Warplane Survivors USA: California, San Diego Air & Space Museum

California Warplanes, San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum, Inc, 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park. 92101. (619) 234-8291.  Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM.

(SDA&SM Photo)

Front entrance to the Museum.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Aeronca C-3 Duplex.

(Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Albatross D.Va Scout (Serial No. AA, 106), replica, Reg. No. N3767A.

Albatross ASG-21 Hang Glider.

American Eagle A-1.

(HrAtsuo Photo)

Apollo 9 Command Module, Spacecraft Capsule CSM-104 Apollo 9 AS-504 Gumdrop.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 60-36140).

(Author Photo)

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Bell AH-1E Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 77-22778).

(SDA&SM Photo)

Blériot XI, replica, similiar to this one.

(SDA&SM Photo, ca 1930s)

Boeing F4B-4, replica.

Boeing Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet  (Serial No. 5414), Reg. No. N1301M, No. 39.

Bowers Flybaby 1A.

Bowlus SP-1 Albatross, replica.

Brunner Bird BK.

Cayley Glider, replica.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Chance-Vought F4U-7 Corsair (BuNo. 133704), USMC, VMA-212.

Chanute Glider, replica.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Consolidated PT-1 Trusty.

(Bill Larkins Photo)

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, FP203, Oakland Naval Air Reserv, 18 Apr 1948.

(Curimedia Photo)

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

(Author Photos)

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (BuNo. 48406), Reg. No. N5590V.

(NMNA Photo)

Convair built XF2Y-1 Sea Dart (BuNo. 135762) during a landing in 1954.

(Author Photos)

Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart (BuNo. 135763), mounted on a pylon in front of the Museum.

(Lt. Cmdr. Troy Wilcox, USN Photo)

(Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Moon, USN Photo)

Curtiss A-1 Triad, replica, flown on 26 Jan 1984 over San Diego Bay.  This functional replica of a Curtiss A-1 Triad seaplane skimmed the water in San Diego Bay in front of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during a demonstration at Naval Air Station North Island.  The A-1 Triad was the first Navy plane purchased by the Navy.

Curtiss A-2 Pusher (Serial No. N5599N).

Curtiss Little Cooper.

Curtiss B-1 Robin.

Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior.

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. 396), replica, Reg. No. N5391.

de Havilland DH 2 Pusher, Reg. No. N32DH, 1915 Pusher.

de Havilland DH 60-GM Gypsy Moth.

Deperdussin C.

Douglas DC-3.

(USN Photo, ca 1944)

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 6900), Reg. No. N4522.

Fleet 2.

(Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Fokker Eindecker E.III, replica.

(USMC Photo)

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Fokker Dr.1 (Serial No. 0577), replica.

(Author Photo)

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor (Serial No. 11), Reg. No. NC9637, Pan American Airways System.

(Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Gee Bee R-1, Reg. No. NR2100, Sprinfield Air Racing Association (S.A.R.A.) & the Granville Brothers, Inc.

Gemini Spacecraft.

General Dynamics Tomahawk Cruise Missile.

(Author Photo)

General Dynamics Predator.

Grumman J2F-6 Duck (Serial No. 33594), Reg. No. N1273N.

Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat (BuNo. 3950), being restored.

Grumman F4F-3A Wildcat (BuNo. 3969), c/n 851.

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat (BuNo.11828), being restored.

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (BuNo. 42874), c/n A-4140, 21.  This aircraft was recovered from the Pacific Ocean off the California coast.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 159631), c/n 178, NG-201.  F-14A-85-GR.

(Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Horten Ho 229 Flying Wing replica.

Jungster VI.

Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter, replica.

Lilienthal Glider, replica.

Link Trainer.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Lockheed Vega 5B replica, Reg. No. NR7952.  Created for the Hollywood film Amelia. Was donated to the museum by Avalon Pictures.

(Author Photos)

(Roman Eugeniusz Photo)

Lockheed A-12 (Serial No. 60-6933), mounted on a pylon in front of the museum.

LTV A-7B-4-CV Corsair II (BuNo. 154554), c/n B-194, NG-031.

(Author Photo)

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4J Phantom II (BuNo. 157267), mounted on a pylon inside the museum.

(Curimedia Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A-12-MC Hornet (BuNo. 161963), ex Blue Angel.

Mercury Air Shoestring Racer.

(Author Photo)

Mercury Space Capsule.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

(Skytamer.com, John Shupek Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 Gustav, wooden mockup, hanging inverted from the ceiling inside the museum.

 (Tomás Del Coro Photo)

(Author Photo)

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco C (Shenyang J-5), (Serial No. 3020), c/n 799, North Vietnamese Air Force markings, mounted on a pylon inside the museum.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Mitsubishi A6M7 Zero ) (Serial No. 23186).

Montgolfier Balloon, replica.

Montgomery Evergreen Glider.

Nieuport 11, replica, Reg. No. N1256.

(SDA&SM Photo)

(Skytamer.com, John Shupek Photo)

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Nieuport 28, replica.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

(Author Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73683), "Bunnie", Reg. No. N5551D.  This aircraft is painted to represent Roscoe Brown's "Bunnie" of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group.


Piper J-3 Cub.

Pitcairn PCA-1A Autogiro.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Pitts S-1-S Special, c/n 10034, Reg. No. N4HS.

Radioplane OQ-1 Drone.

RV-4 Homebuilt.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Ryan M-1 Messenger, replica.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

Ryan B-5 Brougham.

(Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis", replica.

Ryan STA.

Ryan Firebee II.

(Tomás Del Coro Photo)

(Author Photo)

SPAD VII.c.1 (Serial No. 5334), S3.

Standard J-1.

Sundancer 1 Racer.

(Tomás Del Coro Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe, RAF (Serial No. SL574), c/n CBAF.IX4688, MD-T, painted to represent a Spitfire from  RAF No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron..

Swallow TP.

Thomas-Morse S-4C Scout, Tommy.

Travel Air Mystery (Serial No. NR-613K).

Waco YKS-7, replica, Reg. No. N17713.

Wee Bee, replica.

Wright Flyer 1903, replica.

El Cajon, San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex, Gillespie Field Annex, (San Diego Air & Space Museum Restoration Facility) Annex, 335 Kenney Street, 92020.  (619) 258-1221.

American Eaglet

Bede BD-5.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor.

Bell Aviation “Honey Bee”.

Bell H-13D Sioux Helicopter.

Bell AH-1U Cobra Helicopter.

Boeing-Vertol 44B, c/n 44438, 42-3, CF-NVC.

Boeing KC-97L (53-0200), c/n 16982, nose section only.

(Bobbi Zapka, USAF Photo)

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress carrying an X-51A WaveRider, attached to its the inner win, on its fourth and final mission, 1 May 2013, over the Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, California.

Boeing B-52E Stratofortress nose section.

Boeing 727 nose section only, c/n 19558, TWA scheme, Reg. No. 9Q-CSH.

(Jim1138 Photo)

Convair Atlas ICBM.

Convair F-102A-70-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1268), c/n 8-10-485, FC-FC-268.

Douglas A-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-34313), c/n 27592, "Miss Michelle", Reg. No. N4313, Black Crow Aviation.

Douglas A-4B Skyhawk (BuNo. 142905).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148517).

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 148586).

(USN Photo)

The Douglas A2D Skyshark, an American turboprop-powered attack aircraft, was meticulously crafted by the Douglas Aircraft Company to serve the United States Navy. Unfortunately, its journey was plagued by substantial delays attributed to engine reliability issues. Ultimately, the program met its demise due to the emergence of more promising jet attack aircraft in development. Compounded by the phase-out of smaller escort carriers, which the A2D was designed to complement, its cancellation became inevitable.

(USN Photo)

(Jim1138 Photos)

Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark (Serial No. 125485).  El Cahon airport.

Flying Citroen, Paris 03, “Spirit of San Diego”.

Fouga CM-170 Magister, c/n 61, Reg. No. N28JV.

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (BuNo. 163269), c/n 3M-2, 401, ex-USAF (Serial No. 85-1369).

General Dynamics (Raytheon) AGM-129 Cruise Missile.

Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo. 162195), c/n I-688.

Grumman A-6E Intruder nose section (BuNo.), c/n 522.

Gyrodyne QH-50D DASH Helicopter Drone.

Kenner Bird.

Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier Mk. 50, (BuNo. 159239), WH-02.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9692), c/n 580-7917, forward fuselage.

Lockhed S-3B Viking, Reg. No. N601NA, in NASA colours.  This was the last operational Viking in service. To the museum in 2021.

(Jim1138 Photos)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot (Serial No. 137085), fuselage No. 70201, People's Republic of China markings.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed (Serial No. N75049099), ex-Hungarian Air Force, fuselage No. 9099.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Mongol B, fuselage No. 4418, Reg. No. N315RF, Brown Field.

Moraine-Saulnier MS-230.

North American F-86F Sabre (Serial No. 55-5014), c/n 227-247, FU-958, “the Paper Tiger”, painted as (Serial No. 51-12958).

Pietenpol Air Camper.

Primary Glider.

Rearwin Cloudster.

Ryan Model 147 Drone, mounted on a pylon.

Ryan PT-22 Recruit (Serial No. 1901), Reg. No. N47483.

(Jim1138 Photo)

Ryan X-13A Vertijet (Serial No. 54-1619).


Soneral Two.

Stinson Detroiter.


Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper.

Thorp T18.

(Skytamer.com Photo)

Vought F-8J Crusader (BuNo. 150297), c/n F8-1041, AH-213, Navy VF-162, USS Ticonderoga.

(Jim1138 Photo)

Wright EX Vin Fiz, replica.

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