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BuNo 163435 Over Dallas

McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/A-18C “Hornet”

The Museum’s F/A-18C “Hornet”, BuNo 163435, has a long service history. It rolled out of the St. Louis McDonnell Douglas facility in 1987 and was transferred to the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 82 (nicknamed the “Marauders”) based at NAS Cecil Field, FL. From fall 1990 through spring 1991 the aircraft was deployed aboard USS America while it performed combat operations supporting Operation Desert Storm. Later, it served in VFA 81 (the “Sunliners”), based at NAS Oceana, VA. In June 2006 the Navy transferred the veteran aircraft to the Blue Angels.
EA-6B with Eyes

Grumman EA-6B “Prowler”

The Grumman EA-6B “Prowler” is a twin-engine, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft derived from the Grumman A-6 “Intruder” airframe.
F-105D Front View

Republic F-105D “Thunderchief”

Conceived in the 1950s, the Republic F-105D “Thunderchief” delivered heavy bomb loads and took the brunt of the early Air War in Vietnam.
Learjet 24 - Polished

Learjet 24D

One of the first private jets in production, the Learjet 24D became a favorite with easy low-speed handling, increased range, size, and speed.
Bell TH-13

Bell TH-13 “Sioux”

The Bell TH-13 “Sioux” is a military training helicopter based on the widely popular single-rotor, single-engine Bell 47.
XQM-93A - Side

E-Systems XQM-93A

The E-Systems XQM-93A is part of the USAF's “Compass Dwell” program evaluating the possibility of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAV) for use in Vietnam.
Laser 200 - Outside

Laser 200

The Laser 200, also known as Laser or Laser Z, is a homebuilt aerobatic monoplane.