Our aircraft

Fort Worth Aviation Museum’s “Petting Zoo” of 26 warbirds spans the time period from 1943 to the present. To be considered for the collection, an aircraft must meet one or more of the following collection policy criteria:

• The aircraft must have a relationship to aviation history in North Texas through manufacture or use.
• The aircraft must be used for observation or Forward Air Controller.
• The aircraft must have been utilized by Forward Air Controllers or FACs in the role of Close Air Support of friendly forces.

April 10, 2016

F-14D Tomcat

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).

October 12, 2015

T-33A Shooting Star

The two-place Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft to fly jets. It was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage about three feet to accommodate a second cockpit.
October 12, 2015

O-1 Bird Dog

October 12, 2015

F/A-18

The U.S. Navy began a program in the mid-1970s to develop a multirole aircraft to replace aging A-4 Skyhawks, the A-7 Corsairs, and F-4 Phantoms
October 8, 2015

F-111E Aardvark

Originally known as the TFX (Tactical Fighter "X"), the F-111 was conceived to meet a U.S. Air Force requirement for a new tactical fighter-bomber.
October 8, 2015

CH-53 Sea Stallion

The CH-53 Sea Stallion is the common name for the Sikorsky S-65 family of heavy-lift transport helicopters. These were originally developed for use by the Marine Corps as they sought a replacement for the piston powered helicopters in 1960.
October 8, 2015

A-12 Avenger II

The McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II was a proposed attack aircraft. The program was cancelled after the expenditure of approximately $5 billion and the aircraft never reached production.

October 1, 2015

RF-8 Crusader

This airplane was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina.  Afterward, it was slated for certain destruction on the bombing range at Eglin AFB and VMAP stepped in to save it.

October 1, 2015

OH-58 Kiowa

This is the only helicopter at FWAM. The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is part of a family of single-engine, single-rotormilitary helicopters used for observation, utility, training, and direct fire support.

October 1, 2015

TF-102 Delta Dagger

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.

October 1, 2015

A-7B Corsair II

This A-7B Corsair II, Bu No. 154479, was built in Grand Prairie, Texas by Chance Vought in 1968. The Vought A-7 Corsair II was developed in the early 1960s as a carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft intended to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.
October 1, 2015

O-2A Skymaster “Kudy Jay”

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.
October 1, 2015

O-2A Skymaster

Known as the “Oscar Deuce” or “The Duck,” the O-2 is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster. The Cessna Aircraft Company of Wichita, Kansas, built and sold a twin-engine civilian aircraft known as the Skymaster.

October 1, 2015

T-37 Tweet

This is one of the most prominent trainer aircraft used by the US Air Force. The T-37 is a twin-engine primary trainer used for teaching the fundamentals of jet aircraft operation and for flying on instruments, in formation and at night.

October 1, 2015

A-4C Skyhawk

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.

October 1, 2015

TA-4J Skyhawk

The TA-4J is a two-seat trainer version of the Skyhawk that provided advanced training for Navy and Marine Corps pilots.

October 1, 2015

F-105D Thunderchief

This aircraft has a distinguished history, with Air Force squadrons in the 23rd and 36th Tactical Fighter Wings and the Virginia Air National Guard. It also appears this aircraft survived the Ho Chi Minh Trail flying from Korat Royal Thailand Air Force Base in Southeast Asia.

October 1, 2015

F-4C Phantom II

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.

October 1, 2015

QF-4S Phantom II

This plane flew combat in Vietnam and was aboard the “America” when 333 earned the only Marine Mig kill.

October 1, 2015

BT-13 Valiant

BT-13s were seen all around North Texas during World War Two as a pilot training aircraft.

October 1, 2015

F-5E Tiger II

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.

October 1, 2015

OV-10 Bronco (Mockup)

This is the original factory mockup of the OV-10 Bronco and one of three OV-10s at VMAP.

October 1, 2015

OV-10A Bronco (Marine)

This is one of three OV-10s at VMAP.

September 30, 2015

OV-10A Bronco (Air Force)

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).