Manufactured by Piper Civilian Aircraft The 65 horsepower Piper Cub was first approved in 1937 as a new entry into a long line of “cub-type” aircraft extending back into the early 1930’s. Thousands of “Piper Cubs” were built until the plane was phased out in 1975. You can still buy a J-3-65 “Piper Cub”, but […]
Manufactured by General Dynamics Fighter The F-111 was designed in the early 1960s to meet a USAF need for a Strike Fighter and a US Navy requirement for a Fleet Defense Interceptor. The F-lll was the world’s first operational aircraft to use Variable Geometry wings that could be swept back in flight to allow higher […]
Manufactured by Douglas Bomber The B-18 was designed to meet a 1934 U.S. Army Air Corps requirement for a bomber to replace the Martin B-10. Based upon Douglas’ proven DC-2 and DC-3 commercial airliners, the B-18 was one of three aircraft in contention for the Air Corps contract. The DB-1, as the B-18 was initially […]
Trainer Aircraft Information for this exhibit is currently not available. Please contact the Museum for assistance.
Manufactured by Vought Fighter The A-7D Corsair II is a single seat, subsonic close air support and interdiction aircraft. Originally produced for the US Navy, the A-7 made its first flight in September 1965. A total of 459 A-7Ds were delivered to the USAF between 1968 and 1976. The aircraft’s outstanding target kill capability, first […]
Manufactured by Grumman Fighter The Tomcat is a “variable geometry” aircraft in that the wings can be extended at right angles to the fuselage for takeoff and landing and can be swept back for cruise. The ship can move through the sound barrier and achieve a speed of Mach Two — or roughly 1,400 miles […]
Manufactured by Rockwell Bomber The B-1A was designed in the late 1960s as a new generation strategic bomber. The B-1A has a Variable Geometry wing and an ejectable crew module. The B-1’s wings are extended for low speed operation and swept rearward for high speed flight. The first three B-1As did not have ejection seats, […]
Manufactured by Incom Star Wars Universe Starfighter The X-wing Fighter from the Star Wars movies is one of the most popular exhibits at Wings Over the Rockies. Many visitors are curious about its history and how it got to the Museum. This short history will provide a glimpse into its background. In 1996, Lucasfilm was […]
Manufactured by Martin Electronic Warfare So successful was the English-built “English Electric Canberra” that the U. S. Air Force selected the aircraft as a bomber-interdictor and a reconnaissance aircraft. This 1940’s design saw service in Vietnam as a light bomber, repeatedly attacking the Ho Chi Minh Trail and flying interdiction missions over the Mekong Delta and […]
Manufactured by Christen Civilian Aircraft Information for this exhibit is currently not available. Please contact the Museum for assistance.
Manufactured by North American Fighter The successor to the famed F-86 Sabre, the F-100 Super Sabre was the first U.S. production aircraft able to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. The prototype YF-100 first flew on May 25, 1953 and was the first of six USAF fighters in the “Century Series”. These were […]
Manufactured by Beech Transport Beech Aircraft Co. sold its first Model 18, or Twin Beech, in June of 1937. The US Army Air Corps first became interested in 1939 after foreign orders were placed for pilot training and light bomber versions. The first US Army orders were placed with Beech in 1940, for a light […]