Western Museum of Flight

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The Western Museum of Flight (WMOF) is an aviation museum located at Zamperini Field, the municipal airport in Torrance, California. WMOF is operated by the Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation. It houses not only historic aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California, but also has an extensive collection of historic photographs and blueprints.[1][2]

The museum has several rare aircraft among its collection, including one of only two Northrop YF-23 stealth fighter prototypes. Also on display is a Northrop YF-17 Cobra, a lightweight fighter which was the basis for the heavier Boeing (originally McDonnell-Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet currently used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. In addition, a Grumman F-14 Tomcat and a Northrop JB-1 (one of only three JB-1s flying wings remaining) are both on public display, plus numerous other notable jet- and propeller-drive airplanes.

The museum is located at 3315 Airport Drive, Torrance, California and is open on Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additional information on special events can be found at the museum's Events page.

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  1. ^ Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums and Collections of North America, Sudbourne, England, 2007. ISBN 978-0851303857.
  2. ^ Parker, Dana T. Building Victory: Aircraft Manufacturing in the Los Angeles Area in World War II, Cypress, CA, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9897906-0-4.

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