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The Museum's Lockheed 10-E. Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren Aircraft

Lockheed Model 10-E Electra

With its signature twin tail and exceptionally clean, art-deco appearance, the Lockheed Model 10 Electra series emerged as a...

The Museum's Lockheed P-38L (Photo by Heath Moffatt) Aircraft

Lockheed P-38L Lightning

Originally conceived as a high-altitude interceptor to meet a 1937 Army Air Corps requirement, Lockheed's Model 22,...

The Museum's TV-1 (P-80C-1-LO) in service, taken at Sand Point Naval Air Station in May 1961 Aircraft

Lockheed TV-1 (TO-1) Shooting Star

The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star series was the first American jet fighter to see combat and exceed 500 mph. Design studies...

A Lockheed YO-3A taken at Arlington, WA in 1980 Aircraft

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star

Lockheed designed the YO-3A as a nearly silent observation aircraft. The United States Army used the plane to observe...

A MacCready Gossamer Albatross II in flight Aircraft

MacCready Gossamer Albatross II

Paul MacCready was an aeronautical engineer who won the first Kremer Prize in 1977 for the flight of his human-powered...

The McAllister Yakima Clipper Glider on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

McAllister Yakima Clipper Glider

The Yakima Clipper was designed and built in 1931-1932 by Washington State native and Northwest glider pioneer Charles...

The Museum's McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier on display on the East Lawn Aircraft

McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier

The Harrier is one of the most extraordinary and recognizable fighter aircraft in the world. A single-seat light fighter...

Blue Angels in Formation Aircraft

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet

An all-weather fighter and attack aircraft, the F/A-18 Hornet is a highly versatile combat jet capable of filling a wide...

The Museum's McDonnell F-4C (F-110A) Phantom II on display in the Great Gallery (Photo by Heath Moffatt) Aircraft

McDonnell F-4C (F-110A) Phantom II

The F-4 Phantom II is one of the most important fighter aircraft of the jet era. Begun as a derivative of the McDonnell F3H...

The Museum's Messerschmitt BF 109E-3 (Photo by Heath Moffatt) Aircraft

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E (Emil)

By far the most-produced fighter ever (over 33,000 estimated), the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the primary fighter of the...

The Museum's Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-15bis on display in the Great Gallery Aircraft

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis (Chinese Modified)

Developed by the Soviet Union, the MiG-15 first flew in 1947 and entered service in June 1950, just in time for the Korean War.

The Museum's Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 at the Champlin Museum in Mesa, Arizona Aircraft

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

The MiG-17 was an improved and significantly upgraded derivative of the original post-war MiG-15. Equipped with one of the...