The Pima Air and Space Museum is the largest privately-owned collection of aircraft in the country. There are about 300 aircraft, some displayed in hangars and some outside. And there’s a nice variety of civilian and military, from several different countries.
Here are some photos from a visit:
Inside one of the hangars
Lockheed Electra. The type of plane being flown by Amelia Earhart when she disappeared.
B-18 Bolo, a pre-WW2 bomber
A tour group gathered under the SR71 Blackbird
BD5J “Micro-Jet”. Most famous from its appearance in the James Bond movie “Octopussy”
Canadian F-86 Sabre
Hayabusa “Oscar”. WW2 fighter used by the Japanese Army.
PB4Y Privateer, the US Navy version of the Army B-24 Liberator
A collection of Soviet MiGs from the 50s and 60s
A pair of B-52 Stratofortress bombers
F-18 in Blue Eagles livery
Folland Gnat. A British trainer that the Indian Air Force bought, hung some missiles on, and used in its wars with Pakistan.
The “Pregnant Guppy”. Transport plane used by NASA to carry rocket parts around the country.
Soviet MiG-23 fighter
British Harrier “jump jet”
F7F Tigercat, WW2 twin-engine Navy fighter
Shenyang J6, a Chinese copy of the Soviet MiG-19. This one is in Egyptian Air Force livery.
Soviet “Hind” attack helicopter
B-47 Stratojet, dwarfed by a B-36 Peacemaker
X-15 rocket plane
B-17 displayed in the 390th Memorial, a separate museum located on the PASM grounds