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NASA Alltime Aircraft Roster
The NASA Roster is broken down into two sections below. The top section consists of aircraft that were assigned a proper NASA number. Those numbers usually correspond to the N number. The bottom section lists alphabetically the aircraft that do not have a known NASA assigned number. This roster does not include NACA aircraft. The 'Early' column refers to the earliest evidence found for the aircraft, ie: photo, registry, and so on. The 'Late' column refers to the latest evidence found. The dates do NOT refer to the exact amount of time the aircraft were active. As of 2004, the government listed NASA as having 130 aircraft across 10 centers, 83 of which were active. Note: Aircraft rosters are by no means 100% accurate or complete. All content is Copyright www.thenorthspin.com and is not to be re-posted or redistributed.

NASA Roster (With NASA Numbers)
#
Type
Serial
N#
Early
Late
Notes
1
G-159
096
1NA
?
9/77
Based? - Spotted 9/77. Status unknown.
1
G1159
(G II)
?
1NA
?
?
Based? - Status unknown. No photo evidence found.
1
G1159
(G III)
309
1NA
9/89
11/06
NASA Headquarters - "Spirit of Columbia". Changed to N2NA ?/07.
2
G-159
?
2NA
?
6/91
JSC - Status unknown.
2
G-1159A
(G III)
309
2NA
9/89
12/07
NASA Headquarters - Changed from N1NA ?/07. Changed to N803NA ?/??
3
G-159
092
3NA
6/91
8/06
Marshall - Sold 8/06.
4
G-159
151
4NA
6/91
6/04
Kennedy - Off roster 6/04. Spotted stored at Tucson 1/06.
5
VT-29B
321
5NA
?/59
?/76
Based? - Leased to NASA from USAF.
5
G-159
?
5NA
?
6/91
Lewis - Status unknown.
7
B200
BB-997
7NA
3/00
11/06
Dryden - Listed operational.
8
B200
950
8NA
10/81
11/06
Wallops - Listed as operational as of 04. Still registered 11/06.
9
B200
?
9NA
?
6/91
Marshall - Status unknown.
008
NB-52B
52-0008
008NA
?/59
12/04
Dryden - Supported many missions at Dryden for years, including X-15, X-43A, Lifting Body, and many others. Retired 12/04. Moved by the Flight Test Center Museum from North Base storage to the Edwards North gate 10/07.
011
F-104N
?
811NA
8/63
10/90
Dryden - Renumbered to 811 ?/??. Photo 10/63 with day-glow orange paint on tail. Last displayed at Embry-Riddle University, AZ.
012
F-104N
?
812NA
9/63
1/87
Dryden - Eventually renumbered to 812. Photo 10/63 with day-glow orange paint on tail. Made 4,442 flights with NASA. Displayed at Palmdale Air Park as of 12/06.
013
F-104A
?
813NA
10/63
6/66
Dryden - Eventually renumbered to 813. Photo 10/63 with day-glow orange paint on tail. Lost on 6/8/66 in a collision with XB-70 #2, killing pilot Joe Walker.
025
B-52H
61-0025
025NA
7/01
5/08
Dryden - Replacement for #008. Arrived 7/01 to Dryden in basic AF gray. Eventually painted in all white. Returned to USAF with last flight made to Sheppard AFB 5/9/08. This marked an end to the captive carry ability for NASA.
27
SC-54G
45-556
427NA
?
?
Based? - Eventually became #427.
42
WP-3D
159773
42RF
?
2/87
Dryden - Borrowed from NOAA and made a series of flights in Florida and at Dryden in 1987, to test in-flight rain damage to the Space Shuttle thermal protection tiles.
140
L-1011
Tristar
193E
1067
140SC
?
11/06
Mojave - Nicknamed "Stargazer", this aircraft is operated by the Orbital Sciences Corp. and has worked with NASA on the Adaptive Performance Optimization project and others.
212
F5D-1
139208
?
?/61
10/64
Dryden & Ames - One of two F5D-1s brought to Dryden in 1961 and used on the Dyna-Soar program. Later sent to Ames as #708.
213
F5D-1
142350
?
?/61
?
Dryden - One of two F5D-1s brought to Dryden in 1961 and used on the Dyna-Soar program. Eventually made #802.
218
B-57A
52-1418
?
6/57
?
Based? - Brought to NASA 6/57
225
F8U-3
147085
?
6/59
?
Based? - Brought to NASA 6/59
226
XF8U-3
146340
?
5/59
?
Based? - Brought to NASA 5/59
227
XF8U-3
146341
?
6/59
?
Based? - Brought to NASA 6/59
232
C-54G
45-637
232NA
?
?
Wallops - Eventually changed to #432.
232
YF-23
87-0801
232YF
6/94
?
Dryden - The second of two F-23 prototypes. Listed as non-operational as of 04. Not reported to have been flown by NASA, only stored. Eventually put on display at Western Museum of Flight, but sent back to Northrop on 04 for "refurbishment".
281
F-15A
71-0281
?
?/75
?/83
Dryden - Arrived ?/75. Sent back to AF ?/83.
367
YOV-10D
155396
367NA
?
?
Based? - Brought to NASA ?/??
415
UH-1B
63-8695
415NA
6/91
2/91
Wallops - Active as of 6/91. Off roster 2/91
416
UH-1B
62-2064
416NA
?
?
Based? - Brought to NASA ?/??
417
UH-1H
64-13628
417NA
6/91
7/06
Kennedy - Spotted 7/06 at Kennedy.
418
UH-1M
66-0664
418NA
?
9/93
Kennedy - Scrapped 9/93
418
UH-1H
65-12876
418NA
7/95
11/06
Kennedy - Active as of 11/06
419
UH-1H
65-9708
419NA
7/95
11/06
Kennedy - Active as of 11/06
420
UH-1H
65-10104
420NA
7/95
11/06
Kennedy - Active as of 11/06
420
C-121G
54-4065
420NA
?
?
Based? - Was originally USN R7V-1 BuNo 131642 before going to USAF, then NASA.
421
C-121G
54-4076
421NA
?
?/73
Based? - Registration cancelled 6/73.
422
C-121A
48-613
422NA
?
?
Based? - Originally General Mac Arthur's "Bataan" VIP plane. Used in support of Apollo Lunar Landing program.
424
UH-1B
64-14021
424NA
?
6/91
Wallops - Off roster ?/??
425
CT-39E
158380
425NA
4/91
?/04
Wallops - Awaiting to be disposed as of 04.
426
P-3B
152735
426NA
9/90
12/08
Wallops - Spotted with some sort of nose sensor 4/08
427
SC-54G
45-556
427NA
?
?
Based? - Originally #27. Status unknown.
427
DC-4
36009
427NA
?
9/77
Based? - Status unknown.
427
EC-130Q
161495
427NA
?
?
Wallops - On display at Kenosha Military Museum, WI 10/04.
428
YP-3A
148276
428NA
?
6/91
Wallops - Originally a YP3V-1 Orion. Rebuilt as prototype P-3V. Re-designated YP-3A ?/62. Brought to NASA as N927NA. Then changed to #428. Reg cancelled 4/06.
429
L-188
?
?
?
6/91
Wallops - Status unknown.
430
SC-7
?
?
?
6/91
Wallops - Status unknown.
431
T-39A
?
?
?
6/91
Wallops - Status unknown.
432
C-54G
45-637
432NA
?
6/91
Wallops - Originally #232 (N232NA).
436
DC-8-72
46082
436NA
?
11/07
Wallops - Originally based at Dryden. Reattached to Dryden and based at Palmdale, CA as 817NA 11/07.
472
EC-130Q
161495
472NA
?
?
Wallops - Status unknown.
501
AA1
?
501NA
3/73
?
Langley - Built by Grumman. Listed as on display as of 04?
501
Cirrus
SR-22
0012
501NA
4/01
11/06
Langley - Used in the testing of the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS).
502
C-20A
83-0502
502NA
4/03
12/07
Dryden - Originally a USAF VIP aircraft and still has blue & white VIP scheme.
503
Cessna
402B
0313
503NA
?
11/06
Based? - Once based at Langley.
504
Cessna
206H
20608133
504NA
1/01
11/06
Langley - Brought to NASA ?/??
505
Cessna
U3A
?
?
?
6/91
Langley - Status unknown.
506
Beech
B80
?
?
?
6/91
Langley - Status unknown.
507
LC-40-
550FG
40008
507NA
1/01
?/04
Langley - Lancair built "Columbia 300". Listed as active 04.
508
DHC-6
4
508NA
6/91
12/04
Lewis/Glenn - Eventually changed to N607NA. Spotted 12/04 with "Glenn Research Center" on the side.
509
T-34C
161053
509NA
2/98
11/06
Langley - Photo at Langley 2/98
510
T-34C
160643
510NA
6/91
11/06
Langley - Still registered 11/06
511
T-38A
65-10329
511NA
6/91
11/06
Langley - Still registered 11/06
514
T-38A
65-10328
514NA
?
?
Langley - Changed to #908 ?/??
514
AC 680W
1772-10
514NA
?/92
?
Based? - Built by Aero Commander. Brought to NASA ?/92.
515
737-100
19437
515NA
5/74
8/03
Langley - #515 came to Langley 5/17/1974. Originally the first production 737 built. Listed as non-operational 04.
516
F-16A
82-0976
516NA
6/91
?/04
Langley - This was the only civilian operated F-16A. Delivered from Eglin AFB to support advanced fighter research programs at Langley. Eventually sent to Dryden as #816 ?/?? Listed non-operational at Dryden in 04. Displayed at Palmdale Air Park.
519
Piper PA-28R
7635243
519NA
?
6/91
Langley - Off roster ?/??
520
XV-6A
(VZ-12)
64-18268
?
?
?
Based? - Originally RAF XS694. On display at Hampton Air Power Park, VA.
521
XV-6A
(VZ-12)
64-18263
521NA
2/67
?
Based? - Brought to NASA 2/67 - Originally RAF XS689. On display at Virginia Air and Space Center.
521
AO-1B
62-5880
521NA
?
?
Based? - On display at Krister Aviation and Space Museum, TX.
522
XC-142A
62-5924
?
?
?
Based? - One of 5 VTOL test aircraft of this type built. On display at Wright-Patterson.
524
OV-10A
(NA-305)
67-14687
524NA
9/91
5/06
Langley - Originally USAF. Operational as of 04.
529
B200
King Air
BB-1091
529NA
1/96
11/06
Langley - Built in 1982.
530
Bell
204B
2017
530NA
6/91
11/94
Langley - Scrapped 11/94?
535
UH-1H
65-09992
535NA
1/91
6/06
Kennedy - Originally with Langley as of 04. Active as of 6/06.
538
HSS-2
Sea King
149723
?
?
?
Based? - Status unknown.
540
OH-58A
?
?
?
6/91
Langley - Status unknown.
550
F-5F
73-0889
550NA
6/91
7/93
Langley - Status unknown.
557
757-225 (ARIES)
22191
557NA
5/94
11/06
Langley - Acquired in 1994 from Eastern Air Lines and converted for use in the Airborne Research Integrated Experiments System. Listed as operational 04.
564
AT-38B
68-8113
564NA
9/93
11/06
Langley - Originally T-38A. First with JSC as #964, then eventually brought to Langley. Sent to Dryden as #864 (864NA) on 2/24/05.
566
Lear 25
064
566NA
3/88
?/03
Langley/Stennis - De-registered 4/03. Listed as static display as of 04.
601
S-3B
160607
601NA
4/04
11/06
Glenn - Originally NAWC/VX-20 #607.
605
Lear 23
23-049
605NA
?
11/06
Glenn - Active as of 11/06
607
NF-106B
57-2507
?
?
5/81
Based? - Used as ejection seat test aircraft and did qualification tests for Gemini spacesuit and spacecraft escape system. Sent to Langley 5/81 for wind tunnel tests.
607
DHC-6
4
607NA
11/83
11/06
Glenn - Originally N508NA. Spotted 12/04 with "Glenn Research Center" on the side.
614
T-34B
?
?
?
6/91
Lewis - Status unknown.
615
OV-10A
155436
615NA
?/94
?
Based? - Brought to NASA ?/94.
616
F-106B
57-2516
?
10/66
1/79
Lewis - Arrived 10/66. Re-designated NF-106B 5/67. Sent to Dryden 1/79 as #816.
616
Lear 25
035
616NA
5/79
11/06
Glenn - Spotted 12/04.
617
OV-10A
155406
617NA
?/94
?
Based? - Brought to NASA ?/94
618
T-34C
160632
618NA
?
2/04
Glenn - De-registered 2/04.
636
OV-10A
155390
636NA
6/93
?/95
Glenn - There were at least three OV-10 "Broncos" based at Lewis/Glenn. Eventually moved to Langley. Listed as non-operational for parts only 04.
637
OV-1B
64-14244
637NA
?
?
Based? - Eventually converted to RV-1D. Scrapped 3/92.
650
G-1159
?
650PF
?
4/87
Based? - Modified for the NASA-Lockheed Prop-fan Test Assessment program.
650
DC-9-31
47418
?
?
?/96
Glenn - Used in micro gravity testing.
670
EC-121P
145937
670NA
11/65
10/74
Based? - Scrapped 10/74.
671
EC-121K
143201
671NA
?
10/74
Based? - Off roster 10/74.
701
TAV-8A
159381
?
?
?
Based? - On display at Western Aerospace Museum in NASA markings 5/06. (Not sure if actually flown by NASA?)
701
B200
?
?
?
6/91
Ames - Status unknown.
702
XV-15
?
?
?/80
6/91
Dryden: ?/80 to ?/81. Ames: ?/?? to 6/91. The Bell XV-15 Tilt-rotor aircraft mainly worked at Ames, but tested for a limited time at Dryden.
703
XV-15
0002
?
?/80
6/91
Dryden: ?/80 to ?/81. Ames: ?/?? to 6/91. The Bell XV-15 Tilt-rotor aircraft mainly worked at Ames, but tested for a limited time at Dryden. On display at Smithsonian Annex as of 12/04.
703
F-100C
53-1709
703NA
?
?
Based? - Eventually modified to F-100D.
704
X-14B
56-4022
704NA
?
8/71
Ames - This aircraft was built by Bell and nothing like a Tomcat. It was created using Beechcraft Bonanza wings and a T-34 tail.
704
YAV-8B
158394
704NA
?
6/91
Ames - #704 was the last V/STOL aircraft flown at Ames, which tested systems for the next generation of V/STOL fighter aircraft.
705
VZ-3
56-6941
?
?
?
Based? - Used as VTOL research aircraft. VZ-2 (56-6943) was also tested.
705
XV-5B
62-4505
?
?
8/68
Ames - #705 was one of two VTOL test beds.
705
Lear 24
24-102
705NA
2/82
6/91
Ames - Status unknown.
706
H-23C
56-2265
?
3/63
?
Based?  - Also known as OH-23C. Brought to NASA 3/63. Status unknown.
706
ER-2
80-1063
?
11/97
2/07
Dryden - Originally based at Ames as #706. Eventually moved to Dryden as #806. NASA's two ER-2s have been used on projects around the world.
707
NC-130B
58-0712
?
9/61
10/99
Ames - Originally brought to JSC as N929NA. Used in testing of STOL. Had "Boundary Layer Control" on side while at Ames.
708
F5D-1
139208
?
?/61
?
Dryden:?/61 to ?/?? Ames: Photo 10/64 - Originally #212. One of two prototype F5D-1s brought to Dryden in 1961 and used on the Dyna-Soar program. Later sent to Ames as #708. Status unknown.
708
U-2C
56-6681
801X
708NA
?
?
Based? - Originally used as U-2G for carrier testing. Converted to U-2C and sent to NASA.
708
TR-1A
80-1069
?
?/88
6/91
Ames - Returned to USAF ?/??
709
JF-100C
53-1709
?
11/60
?/62
Ames & Dryden - Arrived Dryden: 11/60 - Photo Dryden: ?/62. Used in various simulation studies, including support of the X-15 and SST. Status unknown.
709
U-2C
56-6682
?
?
?
Based? - Originally used as U-2G for carrier testing. Converted to U-2C and sent to NASA. Set climb records: 4/17&18/1989.
709
ER-2
80-1097
?
11/97
2/07
Dryden - Originally based at Ames as #709. Eventually moved to Dryden as #809. NASA's two ER-2s have been used on projects around the world.
710
Convair
30
30-29
710NA
?
?
Based? - Status unknown.
711
Convair
990
30-10-1
711NA
?
?/65
Based? - Used on IQSY Solar Eclipse Expedition. Status unknown.
712
Convair
990
30-10-37
712NA
?
7/85
Based? - Named "Galileo II". Destroyed by fire 7/17/85 at March AFB.
713

Convair
990

30-10-29
713NA
?
?
Ames & Dryden - First flew as N713NA at Ames then Dryden as N810NA. Used in Landing Systems Research Aircraft for testing of the space shuttle landing gear systems. Gate guard at Mojave AP, CA.
714
C-141A
No Serial
Assigned
714NA
5/71
5/06
Ames - Started as prototype for civilian version of C-141. "Kuiper Airborne Observatory". Non-operational as of 10/95. In storage at Moffett Federal Airfield as of 5/06.
715
C-8A
(QSRA)
63-13687
715NA
8/74
7/80
Ames - Originally CV-7. First used by NOAA, then brought to NASA for the Quiet Short Haul Aircraft (QSRA) program. Conducted carrier trials in the Pacific on the USS Kitty Hawk.
716
AV-8A
158385
716NA
?
?
Based? - Status unknown.
716
C-8A
DHC-5D
63-13686
716NA
?
5/73
Ames - Originally CV-7. #716 was the Augmenter Wing Jet STOL Research Aircraft (AWJSRA). Status unknown.
717
DC-8-72
17136
?
?
6/91
Ames - Used as "flying lab". Eventually moved to Dryden as NASA #817.
717
T-38A
65-10357
717NA
?
12/74
Ames - There's evidence that there was also a 61-0870 as #717 used at Ames. Changed to #966 (N966NA) ?/??
718
YO-3A
69-18010
718NA
?
6/91
Ames - Used for taking in-flight measurements of helicopter noise. Eventually sent to Dryden as #818.
718
YOV-10A
152881
?
?
?
Based? - Off Roster ?/??
719
AV-8C
158387
719NA
3/87
6/91
Ames - Originally an AV-8A. On display at Ames as of 8/99.
722
T-38A
?
?
?
6/91
Ames - Status unknown.
730
JAH-1S
77-22768
?
?
8/85
Ames - Participated in the Flying Laboratory for Integrated Test & Evaluation (FLITE).
733
UH-1H
69-15231
?
?
5/79
Ames - Used as a V/STOLAND test bed in a joint Army/NASA program.
734
UH-1H
?
?
?
6/91
Ames - Status unknown.
734
F-104A
56-0734
?
10/57
?/60
Dryden - One of 11 F-104s flown out of Dryden between 1956 and 1994, which totaled 18,000 flights.
735
SH-3G
149723
?
?/77
?/93
Ames - Status unknown.
736
NAH-1S
70-15979
?
?
6/91
Ames - #736 was the successor to the original FLITE Cobra, #730. There was also an earlier #736 that was an AH-1G.
737
CH-47B
66-19138
?
?
8/85
Ames - Part of the Variable Stability Research Rotor Craft program. Had fly-by-wire control system installed. Eventually returned to the Army and converted to CH-47D #89-0176.
740
RSRA
?
?
?
6/84
Dryden - The Rotor Systems Research Aircraft was a joint NASA/Army project that began 12/70, with the first of two aircraft arriving from Sikorsky on 2/11/1979. The aircraft were designed to study the concept of stopping a main rotor in flight and allowing conventional wings to provide lift .
741
X-Wing
72-002
741NA
?/86
?
Dryden - Built by Sikorsky, the X-Wing was the Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA), which was a joint NASA Ames/US Army project. The program began in the early 1970's investigating ways of increasing the speed of rotor-craft, and worked at Dryden starting in 1986.
746
BAe 3101
745
22746
?
2/06
Based? - Cloud Absorption Radiometer mounted on nose.
747
Boeing
747SP
21441
747N
4/97
11/07
Ames - Originally registered as 747NA. As of 2/07 the aircraft was being modified at L-3 Communications in Waco, TX for use in the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program. Reg may have originally been N145UA. Arrived from Waco to begin flight testing at Dryden 5/31/07.
748
UH-60A
82-23748
?
?/87
9/98
Ames - Active as of 6/91 and 9/98 at Ames. Originally sent from Dryden where in 1987, it participated in the Modern Rotor Aerodynamic Limits Survey.
750
XV-5B
62-4506
750NA
?
?
Ames - One of the two VTOL test beds.
750
JUH-60
78-23012
?
?/89
12/91
Ames1 - Was originally the Boeing Advanced Digital Optical Control System demonstrator. It arrived at Ames in 1989 and was known as the Rotor-craft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory.
801
AC
680F
?
6297
5/63
?
Dryden - Built by Aero Commander. One of its many missions was the scouting of dry lakes to be used in the X-15 program.
801
B200
King Air
BB-1164
801NA
10/97
10/08
Dryden - Has modified nose. Mainly works as a shuttle aircraft, moving people between Ames, Dryden, and others.
802
F5D-1
142350
?
?/61
?
Dryden - Originally #213. One of two prototype F5D-1s brought to Dryden in 1961 and used on the Dyna-Soar program. Eventually became #802. On display at Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum 5/04.
802
F8U-2
145546
802NA
3/71
?/85
Dryden - Was the Digital Fly by Wire test bed aircraft. It paved the way for the flight systems used on the F-117, F/A-18, and others. On display at Dryden as of 12/06.
803
M2-F2 &
M2-F3
?
803NA
?
12/72
Dryden - One of the 'lifting-body' aircraft that helped study the concept of un-powered landings in the space shuttle program. M2-F2 was damage in a crash 5/67. The aircraft was given back to Northrop where it was rebuilt into M2-F3, which flew 6/2/70 to 12/20/72. Displayed at Smithsonian.
803
PIK-20E
20219
803NA
8/81
11/06
Dryden - Sailplane used on projects calling for high lift-over-drag and slow-speed.
803
G-1159A
(G III)
309
803NA
9/89
2/09
Dryden? - First 1NA. Changed from N1NA to 2NA ?/07. Changed to N803NA ?/??
804
HL-10
?
804NA
12/66
7/70
Dryden - One of the 'lifting-body' aircraft that helped study the concept of un-powered landings in the space shuttle program. On display at Dryden.
805
AD-1
001
805NA
4/79
?/82
Dryden - The 'Ames-Dryden-1' (AD-1) was built by Ames Industrial to study the concept of a pivoting wing. First flight at Dryden was 12/21/1979. Displayed at the Hiller Aviation Museum as of 5/06.
805
Lear 24A
102
805NA
?
10/98
Dryden - De registered 9/01
806
ER-2
80-1063
?
11/97
10/07
Dryden - Originally based at Ames as #706. Eventually moved to Dryden as #806. NASA's two ER-2s have been used on projects around the world.
808
Piper
PA-30
30-1498
808NA
6/67
10/71
Dryden - Used in the early 70's to test the concept of Remotely Piloted Research Vehicles. De-registered 2/02.
809
B-57B
52-1576
516NA
?/6x
?/82
Dryden - Involved in many programs, including proof-of-concept testing on the Viking Mars landers. Originally N637NA before changing to N516NA.
809
ER-2
80-1097
?
11/97
2/07
Dryden - Originally based at Ames as #709. Eventually moved to Dryden as #809. NASA's two ER-2s have been used on projects around the world.
810
Convair
990
30-10-29
810NA
?/89
?/95
Dryden - Originally N713NA at Ames. Modified as a Landing Systems Research Aircraft, for testing of the space shuttle landing gear. Gate guard at Mojave AP, CA.
810
TF-8A
141353
810NA
6/69
5/73
Dryden - Used as a flying test bed for an experimental Supercritical Wing Airfoil. On display at Edwards AFB as of 4/96.
811
F-104N
?
811NA
8/63
10/90
Dryden - Originally #011. Used for pilot proficiency, low lift over drag training, and chase. Photo with day-glow orange paint on tail 10/63. Displayed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ.
812
F-104N
?
812NA
9/63
1/87
Dryden - Originally #012. Used for pilot proficiency, low lift over drag training, and chase. Photo with day-glow orange paint on tail 10/63. Made 4,442 flights with NASA. Displayed at Palmdale Air Park.
813
F-104A
?
813NA
10/63
6/66
Dryden - Originally #013. Used for pilot proficiency, low lift over drag training, and chase. Photo with day-glow orange paint on tail 10/63. Lost on 6/8/66 in a collision with XB-70 #2, killing pilot Joe Walker.
814
C-140
?
814NA
5/63
?/89
Dryden - Used in testing of advanced prop fan designs. Displayed at Palmdale Air Park.
815
T-33A
55-4351
?
?/58
9/73
Dryden - Was one of four T-33A trainers that Dryden used from 1958 to 1973.
816
F8U-1
145385
?
?
4/70
Dryden - Stored as of 4/70, then to AFFTC Museum. Eventually used on China Lake Range as target.
816
NF-106B
57-2516
?
10/66
1/79
Lewis/Glenn: Arrived 10/66 as #616. Dryden: Arrived 1/79 as #816. Re-designated NF-106B 5/67.
816
F-16A
82-0976
816NA
6/91
?/04
Langley & Dryden - This was the only civilian operated F-16A. Delivered from Eglin AFB to support advanced fighter research programs at Langley. Eventually sent to Dryden as #816. Photo at Dryden in all white scheme 9/97. Listed non-operational at Dryden in 04. Apparently never flown at Dryden. Displayed at Palmdale Air Park.
817
C-47H
42-92482
817NA
?
6/77
Dryden - Built as a C-47A, then to R4D-5 w/USN. Status unknown.
817
DC-8-72
46082
436NA
12/97
12/07
Dryden - Originally based at Ames. Used as "flying lab" on various missions around the world. Sent to Wallops as #436 (N436NA) ?/?? Reattached to Dryden and based out of Palmdale, CA as 817NA 11/07.
818
YF-104A
55-2961
818NA
8/56
11/75
Dryden - First flown by NASA 8/27/56 and logged 1,439 flights over 19 years. On display at Smithsonian NASM.
818
YO-3A
69-18010
818NA
6/97
11/06
Ames as #718 then Dryden - Originally a Schweizer SGS-2-32 sailplane. In the late 1960's, Lockheed modified over a dozen of these to create ultra-quiet recon aircraft for use over S. Vietnam. Used at Dryden for acoustic measurements of other aircraft.
819
F-104B
57-1303
819NA
12/59
?/78
Dryden - Status unknown.
819
T-34C
160945
819NA
6/96
11/06
Dryden - Active as of 11/06.
820
F-104A
56-0934
820NA
?
12/73
Dryden - Used as space re-entry trainer.
820
F-104C
56-0790
820NA
12/66
10/83
Dryden - On display at Edwards AFFTC.
821
T-38A
65-10353
821NA
?
6/91
Dryden - Status unknown.
822
Bell 47
?
3067G
?/6x
6/85
JSC & Dryden - Came from JSC to Dryden 11/4/1973. Was at one point based at Fox Field during testing of the Lunar Lander Research Vehicle. Status unknown.
824
TF-104G
61-3065
824NA
11/75
?/96
Dryden - Originally GAF 27+37. De-registered 9/96. On static display at Estrella Warbird Museum, Paso Robles AP, CA as of 4/05
825
TF-104G
66-13628
825NA
9/75
6/91
Dryden - Originally GAF 28+09. Sent to NASA 9/75. De registered 10/03. On display at Ames as of 8/99.
826
F-104G
GAF 24+64
826NA
7/75
12/93
Dryden - Originally a Fokker-built RF-104G for the Luftwaffe, but served with the GAF training unit at Luke AFB. Original German serial was KG200. De registered 10/03.
827
C-47D
43-49526
827NA
?
?
Dryden - Status unknown.
831
SR-71B
61-7956
?
6/91
8/97
Dryden - On display at Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum.
832
SR-71A
61-7971
?
?/90
?/94
Dryden - This aircraft was returned to the USAF and was the first aircraft reactivated for USAF reconnaissance in 1995. It was eventually returned to Dryden, along with SR-71A #61-7967.
833
720-027
18066
833NA
?
?
Dryden - De registered 1/85.
834
F-14A
158613
?
?/74
?/87
Dryden - Participated in the Variable-Sweep Transition Flight Experiment program, which explored laminar flow on variable sweep aircraft at high subsonic speeds.
835
YF-15A
71-0287
835NA
1/76
?/04
Dryden - Used as the Highly Integrated Digital Electronic Control test bed. Airframe on display at Edwards AFB 10/06
836
F-15B
71-0141
836NA
1/93
11/06
Dryden - Involved in testing the X-33 Thermal Protection System materials.
837
F-15B
71-0290
837NA
6/93
12/08
Dryden - Used in the Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) program, and also the Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Vehicles (ACTIVE) program. The most notable mod is the addition of canards. #837 was the first F-15B model produced and first flew on 7/7/73.
840
YF-18A
160780
840NA
9/84
?/94
Dryden - Brought from Patuxent River ?/85 and heavily modified over 18 months. Eventually fitted with thrust vectoring paddles in 91. Used in the High Angle of Attack Research Vehicle (HARV) program. Possibly N250WL at one time. Displayed at Virginia Air and Space Center, VA.
841
F/A-18A
161216
841NA
10/85
?
Dryden - Arrived 10/85. Returned to USN.
842
F/A-18A
161214
842NA
12/85
?
Dryden - Arrived 8/87. At one point turned into an F/A-18(R) to study the feasibility of offering a reconnaissance package for the Hornet. Mounted outside the Lancaster Municipal Baseball Stadium.
843
F/A-18A
161519
843NA
3/00
10/08
Dryden - One of the numerous F/A-18s that are used in various support roles. Originally a Blue Angeles Hornet.
844
SR-71A
61-7980
844NA
9/92
4/06
Dryden - Used in the Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment (LASRE). Made the last known SR-71 flight from Dryden on Saturday October 9, 1999, at the Edwards air show. In storage at Dryden as of 4/06.
844
F/A-18A
161213
844NA
?
10/88
Dryden - Crashed 10/7/88.
845
F/A-18B
160781
845NA
7/86
11/06
Dryden - Arrived 7/86. Used in the Autonomous Formation Flight (AFF) program. Also used in SRA program.
845
F/A-18A
161250
845NA
10/87
?
Dryden - Arrived 10/87. Eventually sent back to USN.
846
F/A-18B
161355
846NA
10/93
12/08
Dryden - Used in the Autonomous Formation Flight (AFF) program, which tested systems that fly aircraft in formation autonomously. Used as chase on Pegasus launch 4/25. Originally a Blue Angels Hornet.
847
F/A-18A
161520
847NA
9/89
11/06
Dryden - Participated in the Automated Aerial Refueling program. Originally Blue Angels ship #2 during the first season of using the Hornet in 1987.
848
F/A-18A
161949
?
12/89
?
Dryden - Sent to Spanish AF.
848
F-16XL/B
(Ship #2)
75-0747
848NA
2/91
10/96
Dryden - Listed non-operational as of 04. Used in the Supersonic Laminar Flow Control (SLFC) program.
849
F-16XL/A
(Ship #1)
75-0749
849NA
5/88
10/97
Dryden - Listed non-operational as of 04. Used in Digital Flight Control System (DFCS) and also the Cranked-Arrow Wing Aerodynamic project at Langley in 93. Taxi test was done and reported as slowly being refurbished for flying 6/07.
850
F/A-18A
161703
850NA
12/00
11/06
Dryden - One of numerous support Hornets.
851
F/A-18A
161705
851NA
3/95
11/06
Dryden - One of numerous support Hornets.
852
F/A-18B
161217
852NA
9/94
11/07
Dryden - One of numerous support Hornets.
853
F/A-18A
161744
853NA
3/99
11/06
Dryden - This Hornet was modified for the AAW (Active Aeroelastic Wing) program, which studied the benefits of aerodynamically twisting wings.
858
A-5A
147858
?
?
?/63
Dryden - Brought from Patuxent River and spent one year at Dryden in 1963, supporting the U.S. Supersonic Transport program.
863
AT-38B
68-8116
863NA
?/07
11/07 Dryden - Originally with JCS as #965 (965NA). Sent to Dryden as #863 ?/07.
864
AT-38B
68-8113
864NA
2/05
9/07
Dryden - Originally T-38A. First with JSC as #964, then Langley as #564 (N564NA). T-38s had been absent from Dryden for 10 years when this ship arrived on 2/24/05.
865
T-34C
160266
865NA
6/05
11/06
Dryden - Used for basic mission support and pilot proficiency. This aircraft was originally with VX-20 in 2004, listed as an NT-34C.
870
MQ-9
?
?
?/06
8/07
Dryden - Named "Ikhana", this General Atomics built 'Predator B' was acquired in late 06. A mobile a ground control station was also purchased for use with the aircraft.
871
RQ-4A
95-2001
?
12/07
12/07
First Teledyne Ryan built Global Hawk. Transferred from 452nd FLTS at Edwards to Dryden 12/3/07
872
RQ-4A
00-2006
?
?/07
12/07
Sixth Teledyne Ryan built Global Hawk. Transferred from 452nd FLTS at Edwards to Dryden ?/07
900
T-38A
?
900NA
?
?
JSC - On display at JSC next to N968NA. Unable to find evidence of this ship actually flying as 900NA.
901
T-38N
66-8381
901NA
?
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 4/07.
901
T-38A
66-8391
901NA
?
6/91
JSC - Status unknown.
902
T-38N
63-8193
902NA
7/64
4/09
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
903
T-38N
63-8200
903NA
7/64
4/09
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets.
904
T-38N
63-8204
904NA
1/79
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
905
Boeing
747-123
20107
905NA
?/74
11/06
Dryden & JSC - Arrived ?/74. Was the first of two 747s obtained for use as Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, and was purchased from American Airlines. Before being modified into an SCA, it was involved in trailing wake vortices tests.
906
T-38N
65-10326
906NA
1/79
4/09
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets.
907
T-38N
61-0912
907NA
1/79
4/09
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Spotted 10/07.
908
T-38N
65-10328
908NA
7/80
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
909
T-38N
65-10351
909NA
1/66
4/07
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Spotted 4/07.
910
T-38N
65-10352
910NA
1/79
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
911
Boeing
747-146
20781
911NA
1/89
11/07
Dryden & JSC - The second of two 747s obtained for use as Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
912
T-38N
65-10354
912NA
1/79
9/08
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets.
913
T-38N
65-10355
913NA
2/66
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
914
T-38N
65-10356
914NA
2/66
4/09
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets.
915
T-38N
60-0585
915NA
3/92
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
916
T-38N
66-8382
916NA
5/67
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
917
T-38N
66-8383
917NA
5/67
10/07
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Performed weather recon at KSC, in preparation for possible landing of Discovery on STS-116 12/22/06.
918
T-38N
66-8384
918NA
5/67
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
919
T-38N
66-8385
919NA
5/67
11/06
JSC: Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
920
T-38N
66-8386
920NA
5/67
6/08
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Spotted 6/08.
921
T-38N
66-8387
921NA
5/67
12/08
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets.
922
T-38A
66-8354
?
?
?
Based? - Fatal crash on 10/5/67 killing Pilot C. Cliff Williams.
923
T-38N
66-8355
923NA
7/67
4/09
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Status unknown.
924
T-38N
67-124825
924NA
4/68
12/08
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Listed active 04.
925
RB-57F
63-13501
925NA
?
?
Based? - Originally RB-47D #53-3975. On display at Pima Air and Space Museum, AZ.
926
WB-57F
63-13503
926NA
8/00
4/08
JSC - Originally RB-57D #53-3974. Used at MCAS Miramar and other locations during testing of the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN).
927
YP-3A
148276
927NA
?
?
Based? - Originally a YP3V-1 Orion. Rebuilt as prototype P-3V. Re designated YP-3A ?/62. Then to NASA as N927NA. Eventually changed to #428. Status unknown.
928
C-133A
54-136
?
?
?
Based? - Loaned to NASA.
928
WB-57F
63-13298
928NA
?
6/91
JSC - Originally B-57B 52-1536. Registration not showing as of 11/06. #928 is 'loaned' to NASA from the USAF, whereas #926 is 'owned' by NASA.
929
NC-130B
58-0712
929NA
?
2/76
Ames & Dryden - Spotted 2/76. Originally C-130B. Eventually made #707 and used at Ames and Dryden. Status unknown.
930
KC-135A
59-1481
930NA
7/73
?/04
JSC - De-registered 4/00. Listed as non-operational 04.
931
KC-135A
63-7998
931NA
11/95
11/06
JSC - Also listed by NASA as C-135. The famous "Vomit Comet" used for zero G astronaut training.
932
C-9B
162754
932NA
3/06
11/06
JSC - Spotted 3/06.
933
Lear 23
?
933NA
1/80
6/91
Stennis - Active as of 04.
934
DC-9-
33F
47428
934NA
?
11/06
Based? Active as of 11/06.
939
T-33A
56-3689
939NA
?
?
Based? - No longer registered under NASA.
940
377-SG
Super
Guppy
15938
940NA
7/79
6/91
JSC - Built from YC-97J #52-2693. Spotted stored at AMARC as of 1/06.
941
377SGT
Super
Guppy
4
941NA
11/97
11/06
JSC - Last remaining Super Guppy being used by NASA. Originally built by Airbus Industrie and used to move fuselage sections. Then sold to the European Space Agency, before coming to NASA in 1997.
944
G-1159
(G II)
144
944NA
6/83
1/08
JSC - Performed simulated shuttle landings at KSC, in preparation for the landing of Discovery on STS-116, 12/22/06.
945
G-1159
(G II)
118
945NA
2/91
12/06
JSC - Performed simulated shuttle landings at Edwards, in preparation for the landing of Discovery on STS-116, 12/22/06.
946
G-1159
(G II)
146
946NA
8/76
6/07
JSC - Performed simulated shuttle landings at Edwards, in preparation for the landing of Atlantis on STS-117, 6/22/07.
947
G-1159
(G II)
147
947NA
8/76
11/06
JSC - Active as of 11/06.
948
G-1159
(G II)
222
948NA
8/91
11/06
Kennedy - Used as Space Shuttle Simulator.
949
G-1159
(G II)
221
949NA
9/01
5/07
Marshall - Active as of 5/07.
950
G-1159
(G II)
185
950NA
9/01
5/09
Last with JSC - Modified to be used as target in USAF 747 Airborne Laser program, including special gray and black paint scheme, with a white missile silhouette on the cabin side ?/09. 950 replaced the "Big Crow II" aircraft that previously worked as the ABL test target.
955
T-38N
69-7082
955NA
3/71
10/07
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
956
T-38N
69-7084
956NA
9/70
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
959
T-38N
70-1550
959NA
12/70
4/07
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Spotted 4/07
960
T-38N
70-1552
960NA
1/71
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
961
T-38N
70-1555
961NA
2/71
4/09
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets.
962
T-38N
70-1556
962NA
3/71
11/06
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 11/06.
963
T-38N
59-1603
963NA
6/92
11/07
JSC - Originally T-38A. #963 was the first production T-38 and the oldest flying as of 11/07. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Retired and brought to Northrop in El Segundo, CA to be put on display 11/5/07.
964
AT-38B
86-8113?
?
?
6/91
JSC - Most likely #86-8113, which would eventually go to Langley as #564 (564NA), then Dryden as #864 (864NA) on 2/24/05.
965
AT-38B
68-8116
965NA
3/92
11/06
JSC - Active as of 11/06. Sent to Dryden as #963 (963NA) ?/07.
966
T-38N
65-10357
717NA
9/73
4/09
Ames as #717. JSC as #966. Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Spotted 4/07
967
T-38N
65-10353
967NA
12/94
12/08
JSC - Originally T-38A. Upgraded to T-38N, including: weather radar, semi glass cockpit, new ejection seats and improved engine inlets. Active as of 12/08
968
T-38A
?
968NA
5/97
?/04
JSC - Listed as active as of 04. On display next to T-38 N900NA at JSC.
969
T-38A
?
969NA
2/96
6/05
JSC - Spotted 6/05.
991
F-14A
157991
?
?/79
9/85
Dryden - Had numerous modifications for high-angle-of-attack and spin-recovery research. Returned to USN 9/85.

NASA Roster (No Known NASA Number)
Type
Serial
N#
Early
Late
Notes
Altair
?
8172V
?
9/01
Dryden - Technology demonstrator based on the Predator B, used to study technology on UAVs.
Altus II
?
?
5/96
6/98
Dryden - Based on the Predator UAV, the Altus II was designed for high-altitude, long-duration, scientific missions. Its first flight was 5/1/1996.
AJ-2
134069
?
?
?
Based?
AT-38B
61-0907
?
?
6/91
JSC - Active as of 6/91. Status unknown.
AT-38B
62-3715
?
?
6/91
JSC - Active as of 6/91. Status unknown.
AT-38B
62-3746
?
?
6/91
Dryden - Active as of 6/91. Status unknown.
AT-38B
63-8117
?
?
6/91
Langley - Active as of 6/91. Status unknown.
AT-38B
64-13267
?
?
6/91
JSC - Active as of 6/91. Status unknown.
AT-38B
65-10450
?
?
6/91
JSC - Active as of 6/91. Status unknown.
AT-38B
68-8133
?
?
6/91
JSC - Active as of 6/91. Status unknown.
AV-8A
159239
?
?
?
Based? - Brought to NASA for spare parts.
B-52H
59-2586
?
?
?
Based?
EC-130Q
161494
?
?
?
Based? - Brought to NASA for spare parts.
EC-130Q
161496
?
?
?
Based? - Brought to NASA for spare parts.
F-104A
56-0745
?
?
?
Based? - Loaned to NASA for wind tunnel tests.
F-104A
56-0749
?
10/57
12/62
Dryden - Used as JF-104A for high-altitude rocket launch. Aircraft lost in non-fatal crash on 12/20/62.
F-105B
54-102
?
?
12/59
Dryden - Status Unknown.
F-106A
57-235
?
?
5/59
Ames - Tested fire control and auto maneuvering systems. Status Unknown.
F-106A
59-0123
?
?
?
Based? - Used for parts.
F-106B
57-2519
?
?
10/71
Based? - Modified for stability testing. Off roster 10/71.
F-106B
57-2529
?
?
10/71
Based? - Modified for stability testing. Off roster 10/71.
F-111A
63-9771
?
?/67
7/68
Dryden - Arrived ?/67. 6th prototype F-111A.
F-111A
63-9778
?
?/72
?/86
Dryden - 13th F-111A built. Converted to NF-111A. Used in the Transonic Aircraft Technology Test program ?/72, and also the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration program ?/86. The TACT program lasted almost 20 years total.
F-111E
67-0115
?
9/75
2/76
Based? - Used on the Integrated Propulsion Control System program. Status Unknown.
F-4A
145313
?
?/65
?/67
Dryden - This Navy F-4 arrived at the center on 12/3/1965 and stayed until 1967. "Naval Missile Center" was painted on the tail.
F-5E
(SSBD)
74-1519
?
?
8/03

Palmdale - This modified F-5E was used in the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD) project, which was part of the DARPA's QSP program, and a combined effort between DARPA, NASA, Northrop Grumman and NavAir.

F/A-18A
161251
?
?
?
Based? - Used for non-flight lab testing.
F/A-18A
161521
?
?
?
Ames - Originally Blue Angels Hornet. Stored.
HSS-1
Sea Bat
137855
?
?/56
?
Langley - Status unknown.
HSS-1
Sea Bat
138461
?
?/64
1/72
JSC - Off roster 1/72.
HU-25
(Flacon)
?
? 6/03 ?/04 Langley - Listed as "owned" in 04.
JKC-135A
55-3124
?
?
6/58
Dryden - In 1958, the Civil Aeronautics Administration requested NASA's help in studying new approach procedure guidelines in minimum visibility, for Boeing's new B-707. This aircraft was utilized in those tests. Status unknown.
LLRV
?
?
?/64
1/67
Dryden - Two Lunar Landing Research Vehicles were built by Bell and shipped to Dryden in 4/64. These two vehicles would test the concept of landing on the moon for the Apollo space program. This would eventually lead NASA to give Bell a contract to deliver three Lunar Landing Training Vehicles (LLTVs) in 1966.
M2-F1
66652
?
?
8/64
Dryden - First piloted 'lifting body' aircraft to be test flown. The lifting body aircraft were built for the purpose of testing the concept of landing an un-powered space vehicle for the Space Shuttle.
NF-111A
63-9778
?
?
9/85
Dryden - Used in the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) program, and was specifically used to test the Mission Adaptive Wing.
NF/A-18D
164649
?
9/03
?
Dryden - Sent from VX-31 as F/A-18D and made NF/A-18D. Status unknown.
NKC-135A
55-3129
?
8/79
?
Dryden - During 1979 and 1980, #129 was used to study the benefits of using winglets. This aircraft was eventually modified into a NKC-135E, and then an EC-135P. It was also used in zero G training by Mercury astronauts. Status unknown.
OV-1C
67-15932
?
?
2/83
Dryden - Used in joint NASA/US Army Engineering Flight Activity program to study a stall speed warning system in the early 1980s.
P-3B
153429
?
?
?
Based? - Brought to AMARC 3/94, then taken out and sent to NASA for spare parts. Status unknown.
P-3B
152735
?
?
6/91
Wallops - Status unknown.
QF-10
(EXD-01)
59-0130
?
?/97
?/98
Dryden - Part of a project called "Eclipse", which studied the concept of a reusable tow-launch vehicle. The aircraft was towed to altitude using an Edwards based C-141A.
QF-106A
59-0010
?
?/97
?/98
Dryden - Brought to Dryden as backup for the "Eclipse" program, which studied the concept of a reusable tow-launch vehicle.
R5D-1
39181
67566
1/62
2/65
Goddard - Arrived 1/62 - Off roster 2/65.
SR-71A
61-7967
?
7/99
?
Dryden - Left in storage at Dryden until being displayed at 8th AF Museum ?/03.
T-37B
60-0084
?
?/74
11/82
Dryden - Used as a support aircraft and also acted as a probe aircraft in wake vortices studies. Test pilot Richard E. Gray was fatally injured in this aircraft when it crashed on 11/8/1982.
T-38A
65-10365
5784NA
?
?
Based? - Sent to private owner as N38MX.
T-38A
69-7086
?
?
?
Based? - Off roster ?/??
T-38A
69-7088
?
?
?
Based? - Off roster ?/??
T-39A
61-0649
?
?
?
Based? - Off roster ?/??
U-2A
56-6711
?
?
?
Dryden - When Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union during a CIA spy flight, NASA issued a press release inferring it had been their U-2 conducting weather research, that had strayed off course. A U-2A was quickly painted with fake serial #55-0741 and NASA markings, and then parked on the NASA ramp in hopes of bolstering the story. It was never flown by NASA.
UH-1B
62-1908
?
?
?
Based? - Status unknown.
UH-1B
64-13907
?
?
?
Based? - Status unknown.
UH-1D
65-10085
?
?
?
Based? - Status unknown.
X-15-1
(Ship #1)
56-6670
?
?
?/60
Dryden - The three combined North American built X-15's made a total of 199 test flights.
X-15A-2
(Ship #2)
56-6671
?
?
?/65
Dryden - The 2nd of three X-15 aircraft built by North American. External fuel tanks were added during its conversion to the X-15A-2 configuration in the mid 60's. The #2 aircraft reached a record speed of 4,520 mph.
X-15-3
(Ship #3)
56-6672
?
?/61
11/67
Dryden - Ship #3 made 65 flights in the program, attaining a top speed of Mach 5.65 and a maximum altitude of 354,200 feet. The X-15-3 was destroyed during a flight on 11/15/1967, resulting in the death of Maj. Michael J. Adams.
X-24A
66-13551
?
4/69
6/71
Dryden - One of the 'lifting-body' aircraft that helped to study the concept of making un-powered landings in the space shuttle program. It flew from 4/17/69 to 6/4/71.
X-24B
66-13551
?
?
11/72
Dryden - The X-24B was rebuilt from the X-24A. Top speed achieved by the X-24B was 1,164 mph and the highest altitude reached was 74,130'.
X-29A
(Ship #1)
82-0003
?
?/84
?/92
Dryden - Two X-29 aircraft were built by Grumman and flown from Dryden between 1984 and 1992. The X-29 explored advanced composites, fly-by-wire systems, and many other ideas. Built using F-5A #63-8372. On display at Wright-Patterson.
X-29A
Ship #2
82-0049
?
?
11/90
Dryden - Built using F-5A #65-10573. The two X-29 aircraft flew a total of 436 test missions. On display at NASA Dryden as of 12/06.
X-31
164584
?
?/92
?/95
Dryden - The X-31 Enhanced Fighter Maneuverability (EFM) demonstrators flew at Dryden from 1992 to 1995. The program focused on using thrust vectoring, coupled with an advanced flight control system.
X-31
164585
?
?/92
?/95
Dryden - Both X-31 aircraft made 108 collective test flights out of the Rockwell Palmdale plant, before coming to Dryden.
X-45A
UCAV
?
?
?
10/02
Dryden - Built by Boeing, the X-45A was part of a combined DARPA, Air Force and Navy program called: Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems, or J-UCAS. First flight was on 5/22/02.
XB-70A-1
(Ship #1)
62-0001
?
?
8/65
Dryden - Photo 8/65 - The XB-70 Valkyrie was North American's answer for a high-altitude, supersonic bomber. Two prototypes were created. Originally designed as a Mach 3 bomber, the XB-70A never went into production.
XB-70A-2
(Ship #2)
62-0207
?
?/65
?/66
Dryden - Destroyed in an unfortunate mid-air collision with NASA F-104N #813 in 1966, killing pilot Dr. Joseph A. Walker in the F-104, and the XB-70A copilot, Maj. Carl Cross.
XH-59A
73-21941
?
?
?
Based? - Built by Sikorsky.
XH-59A
73-21942
?
?
?
Based? - Built by Sikorsky.
XV-3
54-148
?
4/61
7/62
Ames - A dual rotor concept aircraft used in VTOL studies. Last flown 7/?/1962. There was a second XV-3 54-147 that crashed 10/25/56.
YF-12A
60-6935
?
6/69
?/72
Dryden - A joint NASA/USAF program was started in June 1969 to use YF-12A aircraft #60-6935 and #60-6936 for flight research. On 12/11/1969 the flight program got underway with the successful maiden flight of #935.
YF-12A
60-6936
?
?
?/75
Dryden - #936 made 62 flights and was then lost in a non-fatal crash on 6/24/1971. It was replaced by what was called YF-12C #60-6937, but was actually SR-71A #61-7951, which was modified with YF-12A inlets and engines.
YF-12C
60-6937
?
?
?/75
Dryden - #937 was actually SR-71A #61-7951 that was modified with YF-12A inlets and engines.
YF-16A
75-0750
?
7/82
11/97
Dryden - Modified numerous times and used as the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration test bed. The aircraft tested intake mounted canards, a voice command system, and other new technology.
YF-17
72-1569
?
5/76
7/76
Dryden - Photo?/76 - Utilized at Dryden from 5/27/1976 to 7/14/1976, which included 25 test flights. Originally built for the USAF lightweight fighter competition, the YF-17 went on to be involved in the Navy F-18 program. The F/A-18 Hornet would then evolve from the YF-17.



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