Quonset Air Museum, North Kingstown

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The Quonset Air Museum was an aerospace museum located at Quonset Point Air National Guard Station in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

The museum's collection included military vehicles, missiles, aircraft and over 5000 smaller aviation artifacts. An extensive archive of books, magazines, manuals, photos, documents and blueprints was preserved within the Quonset Air Museum.

Notable aircraft in the collection included the last surviving Curtiss XF15C mixed propulsion prototype and a twin tail C-1A Trader. This one of a kind aircraft had been fitted with twin tails and radome (but without associated electronics) to serve the aerodynamic prototype for the E-1 Tracer Electronic Counter Measure aircraft. This C-1A has the distinction of being the last aircraft to fly from Naval Air Station Quonset Point upon its closure in 1974. The museum housed several Vietnam era combat aircraft as well as the legendary Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

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  • Had a great time . Much hands on. Sorry to hear it is closing . No funds. Great to see all the old planes ,jets and helicopters.  more »
  • Visited this spot back in 2008 and if you are into aviation or possibly military history, you will not be disappointed.  more »
  • Great collection, a bit rough around the edges.

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