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North American Aviation Apollo Command Module 007A

North American Aviation Apollo Command Module 007A

The Museum of Flight’s Apollo Command Module is the first production-line capsule delivered to NASA for testing and...

P-51D ©The Museum of Flight

North American P-51D Mustang

The prototype for the North American Mustang first flew in October 1940. It was designed and built in 120 days in response...

The Museum's Northrop YF-5A (N-156F) Freedom Fighter on display in the Great Gallery

Northrop YF-5A (N-156F) Freedom Fighter

In 1959, Northrop toured NATO and SEATO countries in Europe and Asia to determine their future aircraft needs. Their...

The Museum's Pflaz D.XII (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Pfalz D.XII

The Pfalz D.XII often flew in the shadow of its very successful contemporary -- the Fokker D.VII. The design of the Pfalz...

The Museum's Piasecki H-21B (CH-21B) Workhorse at the Restoration Center

Piasecki H-21B (CH-21B) Workhorse

The Piasecki H-21B Workhorse commonly know as the "flying banana" was designed and built to be a multi-mission helicopter,...

The Museum's Piper J3C-65 Cub on display in the Great Gallery

Piper J3C-65 Cub

The name "Piper Cub" is nearly synonymous with lightplane. It was designed as a small, simple airplane for flight training....

A US Navy Pratt-Read PR-G1 Glider LNE-1 varient

Pratt-Read PR-G1 Glider

In 1942, the Pratt-Read Piano Company was awarded a contract to build 100 two-place training gliders for the U.S. Navy....

The Museum's Republic P-47D (F-47) Thunderbolt (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Republic P-47D (F-47) Thunderbolt

Republic's immense and powerful P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the truly great fighters of World War II. Designed by Alexander...

The Museum's Resurs 500 Capsule on display in the Lear Gallery

Resurs 500 Capsule

This Resurs 500 capsule was launched from Plesetsk, the former Soviet Union’s northern cosmodrome and center for polar orbit...

The Museum's Royal Aircraft Factory  S.E.5a Reproduction (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a Reproduction

One of the best Allied fighters of World War I, the S.E.5 was considered fast, strong, and simple to fly. Flyers who...

The Museum's Rumpler Taube (Dove) Reproduction on display in the Lobby

Rumpler Taube (Dove) Reproduction

When German glider pioneer Otto Lilienthal died in a flying accident in 1896, an Austrian named Ignaz Etrich acquired two of...

A Rutan Model 27 VariViggen in flight

Rutan Model 27 VariViggen

Named after the Swedish Saab 37 Viggen fighter aircraft which served as a partial design inspiration for Burt Rutan, the...