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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
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Established 1999 (at current location)
Location 4203 Anderson Avenue
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
San Diego, California
United States
Type Military aviation museum

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is a United States Marine Corps aviation museum at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California. The museum contains exhibits and artifacts relating to the history and legacy of United States Marine Corps Aviation. The outdoor exhibits include 31 historical aircraft, multiple military vehicles and equipment. Indoor exhibits feature photographs, artifacts and artwork from the early days of aviation to the present.

Overview

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum has the largest collection of historical aircraft flown by U.S. Marine Corps aviators in the world. Currently on display in an outdoor setting are 31 aircraft from World War II to the present. Indoors there are 8 galleries displaying artwork, photographs, uniforms and artifacts from World War I to today.

The museum has a 27,000 square foot restoration hangar. There are future plans to build a 90,000 square foot museum building for indoor displays.

Collection

Aircraft on display

Other exhibits

  • AAI RQ-2B Pioneer – This aircraft is mounted to the M927 Truck on display.
  • AN/TPN-8A (Ground Control Approach (GCA) Radar Set)
  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Tug
  • BMP-1 – This vehicle was captured from the Iraqi Army during Desert Storm.
  • D-20 – This vehicle was captured from the Iraqi Army during Desert Storm.
  • MT-LB – This vehicle was captured from the Iraqi Army during Desert Storm.
  • Landing Signals Officer (LSO) Shack
  • M101 Howitzer
  • M1097 Avenger
  • M927 Truck
  • MIM-23 Hawk
  • NC-2 Power Unit
  • ZPU-1
  • ZPU-4

In storage

MCAS Miramar Post Exchange

The following items, being located away from the museum complex, are available only to visitors who have access to the post exchange.

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