AIRCRAFT COLLECTION

Aviation history

Take an in-depth look at our Adventure Aircrafts or see what we have in our Permanent Collection.

B-17 Yankee Lady

B-17, also called the Flying Fortress, U.S. heavy bomber used during World War II. The B-17 was designed by the Boeing Aircraft Company in response to a 1934 Army Air Corps specification that called for a four-engined bomber at a time when two engines were the norm.

Top speed: 287 mph
Wingspan: 104′ 0″Range: 2,000 mi
Engine type: Radial engine
Number built: 12,731
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
In the Pacific, the planes earned a deadly reputation with the Japanese, who dubbed them “four-engine fighters.” The Fortresses were also legendary for their ability to stay in the air after taking brutal poundings.

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B-25 Yankee Warrior

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. The design was named in honor of Major General William “Billy” Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation.

Top speed: 272 mph
Wingspan: 68′ 0″
Weight: 20,300 lbs
Engine type: Radial engine
Number built: 9,816
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
During World War II the B-25 became known as the most heavily armed airplane in the world.

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C-47 Hairless Joe

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators.

Range: 1,600 mi
Top speed: 230 mph
Wingspan: 96′ 0″
Cruise speed: 160 mph
Engine type: Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, termed it one of the most vital pieces of military equipment used in winning the war.

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Waco Biplane

WACO was originally an aircraft manufacturer located in Troy, Ohio, United States. Between 1920 and 1947, the company produced a wide range of civilian biplanes. The Waco name was extremely well represented in the U.S. civil aircraft registry between the wars, with more Wacos registered than the aircraft of any other company.

In 1983 the WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation, located in Battle Creek, Michigan, started manufacturing the upgraded WACO YMF-5C aircraft.

Seats: 2
Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
The Waco’s wings are made of wood and are covered in Dacron fabric.

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INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM

Static Aircraft Displays

We have a growing inventory of static aircraft displays at the Museum.
These aircraft are on display both inside and outside of the Museum, as well as Storage/Restoration facilities.

A-4 Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s.

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F-4 Phantom II

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber.

Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
The only aircraft used by both U.S. flight demonstration teams: the USAF Thunderbirds and the US Navy Blue Angels.

RB-57 Canberra

The Martin B-57 Canberra is an American-built, twinjet tactical bomber and reconnaissance aircraft that entered service with the United States Air Force in 1953.

Housed: Restoration facility

Did you know:
The B-57 Canberra holds the distinction of being the first jet bomber in U.S. service to drop bombs during combat.

O-2 Skymaster

The Cessna O-2 Skymaster is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, used for forward air control and psychological operations by the US military.

Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
The O-2B was equipped with loudspeakers and a leaflet dispenser for use in the psychological operations during the Vietnam War.

SPAD S.XIII

The SPAD S.XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft during the First World War.

Housed: Yankee Air Museum

Did you know:
THE SPAD was armed with an unusual 37 mm (1.457 in) cannon that fired through the propeller shaft.

A complete list of aircraft on display inside and outside of the Museum, as well as Storage/Restoration facilities.

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SPAD XIII (Replica)
PS-2 Franklin Glider
TG-3 Glider
Blanik L-13 Glider**
F-84F Thunderstreak
RF-84F Thunderflash+
F-86D Sabre Dog**
O-2 Skymaster
F-100C Super Sabre**+
A-4C Skyhawk++
I-26 Glider
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AH-1J Cobra+++
F-4C Phantom II+
F-101B Voodoo**+
AN-2R Antonov
B-52D Stratofortress**
T-33A Shooting Star**
RB-57A Canberra**+
PB4Y-2 Privateer**
EC-121 Warning Star**++
SBD Dauntless++
P2V-7 Neptune **

**Currently at Storage or Restoration Facility
+On loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
++On loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum
+++On loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps

A GIFT OF ADVENTURE

YANKEE AIR MUSEUM GIFT CARD

Give the gift of adventure with a gift card that can be applied to fly on one of our beautifully restored World War Two Bombers, or feel the past while flying in the C-47 Hairless Joe, or travel back to the gilded age with a flight in our open air cockpit, the Waco Biplane. Give the gift they will celebrate year round!

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