Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This particular airplane was flown extensively in the test support role while assigned to the Test Wing. During its career, it was used as a chase aircraft for the first release of a Joint Direct attack Munition (JDAM) from a strategic bomber and also chased the final test missions of the Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM). It was transferred to the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum in August 2000 and was placed on display in February 2002.
On loan from the USAF Museum
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military.
Location. 34° 55.305′ N, 117° 53.628′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bldg 2750, Popson Avenue, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-86F (here, next to this marker); Leaps in Technology (here, next to this marker); Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sound Barrier Cracked (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. half a mile away); Rocket Engine NF-104A (approx. half a mile away); Jackie Cochran (approx. 0.8 miles away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.