28 results found
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 / 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:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:225785
View count: 15
This plane was constructed as a WV-2 and TOC with the USN in August 1956 before being redesignated as a EC-121K in November 1962. In May 1979 it was ferried to MASDC and stored with inventory number 5C0107. Luckily it was placed into the NMUSAF Loan Program and flown to Chanute AFB fr display. After the sad closeure of the museum the fame was transported by trucks to the Yankee Air Museum at Detroit Willow Run (YIP) in July 2017.
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:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:55-0037
Serial Painted:50037
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130A Hercules (L-182)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:Missouri ANG
C/n (msn):182-3064
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:225676
View count: 16
This early Herc was built at Marietta, GA in April 1957 and went on to be stationed for the early of its service life in Japan. It returned to the US in 1971 and was involved in a wheels-up landing at Duluth, MN, in April 1973 but was repaired and returned to service. Around 1976 it was transferred to 180th Tactical Airlift Squadron at Saint Joseph, MO, hence the markings. In May 1984 it was transferred to Chanute Technical Training Center at Chanute AFB, Rantoul until SOC in June 1990. After closure of this museum it went to the Museum of Missouri Military History, Jefferson City, MO.
Registration / Serial:55-0037
Serial Painted:50037
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130A Hercules (L-182)
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):182-3064
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:71-0286
Other Marks:4
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas GF-15A Eagle
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):7/A007
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:225530
View count: 16
This was the seventh F-15A to come off the production line and spent its service life as a testbed at Edwards AFB and then Chanute AFB. It had been on display at the Chanute museum since 1993 and is pictured here being dismantled after the museum's closure, on its way to the Saint Louis Science Center.
Registration / Serial:71-0286
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas GF-15A Eagle
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):7/A007
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:51-7200
Military Code:7200
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross (G-111 / U-16)
Aircraft Version:Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):267
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:225355
View count: 16
This Albatross was originally built as a SA-16A and was the first frame to be modified (in (January 1956) to SA-16B standard. In September 1962, it was redesignated as HU-16B and had been SOC by 1979. It was then designated as part of the NUSAF Loan Program and transferred to Chanute. With the sad demise of the museum the frame was in line to be scrapped.
Registration / Serial:51-7200
Aircraft Version:Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):267
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:44-30635
Military Code:BD-635
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Version:North American TB-25N Mitchell
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):108-33910
Aircraft Name:Whiskey Pete
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:225352
View count: 51
With the sad closing of this great museum, many exhibits were either moved or scrapped. 'Whiskey Pete' was one of the lucky ones and is pictured here being boxed and and prepared for the journey to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama. This plane was originally built as a B-25J, TOC in February 1945, converted to a TB-25N in December 1954 (at Birmingham, presumably why the SMoF wanted it) and SOC in August 1958. It had been on display at Chanute since 1965.
Registration / Serial:44-30635
Aircraft Version:North American TB-25N Mitchell
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):108-33910
City / Airport:Rantoul - National Aviation Center / Frank Elliott Field (TIP)
Photo Date:16 November 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
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: 29
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: 40
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: 42
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: 50
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: 53
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: 113
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: 87
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: 75
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: 59
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: 55
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: 74
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: 67
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: 53
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
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft Version:Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 54-1351 ]
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: 72
Registration / Serial:54-1351
Serial Painted:0-41351
Aircraft Version:Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 54-1351 ]
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: 56
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