Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale (1923-2005)

Date:
1979
Creator:
Margaret H. Sargent (1927-)
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas. H: 48.25", W: 38.25".

Location:
686 Cushing Road,Rhode Island,Newport,02841
Identifier:
1979.21.01
Institution:
Naval War College Museum
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Vietnam Protests

Date:
c. October 1967
Creator:
Paul Conklin/Monkmeyer
Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0069
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
credits:
Paul Conklin/Monkmeyer
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A-4 (A4D) Skyhawk (quarterdeck)

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company

"A study in simplicity, the A-4 Skyhawk resulted from Douglas Aircraft Company designer Ed Heinemann's concern about the increasing weight and cost of combat aircraft appearing during the 1950s. The A-4 ran counter to this trend, incorporating a small delta wing that eliminated the need for a heavy wing-folding mechanism for improved storage aboard aircraft carriers. Additionally, engineers reduced the number of cockpit components and redesigned the pilot ejection system in order to reduce weight. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 40 ft., 1 in.; Height: 15 ft., 2 in.; Wingspan: 27 ft., 6 in.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32508
Identifier:
1990.004.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

McDonnell Douglas NA-4M Skyhawk

Publisher/Studio:
McDonnell Douglas

The Skyhawk is a lightweight attack aircraft conceived during the Korean conflict. It was designed as a successor to the propeller-driven AD (A-l Skyraider) with Ed Heinemann heading up the Douglas design team. The Douglas production line started in September 1953, and continued until 27 February 1979; 2,960 were built (2,405 attack and 555 trainers) in 21 versions. Skyhawks were bought by six other nations. It's first flight powered by a Wright J-65-W-2 turbojet engine was on 22 June 1954 and it joined our operational fleet in October 1956. Read more »

Location:
Pegg Rd and Rte. 235, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653
Identifier:
2011.4.0001
Institution:
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Sikorsky Ch-53A Sea Stallion

Date:
C. 1966
Publisher/Studio:
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

The predecessor of America's largest helicopters today, the CH-53A was first flown in October 1964 and entered service in 1966. With 16,000 lbs. of cargo capacity, this large, all-weather capable helicopter could carry two jeeps, a 105-mm howitzer, or 38 fully equipped combat troops, giving the Marines valuable mobility in Vietnam. The CH-53A has also demonstrated the impressive ability to perform loops and barrel rolls, and in April 1968, a Marine Corps CH-53A made the first automatic terrain clearance flight in helicopter history. Read more »

Location:
Pegg Rd and Rte. 235, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653
Identifier:
2011.4.0002
Institution:
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Cessna O-1A Bird Dog

Date:
1950
Publisher/Studio:
Wichita, KS: Cessna Aircraft Company, Inc.

In the Korean War the Bird Dog, affectionately called "the jeep with wings," was used for a variety of missions including artillery spotting, laying communication wire, evacuating wounded and dropping supplies and flares. Then designated the L-19, it was frequently used as an observation platform for field commanders. In September 1962, the Bird Dog was re-designated as the O-1A-the first all metal, high-wing, single-engine aircraft to see service in U.S. Army aviation. During the War in Southeast Asia, the U.S.

Description (physical):

H: 2.28m, W: 10.9m, L: 7.6m, Wt: 1400lbs., Top speed: 208km/hr.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
19780403000a
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse

Date:
Silorsky Aircraft

Beginning in 1962, the H-34 served as the primary Marine Corps assault helicopter of the Vietnam War until its replacement by the turbine-powered CH-46. It began in 1952 as a Navy anti-submarine warfare helicopter evolved from the Sikorsky S-55 series. Initially designated as the HSS-1, it would also go on to see significant service in the combat assault and utility roles with the Army and Marine Corps. Great Britain and France also deployed versions in some of the first helicopter combat assault operations. Read more »

Description (physical):

All equipment that came with the helicopter that is not attached to it is contained in box A19750823002 with the exception of two items. The VIP steps that attach to the side of the aircraft and the long-handled tool to assist with main rotor blade deployment are stored inside the helicopter's cabin. H: 16', W: 15', L: 47', Wt: 7560lbs.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington, District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
A19750823000cp12
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum