23 results found
Registration / Serial:55-0412
Serial Painted:0-0412
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas B-66 Destroyer
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas B-66 Destroyer
Aircraft Version:Douglas WB-66D Destroyer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):45044
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:190489
View count: 23
Registration / Serial:55-0412
Serial Painted:0-0412
Aircraft Version:Douglas WB-66D Destroyer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):45044
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:52-0898
Serial Painted:52-0898
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Version:Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (367-76-66)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16592
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Collection:Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:180330
View count: 35
Built as a KC-97G tanker but modified in service to C-97G freighter role.
Registration / Serial:52-0898
Serial Painted:52-0898
Aircraft Version:Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (367-76-66)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16592
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:141311
Military Code:TK-311
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation / Starliner
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (WV-2/L-1049A)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):4435
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Collection:Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Photo Date:24 July 2010
Photo by:StreepContact
Photo ID:179959
View count: 34
Ferried to Rantoul in 1983, the museum closed in 2015 and the Connie departed in 2017 to the Yankee Air Museum. Coded "SH-15" on the other side.
Registration / Serial:141311
Aircraft Version:Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (WV-2/L-1049A)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):4435
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:24 July 2010
Photo by:StreepContact
Registration / Serial:46-0066
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Version:Boeing XB-47 Stratojet
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):15973
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Collection:Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:160633
View count: 43
The preserved second prototype B-47 Stratojet at the now closed Octave Chanute Museum.
Registration / Serial:46-0066
Aircraft Version:Boeing XB-47 Stratojet
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):15973
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:56-0273
Serial Painted:0-60273
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):330
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:159435
View count: 46
Registration / Serial:56-0273
Serial Painted:0-60273
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):330
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:52-1584
Serial Painted:21584
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin B-57B Canberra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):174
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:153601
View count: 77
Registration / Serial:52-1584
Serial Painted:21584
Aircraft Version:Martin B-57B Canberra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):174
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:53-0412
Serial Painted:30412
Military Code:BB-412
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas B-66 Destroyer
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas B-66 Destroyer
Aircraft Version:Douglas JRB-66B Destroyer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44293
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Collection:Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Photo Date:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:143231
View count: 69
This Destroyer was built in 1956 as a RB-66B and upon delivery went to the 19th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron. It was converted to a JRB-66B and modified to test the radar and control system of the Boeing-MARC BOMARC missile. By 1965 it had been transferred to the Chanute Technical Training Center (Air Training Command) at Chanute AFB before eventually joining the museum there in 1993. Unfortunately, the closing of the museum in October 2015 has resulted in the frame being scrapped.
Registration / Serial:53-0412
Serial Painted:30412
Aircraft Version:Douglas JRB-66B Destroyer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44293
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:148412
Serial Painted:148412
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4B Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):97
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:July 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:137641
View count: 64
Ex US Navy F-4B used by USAF at Chanute AFB as instructional airframe.
Registration / Serial:148412
Serial Painted:148412
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4B Phantom II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):97
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:July 1974
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:60-0369
Serial Painted:00369
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft Version:Boeing GNC-135A Stratolifter (717-157)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):18144
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:28 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:112968
View count: 51
Registration / Serial:60-0369
Serial Painted:00369
Aircraft Version:Boeing GNC-135A Stratolifter (717-157)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):18144
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:28 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:52-0898
Serial Painted:0-20898
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Version:Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (367-76-66)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16592
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:110179
View count: 46
Registration / Serial:52-0898
Serial Painted:0-20898
Aircraft Version:Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (367-76-66)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):16592
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:141311
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation / Starliner
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (WV-2/L-1049A)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):4435
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:28 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:93507
View count: 63
Registration / Serial:141311
Aircraft Version:Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (WV-2/L-1049A)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):4435
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:28 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:44-92065
Serial Painted:492065
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:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:90207
View count: 61
Quite a job to park this large plane on a streetcorner in between powerlines. This beast is posing as B-36B 44-92065, but it is in fact RB-36H 51-13730. It is currently on display at Castle AFB.
Registration / Serial:44-92065
Serial Painted:492065
Aircraft Version:Convair RB-36H Peacemaker
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):275
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:63-8441
Serial Painted:8441
Military Code:41
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):N8004
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:83177
View count: 46
Registration / Serial:63-8441
Serial Painted:8441
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):N8004
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:54-1351
Serial Painted:0-41351
Aircraft Original Type:Convair F-102 Delta Dagger (8)
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair F-102 Delta Dagger (8)
Aircraft Version:Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger (8-12)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:78863
View count: 60
Registration / Serial:54-1351
Serial Painted:0-41351
Aircraft Version:Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger (8-12)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:141311
Military Code:SH-15
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation / Starliner
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (WV-2/L-1049A)
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):4435
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Collection:Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:69006
View count: 46
Delivered to US Navy as a WV-2 in 08.56. Served several Patrol Squadrons and the Pacific Missile Range. Retired to Davis Monthan in 05.79. Preserved in 1950s scheme.
Registration / Serial:141311
Aircraft Version:Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (WV-2/L-1049A)
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):4435
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:53-0412
Serial Painted:30412
Military Code:BB-412
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas B-66 Destroyer
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas B-66 Destroyer
Aircraft Version:Douglas JRB-66B Destroyer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44293
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Collection:Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:68998
View count: 64
Built as RB-66B recce aircraft. The 'J' prefix to its designation indicates a later use for test work on missile development before retirement to Davis Monthan and latter its display at the Rantoul Museum.
Registration / Serial:53-0412
Serial Painted:30412
Aircraft Version:Douglas JRB-66B Destroyer
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):44293
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:9 June 2006
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:56-2009
Serial Painted:0-62009
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-133A Cargomaster
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):45246
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Photo ID:64066
View count: 51
Registration / Serial:56-2009
Serial Painted:0-62009
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-133A Cargomaster
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):45246
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:29 September 1983
Photo by:Gerard HelmerContact
Registration / Serial:44-35204
Other Marks:AC-204 434314 BC-314
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):28483
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:June 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:61794
View count: 43
A-26C displayed at Chanute AFB incorrectly marked as 44-34314 and with two sets of Buzz Markings.
Registration / Serial:44-35204
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):28483
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:June 1970
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:N89FA
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Manufacturers:Douglas / Aviation Traders
C/n (msn):27249 (9)
Aircraft Name:Fat Annie / Miss 1944
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Photo Date:13 August 2005
Photo by:Ralph M. PettersenContact
Photo ID:42071
View count: 60
Fat Annie made an appearance at the 2005 World Free Fall Convention. With engines running, the last of 100+ sky divers board through the nose door. They exited through the rear door during two passes of the airport drop zone.
Registration / Serial:N89FA
Aircraft Version:Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
C/n (msn):27249 (9)
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:13 August 2005
Photo by:Ralph M. PettersenContact
Registration / Serial:N89FA
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Manufacturers:Douglas / Aviation Traders
C/n (msn):27249 (9)
Aircraft Name:Fat Annie / Miss 1944
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)Map
Region / Country:Illinois, United States
Event:World Freefall Convention 2005
Photo Date:12 August 2005
Photo by:Ralph M. PettersenContact
Photo ID:39306
View count: 68
This aircraft hauled 100+ jumpers during the event, which is thought to be a world's record.
Registration / Serial:N89FA
Aircraft Version:Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
C/n (msn):27249 (9)
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:12 August 2005
Photo by:Ralph M. PettersenContact