Authentic Military Aircraft

Air Park Displays

Selfridge ANG Base

27333 C St, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045

586-239-6768
Hours of Operation

Saturday 12–4:30PM
Sunday 12–4:30PM

Index of Aircraft

U.S. Air Force 

U.S. Army

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Marines

U.S. Navy

U.S. Air Force Aircraft

C-130A HERCULES

This Lockheed-built transport was originally developed as an assault transport capable of operating from short unpaved runways.

Adopted by USNSCC Anchor Division

TF-102A ‘DELTA DAGGER’

The TF-102 is the trainer version of the F-102, which was the first operational delta-winged fighter in the USAF and the first operational fighter designed to defend itself with missiles and rockets only (no guns).

Adopted by SMSgt Ralph Watkins & the Evans Family

T-6 “TEXAN”

The T-6 “Texan” was flown by all three flying squadrons in the Michigan ANG. This aircraft was restored by the Museum’s Volunteer Restoration Team.

Adopted by The Fountain Family

F-100D SUPER SABRE

This North American built fighter-bomber was the first production aircraft in the USAF inventory capable of flying faster than the speed of sound (approximately 760 mph at sea level).

Adopted by the 176th Selfridge Composite Squadron CAP

A-7D CORSAIR II

The A-7D was the US Air Force’s version of the A-7 developed for the US Navy and was designed primarily as a ground attack aircraft. This Vought built fighter-bomber was flown by the 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Selfridge from 1978 to 1989.

Adopted by Boy Scout Troop 127

F-100F SUPER SABRE

This version of the F-100D was developed by North American as a two-place trainer. It was flown by the 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Selfridge from 1972 to 1978 and was airlifted to Selfridge and presented to the Air Museum during the 1984 Air Show and Open House.

Adopted by Boy Scout Troop 127

C-131D SAMARITAN

This military version of the Convair 440 airliner was used for personnel, staff transportation, and support missions at Selfridge by the Michigan ANG’s 127th Fighter Wing from 1976 to 1986.

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SPAD XIII

The full-scale, historically accurate, replica of the French built SPAD on display was constructed over a three year period (2006-2009) by Selfridge Military Air Museum volunteers. The SPAD was flown by 15 of the 16 American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and was the personal favorite of Capt Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s leading ace of World War I.

O-2A SKYMASTER

This USAF version of the civilian Cessna 337 was used in Vietnam as a Forward Air Control aircraft, directing fighter bombers to ground targets by marking the target with white phosphorus rockets fired from under-wing pods.

American Legion Frank Wendland Post 253

F-86A SABRE

The North American built F-86 was the Air Force’s first swept-wing jet fighter. It was used extensively in the Korean War where it’s most frequent opponent was the MIG jet fighter. The F-86 became known as “The MIG Killer”.

Adopted by the Richmond Lions Club

F-84F THUNDERSTREAK

Built by Republic, this swept winged aircraft evolved from the straight winged F-84E. It was flown by the Michigan ANG at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport from 1958 to 1960.

Adopted by Chive Michigan

RF-101C VOODOO

This reconnaissance version of the F-101 fighter built by McDonnell was the first photo recon aircraft capable of flying faster than the speed of sound (approximately 760 mph at sea level). It saw service in Vietnam and was used to confirm the dismantling of Russian missiles in Cuba at the end of the Cuban missile crisis.

Adopted by Cub Scout Pack 90

F-106A DELTA DART

The F-106 was an all-weather fighter-interceptor. Developed from the F-102, it uses a guidance and fire control system that was capable of automatically flying the aircraft into an attack position, firing the weapons (missiles and rockets only), then returning the aircraft to its home base.

Adopted by Rebecca Joseph & Friends

F-16A FIGHTING FALCON

The F-16 was the result of a request by the US Air Force for a light-weight, low-cost, high-performance aircraft. This General Dynamics built F-16A aircraft was flown by two Selfridge units, the 191st FIG from 1990-1994 and the 127th FW from 1990 to 2009.

Adopted by Boy Scout Troop 200

A-26C INVADER

This Douglas built attack bomber was flown by the 107th Bomb Squadron of the Michigan ANG at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport from 1947 to 1950. It was developed during WW II as a high performance, heavily armed bomber.

Adopted by The Hovis Family

A-10A THUNDERBOLT II

The A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately known as the “Warthog” was the first Air Force aircraft for the close air support of ground forces. The 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge ANG Base converted from the F-16 to the A-10 in 2009.

Adopted by Boy Scout Troop 272

T-33A ‘SHOOTING STAR’

This Lockheed-built two-place trainer was originally intended to train pilots to fly jets. The T-33 is a derivative of the P-80 which was the Air Force’s first operational jet fighter.

Adopted by Red Roof Inn

RF-84F THUNDERFLASH

The RF-84F, built by Republic, was the result of a need for a high-speed reconnaissance aircraft that could either evade an enemy or engage and defeat him. This aircraft was flown by the Michigan ANG at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport and Selfridge from 1958 to 1971.

Adopted by Cub Scout Pack 1711

C-45B “EXPEDITOR”

This aircraft is the military version of the Beech 18 commercial transport. The aircraft on display was originally an AT-11 that was converted to a Beech 18 after World War II

Adopted by the Van Dyke Cadet Squadron
of the CAP

F-4C PHANTOM II

The F-4 was originally developed for the US Navy as a carrier-based all-weather interceptor. The F-4C is the first version developed for the US Air Force who used it as an all-weather multi-role fighter.

Adopted by the Fingal,Upleger and Czapla Families

RB-57A CANBERRA

The RB-57 was built by the Glenn Martin Company under license from English Electric. In 1958, as part of the modernization of the ANG, four units, including the 172nd Tac Recon Squadron at Kellogg Field in Battle Creek, received the RB-57A from the US Air Force.

Adopted by Chive Michigan

F-89C SCORPION

The F-89C “Scorpion” was a twin-engine, all-weather, fighter-interceptor designed to locate, intercept, and destroy enemy aircraft by day or night under all types of weather conditions.

Adopted by Boy Scout Troop 209

U-3A “BLUE CANOE”

This USAF version of the civilian Cessna 310 was used as a light cargo and utility transport by the Air Force Reserve’s 927th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Selfridge from 1968 to 1971.

Adopted by the 927th Alumni Association

C-130E HERCULES

This Lockheed-built transport was originally developed as an assault transport capable of operating from short unpaved runways.

Adopted by Macomb County Young Marines

A-4B “Skyhawk”

This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation. It was built by McDonnell Douglas. The A-4 was designed as a lightweight attack aircraft capable of carrying conventional and nuclear weapons.

Adopted by USNSCC Tomcat Squadron

ANffSW-7 Air Traffic Control Center

This type of Mobile Control Tower was used to provide Air Traffic Control
services at locations where no control tower exists or the fixed control tower is not operational.

Adopted by D.E. LECTRONICS

AS/32P-15Fire Truck

 The A/S32P-15 firefighting truck was designed to combat aircraft fires in all weather conditions. Its main function was to discharge foam agent on a crash site and to extinguish the fire within seconds of arrival.

Adopted by Macomb County Young Marines

U.S. Army Aircraft

UH-1H “Iroquois”

The UH-1 “Huey” was originally developed as an Army utility helicopter. It’s original designation, HU-1, evolved into its unofficial, but well-known nickname, the “Huey”.

Adopted by North Macomb Lions Club

AH-1F COBRA

The “Cobra” is a two-bladed, tandem seat (front & back) attack helicopter powered by a single turbine engine. The “Cobra” performs anti-armor, air cavalry and armed reconnaissance roles.

Adopted by Cub Scout Pack 1718

M-151A2 “Mutt”

The M-151A2 1/4 ton utility truck is that last of the vehicles commonly called “Jeep” and the last of the 1/4 tons used by the Army. It was built by Ford and AM General from 1960 to 1969.

Adopted by Collision Craftsmen

M-113-A2 Armored Personnel
Carrier

The M-113-A2 armored personnel carrier is a lightly armored full-tracked air-transportable personnel carrier designed to carry personnel and certain types of cargo.

Adopted by Pete Saldana & Dan Spranger

Wiesel MKffOW Weapon Carrier

The Wiesel 1 MK/TOW weapon carrier is an air transportable light-armored,
front-driven track vehicle manufactured by Rheinmetall Landsysteme in
Germany.

Adopted by John Neubert

Nike-Ajax Missile

The Nike-Ajax missile was deployed in 1954 as the world’s first operational,
guided, surface-to-air missile system.

Adopted by Mr. Louis A. Cetrone, Jr.

Nike-Hercules Missile

The nuclear-capable Nike-Hercules was designed to address short-comings in the Nike-Ajax (e.g., the Nike-Ajax’s inability to discern individual bombers within a densely-packed flying formation).

Adopted by Mr. Louis A. Cetrone, Jr.

M35 series 2½-ton M185A Truck, repair van

 

U.S. Navy Aircraft

US-2A “TRACKER”

The US-2A Tracker, Aircraft #144721, is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Used during WWII to hunt submarines.

Adopted by Cub Scout Pack 206

P-3B ORION

This Lockheed-built long range anti-submarine and patrol aircraft was flown by the US Navy Reserve’s Patrol Squadron (VP) 93 from 1976 until it was decommissioned in 1994.

Sponsored by the VP-93 Alumni Association

SNB-5 NAVIGATOR

This aircraft is the military version of the Beech Model 18 commercial transport. The aircraft on display was originally anAT-7 that was converted to a Beech 18 after WW II and was restored to represent an NAS Grosse Ile SNB-5 that was used as a small transport and liaison aircraft.

Adopted by the EAA Chapter 113

F-14A TOMCAT

This Grumman built carrier-based multi-role strike fighter was designed to replace the F-4 “Phantom” as the Navy’s main interceptor. The F-14 had visual and all weather attack capability to deliver Phoenix and Sparrow missiles as well as the M-61 gun and Sidewinder missiles for close in air-to-air combat.

Adopted by Cub Scout Pack 290

U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft

HH-52 SEAGUARD

The Sikorsky HH-52 helicopter was developed from a Sikorsky commercial S-62 amphibious helicopter. This is the helicopter that truly made rotary-wing aviation the backbone of Coast Guard aviation.

Adopted by U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit

U.S. Marine Aircraft

FG-1D CORSAIR

Restoration is on-going on “our” FG-1D Corsair. Though we don’t have a definite date for completion, we’re hoping that it will be completed sometime in 2020.

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