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Basil Lee Rowe Collection

Creator:
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
West Indian Aerial Express  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Rowe, Basil Lee  Search this
Extent:
5.35 Cubic feet (5 document boxes, 4 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Publications
Date:
1917-1973
bulk 1930-1968
Summary:
Basil Lee Rowe (1896-1973) enjoyed a long and successful career in aviation, initially as a military exhibition pilot, barnstormer, air racer, charter operator, flight instructor, aircraft salesman, and rumrunner, before moving to the West Indies to start an airline, the short-lived West Indian Aerial Express, bought out by Pan American Airways in 1928. Rowe became a pioneering senior pilot for Pan Am, flying with them for 28 years before his retirement in 1956. This collection includes scrapbooks, photo albums, memorabilia, and first day covers, in addition to the draft manuscript for Rowe's 1956 autobiography, Under My Wings.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of Rowe's pilot's log books covering his career from 1927 to 1956, assorted periodicals, cartoons featuring Rowe, scrapbooks and photo albums assembled by Rowe (featuring newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera), several draft manuscripts of Rowe's 1956 autobiography Under My Wings, and first day air mail postal covers collected by Rowe.
Arrangement:
Materials in this collection are grouped into series by format. See individual series Scope and Content notes for details on arrangement within that series. Note that with the exception of the chronologically arranged flight log books, Rowe did not appear to organize his materials in any particular order.
Biographical / Historical:
Basil Lee Rowe, born February 10, 1896, grew up in the small town of Shandaken, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. He began his flying career in 1914 as an apprentice to aviator Turk Adams after seeing Adams fly at a local county fair. Impatient to become a military pilot, Rowe arranged to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, but was sidelined by a ruptured appendix before he could get to Canada. By the time Rowe had recovered, the United States had entered World War I and Rowe was able to join the Aviation Section of the U. S. Army Signal Corps; he was sent to Texas. During the Third Liberty Loan drive, Rowe was assigned to a group of fliers who were to give exhibition flights; after his discharge, he used his savings to buy a used Avro biplane and barnstormed around the East Central United States, using Hadley Field (New Brunswick, New Jersey) as his home field. Rowe soon bought a second aircraft, hired pilot William S. "Bill" Wade, and moved his base of operations to the Aeromarine Base at Keyport, near Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Rowe prospered through the early 1920s, and his troupe the "Rowe Fliers" (including at various times wingwalkers Bill Stacy and Marguerite L. "Peggy" Roome) toured the eastern US giving exhibition flights and passenger rides. In the winter, Rowe moved his operation to Florida, and, with a rebuilt Curtiss Seagull, ferried passengers eager to escape Prohibition from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas--with a bit of rumrunning on the side. Back in New Jersey, Rowe formed the Chamberlin-Rowe Aircraft Corporation with fellow aviator Clarence Chamberlin to buy and resell Army surplus aircraft; the short-lived business went bust in 1924 when the government finished selling off its aircraft. Rowe, a talented racing pilot, kept busy from 1924 through 1926 on the racing circuit, winning numerous prizes.

By the end of 1926, at the age of thirty, Rowe felt that he had reached a turning point in his life. Dismayed by the increase in US government regulation of aviation, Rowe moved his operations to the West Indies, settling in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. With Bill Wade, Rowe rapidly established a business flying charters around the country, with flights to neighboring Haiti and Puerto Rico. In June 1927, with financial backing provided by sugar industry businessmen and the government of the Dominican Republic, Rowe founded West Indian Aerial Express (abbreviated variously as WIAE or WIAX) to provide airline service between Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, hoping to be well positioned to bid on future US foreign air mail routes. With this in mind, Rowe returned to the Unites States and purchased a Fairchild FC-2W floatplane (christened "La Niña") and a larger Keystone K-47 Pathfinder trimotor (the former "American Legion," r/n NX179, rebuilt by the Keystone factory following a crash in April 1927 and rechristened as "Santa Maria"). To his dismay, Rowe was forced to acquired a US transport pilot license in order to be allowed to fly the "Santa Maria" back to Santo Domingo; he hired Canadian pilot Cy Caldwell to ferry "La Niña." On the way south in mid October 1927, Rowe found himself and his two aircraft in Florida just as Pan American Airways (PAA), which had been successful in obtaining a temporary contract to deliver mail from the US to Cuba, found itself without any aircraft able to fly out of their Key West, Florida, field to fulfill the contract before it expired. PAA struck a deal with Rowe to lease "La Niña" (piloted by Caldwell) to fly the first Pan American Airways flight on October 19, 1927.

With its two new aircraft, West Indian Aerial Express started regularly scheduled twice-weekly flights on December 1, 1927, between Cuba, Haiti, Santo Domingo, and Puerto Rico, later extending the routes to St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. On June 30, 1928, WIAX filed a bid with the US government for air mail service on the route from Key West to Puerto Rico, but was outmanuevered by the more politically-savvy Pan American Airways which won the contract. A final crippling blow was dealt to WIAX in September 1928 when a severe hurricane hit their base in San Juan, Puerto Rico, destroying "La Niña" and two older Waco biplanes. Rowe made his last flight in the "Santa Maria" on September 20, 1928, before turning the aircraft over to Pan American. On October 16, 1928, PAA purchased WIAX, with Rowe becoming PAA's senior pilot.

During his first ten years with Pan Am, Rowe flew a record number of hours and surveyed most of the new air routes through the Caribbean to Central and South America, several times flying with Charles Lindbergh. When the US entered World War II, Rowe was assigned to Pan Am's Africa and Orient Division to serve with the US Army Air Forces Air Transport Command on their supply route across the South Atlantic and Africa to India and China (the "Cannonball Run"). His wife, Florence May Sharp, whom Rowe had married in 1930, served as an aircraft spotter during the war. During the Korean Conflict, Rowe was once again pressed into service, and was transferred to Pan Am's Pacific Division to fly transpacific supply routes and medical evacuation flights. May's early death in 1943 left Rowe a widower at his retirement from Pan Am in 1956. At their Coral Gables, Florida, home he wrote his autobiography, Under My Wings (The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., New York, 1956) and remained active as a tennis instructor until his death on October 28, 1973.
Related Materials:
See related collection Basil Lee Rowe First Day Air Mail Covers, NASM.XXXX.0487.

Basil Lee Rowe air racing medals in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collection:

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, Relay Race], A19690242000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, Relay Race], A19690243000.

Medal, Aviation [Dayton Air Race], A19690244000.

Medal, Third Annual Dayton Air Race Winner, A19690245000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [2nd Place, Free-For-All Race, 510 cu. in. Class], A19690246000.

Medal, 1926 National Air Races [Winner, First Elimination, 500 cu. in. Class], A19690247000.

Basil Lee Rowe air racing trophies in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum collection:

Trophy, Allen W. Hinkle, Basil L. Rowe, A19690238000 [Allen W. Hinkle Trophy for Two, Three, and Four Place Airplanes, 1924]

Trophy, Glenn H. Curtiss, Basil L. Rowe, A19690239000 [The Glenn H. Curtiss Trophy for Two Seater Low Horsepower Airplane, National Air Races, Mitchel Field L. I., 1925]

Plaque, B.B.T. Corporation, National Air Races 1926, A19690240000 [B.B.T. Corporation of America Relay Race for Commercial Planes won by Basil L. Rowe, Charles S. Jones, A. H. Kreider]

Plaque, 1926 National Air Races, Benjamin Franklin Trophy, A19690241000 [Benjamin Franklin Trophy donated by Joseph A. Steinmetz, Relay Race for Commercial Planes won by Basil L. Rowe, Charles S. Jones, A. H. Kreider]
Provenance:
Basil Lee Rowe, gift, 1969; United States Air Force Museum, transfer, 1973; NASM.XXXX.0019
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- Competitions  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Logs (records)
Scrapbooks
Publications
Citation:
Basil Lee Rowe Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0019, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0019
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Basil Lee Rowe Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c0b71733-3bcc-46b0-97a0-8e876ec77ef4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0019
Online Media:

Lilienthal Glider

Manufacturer:
Otto Lilienthal  Search this
Materials:
Wood, cotton, ferrous alloy, hemp cord
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.579m, 528.3 × 139.7cm (21 ft. 7 in. × 17 ft. 4 in. × 4 ft. 7 in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1896
Credit Line:
Gift of John Brisben Walker
Inventory Number:
A19060001000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Early Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d8237f10-aec8-4b08-bfaf-eae2f3842446
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19060001000

Verville-Sperry M-1 Messenger

Designer:
Alfred V. Verville  Search this
Manufacturer:
Lawrence B. Sperry  Search this
Dimensions:
Wing span: 6.096 m (20 ft)
Length: 5.41 m (17 ft 9 in)
Height: 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight, empty: 283 kg (623 lb)
Weight, gross: 391 kg (862 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1920
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward V. Rickenbacker
Inventory Number:
A19580040000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9538e1994-1c5f-40c6-a7f3-f54cb065f0f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19580040000
Online Media:

Langley Aerodrome A

Manufacturer:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage: Steel Tubing
Wings and Tail: Wood with Percaline (light-weight cotton) Covering
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 14.8 m (48 ft 5 in)
Length: 16.0 m (52 ft 5 in)
Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 4 in)
Weight: 340 kg (750 lb), including pilot
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1903
Credit Line:
On deposit from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum
Inventory Number:
A19180001000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Pre-1920 Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ce27099d-d73c-4d7b-80b6-f64b60864414
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19180001000

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
All-metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 390 x 1170cm, 6345kg, 1580cm (12ft 9 9/16in. x 38ft 4 5/8in., 13988.2lb., 51ft 10 1/16in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600295000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f8c73f98-d611-4493-a62b-0c7b0d79a9e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600295000
Online Media:

Air Racer, Sport Class, Sharp, Nemesis NXT

Dimensions:
Overall (specification): 701cm, 725.8kg, 731.5cm (23 ft., 1600lb., 24 ft.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Credit Line:
Gift of the United States Southwest Soaring Museum
Inventory Number:
A20210089000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Aerobatic Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d4348ca0-1429-4bad-b999-e5625f6c5cfa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20210089000

Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Moonlight) IRVING

Manufacturer:
Nakajima Hikoki K. K.  Search this
Materials:
All-metal, monocoque construction airplane
Dimensions:
Overall: 15ft 1 1/8in. x 41ft 11 15/16in., 10670.3lb., 55ft 9 5/16in. (460 x 1280cm, 4840kg, 1700cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1942
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600338000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv994731147-8cef-407c-a254-370813428261
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600338000

Voisin Type 8

Manufacturer:
Voisin Aeroplane Co.  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 18.0 m (59 ft)
Length: 10.4 m (34 ft)
Height: 4.0 m (13 ft)
Weight: Empty, 1,310 kg (2,888 lb)
Gross, 1860 kg (4,101 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1916-1918
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. War Department.
Inventory Number:
A19190007000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d833c1dd-f7e5-4ac8-a538-fb289101f899
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19190007000

Caudron G.4

Manufacturer:
Caudron S.A.  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 16.8 m (55 ft 3 in)
Length: 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in)
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft 3 in)
Weight: Empty, 733 kg (1,616 lb)
Gross, 1,232 kg (2,716 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1916-1917
Credit Line:
Transfer from the U.S. War Department.
Inventory Number:
A19190008000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Pre-1920 Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9602e2d17-f34c-48fd-b8b0-862ae88fa95d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19190008000

Kellett XO-60

Manufacturer:
Kellett Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 123in. (312.4cm)
Other (Rotor): 518 x 123 x 249in. (1315.7 x 312.4 x 632.5cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1942-1944
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600292000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95a109820-6c25-4568-8f51-c5870aa76636
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600292000

Bensen B-6 Gyroglider

Manufacturer:
Bensen Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Bensen Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19660382000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91a824091-199e-4c59-84c1-85c7f5d89d5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660382000
Online Media:

Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter

Manufacturer:
Bensen Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1957
Credit Line:
Gift of Bensen Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19690355000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9209e8576-6cae-48d7-93d6-af669d149a94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19690355000
Online Media:

Fairchild FC-2W2 Stars and Stripes

Manufacturer:
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage: steel tube, fabric cover
Wings: semi-cantilever, wood with fabric cover, steel tube struts
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 15.24 m (50 ft.)
Height: 2.84 m (9 ft. 4 in.)
Length: 9.97 m (32 ft. 8.5 in.)
Weight: 1,442 kg (3,179 lbs.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1928-1932
Credit Line:
Gift of Fairchild Stratos Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19720533000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Commercial Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90de9fb2e-3b18-4b7c-930e-0d05c43d3046
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19720533000

Halberstadt CL.IV

Manufacturer:
L.F.G. Roland  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 10.7 m (35 ft 3 in)
Length: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in)
Height: 2.7 m (8 ft 9 in)
Weight: Empty, 728 kg (1,602 lb)
Gross, 1,068 kg (2,350 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Date:
1918
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force Museum.
Inventory Number:
A19840660000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Pre-1920 Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9349ec1e5-aaed-4c67-84b6-4852ba677776
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840660000
Online Media:

Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.  Search this
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.  Search this
Materials:
Polished overall aluminum finish
Dimensions:
Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19500100000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91c5e59f6-1856-4c9a-b06d-1842df77f226
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19500100000

Fowler-Gage Biplane

Manufacturer:
Gage-McClay Company  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 13.1 m (43 ft)
Length: 7.6 m (25 ft)
Height: 4.6 m (15 ft)
Weight: 363 kg, without engine (800 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1912-1915
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert G. Fowler.
Inventory Number:
A19510004000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Pre-1920 Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9444d0055-0d84-4bd4-b935-f3968bd246d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19510004000

Delta Wing Phoenix Mariah M-9

Manufacturer:
Delta Wing Kites and Gliders Incorporated  Search this
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 11.4 m (37 ft 5 in)
Length: 2.5 m (8 ft 4 in)
Weights: Empty, 25 kg (55 lb)
Gross, 122 kg (270 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1977
Credit Line:
Gift of Bill Bennett
Inventory Number:
A19840714000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9771a48de-8570-44d7-b5e9-2643301c6558
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840714000
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Prowler, EA-6B

Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Dimensions:
Large Object (specifications): 18.237m × 16.154m × 5.08m, 15404.2kg (59.8 ft. × 53 ft. × 16.7 ft., 33960lb.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy
Inventory Number:
A20190435000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9554daea6-c5b8-48cf-b954-390d91da253f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20190435000
Online Media:

Boeing-Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight "Phrog"

Materials:
Aluminum, steel, copper, plexiglas, paint, rubber, plastics, etc.
Dimensions:
Rotor diameter: 15.5 m (51 ft)
Length: 13.9 m (45 ft 8 in)
Height: 5.1 m (16 ft 8 in)
Weight, empty: 7,048 kg (15,537 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1968
Credit Line:
On loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
Inventory Number:
I20151406001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96480a334-7c4c-437b-b40e-e73bb956dcee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_I20151406001
Online Media:

Grumman F-14D(R) Tomcat

Dimensions:
Overall: 189 x 744 1/16 x 748in. (4.8m x 18.9m x 19m)
Other (Swept Wingspan): 448 13/16in. (11.4m)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred by the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A20040156000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv903965851-e42c-42f5-9fb3-10d508b0e888
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20040156000
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