Champlin Fighter Museum

Click the image above for a panoramic view (76 KB)
 Avg. visitor rating: (181 visitors)
Photo Gallery  Exhibits  Reviews  
Address(1)4636 Fighter Aces Drive

Exhibits - By Primary role
Advanced Trainer - 'AT' 1924-1948
 North American AT-6A (Texan) Serial No: n88rt 
Fighter (France)
 Nieuport N.27 Serial No: n5597m 
 Nieuport N.28 Serial No: 14 
Fighter (Germany)
 Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-12 Serial No: 836017 
 Fokker D.VII Serial No: n38038 
 Fokker D.VIII Serial No: nx7557u 
 Fokker DR.1 Serial No: nx2203 
 Fokker E.III Serial No: n3363g 
 Messerschmitt Bf-109E-3 (Gustav) Serial No: nx109j 
Fighter (Japan)
 Kawanishi N1K-2J (Shiden Kai) Serial No: Unknown  
 Kawanishi N1K-2J (Shiden Kai) Serial No: 343-35 
Fighter (UK)
 Sopwith 7F.1 (Snipe) Serial No: NX6765D 
 Sopwith F.1 (Camel) Serial No: NX6330 
 Sopwith Pup Serial No: NX6018 
 Sopwith Triplane Serial No: N5487 
 Supermarine SpitfireMk IX Serial No: MJ772 
Fighter (USSR)
 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis (FAGOT) Serial No: 079 
 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF (Fishbed D) Serial No: tt1697 
 Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-17 (Fresco C) Serial No: 1406016 
 Yakovlev YAK-9 Serial No: Unknown  
 Yakovlev YAK-9 Serial No: 0815346 
Fighter - 'F' 1922-1962
 Goodyear F2G-1 Serial No: nx4324 
Fighter - 'F' 1948-Present
 North American F-86F (Sabre) Serial No: 51-13371 
Fighter - 'F' 1962-Present
 McDonnell-Douglas F-4N (Phantom II) Serial No: 153016 
Pioneer (Pre WW-I) - 'PION' 1909-1919
 Aviatik D.1 Serial No: Unknown  
 Rumplery Taube Serial No: Unknown  
Pursuit - 'P' 1925-1947
 Curtiss P-40N (Warhawk) Serial No: 44-4192 
 Lockheed P-38L (Lightning) Serial No: 44-53097 
 North American P-51D (Mustang) Serial No: 45-11628 
 Republic P-47D (Thunderbolt) Serial No: 42-8205 
Scout (UK)
 Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a Serial No: NX910AV 
Undesignated Aircraft - '!UND' 1909-1919
 Pfalz D.XII Serial No: n43c 
 Spad XIII Serial No: NX3883F 
[Not yet classified]
  ALB-DVA Serial No: nx36dv 


Reviews / Comments by our visitors
 best wedding coordinator washington
 Florida, Florida

Excellent & Cool! I should definitely say I'm impressed with your blog. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info. The site ended up being truly simple to access. Excellent job.. Carry-on. About us..! please visit.
11/28/2012 @ 17:53 [ref: 55355]
 Thomas P. McManus
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This entire collection has been moved to Seattle, WA.
02/03/2009 @ 11:50 [ref: 8654]
 Bill Carpentier
 , California

Several years ago I was lucky enough to see the Champlin Museum not only for the great a/c displayed but for the fantastic gun collection ther. What a double thrill that was! By - wow - one day they ran out a FW-190 for a runup! As a member of an air museum myself I was Ok'd to go out on the ramp and watch - and listen and see that great blue smoke and hear that fantastic radial fire up (I think it was made by BMW no less)--I think I can still hear it.....
09/17/2008 @ 15:43 [ref: 8422]
 Matt Kosman
 cedar rapids, Iowa

Hello, I just wanted to send this to you to look at please click on the site this about Digitization it will Show you how it could be such a tool for your and patrons. Option: Heritage Microfilm will build host, and maintain a website with all of your images available on the site and you will have the deciding factor on who you want to have access to the site: We can set the site up where access is open to everyone in the general public as long as they are aware of the url, we can set up where access is only authenticated through your IP range, and we can set up the site where access is only granted through a username and password. We have set up a similar site for Deer Park Public library and to visit that site for a better understanding of what we offer please go to: and use the following User Name and Password: UN: deerparklib PW: deerpark123 If you have microfilm of air planes this could be another great tool for them. If you would like to discuss some option please feel to contact me. Matt Kosman
07/02/2008 @ 07:04 [ref: 8154]
 Justin Dalley
 Ft. Worth, Texas

Hello to everyone, I am also a huge aviation war buff especially during WW2 aviation. I have come across this web sight that do to the fact we are studying in Bus class which is a legal bussiness class the mishaps of the TBD. It greatly saddens me that red tape and military unwillingness to work with historical and m salavage companies to save a piece of history that is bigger than any of us. My heart goes out to Mr D. Champlin, the project TBD salvage team, and B. Mester. I wish I could belong to such a wonderful effort such as you have to save a piece of history not just for one singlke agency but for the world to enjoy.
04/21/2008 @ 10:17 [ref: 7396]
 Amarillo, Texas

Personally, I'm angry about it. I understand there are a lot of considerations but when I was in school in Mesa, that was my favorite place in the world, and now somebody sold out and it's too far away to reach. It may have been necessary, but so many museums are closing and consolidating that we're losing significant access to history around the country. I miss it.
03/06/2008 @ 19:37 [ref: 6873]
 John J. Panoski
 SCOTIA, New York

in response to John Mottley: your aircraft is a US Navy Grumman F-9F Cougar and is listed on the NMNA @ Pensacola FL. you can determine the former unit that flew it and the color scheme by contacting them. JJP
11/23/2007 @ 17:36 [ref: 6524]
 Thomas Lemme
 Mesa, Arizona

I grew up in Mesa going to see this awesome collection of aircraft. I even took my avionics class from Hi-tech institute to go see the museum. I was in shock when I found it was gone.
08/30/2007 @ 10:12 [ref: 6267]
 , Michigan

I had the pleasure of seeing this museum about 10 years ago and it was great. It was the best assortment of old and newer fighters I had ever seen. I wished I could have made it back before it was closed. I was wondering if the Japanese plan I saw sitting outside in crates was ever reassembled. If somone has info on this plane please let me know,thanks.
07/09/2007 @ 17:45 [ref: 6054]
 John J. Panoski
 SCOTIA, New York

I was deeply saddened by the closing of the Champlin Fighter Museum, undoutedly the best private collection of fighters in the world, (save maybe the Pima Air Museum, but look whose across the street? Hopefully this collection will do justice to the purchasers in Seattle.
07/07/2007 @ 12:44 [ref: 6048]

Last updated: 02/14/00.

Send corrections/additions by e-mail to