Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
With displays ranging from the elegant aeronautic designs of two unknown bike mechanics – Orville and Wilbur Wright – to an actual Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird that can fly at speeds of over 2,000 miles per hour – the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum located in McMinnville, Oregon. This museum is famous for housing the Spruce Goose and have a lot of gem that we do not see in other aviation Museum. Other than that we also have good firearms , Cold war era Armored vehicles and tanks.
These are the aircraft and highlights currently on display.
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 44-83785
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
de Havilland D.H.-100 Vampire Mk.52
Douglas A-1 Skyraider
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor Tin Goose (this aircraft has been sold and is no longer at the museum)
Unmanned version of the Vostok spacecraft (Russian space capsule)
Grumman F6F-3N Hellcat BuNo 41476 (this aircraft is no longer at the museum, it is currently part of The Collings Foundation)
This is the famous “Spruce Goose,” a flying boat with the largest wingspan of any aircraft ever built.
Lockheed P-38 Lightning (this aircraft is currently for sale via www.platinumfighters.com)
North American Sabreliner (T-39 Sabreliner)
Donated to the museum in January 2013, Rockwell Collins’ 1964 Sabreliner Model 50 (tail number N50CR), acquired by the company in 1976 was utilized for many significant flight-test projects that helped shape modern commercial and military avionics. The aircraft was flown approximately 8,000 hours with more than 5,000 landings.
This Blackbird was one of three that were reactivated and used by NASA and the USAF in 1995. Its last flight was February 1, 1996.
This particular missile is the last of 14 Titan IIs that were selected to be converted and used for science, weather and military satellites. This was the only one out of the 14 not to be launched. It also holds the distinction of being the last Titan-II ICBM fabricated. Serial Number 66-4319 or B-108, the final of 108 Titan-II ICBMs produced.
This aircraft is displayed on a pedestal at the Evergreen headquarters in memory of Michael King Smith
F-4 Phantom II F-4C Oregon Air Guard
F-14D VF31 Tomcatters
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U-4 610937
This is one of very few Bf-109s that is capable of flying in its current condition.
Messerschmitt 262 (Reproduction by Legend Flyers)
Mikoyan i Guryevich MiG-17A “Fresco” (true Russian version)
MiG-21 Mikoyan i Guryevich MiG-21MF “Fishbed-J”
NASA X-38 V-131R
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI
Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite ASW helicopter
Here are the pictorial illustration categorized :
A) Modern Aviation
B) Historical and WW2 Aviation
C) Historical firearms, Armor and Subs!
( All Pictures by Geoffrey Harrison and Debbie Harrison )