Boeing FB-5 biplane fighter

Built in 1927, the Museum’s FB-5 came to us a donation, consisting of a few miscellaneous parts, an engine shell and a cooling radiator. The remainder of the aircraft components have been created by our volunteers in the restoration and machine shops at Gillespie Field and Balboa Park. Completed in 2022, this very rare fighter is displayed at the Museum’s Gillespie Field Annex. It takes its place as one of the dozen or so built from scratch (virtually) aircraft in the collection.

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