OV-10 Bronco (Mockup)

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This is the original factory mockup of the OV-10 Bronco and one of three OV-10s at VMAP. The OV-10A is a twin-turboprop short takeoff and landing aircraft conceived by the U.S. Marine Corps and developed under a U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps tri-service program for a Light Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LARA). The NorthRead more

F-5E Tiger II

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This Northrop F-5E Tiger II served in the US Navy as an “Aggressor” adversary aircraft. Its two-tone brown and tan desert “Tiger Stripe” camouflage with a red star on the tail and number 13 painted on the nose simulates Russian type markings. The F-5 is a supersonic fighter combining low cost, ease of maintenance andRead more

BT-13 Valiant

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BT-13s were seen all around North Texas during World War Two as a pilot training aircraft. Technical Notes Manufacturer Vultee Aircraft Aircraft History Little information exists on the history of this Vultee BT-13. The aircraft was used in parades by the ROTC at the University of North Texas in Denton. The aircraft is on loanRead more

QF-4S Phantom II

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This plane flew combat in Vietnam and was aboard the “America” when 333 earned the only Marine Mig kill. McDonnell Douglas QF-4S BuAer 153821, now known as “Shamrock 201” First flown in May 1958, the Phantom originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. The USAF evaluated it (as the F-110ARead more

F-4C Phantom II

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The F-4 was operated by the USAF/USN/USMC at Carswell AFB and NAS Dallas. Fort Worth businessman H. Ross Perot, Jr. flew F-4s at Carswell AFB while serving in the USAF. First flown in May 1958, the Phantom II originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. The USAF evaluated itRead more

TA-4J Skyhawk

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The TA-4J is a two-seat trainer version of the Skyhawk that provided advanced training for Navy and Marine Corps pilots. The Douglas TA-4J was the two seat trainer version of the A-4 Skyhawk.555 two-seat trainer models were constructed. The trainer version replaced the TF-9J Cougar until it was replaced by the T-45 Goshawk. The TA-4 did not have the ability to useRead more

A-4C Skyhawk

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This plane was most recently used for ground training in Memphis and was seen there during 1975. Although it wore Blue Angels colors, it never served as one of the Blue Angels aircraft. The Douglas A-4 was developed as a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the propeller-driven AD or A-1 Skyraider. Once designed, the aircraft weighed only half ofRead more

O-2A Skymaster “Kudy Jay”

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This Cessna O-2A Skymaster is a composite of several airframes and was cobbled together to represent the “Kudy Jay” night FAC aircraft as it looked in 1970. The Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas, built and sold a twin-engine civilian aircraft known as the Skymaster. The aircraft was unique in that it had one engine in frontRead more

TF-102 Delta Dagger

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President George W. Bush flew this plane twice during his service in the Texas Air National Guard. The primary mission of the F-102 was to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft. It was the world’s first supersonic all-weather jet interceptor and the USAF’s first operational delta-wing aircraft. The F-102 made its initial flight on Oct. 24,Read more

OH-58 Kiowa

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This is the only helicopter at FWAM. The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is part of a family of single-engine, single-rotor, military helicopters used for observation, utility, training, and direct fire support. The aircraft is closely related to the civilian Bell Model 206A JetRanger. The OH-58 has been in continuous use by the U.S. Army since 1969 and has been operated by many foreign countries. DevelopmentRead more

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