Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum,
Washington Mall

I visited this museum in 2007 - click here to see those photos. Little has changed at the museum, so I've included photos on this page only where they show something new or with better views than those.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Albatros DVa 7161 17  
Bell XP-59A Airacomet 42-108784  
Bleriot XI    
Boeing 247D NC13369 (N13369) The left side (not visible on my first visit) is in its 1934 race markings as NR257Y (N257Y) 57. The other side is the United livery.
Boeing 747-100 nose N601US Northwest Airlines
Boeing F4B-4 9241 21 In the new Sea-Air Operations hall - fascinating, but photography isn't easy.
Boeing X-45A J-UCAS   Joint-Uninhabited Combat Air System - autonomous ground attack demonstrator. 2 were built - the other one is in the USAF Museum, Dayton.
Curtiss D-III Headless Pusher 'replica'    
Curtiss R3C-1 A6979 3  
Curtiss Robin J-1 Deluxe NR526N (N526N) Ole Miss - Fred and Algene Key's 1935 endurance record-breaker: 27 days, 5 hours, 33 minutes and 30 seconds aloft.
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk 148314 NP-681 In the new Sea-Air Operations hall.
Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket NACA-144  
Douglas DC-3 NC18124 (N18124)  
Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless 54605 109 In the new Sea-Air Operations hall.
Ecker Flying Boat    
Extra 260 N618PW Patty Wagstaff's plane is now upside-down.
Fairchild FC-2 NC6853 (N6853)  
Fieseler Fi103 V-1    
Fokker F.IV (T-2) AS64233  
Ford 5-AT-B Trimotor NC9683 (N9683)  
Hughes H-1 Racer NR258Y (N258Y)  
Langley Aerodrome Number 5    
Lilienthal 1894 Normal-Segelapparat    
Lockheed 5B Vega NC7952 (N7952)  
Lockheed 5C Vega NR105W (N105W) Winnie Mae has moved from Udvar-Hazy.
Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter N818NA NASA818  
Lockheed-Martin RQ-3 DarkStar    
MacCready Gossamer Condor    
North American X-15A-1 56-6670  
Northrop 4A Alpha NC11Y (N11Y)  
Piper J-2 Cub NC20137 (N20137)  
Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing NC2895 (N2895) 21  
Rutan Voyager N269VA  
Ryan NYP NX211 (N211)  
Scaled Composites 316 SpaceShipOne N328KF Now with its tailfeathers up.
SPAD XIII S7689 20 'Smith IV'
Stringfellow Triplane model    
Voisin VIII 4640  
Wright 1903 Flyer    
Wright 1909 Military Flyer    
Wright EX 'Vin Fiz'    

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