Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Span: 33ft 7in Length: 43ft 5in
Height: 15ft 0in Weight: 27,000lbs max
Six .50 caliber machine-guns
Carried an arrangement of ordinance:
32x 5in rockets 6,000lbs of bombs
2x 11.5in / 16x 5in / 24x 5in rockets
2 each 1000lb bombs and 18x 5in rockets
Engine: One Wright J65-W-3 with 7,200lbs of thrust
Max speed: 685mph Cruising speed: 535mph
Range: 1,000miles Service ceiling: 44,450ft
Extended range: 1,900miles using two external fuel stations
Flown by the 121st TFW: 1957-1962
Active duty tour: Oct 1961 - Aug 1962
Erected by Ohio Air National Guard.
Location. 39° 48.896′ N, 82° 56.81′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Rickenbacker Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in aircraft static display park just inside main gate of Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (off Second Street), at Rickenbacker International Airport. Access is restricted due to location on a military base. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles A-7D "Corsair II" (a few steps from this marker); F-100D "Super Sabre" (a few steps from this marker); Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (approx. half a mile away); Tuskegee Airmen (approx. half a mile away); Historic Lockbourne (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ohio-Erie Canal and Locks / The Columbus Feeder Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lockbourne Veterans' Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Groveport Veterans' Park (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 22, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.