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B-29 “Superfortress”

B-29 “Superfortress”

Boeing B-29-55-MO “Superfortress” S/N 44-86408 Crew:                                  9-14 Engines:                             Four Wright R-3350-23 radial; 2,200 hp each Wingspan:                         141 ft 3 in Length:                               99 ft 0 in...

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The F-16A is Getting a New Look

The F-16A is Getting a New Look

Known as "Little Precious," the Museum is painting an F-16A to its original test paint scheme. To prepare for the work, the aircraft was moved from the Museum airpark. Little Precious is currently displayed with the operational paint scheme (the gray coloring)....

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F-15A “Eagle”

F-15A “Eagle”

McDonnell Douglas F-15A-19-MC "Eagle" S/N 77-0090 Crew:   One Engines:   Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans; 23,950lbs thrust each in afterburner Wingspan:   42 ft 9 3/4 in Length:   63 ft 9 in Height:   18 ft 5 1/2 in Weight:   empty: 27,000 lbs; max:...

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P-40 “Warhawk”

P-40 “Warhawk”

Curtiss P-40N-5-CU "Warhawk" S/N 42-105270 Crew:   One Engine:   One Allison V-1710-81 inline reciprocating; 1,200 hp Wingspan:   37 ft 4 in Length:   33 ft 4 in Height:   12 ft 4 in Weight:   6,300 lbs empty; 8,850 lbs loaded Speed:   350 mph at 16,400 feet; 290 mph...

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MH-53M Pave Low IV

MH-53M Pave Low IV

Crew:  Six - 2 pilots, 2 flight engineers, and 2 aerial gunners Armament:  Three 7.62 mm mini-guns or three .50 cal machine guns Engines:  Two General Electric T64-GE-100 engines, 4,330 shaft hp ea Rotor Diameter:  72 ft Length:  88 ft Height:  25 ft Speed:  165 mph...

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Summer Education Schedule

Summer Education Schedule

The Hill Aerospace Museum is excited to announce the Marc Reynolds Center for Education will be hosting daily classes for visitors! These classes are recommended for children 6+ and are first come first serve. We offer helicopters and rockets for younger kids to...

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CH-21C “Workhorse”

CH-21C “Workhorse”

Vertol CH-21C-VL "Workhorse" S/N 56-2142 Crew:   Three Engine:   One Wright R-1820-103 radial; 1,425 hp Rotor Diameter:   44 ft 0 in Length:   52 ft 7 in Height:   15 ft 4 in Weight:   13,500 lbs max; USAF-set limit: 11,500 lbs Speed:   cruise: 90 mph; max: 132 mph...

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NC-130B “Hercules”

NC-130B “Hercules”

Lockheed NC-130B "Hercules" S/N 57-0526 Crew:   Five Engines:   Four Allison T56-A-7 turboprops; 4,050 hp each Wingspan:   132 ft 7 in Length:   97 ft 9 in Height:   38 ft 3 in Weight:   empty: 72,892 lbs; gross: 135,000 lbs; max: 175,000 lbs Speed:   cruise: 328 mph;...

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KC-135E “Stratotanker

KC-135E “Stratotanker

The photo featured shows the KC-135E's final flight. The KC-135 at the Hill Aerospace Museum was originally manufactured by Boeing Aircraft as an "A" model. The United States Air Force obtained the aircraft in January 1959 where it was assigned to the 901st Air...

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C-123K “Provider”

C-123K “Provider”

Fairchild-Chase C-123K "Provider" S/N 54-610 Crew:   Two to four Engines:   Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radials (2,500 hp each); two auxiliary General Electric J85 turbojets (2,850 lbs thrust each) Wingspan:   110 ft 0 in Length:   76 ft 3 in Height:   34 ft 6 in...

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