History Takes Flight

With a collection of more than 200 historic aircraft, the EAA Aviation Museum is a year-round destination, combining aviation's past with the promise of its exciting future.

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1945 Lockheed P-38L Lightning - N3800L

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Built in 1945, this P-38 saw action as a fighter in WWII and later served as a civilian mapping platform.

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1940 North American P-64/NA-50 - N840

The North American P-64 is often referred to by Warbird lovers as an “export fighter version of the AT-6 Texan”, North American’s ubiquitous WWII trainer. In actuality, the P-64 is similar to, but not the same as the AT-6.

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1941 North American XP-51 Mustang - NX51NA

The North American P-51 Mustang was the most successful, most versatile fighter of World War II (1939-1945). Designed in 1940 for Britain, the first prototype XP-51 was finished in just 117 days.

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1943 North American B-25H 'Mitchell' - N10V

Regarded as the best medium-class bomber of World War II, the North American B-25 Mitchell served in all theaters of operation during the war.

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1944 Grumman (Columbia) J2F-6 Duck - N1196N

The Duck was the first “flying boat” built by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. It evolved from the OL amphibian aircraft designs of Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corporation.

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1944 North American F-51D Mustang - N3451D

In 1939, with the shadows of World War II covering Europe, the British Royal Air Force began looking for a new plane to increase its fighter strength. The R.A.F. approached North American Aviation with a request to build Curtiss P-40s.

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1944 Stinson L-5E-1VW Sentinel - N9658H

Once the idea of using light aircraft for Army liaison and communication duties had been established, the Stinson Sentinel was developed.

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1945 Chance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair

The Museum’s F4U-4, built in 1945, seems to have spent most of its military career in mothballs. Accepted by the U.S. Navy in October 1945, this Corsair went straight into storage until 1949.

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1946 de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B.35 - N35MK

One of the seminal combat aircraft of World War II, Geoffrey de Havilland's D.H.98 Mosquito, was without peer.

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Messerschmitt/Hispano Buchon HA1112-M1L - N109BF

The HA1112-M1L model is the Spanish version of the German fighter Bf-109G. The only difference between the two models is the Spanish version has a Rolls Royce Merlin engine instead of the unavailable Daimler-Benz 605A engine used in the German Models.

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