McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

The F-4 Phantom II Is an American supersonic jet built from 1958 to 1981 and it was still used in combat use by the US until 1996. However, it is still used by the US to a limited degree. The plane has a top speed of Mach 2.23. It could carry a total weapon payload […]

Skis of the plane that Richard E. Byrd used in his 1929 Antarctica expedition.

Richard E. Byrd Antarctic expedition

Skis from the first plane expedition over the south pole. Richard E. Byrd Antarctic expedition.

Side nose and cockpit view of the J-35 Draken

Saab J-35 Draken

The J35 Draken is a Swedish 50 foot long, 30 foot wide 30,000 lb. delta winged jet. It had a top speed of Mach 2.2 or three times the speed of a .45 caliber bullet. It could fight at 60,000 feet and could zoom climb to 80,000 feet.

Cockpit controls of the J-35 Draken simulator in the museum

Saab J-35 Draken Simulator

This flight simulator was used for the Swedish Saab J35 Draken Interceptor / Fighter jet Aircraft. It was built by the electronics company Redifon and used by the Royal Danish Air Pilot School of Mojave, California and then donated to this Museum. The cockpit is an actual J35 Draken nose section wired for flight simulation. […]

Rolls Royce Jet Engine

T-45 Trainer Engine / Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour

This jet engine was built to be used in the Air Force T-45 trainer but, due to technical problems, never went into production. The engine is on loan from the Antelope Valley College in Lancaster.

The Turner T-40 resting in the corner of the museum.

Turner T-40A/B

The Turner T-40A/B is a two-place all wood airplane with folding wings for hangaring in a garage. The airplane displayed here is a model T-40A equipped with a double slotted flap wing making a Model T-40B. With a 150-horse power Lycoming engine it has a top speed of 175 miles per hour(152 knots) at 1650 […]

LR-8 Jet Engine that surpassed the speed of sound

XLR-8 Rocket Engine

The XLR-8 rocket engine which was used to power the Navy D-558 Skyrocket to a speed of Mach 2.5, the first to do so. A variation of this engine, the XLR-11, was used to power the Bell X-1 and Chuck Yeager through the sound barrier for the first time in 1947 and was also used […]