2007 Museums: San Diego Air & Space


Quite a nice museum, hidden in the middle of Balboa Park in beautiful San Diego

Their Web site:  San Diego Air & Space

Here are my pictures taken inside their beautifully stocked galleries:


Front of Museum:
  Convair YF2FY-1 Seadart
  Lockheed A-12 Blackbird
    Side view

Theodore Gilfred Rotundra:
  Apollo-9 Command Module "Gumdrop"
  Curtiss A-1
  General Atomics RQ-1K Predator
    Rear view
  Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk
  Ryan BQM-34F Firebee II
  Ryan NYP-3 "Spirit of St-Louis"
    Cockpit view
    Engine cowling
    Front view

International Aerospace Hall of Fame:
  Leonardo DaVinci Ornithopter
  Lilienthal Glider

Dawn of Powered Flight:
  Beachey "Little Looper"
    Pilot view
  Blériot XI
  Deperdussin 1911 Type Militaire
    Engine view
    Cockpit view
  Montgomery Evergreen Glider
  Wright Flyer 1903
  Wright EX Vin Fiz
    Front detail

World War I Gallery:
  Albatros D Va
  Allies Roundels
  Billy Bishop portrait
  Fokker Dr I
    Cockpit view
    Engine view
    Tail view
  Fokker E III Eindecker
    Wing View
    Cowling view
    Engine view
  Nieuport 11
    Side view
    Lafayette squadron logo
    Engine view
  Nieuport 28
  Thomas-Morse S-4C
    Engine view

Golden Age of Flight Gallery:
  Aeronca C-3 Collegian
    Side view
  Boeing FB-5
    Nose view
    Rear view
  Bowlus P-1 Albatross
  Consolidated PT-1 Trusty
    Nose view
  Curtis B-1 Robin
  Curtiss JN-4D "Jenny"
    Engine view
  Fleet Model 2
    Suspension detail
  Piper J-3 Cub
    Pilot view
  Ryan B-5 Brougham
  Ryan M-1
  Ryan PT-22 Recruit
    Front 3/4 view
    Cockpit view
    Nose view
  Ryan STA
  Waco YKS-7

Kenneth R. Rearwind Gallery:
Bede BD-5
Kitfox

World War II Gallery:
  Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
    3/4 front view
    Front view
    Cockpit view
    Nose art
  Douglas C-47 Cockpit
  Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless
    3/4 rear top view
    Dive brakes
  Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
    Rear view
  Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
    Tail view
    Nose view
    Engine engine cowling
  Hawker Hurricane (instrument panel)
  Messerschmidtt Bf 109G-14 (inverted)
    Instrument panel
    Cockpit area
    Nose view
  Mitsubishi A6M7 Zero-sen
    Nose view
    3/4 rear view
  North American P-51D Mustang "Miss Kentucky State"
    Nose view (low)
    Side nose view
    Instrument panel
  Stearman N2S-3 Kaydet
  Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI (SL574)
    Cockpit view
    Nose view
    Tail view
    Pilot

Modern Age Gallery:
  Douglas A-4B Skyhawk
    Nose view
  Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
    Nose view
    Wing view
  North American F-86F Sabre "Beauteous Butch II"
    Tail view
  Ryan X-13 Vertijet
    Cockpit view

Walter M. Shirra Space Flight Gallery:
  Apollo Service Module
  Boeing GPS-12 Satellite
  Gemini Spacecraft
  Mercury Spacecraft

Edwin D. McKellar Pavillion of Flight:
  Bell AH-1E Cobra
    Nose view
    Side view
  Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
    Front 3/4 view
    Nose view
  Ford 5-AT-B Trimotor
    3/4 front view
    Side view
    Engine nacelle
    Engine
  McDonnell Douglas F-4J/S Phantom II
    Side view
  Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17


The museum also has an annex at Gillespie Field, east of San Diego.  Although it was closed when I was there, here are the few pictures I took from outside the gate:

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
General Dynamics Atlas II Missile
Ryan 147T Firebee
Bell 205 A-1 (N205HQ)