Warplane Survivors USA: California, Palm Springs Air Museum

California Warplanes, Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs Regional Airport, 92262.  (760) 778-6262, ext 222.  Located on the Northeast side of the airport, the museum is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM.  The museum has a large collection of flying aircraft from the Second World War, many of which have been used in movies.  The museum has three main display hangars, theatre, gift shop and airport access for flight demonstrations.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor (BuNo. 140699), c/n BG-23, Reg. No N8662E.

(Greg Goebel Photo)

(Goshimini Photo)

Bell P-63A Kingcobra (Serial No. 42-68864), 091263RP, “Pretty Polly”, Reg. No. N163BP.

Bell AH-1G Cobra Helicopter XE (Serial No. 67-15574).

Bell TH-13T Sioux (Serial No. 67-17005), c/n 3687, Reg. No. N170HF.

Boeing Stearman PT-13D Kaydet (E75) (Serial No. 42-17359), c/n 75-5522, 427, Reg. No. N5359N.

(Lecody Photo)

(Edward O'Connor Photo)

Boeing B-17G-105-VE Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 44-85778), c/n 8687 (-VE), “Miss Angela”, Reg. No. N3509G.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (28-5ACF EMQ Super Catalina (Serial No. 48426), c/n 1788, 55, Reg. No. N31235.

Convair C-131 Samaritan (Serial No. 42809).

(Gillfoto Photo)

Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 44-7084), c/n 32824, USAAC 306, “Miss Josephine”, Reg. No. N999CD.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 476423), c/n 16007/32755, 3X, 044, Reg. No. N60154.

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (Serial No. 36176), c/n 4812, B-25, Reg. No. N4522.

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35721), c/n 29000, BP, “Invader,” Reg. No. N9425Z.

Erco 415E Ercoupe, c/n 4918, Reg. No. N94805.

(Alen Ištokovi Photo)

(Mike Kaehler Photo)

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (BuNo. 163277), c/n 3M-10, 40.

(Edward O'Connor Photo)

General Motors (Eastern) FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 55627), c/n 3268, F-3, Reg. No. N47201.

General Motors (Eastern) TBM-3U Avenger (BuNo. 53785), c/n 3847, JR456, RP, RN Avenger Mk III colors, Reg. No. N7075C.

(RufusTeleStrat Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (Serial No. 92629), c/n 3890, S-301, VF 53, Reg. No. N62290.  Bob Pond.

(Ted Rufus Ross Photo)

Grumman G-21 Goose (Serial No.), ex-British JRF-6B Goose in U.S. Navy JRF-1 markings.

(Edward O'Connor Photo)

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat (BuNo. 94473), c/n A-12225, painted as USN 58644, 36, Reg. No. N4964W.

Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat (BuNo. 80412), c/n C.154, painted as USN (BuNo. 80411), BP-7, “King of the Cats”, Reg. No. N207F.

(RufusTeleStrat Photo)

(Gillfoto Photo)

Grumman G58B Gulfhawk (F8F-1 Bearcat), c/n D.1262, “Bob’s Bear”, BP-8, Reg. No. N700A.

Grumman C-1B Trader (BuNo. 146048), 16, USS Lexington.

(Edward O'Connor Photo)

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 154162), c/n I-297, AJ-500, VA-36.

(Lance Cpl. Julio McGraw, USMC Photo)

Grumman EA-6B Prowler (BuNo.), shonn here as it taxies into position for its retirement ceremony at the Palm Springs Air Museum, 21 Nov 2014.  This aircraft was part of Electronic Warfare Squadron 134 based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. and had just returned from a deployment aboard the Nimitz-class Supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

(RufusTeleStrat Photo)

(Mike Kaehler Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160898), c/n 327, AJ-101, VF-41.  F-14A-105-GR.

(Gillfoto Photo)

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon (BuNo. 37211), c/n 15-1177, airworthy, Reg. No. N7273C.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 51-16992).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5156).

Lockheed T-33B Shooting Star (BuNo. 126591), c/n 580-5327, 659, TR-591 “Return of Kilroy”.

(MChew Photo)

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (Serial No.57-0913), FG-913.

Lockheed EC-121/L-1049 Constellation, “Bataan”.

(Alen Ištokovi Photo)

(Mike Kaehler Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 154649), c/n 13767, 01, VC-8.

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 153851), c/n 2299, 127.

(Edward O'Connor Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18B-14-MC Hornet (BuNo. 162430), c/n 0231/A183, NG-201, VMFA-323.

(Edward O'Connor Photo)

North American AT-6G Texan, USAF (Serial No. 49-3402), c/n168-526, 0084, 2-P-7, Reg. No. N85JR.

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86747), c/n 108-47501, “Mitch the Witch II”, Reg. No. N8163H.

(Goshimini Photo)

(Jwissick Photo)

(Don Graham Photo)

(Mike Kaehler Photos)

North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74908), c/n 122-41448, RCAF (Serial No. 9273), previously "Button Nose", now "Bunny", coded E2-S, Reg. No. N151BP, Robert Pond.

North American T-28B Trojan (BuNo. 140041), Reg. No. N28BP.

Piper L-4/NE Cub, c/n 4594, Reg. No. N28118.

(Bill Larkins Photo)

Republic P-47N-20-RE Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-89140), EE-140, USAAF, Hamilton Field, California, 8 May 1949.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 45-49205), c/n 399-55744, HV-P, painted as 228473, “Big Chief”, Reg. No. N47RP.

(MChew Photos)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0108), RU, 108.

Ryan STM-S2 Recruit, c/n 458, Reg. No. NC17343.

Schlep EKW C-3605 (Serial No. 1937), Reg. No. NX360BP.

Sikorsky UH-34J Seabat Helicopter (BuNo. 154895), c/n 58-1805, YL-75, USMC.

(Dave Miller Photo)

(Gillfoto Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe, RAF (Serial No. NH904), c/n 6S/648206, W2-P, RAF No. 80 Sqn, Reg. No. N114BP.

(SDA&SM Photo)

Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose (Serial No. 25 III 25), Reg. No. N25YK.

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