40 results found
Registration / Serial:N102V
Military Code:LU-R
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 18 Lodestar
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 18 Lodestar
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 18-56 Lodestar
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):18-2035
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:221312
View count: 16
Registered as ZS-ASU then to the South African Air Force as 1373 in 1941. Back to ZS-ASU in 1945. To VP-KHW in 1950, ZS-DHK in 1953, SE-CDR then N6064V in 1957 and N102V in 1980. To the Castle Air Museum in 1984.
Registration / Serial:N102V
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 18-56 Lodestar
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
C/n (msn):18-2035
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:12 August 1987
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
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:59-2568
Serial Painted:92568
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-52G Stratofortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):464331
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1984
Photo by:Dan StijovichContact
Photo ID:200263
View count: 26
93BW B-52G doing some pattern work at it's home station
Registration / Serial:59-2568
Serial Painted:92568
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-52G Stratofortress
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):464331
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:June 1984
Photo by:Dan StijovichContact
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
Photo Date:31 October 2006
Photo by:Gerhard PlomitzerContact
Photo ID:192699
View count: 24
This B-47 was used by the USN and retired to China Lake, CA. It was flown from there to Castle AFB on Jun 17, 1986; believed to be the last flight of a B-47.
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:31 October 2006
Photo by:Gerhard PlomitzerContact
Registration / Serial:66-0018
Serial Painted:AF66018
Military Code:MO
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark/Raven
Aircraft Generic Type:General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark/Raven
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics EF-111A Raven
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):36
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Castle AFB Open House 1984
Photo Date:October 1984
Photo by:Dan StijovichContact
Photo ID:181681
View count: 46
Early morning shot of Mountain Home EF-111A on static display.
Registration / Serial:66-0018
Serial Painted:AF66018
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics EF-111A Raven
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):36
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:October 1984
Photo by:Dan StijovichContact
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: 89
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:39-47
Military Code:MD-112
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas B-23/C-67 Dragon
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas B-23/C-67 Dragon
Aircraft Version:Douglas UC-67 Dragon (B-23)
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):7233
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:USAF Museum collection
Photo Date:28 November 1990
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:132338
View count: 51
Ex N880L, now part of the USAF Museum collection
Registration / Serial:39-47
Aircraft Version:Douglas UC-67 Dragon (B-23)
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):7233
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:28 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: 80
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: 61
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: 61
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: 59
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: 71
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: 80
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:N101PC
Aircraft Original Type:BAC 111 One-Eleven
Aircraft Generic Type:BAC 111 One-Eleven
Aircraft Version:BAC 111-401AK One-Eleven
C/n (msn):073
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:105961
View count: 51
I photographed this 1-11 at MUC back in 1995 shuffling Bon Jovi around Europe on a concert tour. Now I've shot her again after all this time stored at this California backwater. Incredible the reunions that this hobby brings about!
Registration / Serial:N101PC
Aircraft Version:BAC 111-401AK One-Eleven
C/n (msn):073
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:N91329
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-29/B-50 Superfortress (345)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-29/B-50 Superfortress (345)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-29 Superfortress
C/n (msn):13681
Aircraft Name:Fertile Myrtle
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 October 1980
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Photo ID:104889
View count: 52
At the former Castle AFB, which housed a SAC B-52 and KC-135 training Wing. The B-29 was airworthy and had flown in from the Edwards AFB Open Day on the previous day.
Registration / Serial:N91329
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-29 Superfortress
C/n (msn):13681
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:6 October 1980
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
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: 60
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: 52
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
Registration / Serial:N464AT
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-200
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-2L9/Adv
C/n (msn):21278 / 479
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:69493
View count: 35
After a super day at the Castle Air Museum I decided to take a drive over to MER just to see if there was anything interesting around. Really glad that I did!
Registration / Serial:N464AT
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-2L9/Adv
C/n (msn):21278 / 479
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:30 July 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
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: 108
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: 57
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