Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 32° 8.445′ N, 110° 52.256′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the western section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas EA-IF (a few steps from this marker); Grumman E-1 (a few steps from this marker); Boeing EC-135J (within shouting distance of this marker); Grumman S2F-1S1(S-2F) (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing KC-97G (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing EB-47E (within shouting distance of this marker); Avro AEW.Mk.2 (within Boeing KB-50 J (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
Also see . . . Fairey Gannet AEW.3.
The Fairey Gannet AEW.3 is a variant of the Fairey Gannet anti-submarine warfare aircraft intended to be used in the airborne early warning (AEW) role on aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy. It was introduced to service in 1959 to replace the obsolete Douglas Skyraider, and was intended as an interim solution until the planned introduction of a new, purpose built AEW platform for use on the planned CVA-01 aircraft carriers. Neither the new aircraft carriers nor the new AEW aircraft were proceeded with, and the Gannet AEW.3 remained in service until the last aircraft carrier that could operate it was retired in 1978. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.