Tucson (Pima Air & Space Museum) – Friday 19th July 2019

Hi all,

My fourth visit to this wonderful museum which has changed beyond all recognition since my first in 1990. My last visit was in 2006 and there is now even more indoor exhibit space for wonderfully restored aircraft and welcome refuge from the heat outside! Enjoy the report……

All my photographs from here can be seen at;


On display at the Pima Air & Space Museum entrance:
N401FS/148571, Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (12764)

On display outside at the Pima Air & Space Museum:
N504AX, Adam Aircraft Industries A500 (0004)
N23743, Alenia C-27A Spartan (4098)
WL790/90, Avro Shackleton AEW.2 United Kingdom (R3/696/239009)
ZF593/L, BAC Lightning F.53, fake RAF marks, United Kingdom (95298)
ZD353/H, BAe Harrier GR.5, United Kingdom (P20)

ZH810/125, BAe Sea Harrier F/A.2, United Kingdom (NB15)
N39TU, Beechcraft 2000A Starship (NC-23)
42-2438, Beechcraft AT-7B Navigator, N8073H, United States (4260)
(N7829)/8, Beechcraft Expeditor 3T (5824)
39213/7L, Beechcraft RC-45J Expeditor, United States (4297)
164172/G/4-TW-15, Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor, United States (GL-352)
161510/G-315, Beechcraft TC-12B Super King Air, N324PS, United States (BJ-58)
56-3701, Beechcraft U-8D Seminole, United States (LH.102)
29646, Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor, United States (7822)
64-13895/95D, Bell GUH-1H Iroquois, United States (4602)
69-16112, Bell OH-58A Kiowa, United States (40333)

145842/5842, Bell TH-13N Sioux, United States (2119)
N940NS/940, Boeing 377SG Super Guppy, NASA (16724)
N759BA, Boeing 737-3Q8, China Southern Airlines (27286)
N747GE, Boeing 747-121 (19651)
B-HNL, Boeing 777-267, Cathay Pacific Airways (27116)
N787EX, Boeing 787-8, All Nippon Airways (40691)
55-0067, Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States (464019)
58-0183, Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, United States (464251)
HB-ILY, Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter, (16656)
53-2135, Boeing EB-47E Statojet, United States (44481)
63-8057, Boeing EC-135J Stratolifter, United States (18705)

49-0372, Boeing KB-50J Superfortress, United States (16148)
N931NA, Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (18615)
53-0151, Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter, United States (16933)
58-6971, Boeing VC-137B, United States (17926)
72-1873, Boeing YC-14A, N8730B, United States (1)
156469/YP-12, Boeing-Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight, United States (2539)
(XB-DUZ), Budd RB-1 Conestoga (016)
N53RM, Bushby/McMurray Mustang II (581)
NC4191N, Cessna 120 (13662)
N1145D, Cessna 140 (15708)
N18588, Cessna 150L Commuter (150-73966)

N182Z, Cessna 310C (38157)
68-6901/901, Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster, N37581, United States (337M-0190)
57-2267/1, Cessna T-37B Tweety Bird, United States (40200)
58-2107, Cessna U-3B Blue Canoe, United States (38081)
52-2827, Consolidated B-36J Peacemaker, United States (383)
61-2080, Convair B-58A Hustler, United States (116)
141017, Convair C-131F Samaritan, United States (300)
56-1393/FC-393, Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States (8-10-610)
59-0003, Convair F-106A Delta Dart, United States (8-24-132)
54-1366/TC-366, Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger, United States (8-12-16)
51-7906/3C, Convair VT-29B Samaritan, United States (318)

(21)/60, Dassault Etendard IVM, French (21)
57/12-YE, Dassault Mystere IVA, French (57)
40+49, Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet, German (0049)
N61Y, Douglas B-23 Dragon (2737)
50826/CZ, Douglas C-117D Skytrooper, United States (43363)
(17102), Douglas C-117D Skytrooper, United States (43330)
(50808), Douglas C-117D Skytrooper, United States (43394)
(17177), Douglas C-117D Skytrooper, United States (43306)
52-1004, Douglas C-124C Globemaster, United States (43913)
59-0527, Douglas C-133B Cargomaster, United States (45578)
42-72488, Douglas C-54D Skymaster, United States (10593)

164607/RX-607, Douglas C-9B Skytrain II, United States (47428)
N220AU, Douglas DC-10-10, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (46501)
N51701/31, Douglas DC-7B, (44701)
135018/AE-810, Douglas EA-1F Skyraider, United States (10095)
134748, Douglas F-6A Skyray, United States (10342)
64-17653/TA, Douglas RB-26K Invader, United States (7091)
142928/WE-88, Douglas TA-4B Skyhawk, United States (11990)
124629/LP-13, Douglas TF-10B Skyknight, United States (7499)
53-3240, Douglas VC-118A Liftmaster, United States (44611)
55-0395/JN, Douglas WB-66D Destroyer, United States (45027)
130361, Douglas YEA-3A Skywarrior, United States (9262)

(N78X)/N2942H, Erco 415C Ercoupe (1188)
N13743/81, Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar, (10369)
4505, Fairchild C-123B Provider, United States (20166)
N3142D/63, Fairchild C-123K Provider, (20029)
44-23006, Fairchild C-82A Packet, N6997C, United States (10050)
XL482, Fairet Gannet AEW.3, N1350X, United Kingdom (F9451)
85-01607, Fokker C-31A Troopship, United States (10652)
N492FM, Fouga CM.170R Magister (492)
68-0033/UH red, General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark, United States (202)
80-0527/AZ, General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon, United States (61-248)
N6328, Government Aircraft Factory N.22S Nomad (163)

155713/NG-506, Grumman A-6E Intruder, United States (I-439)
(N9994Z)/N9995Z/21, Grumman AF-2S Guardian (321)
147227/011, Grumman E-1B Tracer, , United States (26)
158542/MD-06, Grumman EA-6B Prowler, United States (P-20)
80410/WR, Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat, N7627C, United States (C.152)
125183/WL-25, Grumman F9F-4 Panther, United States (unknown)
51-0022, Grumman HU-16B Albatross, United States (G96)
61-2724/32, Grumman OV-1C Mohawk, United States (67C)
136468/7Y-197, Grumman S-2F Tracker, United States (G-377)
141121/3H-386, Grumman TAF-9J Cougar, United States (367?)
147397/2N-517, Grumman TF-9J Cougar, United States (unknown)


N948NA, Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream II, NASA (222)
J-4035, Hawker Hunter F.58, Switzerland (41H-697402 )
XM694, Hawker Siddeley Gnat T.1, N694XM, United Kingdom (FL504)
XV804/O, Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3, United Kingdom (712054)
XS690/O, Hawker Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1, United Kingdom (unknown)
159382/KD-04, Hawker Siddeley TAV-8A Harrier, United States (212022/8)
159241/WF-14, Hawker-Siddeley AV-8C Harrier, United States (712150/72)
XM464/23, Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3A, United Kingdom (PAC/W/9272)
(62-4531), Kaman HH-43F Huskie, N327WN, United States (157)
139974, Kaman OH-43D Huskie, United States (21536)
135620/SL, Lockheed AP-2H Neptune, United States (726-7052)

57-0457, Lockheed C-130A Hercules, United States (3164)
57-0493, Lockheed C-130D Hercules, United States (3200)
(62-4197), Lockheed C-140B Jetstar, United States (5041)
(62-4200), Lockheed C-140B Jetstar, United States (5044)
67-0013, Lockheed C-141B Starlifter, United States (6264)
N90831/517, Lockheed C-69 Constellation (1970)
53-0554, Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star, United States (4369)
57-1323, Lockheed F-104D Starfighter, United States (283-5035)
45-8612/17, Lockheed F-80B Shooting Star, United States (080-1826)
51-5623/FA-623, Lockheed F-94C Starfire, United States (780-7686)
37257/E-181, Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon, N7255C, United States (15-1223)

(N7060X)/N14448/08, Lockheed SP-2H Neptune (726-7207)
144200/200, Lockheed T-1A Seastar, United States (1080-1104)
53-6145, Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, United States (580-9766)
136810/810, Lockheed T-33B Shooting Star, United States (580-7914)
48-0614, Lockheed VC-121B Constellation, United States (2606)
61-2489, Lockheed VC-140B Jetstar, United States (5022)
150511, Lockheed VP-3A Orion, United States (5037)
N462M, Martin 404 Marinliner, (14153)
55-4274/JO, Martin B-57E Canberra, United States (376)
163093/6, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet, United States (475/A391)
74-0118/TY, McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle, United States (94/A079)

57-0282, McDonnell F-101B Voodoo, United States (460)
125690/YW-4, McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee, United States (348)
(145221)/143492/AK-104, McDonnell F-3B Demon, United States (390)
64-0673/FG, McDonnell F-4C Phantom II, United States (898)
56-0214, McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo, United States (230)
151497/1497/7, McDonnell YF-4J Phantom II, United States (655)
(N21MF)/69 blue, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF Fishbed-D, fake Soviet marks (762410)
35 red, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MLD Flogger-K, Soviet (0390323079)
(22 white)/53 blue, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29C Fulcrum, fake Soviet marks, Moldovan (2960516766)
406, Mil Mi-24D Hind-D, East German (B4002)
139531/531/151, North American AF-1E Fury, United States (209-151)

62-4449, North American CT-39A Sabreliner, United States (276-2)
54-1823/LA, North American F-100C Super Sabre, United States (217-84)
53-1525/FU-525, North American F-86H Sabre, United States (203-297)
53-0965/FU-965, North American F-86L Sabre, United States (201-409)
149289/GJ-315, North American RA-5C Vigilante, United States (269-24)
140481/2P-270, North American T-28C Trojan, United States (226-58)
155499/ER, North American/Rockwell OV-10D Bronco, United States (305-110)
157050/F-814, North American/Rockwell T-2C Buckeye, United States (332-21)
61-0854/HM blue, Northrop AT-38B Talon, United States (N5220)
53-2674/FV-674, Northrop F-89J Scorpion, United States (unknown)
72-0441, Northrop GF-5B Tiger II, United States (N8092)


XB-GEY, Northrop YC-125A Raider (2520)
43+74, Panavia Tornado IDS, German (193/GS047/4074)
56-2159, Piasecki CH-21C Shawnee, United States (C321)
147595/18, Piasecki UH-25C Retriever, N9685Z, United States (unknown)
149067/9067, Piper U-11A Aztec, United States (27-357)
61-0086/RE, Republic F-105D Thunderchief, United States (D281)
62-4427/WW, Republic F-105G Thunderchief, United States (F016)
47-1433/FS-433-A, Republic F-84C Thunderstreak, United States (unknown)
52-6563, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, United States (52-6563)
XZ396, SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A, United Kingdom (S161)
0301, Shenyang J-6A (MiG-19PF Farmer), fake Egyptian marks, Chinese (unknown)

58-1005, Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave, United States (56150)
68-18437, Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe, United States (64.039)
48-0548, Sikorsky H-5G Dragonfly, N9854Z, United States (51127)
1476, Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican, United States (61.638)
1450, Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard, United States (62.133)
(1)232, Sikorsky HO3S-1G Dragonfly, N4925E, United States (51-211)
73-1649, Sikorsky MH-53M Super Jolly Green Giant, United States (65-387)
(N16934)/1061/2-MJ-4, Sikorsky S-43 Baby Clipper, (4325)
52-7537, Sikorsky UH-19B Chickasaw, United States (55-640)
57-1684, Sikorsky VH-34C Choctaw, United States (58.0790)
N3695F, Snow S-2A-600 Thrush Commander (1010A)
N1001U, Sud Est SE.210 Caravelle VIR (86)
69-0432/DM, Teledyne Ryan AQM-34L Firebee II, United States (unknown)
N5128K, Temco Twin Navion D.16 (TTN-29)
N22SN, Vickers V.744 Viscount (40)
70-0973/AZ, Vought A-7D Corsair II, United States (D-119)
160713/AC-307, Vought A-7E Corsair II, United States (E-546)
144427/GF-29, Vought DF-8F Crusader, United States (201)
XZ722/671, Westland Lynx HMA.8SRU, United Kingdom (177)
N42EE, Wright-Hartman BD-4 (382)
(1905)/1905 yellow, WSK-Mielec Lim-5R (MiG-17F), fake North Vietnam marks, Polish (1C-1905)
(634)/634 blue, WSK-Mielec Lim-6MR (MiG-17bis), fake Soviet marks, Polish (1D-0634)
038, WSK-Mielec SBLim-1 (MiG-15UTI), N38BM, Polish (1A-06038)

Hangar 1 South – Spirit of Freedom:
N1387J, Aerosport Quail (Q547169410)
70-15985, Bell AH-1S Cobra, United States (20929)
93-00976, Bell OH-58D(I) Kiowa, United States (48532)
(N54205), Columbia XJL-1 (31400)
38-593, Douglas B-18A Bolo, N66267, United States (2643)
75-0298blackDMFairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II, United States (A10-0047)
N605M, Fleet Model 2 (181)
32976, Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon, United States (1330)
144426/CY-2, Grumman RF-9J Cougar (110)
DS-1045, Gyrodyne QH-50C DASH, United States (DS-1045)
(N68364)/N7725C, Hiller H-23B Raven (345)
67-15418, Hughes TH-55A Osage, United States (18-0762)
150155/TD-08, Kaman SH-2F Seasprite, N8062J, United States (105)
(533), Lockheed GTD-21B, United States (unknown)
160604/NF-710, Lockheed S-3B Viking, United States (3184)
61-7951, Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, United States (2002)
69-18006, Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star, United States (007)
122071/RZ-071, Martin PBM-5A Mariner, United States (162)
111768/BC-5, McDonnell FH-1 Phantom, N4283A, United States (20)
55-5118, North American YF-107A, United States (212-1)
N17EH, Pereira/Hummel Osprey 2 (105A)
51-1944, Republic RF-84F Thunderflash, United States (unknown)
N4981V, Stinson L-5B Sentinel, (76-2181)
XX384, Westland Gazelle AH.1, United Kingdom (1276)

Hangar 1 North – Flight Central:
(N505MR), Bede BD-5J Microjet, (2418)
CF-BKN, Beechcraft D18S Twin Beech, N55681, (177)
N9493Y, Beechcraft N35 Bonanza (D-6668)
65-9430, Bell UH-1M Iroquios, United States (1330)
XB-FOU, Bellanca Crusair Senior (1551)
23147/AS-147, Canadair CL-13A Sabre Mk.5, N72491, Canadian (937)
N6178X, Cassutt Racer (702)
A4704, Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk, United States (unknown)
40-2746, Curtiss O-52 Owl, United States (14279)
A79-661, de Havilland Vampire T.35, Australian (DHA4183)
N47188, Evans VP-1 VoIksplane (1)
(77-0262), Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II (forward fuselage), United States (A10-0187)
N6WM, Flaglor Skyscooter (1000)
N88B, Gates Learjet Corporation Learjet 23 (24-015)
141824/6, Grumman F-11F Tiger (141)
160684/NL-211, Grumman F-14A Tomcat, United States (303)
67-16381, Hughes OH-6A Cayuse, United States (0766)
NC14260/64, Lockheed UC-36A Electra, (1011)
133817, McCulloch HUM-1, N4072K, United States (1001)
N4309G, McCulloch Super J-2 Gyrocopter (019)
(66-0329)/7, McDonnell NF-4E Phantom II, United States (2604)
N4232A, Mitchell Wing B-10 (285)
(NX31222), Pentecost E.III Hoppi-Copter (1)
NC22783, Piper J-4A Cub (4-469)
N6119, Pitts S-1C Special (DC-1)
N82ST, Rutan LongEz (442)
N111MG/MG, Scheibe Zugvogel IIIB (1023)
N83WS, Starr Bumble Bee (1)
N43584/4, Taylorcraft BC-12D (7423)
N47583, Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper (L5422)
NC11206, Waco RNF (3392)
NC16523, Waco ZKS-6 (4512)
XZ185, Westland Lynx AH.7, United Kingdom (069)
no marks, Wright 1903 Flyer (unknown)


390th BW Memorial Museum:
(N9323R)/231892/DI-H, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (8737)

Dorothy H. Finley Space Gallery:
66671, North American X-15 FSM, , United States (unknown)

Hangar 3 – C. Stuart McPherson Hangar:
41-9577/V-304, Beechcraft AT-11 Kansen, N6953C, United States (1003)
N66794, Cessna UC-78B Bobcat (4153)
HE877/A/FL-D, Consolidated B-24J Liberator, N7866, Indian (1470)
44-21819, Culver PQ-14B Cadet, N1063M, United States (N763)
43-22494/01, Douglas A-26C Invader, United States (18641)
41-7723/D8-Z, Douglas C-47A Skytrain, United States (4201)
(N1270N)/71, Fairchild (Fleet) M-62A-3 Cornell II (FC-34)
(41-14675)/75 ED, Fairchild PT-19A Cornell, N53963, United States (T41-613)
121536, Fieseler Fi 103 (V-1), German (121536)
N133JM, Focke-Wulf Fw 44J Stieglitz (2827)
(N2009N)/V6864/DT-A, Hawker Hurricane XII (composite) (unknown)
(N42FS), Morane-Saulnier MS.500 Criquet (724)
(N1180C)/148, Ryan PT-22 Recruit (1765)
(N69064)/15, Schweizer TG-3A (15)
42-58662, Taylorcraft TG-6 Grasshopper, N59134, United States (6101)
(45-14647), Waco CG-4A Hadrian (nose), United States (unknown)
NC30135, Waco UPF-7 (5532)

Hangar 4:
(N1358N), Bell HTL-2 (59)
43-11727, Bell P-63E Kingcobra, N9003R, United States (unknown)
44-70016/K-40, Boeing TB-29J Superfortress, United States (10848)
N48576, Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (75-2441)
97142, Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair, N3771A, United States (9296)
44-77635/X-606, Curtiss-Wright C-46D Commando, United States (33031)
42-54654, Douglas A-24B Dauntless, United States (17493)
(16161)/18, Grumman FM-2 Wildcat, N4224W, United States (1360)
(1002), Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi, Japanese (1002)
N45084, Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 (4497)
50-0600/FU-600, North American F-86F Sabre, United States (170-22)
44-63272/C, North American P-51D Mustang (composite), United States (unknown)
(N822JM)/822 red, WSK-Mielec SBLim-2 (MiG-15bis), fake North Korean marks, (1B-00822)
(62)/, Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka II, Japanese (unknown)

Hangar 5:
(42-18814)/30, Bell P-39N Airacobra, United States (unknown)
10076/9118/BK-V, Bristol Bolingbroke IVT, Canadian (unknown)
9742/X, Consolidated 28-5AMC Canso A, Canadian (407)
59819, Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer, N3739G, United States (59819)
(41-25163)/KIP 74, Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, United States (19182)
69472/TT-114, Grumman TBM-3E Avenger, N9593C, United States (2211)
(N30N)/LT909, Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar (2274)
T2-6430/13, Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa, Japanese (unknown)
3397, North American NA-64 Yale Mk.I, N4735G, Canadian (64-1250)
41-17246/X-588, North American T-6G Texan, N67075, United States (84-7624)
43-27712, North American TB-25N Mitchell, United States (108-34725)
(N9443Z), North American VB-25N Mitchell (forward fuselage), (108-32040)
MT847/AX-H, Vickers-Supermarine Spitfire FR.XIVe, United Kingdom (6S/643779)
(42-42353)/BL-353, Vultee BT-13A Valiant, United States (9103)

Restoration area:
85-00148, Beechcraft RC-12K Guardrail, United States (FE-2)
63-13141, Bell UH-1F Iroquois, United States (7001)
N7004U, Boeing 727-22, United Airlines (18296)
(XA-PII), Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (cockpit) (17149)
52-0003, Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress, United States (16493)
N322FA, Canadian-Vickers OA-10A Catalina (CV.560)
(N12774), Cessna 172M Skyhawk (172-62247)
(N10609), Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (1758)
(N81599), Convair C-131A Samaritan (nose), United States (53-25)
141025/025, Convair C-131F Samaritan, VH-EAQ, United States (308)
(2132), Dassault HU-25A Guardian, United States (454)
159120/9120, Douglas C-9B Skytrain II, United States (47586)
WK142, English Electric Canberra TT.18, N76764, United Kingdom (EEP13636)
WJ614/846, English Electric Canberra TT.18, N76765, United Kingdom (HP-181B)
(49-0157)/157, Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar, N576PT, United States (10394)
80-0509/SH, General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon, United States (61-230)
78-0077, General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon, United States (62-3)
159579/NK-500, Grumman A-6E Intruder, United States (I-568)
N4NA, Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I, NASA (151)
(N15SA), Lockheed R5O-5 Lodestar, United States (18-2411)
150281/LZ-11, Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, N719AU, United States (726-7286)
N925NA, Martin WB-57F Canberra, NASA (11)
163132/VE, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet, United States (542/A450)
60-2092, North American AGM-28A Hound Dog, United States (60-2092)
59-2866, North American AGM-77 Hound Dog, United States (59-2866)
162134/100, Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk, United States (70-426)
156506/HU-30, Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King, N506AW, United States (61-452)
06-20017, Sikorsky UH-60MU Black Hawk, United States (unknown)

Photo credits: Grant Robinson