Air & Spacecraft Index M-R

The following links will take you to photographs of individual aircraft published on this website.  Listings are by manufacturer or developer.

MANTA
Manta Pterodactyl Fledgling is a modified Manta Fledge hang glider.  Modified by
Jack McCornack of Pterodactyl Limited. 

Manta Pterodactyl Fledgling

Manta Pterodactyl Fledgling Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Va. (Photo Above)

MBDA
Formed by divisions of Airbus, Leonardo, and BAe in 2001

Meteor Missile

MBDA Air Launched Anti-Radiation Missile (ALARM)  - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

MBDA ASRAAM - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

MBDA AIM-132 Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM)  - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

MBDA Dual-Mode Brimstone - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

MBDA Meteor Missile - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England (Photo Above)

McALLISTER

McAllister - Yakima Clipper (1932) - The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)

MACCHI
Founded in 1912 as Aeronautica Macchi, name changed to Aermacchi.
Integrated into the Finmeccanica Group in 2003 as Alenia Aermacchi.


Macchi C.202 Folgore (Lightning) - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. (Photo Above)

McCULLOCH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION 
Founded in 1951, rights to all designs sold by 1974.

McCulloch J-2 Gyroplane - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas 

McDONNELL 
Founded in 1939, merged with Douglas in 1967 to form McDonnell-Douglas.
McDonnell-Douglas merged with Boeing in 1997.

McDonnell KDD-1 Katydid - 1946 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

McDonnell F3H-2 Demon - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

McDonnell F-4C Phantom - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
McDonnell-Douglas F4 Phantom - White Sands Missile Range Museum, New Mexico
McDonnell NF-4E - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
McDonnell F-4 - Phantom II - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington
McDonnell YF-4J Phantom - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom II - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England
McDonnell F-4D Phantom - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas
McDonnell F-4S Phantom II -
 Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle - 1977 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III - Overhead at Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C HornetSteven F. Udwar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Va.

McDonnell AMD-20C Quail - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona 
McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo - Comox Air Force Museum, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

McDonnell Douglas Mark II Batwing - US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama

McDonnell Gargoyle - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico

McDonnell - Mercury Capsule - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico
McDonnell - Mercury Capsules - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Va.

MacFAM
The Cavalier series from MacFam was introduced in 1963.

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MacFam Cavalier SA 102-5 - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas (Photo Above)

MAHONEY
Sometimes referred to as Beck-Mahoney.  Designed by Lee and Seldon Mahoney
with modifications by pilot Don Beck. Only one build.

Mahoney Sorceress Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Va. (Photo Above)

MARTIN
Formed as Glenn L. Martin Co. in 1912.  Merged with American-Marietta to form Martin-Marietta in 1961.

Martin MGM-1 Matador - National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Martin MGM-13 Mace - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico 
Martin MGM-13 Mace - National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Martin MGM-18 Lacrosse - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Martin Titan - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Martin AM-1 Mauler - Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Oregon (Photo Above)

Martin PBM-5A Mariner - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson

Martin B-57E Canberra - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

MARTIN MARIETTA
Merged with Lockheed in 1995 to form Lockheed Martin.

Martin Marietta Copperhead - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico (Photo Above)

Martin Marietta MGM-31 Pershing 1 - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Martin Marietta Pershing II - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Martin Marietta MGM-51 Shillelagh - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Martin Marietta Walleye 1 - MK-1 (AGM-62) National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

JIM MAUPIN

Maupin Carbon Dragon (Modified) U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, NM 1

Maupin Carbon Dragon - US Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico (Photo Above)

Maupin WoodstockUS Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico

MESSERSCHMITT
Bayerische Flugzeugwerke was re-formed in 1938 as Messerschmitt AG.  merged with Bölkow in 1968 to become Messerschmitt-Bölkow.  Acquired  Hamburger Flugzeugbau in 1969 to become Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm.  Later
DASA, EADS Germany, and Airbus.

Messerschmitt BF 109E-3 - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington
Messerschmitt BF 109E-3 - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D. C.
Messerschmitt Bf109G-10 - Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)
Messerschmitt Bf-109G2 (Hispano Aviación HA-1112) - Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Oregon
Messerschmitt Bf-109 
G-10 Gustav - (at times referred to as Me-109) - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4  - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

Messerschmitt Me 163 B-1a KometSteven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

Messerschmitt Me-262 Swallow - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D. C.
Messerschmitt ME-262A-1 Schwalbe - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

MEYERS
Formed in 1936, purchased by Rockwell-Standard in 1965.

Meyers OTW - 1942 - Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, Washington (Photo Above)

MIGNET
Henri Mignet was the kit developer

Mignet HM.14 Pou Du Ciel - La Cucaracha - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo Above)

MIKE SMITH AERO INC.

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Smith XP-99 Prop-Jet - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

MIKOYAN-GUREVICH
Formed in 1939.  Now known as the Russian Aircraft Corporation (Российская самолетостроительная корпорация „МиГ) it was formerly known as the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau and as Mikoyan.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTi Midget - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UT1  Midget - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15- Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-15 (1950) - The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis "Fagot B” - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F (Lim-5) and PF variant - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco - Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Oregon
OKB Mikoyan i Guryevich MiG-17A Fresco - 
Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 PFM - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 PFM - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PF (NATO designation - Fishbed-D) - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 21MF Fishbed-J -  Evergreen Air & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F "Fishbed C” - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

Mikoyan MiG-23MLA Flogger-G - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

MILLER
Homebuilt by Ray W. Miller in 1966/restored in 1981

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 Miller S-1 Fly Rod - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas 

MITCHELL WING COMPANY
Tailless ultralight aircraft 

Mitchell U-2 Superwing. 2

Mitchell U-2 Superwing - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo Above)

Mitchell Wing - Carl Hawk - US Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico

MITSUBISHI
Mitsubishi renamed M. Internal Combustion  to M. Aircraft Co. in 1928.

Mitsubishi A6M Zero - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. (Photo Above)

MITTELWERK GmbH
Founded in 1943.  Defunct at end of WWII.

Mittelwerk GmbH V-2 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon (Photo Above)
Mittelwerk V-2 Vergeltungswaffe 2 
(Retribution Weapon 2) - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
Mittelwerk V-2 - New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Mittelwerk V-2 - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

MONNETT
Design and sale of homebuilt aircraft kits

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Monnett Mini - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas (Photo Above)

Monnett Moni - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

Monnett Monerai - US Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico

MONOCOUPE AIRCRAFT
Founded in 1927.  Has goven through various corporate machinations.

Monocoupe 110 Special - Little Butch - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo Above)

MOONEY AIRCRAFT COMPANY
Founded in 1929 as the Mooney Aircraft Corporation, bankrupt in 1930.  Mooney Aircraft Corporation
was founded in 1948, bankrupt in 1969.

Mooney Mite M-18 - Planes of Fame Air Museum, Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)
Mooney M-18 Mite - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas 
Mooney M22 Mustang - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas  
Mooney M-18C Mite
 - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

ARIEN MOORE

Moore SS-1 U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, NM 3

Moore SS-1 - US Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico (Photo Above)

NAKAJIMA
Founded in 1918 as Nippon Aircraft and renamed Nakajima Aircraft in 1919.  After WWII
the company was re-formed as Fuji Heavy Industries.

Nakajima Hikoki K K. - J1N1-S Gekko “Irving" - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

Nakajima Ki-43-IIb Hayabusa - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)

NASA
Formed in 1958.

NASA - APEX Remotely Piloted Sailplane - US Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico

NASA - Langley Research Center - Explorer 46 - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico (Photo Above)

NASA - Langley Research Center PEPP Aeroshell - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

NASA Oblique Wing Research Aircraft - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

Space Shuttle Discovery - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS

National Bureau of Standards - US Navy “Bat” - Antiship Missile - Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)

NAVAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY
Founded in 1918.  Ceased aircraft operations in 1945.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 - Yellow Peril - 1935 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon (Photo Above)
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION
Founded in 1943.

Naval Ordnance Test Station RAM (top) - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico (Photo Above)

NELSON AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
Founded in 1945

Nelson Hummingbird PG-185B - U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, New Mexico (Photo Above)

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

New Mexico State University Pogo & Pogo HI - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico (Photo Above)

NIEUPORT
Founded as Nieuport-Duplex in 1902, re-formed in 1909 as the Société Générale d'Aéro-locomotion.  Renamed 
Nieuport et Deplante and then Société Anonyme des Établissements Nieuport in 1911.  
Merged out of existence in the late 1930s.

Nieuport 17 (Replica) - Planes of Fame Air Museum, Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)

Nieuport Type 24bis - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington

Nieuport Type 27 - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington

Nieuport 28C-1 -  US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama, USA
Nieuport Type 28 - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington
Nieuport (Société Anonyme des Éstablissements Nieuport) 28C.1 
- Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

NORD
Nord-Aviation was formed in 1954.  Merged with Sud Aviation in 1970.

Nord 1101 Noralpha - Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Oregon (Photo Above)

Nord Aviation SS-11 - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

NORTH AMERICAN
North American Aviation was formed in 1928.  Merged with Rockwell-Standard in 1967
to form North American Rockwell.  Name change in 1973 to Rockwell International.  Sold to Boeing in 1996.

North American T-2 Buckeye - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

North American FJ-2 Fury - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico

North American FJ-3 Fury -1955 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

North American FJ-4B Fury - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico

North American SNJ-4 Texan - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

North American RA-5C Vigilante - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

North American AT-6B Texan - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
North American AT-6F Texan - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
North American AT-6D/SNJ-5 Texan - 1943 - Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, Washington
North American AT-6D Texan - Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, Idaho
North American AT-6G/SNJ Texan - Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)
North American T-6 Texan - Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Oregon
North American Harvard - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

North American BT-14 Yale - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

North American X-15 - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D. C.
North American X-15 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

North American B-25J Mitchell - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
North American B-25J Mitchell - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
North American TB-25J Mitchell - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England
North American B-25 Mitchell - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

North American T-28 Trojan - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
North American T-28 Trojan - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
North American T-28A Trojan - Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, Washington
North American T-28 Trojan - Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, Idaho
North American T-28B Trojan - Planes of Fame Air Museum, Valle, Arizona
North American T-28C Trojan - Planes of Fame Air Museum, Valle, Arizona

North American AGM-28 Hound Dog - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico
North American AGM-28 Hound Dog - 
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

North American P-51C - Mustang - Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, Idaho
North American P-51D - Mustang - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington
North American TF-51D Mustang - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
North American P-51D Mustang - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
North American P-51D Mustang - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
North American P-51D Mustang - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England 
(North American) P-51 Mustang (3/4 replica) - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas    
North American P-51C Mustang Excalibur III 
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia  

North American - Canadair F-86 Sabre Mk. VI  - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
North American F-86 Sabre - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
North American F-86L Sabre - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
North American F-86 Sabre - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas
North American F-86A Sabre -
 Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

North American F-100C Super Sabre - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
North American F-100F Super Sabre - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

North American F-100D Super Sabre - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Va.

North American F-107A Ultra-Sabre - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

North American Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S Sweetie Face Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

North American (Apollo) - RKK Energia (Soyuz) - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project 1975 - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

North American Mighty Mouse Missile (Mk 4 Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket [FFAR]) - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

MARVIN NORTHROP

Northrop Primary Glider U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, NM 1

Northrop Primary Glider - US Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico (Photo Above)

NORTHROP
Founded in 1939 as Northrop Corp.
Merged with Grumman in 1994 to form Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Alpha - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D. C.

Northrop Sonic Wind I - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Northrop N-1M Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

Northrop M2 - F3 Lifting Body - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Northrop XQ-4 Drone - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Northrop XQ-4 - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Northrop YF-5A Freedom Fighter (1959) - The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)
Northrop F-5E Tiger II - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Northrop BQM-34 Firebee - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Northrop T-38A Talon - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Northrop AT-38B Talon - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Northrop T-38A Talon - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Northrop RP-54D Crossbow - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Northrop SM-62 Snark - National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Northrop MQM-74, Chukar II Target Drone - Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona

Northrop RP-76 Target Drone - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Northrop F-89J Scorpion - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Northrop YC-125A Raider - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk - Evergreen Air & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Northrop Grumman RQ-8A Fire Scout - 2000 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

OLDERSHAW

Oldershaw 0-2 U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, NM 1

Oldershaw O-2 - U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, New Mexico (Photo Above)

Oldershaw O-3 - U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, New Mexico

OLDFIELD

Oldfield Baby Great Lakes - Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, Washington
Oldfield Baby Great Lakes - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

OERLIKON

Oerlikon/Lockheed Martin MIM-146 ADATS (bottom) - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico (Photo Above)

OKAYMUS

Okaymus - Cobra 15 SZD - 36 - US Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarity, New Mexico (Photo Above)

CHARLES M. OLMSTED
(1881-1948)

Olmsted Pusher - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Va. (Photo Above)

ORBITAL SCIENCES CORP
(Purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2018)

Orbital Sciences Corp. Pegasus XL - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Va. (Photo Above)

PANAVIA AIRCRAFT GmbH
Panavia was founded in 1969, partner companies include Airbus,
BAe, and Alenia Aeronautica.

Panavia Tornado F.3 - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England  

Panavia Tornado GR1B - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England (Photo Above)

PEREIRA
George Pereira also designed the Osprey 2

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Pereira X-28 Osprey - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas (photo above)

PETERA FLUGZEUGBAU
(German)

Petera Flugzeugbau Grunau Baby II B-2 (2)

Petera Flugzeugbau Grunau Baby II B-2Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo Above)

PFALZ
(Founded as Pfalz Flugzeugwerke in 1913.  Effectively defunct at end of WWI.)

Pfalz D.XII - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)

PHILCO-FORD
(Owned by Ford from 1961-1974)

Philco Ford Aerospace Sidewinder Missile

Philco Ford Aerospace Sidewinder Missile - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo Above)

PIASECKI 
Founded as Piasecki Helicopter Corp in 1940.  Acquired by Boeing in 1960, becoming
Boeing Vertol.  Since 1987 the Boeing Helicopter Division.

Piasecki P. V. Engineering Forum PV-2 Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

Piasecki HUP-3 Army Mule / H-25A Retriever - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona 
Piasecki H-25 Retriever - US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama 
Piasecki HUP-1 Retriever - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

Piasecki H-21C Workhorse - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona 
Piasecki CH-21 - Workhorse - US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama 
Piasecki H-21 - Comox Air Force Museum, Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Photo Above)
Piasecki H-21C Shawnee - 
 Evergreen Air & Space Museum,  McMinnville, Oregon

 PIETENPOL
Homebuilt planes from the 1920s & 1930’s.

Pietenpol Sky Scout (1932) - Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon (Photo Above)

Pietenpol Air Camper - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

PIPER
Founded in 1927 as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Company (Corp. in 1928).
Bankrupt in 1930, acquired by William Piper and renamed Taylor Aircraft Co.  Various bankruptcies
and name changes since then.

Piper J-2 Cub - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Piper (Taylorcraft) J-3 Cub - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Piper J-3 Cub - The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)
Piper J-3P Cub (1938) - 
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon 
Piper J-3 Cub - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas
Piper J-3 Cub 
Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

Piper J-4A Cub Coupe - 1940 Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon
Piper J-4 Cub Coupe - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

Piper L-4 Grasshopper - Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, Washington
Piper L-4 Grasshopper - US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama
Piper L-4H U.S. Army Liaison Aircraft - Grasshopper - 1943 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser - City of Washington Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex), Chantilly, Virginia

Piper PA-18 Super Cub - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Piper PA-18 Super Cub 
Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex), Chantilly, Virginia

Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas   

Piper PA-23 Apache - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas
Piper PA-23 Apache
 - Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex), Chantilly, Virginia

Piper Aztec - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas    

Piper Comanche - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas  

PITCAIRN
Founded in 1926, defunct in 1948.  Known as Pitcairn Aircraft Co. and later as the Autogiro
Company of America.

Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D. C. (Photo Above)

PITTS
(Now produced by Aviat)

Pitts Special S-1C Little Stinker Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo above)

PORTERFIELD
Founded in 1934.

Porterfield CP-50 (1939) - Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon (Photo Above)

Porterfield CP-65 Collegiate - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

PRATT & WHITNEY

Pratt & Whitney (UTC) Apollo Fuel Cell - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico (Photo Above)

Pratt & Whitney X-35B STOVL Propulsion System Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

QUICKIE
Quickie Aircraft Corp was founded in 1978, has now ceased operations.

Quickie Q2 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon ((Photo Above)

RADIOPLANE
Formed in the early 1930s sold to Northrop in 1952.

Radioplane - Frankfurt OQ-3 - US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama

Radioplane OQ-19 Target Drone - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

Radioplane RP-5A Target Drone - Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona

Radioplane RP-54D Antiradiation Missile - Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)

RADUGA
Soviet, now Russian, design and production center.

Raduga Design Bureau Termit MissileSteven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo Above)

RAND-ROBINSON
Home-built Aircraft

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Rand-Robinson KR-1 - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

RAYTHEON
Founded in 1922.  The worlds largest producer of guided missiles.

Raytheon AIM-7E Sparrow III - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona 

Raytheon AIM-9 Sidewinder - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico
Raytheon AIM-9 Sidewinder - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

Raytheon MIM-23 Hawk - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Raytheon RIM- 67B Standard Missile - 2 - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Raytheon MIM-104 PATRIOT White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico (Photo Above)
Raytheon AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England
Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM Missile -
 Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

REARWIN
Founded in 1928 sold to Commonwealth Aircraft in 1942.

Rearwin Cloudster (1940) - Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon
Rearwin 8135 Cloudster (from Royce Rearwin) - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

Rearwin Skyranger - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

Rearwin Speedster (1937) - Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon (Photo Above)

Rearwin Sportster - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

REPUBLIC
Founded in 1931 as Seversky Aircraft Co., reorganized in 1939 as Republic Aviation Corp.
Acquired by Fairchild in 1965.

Republic - Ford JB-2 Loon Navy Version of the American copy of the German V-1 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
Republic JB-2 Loon - (Components built by Ford and Willys-Overland) - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Republic RC-3 Seabee - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, (Photo Above)
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England
Republic F-47D Thunderbolt 
Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

Republic F-84C Thunderjet - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona 

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak - War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak - 1950 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Republic RF-84F Thunderflash - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona 

Republic F-105D Thunderchief - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona 
Republic F-105G Thunderchief (“Wild Weasel”) - Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona
Republic F-105 Thunderchief - National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 
Steven F. Udwar-Hazy Center (Smithsonian Air & Space Annex, Chantilly, Virginia

RILEY
The Riley D-16 Twin Navion has a convulted history, involving North American, Ryan, 
Temco and others.

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Riley Navion (Conversion of Ryan aircraft to twin-engine) - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

RKK ENERGIA
Founded in 1946.

RKK Energia (Soyuz) - North American (Apollo) - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project 1975, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. (Photo Above)

RLU
Homebuilt aircraft designed by Charles Roloff, Robert Liposky, and Carl Unger.

RLU-1 Breezy - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY
Founded in 1973

Robinson R22 - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia (Photo Above)

Robinson R44 Astro G-Mury - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

ROCKETDYNE
In 2013 Aerojet and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne merged to form Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Rocketdyne F-1 Rocket Engine - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico (Photo Above)

Rocketdyne H-1 Rocket Engine - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Rocketdyne LR79, MB-1, Thor Engine - The New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo, New Mexico

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL

Founded in 1973 by the merger of several companies
defunct in 2001.

Rockwell International Paveway II - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England (photo above)

ROSS

Ross RS-1 Zanonia - U. S. Southwest Soaring Museum, Moriarty, New Mexico (Photo Above)

ROTEC ENGINNERING
Ultralight manufacturing company founded in 1977.

Rotec Rally 3 Big-Lifter - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

ROTORWAY INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1961, Ceased in 2021

Rotorway Scorpion Too - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

RotorWay Scorpion 133 - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas (Photo above)

ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY

Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2b - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England
Royal Aircraft Factory BE-2C - US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama

Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5A - US Army Aviation Museum, Ft. Rucker, Alabama
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5A - Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 - Mid-American Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas

ROYAL LABORATORY

Royal Laboratory Cooper 20 Pound Bomb - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

Royal Laboratory 112 Pound Bomb - Royal Air Force Museum, London, England (Photo above)

RUMPLER
Founded in 1909 as Rumpler Luftfahrtzeugbau.  Rumpler Flugzeugwerke was liquidated in 1920.

Rumpler Taube - The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)

RUTAN
See also Quickie Manufacturing

Rutan Long EZ - Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona (Photo Above)

Rutan Quickie  - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas
Rutan Quickie 
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

Rutan Vari-Eze - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas 
Rutan Vari-Eze 
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

RYAN
Founded in 1934 as Ryan Aeronautical Company, became part of Teledyne in 1969,
and Northrop Grumman in 1999.

Ryan M-1 - 1926 - The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (Photo Above)
Ryan - Spirit of St. Louis - (Original) Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D. C.
Ryan “Spirit of St. Louis” (Replica) - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon

Ryan PT-21 - 1941 - Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, Washington

Ryan PT-22 Recruit - 1933 - Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Oregon
Ryan PT-22 Recruit - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas
Ryan PT-22A Recruit - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, Chantilly, Virginia

Ryan Firebee XM-21 (KDA-1) - White Sands Missile Range Museum, White Sands, New Mexico

Ryan Navion - Mid-America Air Museum, Liberal, Kansas


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