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The Museum's da Vinci Il Cigno Interpretation on display in the Lobby Aircraft

da Vinci Il Cigno Interpretation

There are no "correct" designs for Leonardo da Vinci's machines. There are only solutions based on different...

The Museum's deHavilland D.H. 106 Comet Mk. 4C in its Mexicana livery and British registration number Aircraft

de Havilland D.H. 106 Comet Mk. 4C

First flown in 1949, the British-made Comet was the world's first jet airliner to go into service. It was designed to give...

Perlan Sailplane in flight, Omarama, New Zealand, July 2002 - Powers Unlimited Aircraft

DG Flugzeugbau Perlan Glider

The Perlan: A Record-Setting SailplaneOn August 29, 2006, Steve Fossett and Einar Enevoldson flew a modified DG505m glider...

The Museum's Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II

The nimble and speedy A-4 that wowed audiences with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for 13 seasons bucked the trend of "bigger is...

The Museum's Douglas DC-2 on display on the East Lawn Aircraft

Douglas DC-2

The DC-2 was developed in 1933 when TWA and the Douglas Aircraft Company decided to increase the fuselage length of the DC-1...

The Museum's Douglas DC-3 on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Douglas DC-3

The first versions of the DC-3, called Douglas Sleeper Transports, began service with American Airlines in 1936. Demand for...

The Museum's Erco 415-C Ercoupe Aircraft

Erco 415-C Ercoupe

First produced in 1940 by The Engineering and Research Corp. (Erco) the 415 Ercoupe was designed to be an easy-to-fly,...

The Museum's Fairchild 24W Aircraft

Fairchild 24W

The Fairchild F-24 is a truly classic aircraft in its field. Built in the 1930s and 1940s as an economical and easy-to-fly touring aircraft, the F-24 became the plane of choice for many Hollywood stars including Robert Taylor, Tyrone Power, Mary Pickford, and Jimmy Stewart.

The Museum's Fiat G.91 Pan on display on the South Lawn Aircraft

Fiat G.91 Pan

The Fiat G.91 was designed in the mid-1950s to meet NATO requirements for a tactical fighter and ground support aircraft.

The Museum's Fieseler Fi 103 on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Fieseler Fi 103 "V1"

On 13 June 1944, Nazi Germany unleashed a new type of weapon: The Fieseler Fi 103 "flying bomb," a small, pilotless,...

The Museum's Fokker D.VII Reproduction (Photo by Heath Moffatt) Aircraft

Fokker D.VII Reproduction

Most experts agree that the Fokker D.VII was the finest single-seat fighter plane of the war. Designed by Reinhold Platz, the prototype was called the VII and

The Museum's Fokker D.VIII Reproduction (Photo by Heath Moffatt) Aircraft

Fokker D.VIII Reproduction

The Museum's Fokker D.VIII is a full-scale reproduction of one of the rarest Fokker fighters of World War I. The aircraft's...