2007 Museums: PIMA Air & Space


  Note:  Click here for the 2006 pictures.

The Pima Air & Space Museum is a private, nonprofit, educational organization located in Tucson, Arizona.  It is funded by gate receipts, Gift Shop sales, memberships, donations and grants.

The Pima Air & Space Museum opened to the public in May 1976 with 75 aircraft on display. Since then the museum collection has grown to over 250 aircraft occupying 80 acres of land. The entire museum property covers about 150 acres.  Quite an incredible collection of civilian and military aircraft, old and recent.

The Museum's Web Site      This is also the place to go if you want to visit the AMARG (the famous Bone Yard)

For an introduction on the designation letters of military aircraft, click here !


I went to this fine museum once more in August 2007 and took some more pictures.  Yes, many I had already taken before but I tried to take different angles and shots of them.  Some other have moved, thus present a different look.  Here they are:

Beech/Beechcraft:
  AT-7B Navigator (N8073H)
  AT-11 Kansan
    3/4 Front view
  N35, V Tail Bonanza  (N9493Y)
  UC-45J Expeditor
  2000A Starship (NC23)

Bell:
  P-63A Kingcobra (side view of cockpit)

Boeing:
 
B-17G Flying Fortress "I'll Be Around"
 
B-29A Superfortress "Sentimental Journey" (Side view)
   
Nose view (Side)
 
B-337-SG "Supper-Guppy" (N1038V)
    Side view

  KC-135A Stratotanker (N931NA)

Cessna:
  UC-78B Bobcat (N66794)

Convair:
  B-36 Peacemaker "City of Fort Worth"
   
Side view (jet engines in foreground)
   
Nose view
    Detail of jet engines nacelle
    Tail section (next to main section)
    Side view (note props on the ground)
    Main wing section (4 engine nacelles)
    Tail cone (more props on the ground)
    Rear view

  CF-131F Samaritan

Consolidated:
  B-24J Liberator
"Bungay Buckaroo"

Douglas:
  A4-D-2N Skyhawk (N401FS)
  B-18 Bolo
    Side view - nose

  B-23 Dragon (N534AJ)
    Side view
  C-47 Skytrain
    Front view

Fairchild:
  A-10 Thunderbolt
  PT-19A Cornell
  PT-26 Cornell (N1270N)

Focke-Wulf:
  FW-44J Stieglitz, 1936

Grumman:
  F-14A Tomcat
  G-1159 Gulfstream II (N948NA)
    Rear view
  S3-B Viking
    Rear view

  TF-9J Cougar
  TF-102A Delta Dagger

Hawker:
  Hurricane Mk.II
  3/4 front view

Lockheed:
  C-130x Hercules (???)
  C-141B Starlifter
 
L-049 Constellation 2 "Star of Switzerland" (N90831)
 
PV-2 Harpoon
   
Side view
 
SR-71A Blackbird
    Front view
    Nose view

Martin:
  PBM-5A Mariner
    Side view - nose
    Nose view
  RB-57D Canbera

 
404 Skyliner (N462M)

McDonnell-Douglas:
  F-15A Eagle

North American:
  F-107A Ultra Sabre

  T-2 Buckeye

Republic:
 
F-84F Thunderstreak

Ryan:
  Ryan PT-22 Recruit

Waco:
 
RNF (NC11206)
 
UPF-7 (N30135)
 
ZKS-6, 1936 (N16523)
   
Engine view

Various:
 
Aeronca L3-M Grasshopper
 
BD-5J Microjet (N505MR)
 
Bellanca 14-13-2 Cruisair (XB-FOU)
 
Bowers Fly-Baby (N49992)
 
Bristol Bleinheim Mk.IV
 
Dornier Alpha-Jet
   
Side view
 
Fairey AEW Mk. 3 Gannet
   
Rear view
 
Fi-156 Storch
 
Fieseler FI-103-A1 Hoellenhund V-1
 
Flaglor Sky Scooter (N6WM)
 
Fleet Model 2 (N605M)
 
Foland T-185 Gnat
 
Helton Lark 95 (N1512H)
 
Pereira Hummel Osprey 2 (N17EH)
 
Permission to fire
  Piper J4-A Cub Coupe (NC22783)

  Taylorcraft BC12-D (N43584)
 
Wright Flyer, 1903 (Replica)

Vickers:
  Viscount 724 (N22SN)

Engines:
  Allison J71-A-13 (B-66, F3H-2)
  Boeing T-50 BO-4, 1950 (QH-50)
  Clerget 9B, 1917 (Sopwith Camel)

  GE I-16 Turbojet (Bell P-59)
  Hall-Scott A7-A (MT-2, B-15, B-16 Blimps)
  Jacobs J-755, 1943 (UC-71, JRC-1, AT-27)
  Kinner K-5 Series II Radial (Fleet Model 2)
  Lycoming O-435 (L-4, L5B, U8-D)
  Lycoming R-680 (AT-9A)
  Lycoming T-53 L-13 (AH-1S, UH-1, UH-1H,)
  McCulloch A-1020 Diesel Radial (Experimental)

  Menasco C6S-4, 1930 (Fairchild 22)
  Nakajima NK9K-S Momare 22 (A7M1)
  Nakajima NK1C Sakae (Zero, Kate)

  P&W R-985 Wasp Jr, 1933 (OS2U-1, L10-A, UC-43)
  P&W R-1340-AN Wasp (AT-6, SNJ)
  P&W R-2800 Double Wasp (P-47, F4U, C-46, C-54)
  P&W R-4360 Wasp Major (B-35, B-36, C-97, C-124)
  Ranger L-440 (PT-19, PT-26, J4F)
  Rheem S-10, 1938

 
Rolls-Royce RB-211 Turbofan (Airbus A-330)
 
Rolls-Royce Mark 510 Dart (Viscount, Fokker F-22)
  Shvetsov ASh-62, 1955 (Antonov AN-2M)
  Szekely SR-3, 1930 (Taylor H-2 Cub)
  Thiokhol YLR99-RM-1 Rocket engine (X-15)
  Westinghouse 19B "Yankee", 1948 (XP-79)
  Williams F-107 (Cruise missile)
  Wright R-975 Whirlwind, 1930 (BT-13)
  Wright R-1300 (T-28, H19)
  Wright R-2600 Cyclone (A-20, B-23, B-25, TBM)
  Wright R-3350 Cyclone 18 (B-29, B-32, C-119)
    Side view

Helicopters:
  Bell AH-1S Cobra

 
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite
  McCulloch HUM-1 (N4072K)
  McCulloch J-2 Gyrocopter (N4309G)


My first visit in 2006:

Beech:
 
18-D Expeditor
  2000A Starship

 
AT-7 Navigator
 
AT-11 Kansan
 
N35 V-tail Bonanza
 
U8-D Seminole

Bell:
 
47H
 
AH-1S Cobra
 
P-63A King Cobra
    Cockpit
  UH-1F Huey
  UH-1H Super Huey

Boeing:
 
B-17G Flying Fortress "I'll Be Around"
 
B-29A Superfortress "Sentimental Journey"
   
Tail View
   
Tailguns
   
Engine Nacelles 1 & 2
 
B-337-SG NASA's "Supper-Guppy"
 
B-52B Stratofortress
 
B-52D Stratofortress
 
C-97 Stratofreighter
    
Nose view
 
EB-47E Stratojet
 
EC-135J Stratolifter
 
KB-50J Superfortress (aerial tanker)
 
KC-97G Stratofreighter
 
KC-135A NASA's "Vomit Comet"
    
Nose view
 
NB-52A Stratofortress (X-15 launcher)
   
Side view "The High & Mighty One"
 
PT-17 Kaydet (Stearman)
 
VC-137B "Air Force One"
   
Nose view
 
YC-14 Prototype

Cessna:
  310-C

 
C-120
 
JRC-1  Bobcat
  O2-A Skymaster
  T-37B Tweetie Bird
  U-3A Blue Canoe

Consolidated:
 
B-24J Liberator "Bungay Buckaroo"
   
Nose view
   
Nose turret
   
Belly turret
   
Waist tuns
   
Tail tuns
 
BT-13 Vultee

Convair:
 
B-58A Hustler
 
F-102 Delta Dagger
 
F-106A Delta Dart
 
TF-102A Delta Dagger
 
VC-131B Samaritan
 
VT-29B Flying Classroom

Curtiss:
 
C-46D Commando "Syracuse Shackrat"
    Moan &...

    Groan

DeHavilland:
 
L20-A / U6-A  Beaver

Douglas:
 
A-4D Skyhawk
 
A-4D-2N Research Ship
 
A-26C Invader
 
B-18B Bolo
 
B-23 Dragon
 
B-26K Invader
   
Rear view
 
C-9B Skytrain II (VR57)
 
C-47A in D-Day Colors
   
Nose view
   
Tail view
 
C-54D Skymaster
 
C-117D Skytrain
 
C-124C Globemaster
 
C-133B Cargomaster
 
DC-7B converted to water bomber
   
Nose view
 
EA-1F Sky Raider
 
F-4C Phantom II
 
F-4D1 Skyray
 
TF-10B SkyNight
 
VC-118A Liftmaster
  WB-66D Destroyer
  YEA-3A Skywarrior

Fairchild:
  C-82A Packet
  C-119J Flying Boxcar
  C-123B Provider
     Nose view
  C-123K Provider
  PT-19 Cornell

General-Dynamics:
F-111E Aardvark
  
Nose with kid

Grumman:
 
A-6E Intruder
 
AF-2S Guardian
 
E-1B Tracer
   
Front view
 
F7F-3 Tiger-Cat
   
Viewed from the front
 
F9F-4 Panther
 
F9F-8 Cougar
 
F9F-8P Cougar
 
F-11F Tiger of the Blue Angels
 
F-14A Tomcat
   
Nose view
 
J4F-2 Widjon "Petulant Porpoise"
   
Side view
 
HU-16A Albatross
 
OV-1C Mohawk
 
S2-F1 Tracker
 
TBM-3  Avenger
   
Nose view
   
Side view

Kaman:
  HH-34F Huskie
  OH-43D Huskie

Other things...
  Allison V-12
  Busted R-2800 !
  P&W R-985 Wasp Jr
  Winged Squatters

Lockheed:
 
C-121A Constellation "Columbine"
   
Rear view
   
Signature tail fins
 
C-130A Hercules
 
C-130D Hercules
 
C-141B Starlifter
 
EC-121T Warning Star
   
Rear view
 
L-049 Constellation 2 "Star of Switzerland"
   
Engines View
 
L-10A Electra
 
L-12A Electra Jr.
 
P2V7 Neptune
 
PV-2 Harpoon
 
SR-71A Blackbird
   
Front view
    Panoramic view
  T-33B Trainingstar
  VC-140B Jetstar

Martin:
 
B-57E Night Intruder (Canberra)
 
PBM-5A Mariner
 
CF-131 Samaritan

McDonnell:
  AV-8C Harrier

 
F3H-2 Demon
 
F4-C  Phantom II
  F-15A Eagle
  F-101B Voodoo

  F-101B Voodoo
  RF-101C Voodoo
  YF-4J Phantom II

Mikoyan-Gurevich:
 
MiG-15bis "Fagot"
 
MiG-15UTI "Midget"
 
MiG-17F "Fresco C"
 
MiG-17PF "Fresco D"
 
MiG-19 "Farmer" (Shenyang J-6)
 
MiG-21PF "Fishbed D"

North-American:
 
AT-6B Texan
 
B-25J Mitchell "Spirit of Al Penn"
   
Side view
   
Nose view
 
BT-14 Yale
   
Side view
  CT-39A Sabreliner
  F-86H Sabre
  F-86L SabreJet
  F-100C Super Sabre
  F-107A Ultra Sabre
  FJ3 Fury
  OV-10D Bronco
  RA-5C Vigilante
  T-28C Trojan
  X-15

Northrop:
 
F-5B Freedom Fighter
  F-89J Scorpion
  T-38 Talon
  YC-125 Raider

Piaseki:
  Vertol H21-C Shawnee

 
Vertol HUP-3 Retreiver

Piper:
 
J4-C Cub
 
U-11A Aztec

Republic:
  A-10 Thunderbolt
  F-84C Thunderjet
  F-84F Thunderstreak
  F-105D Thunderchief
  F-105G Thunderchief

  RF-84F Thunderflash

Ryan:
 
D-16 Twin-Navion
  PT-22 Recruit

Sikorsky:
 
CH-54A Tarhe Sky Crane
   
Cockpit view
 
H-5G Dragonfly
 
H-19B Chikasaw
 
H-37B Mojave
 
HH-3F Pelican
 
HH-52A Sea Guardian
 
HO-3S Dragonfly
 
JRS Flying Boat (S-43 Baby Clipper)
 
R-4B Hoverfly
  VH-34C Chocktaw (Navy One)

Vought:
 
A-7D Corsair II
 
A-7E Corsair II
 
A-7E Cutlass
 
F4U-4 Corsair
  F-8A Crusader
  F-8A Crusader

Waco:
  RNF

  UPF (PT-14)

Various Aircraft:
 
Aeronca L3-B
 
Bede BD-4
 
Bellanca 14-13-12 Cruisair Sr.
 
Budd RB-1
 
Bumble-Bee
 
Bushbee MM-2 Mini Mustang
 
Columbia XJL-1
 
Culvert PQ-14
 
Erco 415-C
  Fairey AEW, Mk.3 Gannet
 
Fleet Model 2
  Fleet PT-26 Cornell
 
Fly-Baby
 
Focke-Wulf FW-44J Stieglitz
  Foland Gnat
  GAF N-22 Nomad

  General-Motors FM-2 Wildcat
  Learjet-23
  McCulloch J2

  Pereira Hummel Osprey 2
  Pitts S-1 Special
  Rutan Long EZ
 
Schweizer TG-3A
 
SPAD XIII
 
Sudaviat Caravelle
 
Taylorcraft BC12-D
 
TG-6 Sail Plane
 
Vickers 744
 
Vultee BT-13
 
Wright Flier replica