MEDAL OF HONOR AIRCRAFT PAVILION

While you are touring Battleship Memorial Park, be sure to stop in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, home of our extensive aircraft collection, historic vehicles and war artifacts. Dedicated to all of Alabama’s Medal of Honor recipients, the Aircraft Pavilion features a memorial wall that pays tribute to these heroes.

Among our collection is the Red Ball Express display, honoring those men who ran supplies during WWII and a Red-Tail P-51 airplane, just like the planes flown by the famed Tuskegee Airmen. One of the newest additions to the collection is Marine One, a recently restored VH1-N/ Bell 212 helicopter used by Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H. W. Bush

One of the stars of the collection is our super-secret spy plane, the A-12 Black Bird.  With a wing span of 65 feet and 125 feet in length, this airplane flew 2,300 miles per hour and 93,700 feet high.  It was used by the CIA in 1965 for spy missions.  Come learn the interesting story of the men who manned her and why she flew.

Along with the Aircraft Pavilion, we have aircraft displayed throughout the Park.

AIRCRAFT COLLECTION

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park BB-12 Mitchell
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Airplane Pavilion
World War II Era and Pre-WWII
Korean War Era
Country Maker Aircraft Owner
USA North America F-86L Sabre | 512993 USAF
USA Piasecki CH-21D Workhorse | 515859 USAF
USA Grumman F9F-5P Panther  |   126275 USN
Vietnam War Era
Country Maker Aircraft Owner
USA McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawk | 147787 USN
USA McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom | 637487 USAF
USA Republic F-105B-IRE Thunderchief | 540102 USAF
USA Chance-Vought RF-8A Crusader                   | 145645 USN
USA Grumman A-6 Intruder | 151626 USN
USSR Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 17 A Fresco | Red87 Park
Cold War Era
Country Maker Aircraft Owner
USA Boeing B-52D Stratofortress | 55071 USAF
USA Lockheed A-12 Blackbird (CIA) | 606968 USAF
USA General Dynamics F-16A (GF) Fighting Falcon USAF
USA Redstone

Chrysler            SRBM | Unknown

USA
USA McDonnell Douglas F15A Eagle | 75045 USAF
USA Bell VH-1N Huey (Presidential Fleet HMX-1) | 158551 USN
USA McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (Snake 407 |162417 USN
USA Northrop YF-17(F/A-18) Prototype         1002 | 201570 USN
USA Grumman F-14 A+ Tomcat USN
USA Kaman HS-2F Seasprite USN
Coast Guard
Country Maker Aircraft Owner
USCG Grumman HU-16E Albatross | 2129 USN
USCG Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guardian | 1378 USN