XF4D-1/F-6 Skyray (BuNo. 124587).

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photo)

Douglas AD-4N Skyraider (BuNo. 125739), c/n 7632.

(USN Photo)

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 137818) armed with Mk 4 HIPEG gun pods at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, 24 Jan 1964.

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 137818), Superior Valley Range.

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photos)

Douglas YA4D-1/A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 137814), mounted on a pylon.

Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo. 142120), “The Blue Tail Flies”, WSL.

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photos)

Douglas NTA-4F Skyhawk (BuNo. 152102), 042.

General Dynamics F-111B Aardvark (Serial No. 152715).

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photos)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 152936), 610.

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photos)

Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger (BuNo. 138647).

Lockheed DC-130A Hercules (Serial No. 57-1461).

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photo)

Lockheed A1 (UGM-27A) Polaris Missile.

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photos)

LTV A-7C Corsair II (BuNo. 156797).

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 160722), formerly with the United States Aviation Museum, Inyokern Airport.

(Skytamer.com Photo)

LTV TA-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 156765), formerly with the United States Aviation Museum, Inyokern Airport.

(USN Photo)

McDonnell F-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 150423) from Fighter Squadron VF-154 "Black Knights" is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43), 1 Jan 1982.

McDonnell-Douglas F-4B-12-MC Phantom II (BuNo. 150423).

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4N Phantom II (BuNo. 150468).

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas RF-4B Phantom II (BuNo. 157348).

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz PHOTO)

McDonnell Douglas YF-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 151743), (F-4H-1).

(Photo courtesy of Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz)

McDonnell-Douglas AV-8A Harrier (BuNo. 159249).

(Jerry Gunner Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas YF-18A Hornet (BuNo. 160775), prototype.

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A Hornet (BuNo. 163092), VX-31.

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 60-1396).

(Skytamer.com, Peter S. Kuntz Photo)

North American QF-86F Sabre, JASDF (Serial No. 62-7479), USAF (Serial No. 55-3916).

(USN Photo)

(Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156640), Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (RVAH-3).

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156640), AC-602, USS Saratoga.

(NMNA Photo)

A U.S. Navy Vought F-8D Crusader (BuNo 147047) armed with AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles over the Naval Weapons Center China Lake, California, on 11 June 1963.  The AIM-9C was the only radar-guided Sidewinder missile.  Many were later converted to AGM-122 Sidearm anti-radiation missiles.

Vought DF-8L Crusader (BuNo. 145528), 105.


A-1 Polaris submarine-launched missile.

AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile.

AGM-53 CONDOR long-range television-guided missile.

AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface tactical missile.

AGM-83 Bulldog short-range air-launched laser-guided missile.

AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missile.

AGM-122 Sidearm anti-radiation missile.

AGM-136 Tacit Rainbow persistent anti-radiation missile.

AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) air-to-surface glide weapon.

AIM-9 Sidewinder heat-seeking short-range air-to-air missile.

AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile.

APAM CBU-59 Anti-Personnel/Anti-Material BLU-77 bomblet dispenser.

ASM-2 BAT air-to-surface missile.

CBU-78/B GATOR anti-tank/anti-personnel mine weapon.

Fuel Air Explosive (FAE) weapons.

LGB-24B/B Laser-Guided Bomb.

Mark 20 Rockeye II Cluster Bomb Mark 12.

Mark 80 Series General Purpose Bombs.

SLAM-ER Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response man-in-the-loop cruise missile.

Tomahawk all-weather submarine or ship-launched land-attack cruise missile.

WALLEYE air-launched precision-guided air-to-surface weapon.

(Geoffrey Patrick, USN Photo)

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