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Fort Worth Aviation Museum

The Fort Worth Aviation Museum (FWAM) is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world.  The museum displays aviation artifacts and provides historical interpretation on a variety of military topics.  The FWAM operates under the charter of the OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc.

In addition to an air park with 25 aircraft, the FWAM houses the B-36 Peacemaker Museum and the Forward Air Controllers' Museum.  The FWAM tells the stories of Forward Air Control (FAC) used in Close Air Support (CAS), the history of the North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, and the history of aviation in North Texas with an emphasis on Air Force Plant #4 (now known as Lockheed Martin).  The FWAM is located at 3300 Ross Ave, 76106.  Veteran’s Memorial Air Park, Meacham International Airport.

Fort Worth, Forward Air Controller’s Museum, 3300 Ross Ave, 76106.  Veteran’s Memorial Air Park, Meacham International Airport.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 71-20606).

Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (Serial No. 51-16953).

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21361).

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21418), C/N 337M-0124, composite, “Kudy Jay”, 418.

Cessna O-2A Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21430), C/N 337M-0136.

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 57-2261), C/N 40194.

Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-2337), “Hewy”.  Former Lackland AFB gate guard.

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 147715), Blue Angels 2, re-painted as 7715.  On loan from the NMNA.

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark (Serial No. 68-0009), UH, C/N A1-178/E-19, “Balls 9”.

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 159600), AJ111, C/N 147/DR-5, “Christine” (named after the Stephen King novel).  Built in 1975 this aircraft was the USN's longest serving Tomcat when it was retired in 2006.

Lockheed T-33A-1LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5215), Reg. No. N8361.

LTV A-7B Corsair II (BuNo. 154479), C/N B-119.

(Wayne Whited, USN Photo)

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 155110) from adversary fighter squadron VF-43 Challengers at the Naval Air Station Dallas, Texas (USA), on 1 February 1988.

McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158073), AF-02, C/N 14110.

(Sgt. T.K. Burch, USMC Photo, 1985)

(Benguttery Photo)

McDonnell Douglas QF-4S Phantom II (BuNo. 153821), 107, C/N 2135, “Scooby”.  VMFA-333.  This was the last USN/USMC Phantom II to fly.

McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0825), AF-201, C/N 1162.  On loan from the NMNA.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 162826), Blue Angels No. 3.

(USN Artist's Impression)

McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II mockup.  This proposed aircraft was cancelled in 1991 due to high costs and before production.  The program remained secret for many years.  It was to be an all-weather, carrier-based stealth bomber replacement for the Grumman A-6 Intruder in the USN and USMC.  Its Avenger II name was taken from the Grumman TBF Avenger of the Second World War.

(FWAM Photo)

North American OV-10A Bronco (Serial No. 68-3825), C/N 321-151, Reg. No. N646.

North American YOV-10A Bronco (BuNo. 152879).

North American OV-10A Bronco (BuNo. 155426), C/N 3056-66M37, Reg. No. N97LM.

North American OV-10 Bronco Engineering Mockup (Serial No. NAA-001).

Northrop F-5E Tiger II (Serial No. 74-1558), C/N R1218.  On loan from the NMNA.

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-5385), “Fireball Express”, C/N D235.

(RuthAS Photo)

Vought F-8H Crusader (BuNo. 147055), AF-111, of VF-201 Squadron at Naval Air Station Dallas, Texas, 1975.

Vought RF-8G Crusader (BuNo. 146898), PP-602.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (Serial No. 64966).

Fort Worth (privately owned warplanes)

De Havilland DHC-2 /U-6A Beaver Mk. 3 (Serial No. 1627), Reg. No. N995TT.  Thomas M. Taylor, 777 Main St., Ste 1212, 76102-5304.

Douglas A-26K Invader (Serial No. 64-1769), Reg. No. N4988N, J.S. Reynolds.

North American AT-6G Texan (Serial No. 7690), Reg. No. N97FP.  Frank’s Aircraft Inc., 9 South Meacham Field, 76106.

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86865), Reg. No. N3511G.  Airplanes Inc., 3510 C E Lancaster, 76100.

North American T-28B Trojan (Serial No. 53-138387), Reg. No. N28NB.  Trojan Phlyers, 141 Aviator Drive, 76179-5429.

Republic F-47 Thunderbolt (Serial No. 4222504), Reg. No. N69034.  Cobell Industries Inc., Box 966, 76100.

Fort Worth, American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum, PO Box 619617, MD 808 GSWFA, DFW Airport, 75261-9617.

(Geojeepsters Photo)

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No. 2202), Reg. No. NC21798.

Fokker F-100 passenger aircraft replica cockpit.

Fort Worth, Aviation Heritage Museum, 1201 Forum Way South, 76140.

Bell P-39 Airacobra (Serial No.), project.  From the Southwest Aerospace Museum.

(USAF Photo)

Consolidated B-24 Liberators under construction in the Consolidated-Vultee Plant, Fort Worth, Texas, 1 Jan 1943.  Part of the world's largest double aircraft assembly line in Consolidated-Vultee's Fort Worth plant.  In foreground are Liberator bombers modified for special American uses. To the rear of this front line are C-87 Liberator Express Transports in various assembly stages.  The second line is composed entirely of B-24 Liberator bombers in final assembly stages.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator, full-size fibreglass replica, RE-Z, replacing an original B-24 (Serial No. 44-51228), RE-Z, C/N 6083, which went to the Imperial War Museum, RAF Duxford in the UK in 1999.

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No.), project

Lockheed A-12 Blackbird (Serial No. 60-6935).  From the Southwest Aerospace Museum.

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 52-1868).  From the Southwest Aerospace Museum.

Fort Worth, Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron & C-46 Squadron.  Neils Agather, 1227 Washington Terrace, 76107.

(Michael Pereckas Photo)

(Acroterion Photo)

Boeing B-29A Superfortress (Serial No. 44-62070), Reg. No. N529B, “Fifi.”  This aircraft resides at Meacham International Airport.

(Dave Miller Photo)

(Mike Haggerty Photo)

(Perry Quan Photos)

Consolidated B-24/LB-30 Liberator (Serial No. 40-2366), "Ole 927" before being repainted as "Diamond Lil", RAF (Serial No. AM927), Reg. No. N24927.  This aircraft resides at Meacham International Airport.

Curtiss C-46 Commando (Serial No. 22486), Reg. No. N53594.

Curtiss C-46 Commando (Serial No. 22597), Reg. No. N78774.

(Paul Nelhams Photo)

North American B-25 Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86758), Reg. No. N9643C.

Fort Worth, Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Bell 47 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No.).

Boeing B727, cockpit.

Boeing Model 73 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No.).

Fort Worth, Lockheed Martin Corp., PO Box 748, 76101-748.

Lockheed F-16F (Serial No. 00-6056), Reg. No. N161LM.

Lockheed F-16F (Serial No. 00-6057), Reg. No. N162LM.

Lockheed F-16F (Serial No. 00-6058), Reg. No. N163LM.

Fort Worth, Naval Air Station Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base, Carswell Field, 76127.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-0932), C/N 5415.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 70-15469).

Boeing KC-97L Stratocruiser (Serial No. 53-0283).

General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark (Serial No.), C/N B4.

General Dynamics F-16N Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 163569).

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 158999).

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star (Serial No. 47-1392), 58607, C/N 080-2078.

McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo.158430), QP-00, C/N 14252.

McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk (BuNo. 159789), 7D-01, C/N 14488.

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-8714), TH, C/N 2491.

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II (Serial No. 67-0375).

McDonnell Douglas FA-18A Hornet (BuNo. 161712).

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo. 162440), AF-01, C/N 0285/A230.

North American F-86L Sabre Jet (Serial No. 53-1030), C/N 301-474.

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 61-0100).

Sikorsky UH-34 Seahorse (Serial No. 148764).

Fort Worth, Pate Museum of Transportation, US 377, PO Box 711, 76101.  This museum is closed.


Douglas C-117C Skytrain (Serial No. 42-108866), C/N 12508, converted from a C-47A.  Moved to a new location.

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar (Serial No. 51-2675), C/N 10664.

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon (Serial No.).

Grumman HU-16 Albatross (Serial No. 51-7176), C/N G-226, USCG.

Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (BuNo. 131063).

Grumman F-14 Tomcat (BuNo.).

Hiller OH-23B Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16260).

Hiller OH-23B Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16387).

Kaman HH-43B Huskie (Serial No. 58-1841).

Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star (Serial No.).

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0621), C/N 580-1590.

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, RCAF (Serial No. 17471), C/N 795.

McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (BuNo.).

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-8812), TH, C/N 2799.  Historical Aviation Memorial Museum.

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1239), CT-239, C/N 203-11.

North American F-100 Super Sabre (Serial No.).

North American T-28C Trojan (BuNo. 140659), F-659, C/N 226-236.

(US Army Photo via Ray Wilhite)

Piasecki CH-21B Workhorse Helicopter (Serial No. 53-4324), C/N B.74.

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (Serial No. 53-7595).

Republic F-105 Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0500), TH, C/N D188.

Sikorsky UH-34 Seahorse (Serial No.).

Vought XF-8U-2 Crusader (BuNo. 140448), AF-109.

Fort Worth, Southwest Aerospace Museum.  On the grounds of Carswell AFB, which closed in 1992.  Many of the exhibits have moved to the Aviation Heritage Museum.

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 55-0063), C/N 464015, 7 BW.  This aircraft was broken up when the museum closed.

Convair B-36J-III-10-CF Peacemaker (Serial No. 52-2827).  Moved to the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

Fort Worth, Texas Airplane Factory, Meacham Field, 76106.

Messerschmitt Me-262 Sturmvogel Stormbird 13 (Serial No.) 1.

Messerschmitt Me-262 Sturmvogel Stormbird 13 (Serial No.) 2.

Messerschmitt Me-262 Sturmvogel Stormbird 13 (Serial No.) 3.

Messerschmitt Me-262 Sturmvogel Stormbird 13 (Serial No.) 4.

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Oscar replica (Serial No. 15344) 1.  54th Sentai, 3rd Chutai, Reg. No. NX43JE, Tillamook Air Museum, Oregon.  Airworthy.

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Oscar replica (Serial No. 15267) 2.  54th Sentai, Reg. No. NX43TX, Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington.

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Oscar replica (Serial No. 15403) 3.   Reg. No. NX43JP.

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Oscar replica (Serial No. 16209) 4.  Reg. No. NX43DC.

Fort Worth, Vintage Flying Museum & OV-10 Bronco Association, Meacham International Airport, 505 NW 38th Street, Hangar 33 S, 76106.  

Aeronca 11 Chief (Serial No.).

Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper (Serial No.)

American Flea, 1930s homebuilt (Serial No.)

Beechcraft D18S Expeditor (Serial No.) 1.

Beechcraft D18S Expeditor (Serial No.) 2.

Beechcraft D18S Expeditor (Serial No.) 3.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.)

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No.) 1.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No.) 2.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No.) 3.

Boeing Model 73 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No.).

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-8543), 7943, aka(Serial No. 44-8543A), “Chuckie”, Reg. No. N3701G.  This aircraft was transferred from the Vintage Flying Museum to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia in January 2011.

Convair 640 (Serial No.).

Fouga Magister (Serial No.).

Hawker Hunter (Serial No.).

Knight Falcon (Serial No.), experimental test bed surveillance aircraft.

L-450 (Serial No.).

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

Lockheed C-140 Jetstar (Serial No.).

LTV L450F (Serial No.), prototype quiet reconnaissance aircraft.

(Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

(John Davies Photo)

North American B-25J Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30823), "Pacific Prowler", painted as (Serial No. 29710).

North American AT-6D Texan (Serial No.).

North American F-86 Sabre (Serial No.).

Piaggio P.136 Royal Gull Amphibian (Serial No.).

Ryant PT-22 Recruit (Serial No.).

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No.).

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