28 results found
Registration / Serial:41-27369
Aircraft Original Type:Beech 18
Aircraft Generic Type:Beech 18 (C-45)
Aircraft Version:Beech AT-11 Kansan (18)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):1214
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:12 August 1987
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Photo ID:202428
View count: 20
Delivered to the USAAF as 41-27369 in 1942. To N66668 in 1957 then to XA-MOL in 1958. To the USAF Museum at Castle AFB in 1981 and preserved unmarked. Left the museum in 1990 and went to Chino, CA. Last noted there around 1995, fate unknown.
Registration / Serial:41-27369
Aircraft Version:Beech AT-11 Kansan (18)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):1214
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:12 August 1987
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Registration / Serial:44-77575
Serial Painted:477575
Military Code:13
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss-Wright CW-20
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):32971
Aircraft Name:Honey Gal
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:29 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:160747
View count: 73
Registered N54510 until 2013 despite being a static exhibit at Castle AFB for the previous 30 years. It had been with the JASDF between 1955 and 1978.
Registration / Serial:44-77575
Serial Painted:477575
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):32971
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:29 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:"40-2344"
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Version:North American B-25J Mitchell
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):108-47645
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:130436
View count: 72
Displayed as Doolittle raider 40-2344 lost over China when the crew bailed out after it ran out of fuel. Actual aircraft is 44-86891, sold in the civil market in 1959 as N3337G. Since the photo was taken, the museum has repainted the aircraft as Lazy Daisy Mae and with its true serial.
Registration / Serial:"40-2344"
Aircraft Version:North American B-25J Mitchell
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):108-47645
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:44-41916
Registration Painted:441916
Military Code:RE-H
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):5852
Aircraft Name:Shady Lady
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:129987
View count: 57
Registration / Serial:44-41916
Registration Painted:441916
Aircraft Version:Consolidated B-24M Liberator
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):5852
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:47-8
Serial Painted:7008
Military Code:BE-006
Other Marks:08
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-45 Tornado
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-45 Tornado
Aircraft Version:North American B-45A Tornado
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):147-43401
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:129621
View count: 52
Registration / Serial:47-8
Serial Painted:7008
Aircraft Version:North American B-45A Tornado
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):147-43401
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:44-61535
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-29/B-50 Superfortress (345)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-29/B-50 Superfortress (345)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):11012
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:124018
View count: 58
Composite airframe with 44-70064
Registration / Serial:44-61535
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):11012
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:43-38635
Registration Painted:38635
Military Code:A-N
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (299)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):9613
Aircraft Name:Virgin's Delight
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:123636
View count: 66
Ex N3702G, a former air tanker.
Registration / Serial:43-38635
Registration Painted:38635
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (299P)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):9613
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:52-166
Registration Painted:0-20166
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44020
Aircraft Name:Spirit
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:121931
View count: 67
Registration / Serial:52-166
Registration Painted:0-20166
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44020
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:57-5837
Serial Painted:AF75-887
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Aircraft Version:Republic F-105B Thunderchief
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):B74
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:1982
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:100092
View count: 58
Mispainted as "887".
Registration / Serial:57-5837
Serial Painted:AF75-887
Aircraft Version:Republic F-105B Thunderchief
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):B74
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:1982
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:44-77575
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss-Wright CW-20
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):32971
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:98508
View count: 51
The C-46 is associated with the CBI theatre of WWII, but in Europe the USAAF's 313th Troop Carrier Group received it in early 1945, and this particular aircraft took part and was damaged in an Operation Varsity paradrop at Wesel on 24 March 1945. It reached the Pacific too as it served in the JASDF after the war.
Registration / Serial:44-77575
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):32971
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:2 June 1982
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:66127
View count: 103
Was unsuccessfully evaluated aganst the A-10. In the background a B-52 is taking off from Castle AFB.
Registration / Serial:71-1367
Serial Painted:11367
Aircraft Version:Northrop YA-9A
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):01
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:2 June 1982
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:44-77575
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss-Wright CW-20
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):32971
Aircraft Name:Honey Gal
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:52038
View count: 56
This C-46 was taken on charge by the USAAF in 1944 and served with the 48th TCS, 313rd TCG based at RAF Folkingham. Post-WWII she went to the JASDF as 51-1124 and then onto the civilian register as N54510. As part of the NMUSAF Loan Program, 'Honey Gal' has been at the Castle Air Museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial:44-77575
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):32971
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:52-1927
Military Code:FV-927
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-89J Scorpion
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):N4504
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:51361
View count: 51
The J version of the F-89 all-weather air defence fighter could carry the MB-1 Genie, an unguided nuclear missile as a last resort to take out Soviet bombers.
Registration / Serial:52-1927
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-89J Scorpion
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):N4504
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:51-13730
Military Code:S
Aircraft Original Type:Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Aircraft Version:Convair RB-36H Peacemaker
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):275
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:49959
View count: 48
This is the only surviving reconnaissance version of the B-36 and was assigned to the 28th SRW at Rapid City AFB, SD (Ellsworth AFB after June 1953) from 1952 to 1957. In 1957, it was reassigned to Chanute Air Force Base, IL, and was used as a ground instructional airframe. After retirement, it was placed on display at the Chanute Aerospace Museum but now resides at the superb Castle Air Museum.
Registration / Serial:51-13730
Aircraft Version:Convair RB-36H Peacemaker
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):275
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:55-4253
Registration Painted:54253
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin EB-57E Canberra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):355
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:10418
View count: 51
The English Electric Canberra beat the futuristic Martin XB-51 in a 1951 USAF contest, and was then built by the same US company as the B-57. EB-57Es were electronic warfare aggressor aircraft converted from B-57E target tugs.
Registration / Serial:55-4253
Registration Painted:54253
Aircraft Version:Martin EB-57E Canberra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):355
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:5785
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-11
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
Unit Markings:CGAS Miami
C/n (msn):133
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:5435
View count: 65
Rather poorly disguised as a US Coast Guard HC-131A, this is in fact a civilian CV-240. She first served with Swissair as HB-IRT, and then briefly with Transocean Air Lines as N1018C. Having become N280P she was for some reason seized by the sheriff of Salt Lake County in 1975. She was moved to Castle in 1999.
Registration / Serial:5785
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-11
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
C/n (msn):133
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:52-0166
Serial Painted:0-20166
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44020
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:3600
View count: 58
The six-engined B-47 was America's first long-range jet bomber.
Registration / Serial:52-0166
Serial Painted:0-20166
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44020
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:144843
Military Code:SS-913
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):12089
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:3156
View count: 55
Built as an A3D-2P in 1960, this RA-3B was used in conjunction with Patriot missile tests from 1978, becoming N571HA. It was stored at Mojave in 1998, and brought to the Castle museum in 2010.
Registration / Serial:144843
Aircraft Version:Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):12089
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:100504
Aircraft Original Type:Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck
Aircraft Version:Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk5D
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
C/n (msn):404
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:2882
View count: 39
Canada built almost 700 'Clunk' all-weather fighters in the 1950s - all for its own use except that Belgium took 53.
Registration / Serial:100504
Aircraft Version:Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk5D
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
C/n (msn):404
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:61-7960
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed A-12/YF-12/M-21/SR-71 Blackbird
Aircraft Version:Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):2011
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:2628
View count: 45
The Castle Air Museum has a fantastic collection of US strategic aircraft.
Registration / Serial:61-7960
Aircraft Version:Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):2011
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de JongContact