aircraft collection

Gee Bee R-1

In 1932, Cleveland was the center of air racing in the U.S. The National Air Races were equivalent in popularity to today's NASCAR event at Daytona. They were a bright spot for the country in the otherwise...

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Horten 229 Flying Wing

The SDASM welcomes its newest addition, the Horten 229 Flying Wing. The National Geographic Channel and Northrop Grumman Corporation teamed up to build the Flying Wing replica for Hitler's Stealth Fighter,...

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Lockheed Vega 5B

The Lockheed Vega 5B used in the movie Amelia, starring Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, has now joined the San Diego Air & Space Museum's permanent collection.

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North American Aviation P-51D Mustang

The P-51 Mustang was arguably the most important piston-engine aircraft of World War II. With its legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, it was fast (437mph) and had long legs (1,150nm range on internal...

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Nieuport 28

As one of the most heavily armed allied aircraft of the first World War, the Nieuport 28 was the first fighter plane to carry American colors into combat. Although rejected by the French Air Service, 297...

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