76 results found
Registration / Serial:44-86891
Alternate Serial:891
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Version:North American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn):108-47645
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Lazy Daisy Mae
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286509Submit Correction
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Since the start of its civil career in 1959, this B-25 has gone through many civil owners as N3337G, before becoming part of the Castle Air Museum in Jan 1980. It was initially falsely painted as Doolittle Raider B-25B 40-2344 (as "02344"), but in 1993 it was repainted with its actual identity, as seen in this photo.
Registration / Serial:44-86891
Alternate Serial:891
Aircraft Version:North American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn):108-47645
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:44-86891
Alternate Serial:891
Aircraft Original Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic Type:North American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Version:North American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn):108-47645
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Lazy Daisy Mae
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286509Submit Correction
View count: 17
Since the start of its civil career in 1959, this B-25 has gone through many civil owners as N3337G, before becoming part of the Castle Air Museum in Jan 1980. It was initially falsely painted as Doolittle Raider B-25B 40-2344 (as "02344"), but in 1993 it was repainted with its actual identity, as seen in this photo.
Registration / Serial:44-86891
Alternate Serial:891
Aircraft Version:North American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn):108-47645
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:"57-1312"
Alternate Serial:71312
Military Code:FG-312
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn):483-5042
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286508Submit Correction
View count: 16
This Starfighter was first seen on display here in Oct 1986. The serial carried is definitely false (F-104B 57-1312 was delivered to Pakistan), but there has been much debate about this aircraft's actual identity. It is almost certain now that it is in fact 57-1330 c/n 483-5042 (based on a gun bay and old cockpit canopy combination seen only on that aircraft before), but it may also be 57-1314 which was last seen stored at Mojave, CA in Jan 1978.
Registration / Serial:"57-1312"
Alternate Serial:71312
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn):483-5042
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:"57-1312"
Alternate Serial:71312
Military Code:FG-312
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn):483-5042
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286508Submit Correction
View count: 16
This Starfighter was first seen on display here in Oct 1986. The serial carried is definitely false (F-104B 57-1312 was delivered to Pakistan), but there has been much debate about this aircraft's actual identity. It is almost certain now that it is in fact 57-1330 c/n 483-5042 (based on a gun bay and old cockpit canopy combination seen only on that aircraft before), but it may also be 57-1314 which was last seen stored at Mojave, CA in Jan 1978.
Registration / Serial:"57-1312"
Alternate Serial:71312
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn):483-5042
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:N1VC
Aircraft Original Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
Aircraft Generic Type:Shenyang J-5/F-5
Aircraft Version:Shenyang J-5
C/n (msn):2507
Operator Painted:Egypt - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286471Submit Correction
View count: 17
This Chinese-built MiG-17 belongs to the Golden Gate Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, and was temporarily displayed at the Castle Air Museum from 2004 until it was moved to Midland, TX in 2011/2012. It is in Egyptian markings without serial, still marked as N1VC on the rear fuselage (just visible below the wing). Although listed on the USCAR as serial number 2705, it is believed to be c/n 2507 (the former 2507 of the China Air Force).
Registration / Serial:N1VC
Aircraft Version:Shenyang J-5
C/n (msn):2507
Operator Painted:Egypt - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:N1VC
Aircraft Original Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
Aircraft Generic Type:Shenyang J-5/F-5
Aircraft Version:Shenyang J-5
C/n (msn):2507
Operator Painted:Egypt - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286471Submit Correction
View count: 17
This Chinese-built MiG-17 belongs to the Golden Gate Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, and was temporarily displayed at the Castle Air Museum from 2004 until it was moved to Midland, TX in 2011/2012. It is in Egyptian markings without serial, still marked as N1VC on the rear fuselage (just visible below the wing). Although listed on the USCAR as serial number 2705, it is believed to be c/n 2507 (the former 2507 of the China Air Force).
Registration / Serial:N1VC
Aircraft Version:Shenyang J-5
C/n (msn):2507
Operator Painted:Egypt - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:37-29
Military Code:BI-24
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas B-18 Bolo
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas B-18/C-58 Bolo
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn):1890
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286427Submit Correction
View count: 16
A former Hawkins & Powers airtanker (ex N52056, Tanker B20) on display at the museum in USAAC markings since 25 Oct 1981. It was initially displayed with code R-38 on the fin, but by 1995 this had been changed to BI-24. This aircraft is widely quoted as a B-18B, but that is wrong. A B-18B has a tail boom and a very distinctive bulbous nose which housed the B-18B's MAD gear. This aircraft has a regular B-18 nose and no tail boom, so it is not a B-18B anymore.
Registration / Serial:37-29
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn):1890
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:37-29
Military Code:BI-24
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas B-18 Bolo
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas B-18/C-58 Bolo
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn):1890
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286427Submit Correction
View count: 16
A former Hawkins & Powers airtanker (ex N52056, Tanker B20) on display at the museum in USAAC markings since 25 Oct 1981. It was initially displayed with code R-38 on the fin, but by 1995 this had been changed to BI-24. This aircraft is widely quoted as a B-18B, but that is wrong. A B-18B has a tail boom and a very distinctive bulbous nose which housed the B-18B's MAD gear. This aircraft has a regular B-18 nose and no tail boom, so it is not a B-18B anymore.
Registration / Serial:37-29
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn):1890
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:55-4253
Alternate Serial:54253
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn):355
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286120Submit Correction
View count: 15
This US-built Canberra was delivered to the USAF in Oct 1956 as a B-57E, then converted to EB-57E in Sep 1964. It was withdrawn from service and stored at MASDC 25 Jul 1979 with inventory code BM127. Retrieved from storage 11 Feb 1991 and trucked to the Castle Air Museum for restoration and display.
Registration / Serial:55-4253
Alternate Serial:54253
Aircraft Version:Martin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn):355
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:55-4253
Alternate Serial:54253
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn):355
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286120Submit Correction
View count: 15
This US-built Canberra was delivered to the USAF in Oct 1956 as a B-57E, then converted to EB-57E in Sep 1964. It was withdrawn from service and stored at MASDC 25 Jul 1979 with inventory code BM127. Retrieved from storage 11 Feb 1991 and trucked to the Castle Air Museum for restoration and display.
Registration / Serial:55-4253
Alternate Serial:54253
Aircraft Version:Martin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn):355
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:57-412
Alternate Serial:70412
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn):590
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286119Submit Correction
View count: 19
Displayed at the museum since 1982, on loan from the United States Air Force Museum.
Registration / Serial:57-412
Alternate Serial:70412
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn):590
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:57-412
Alternate Serial:70412
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn):590
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286119Submit Correction
View count: 19
Displayed at the museum since 1982, on loan from the United States Air Force Museum.
Registration / Serial:57-412
Alternate Serial:70412
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn):590
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:"55-2879"
Alternate Serial:52879
Military Code:FW-879
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn):214-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286118Submit Correction
View count: 16
Falsely painted as USAF F-100D 55-2879, this is actually the first production F-100C, USAF 53-1709. This aircraft was officially delivered to the USAF on 29 Oct 1954 but made its first flight on 17 Jan 1955. It was transferred to NACA (later NASA) on 4 Sep 1956, and retired in 1972 (last registration used was N703NA). In Sep 1972 it was donated to the San Jose State University for use as an instructional airframe. It stayed there until moved to the Castle Air Museum in 2003/2004, where it was restored in the fake markings seen here. It was first noted on display as such in Dec 2004.
Registration / Serial:"55-2879"
Alternate Serial:52879
Aircraft Version:North American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn):214-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:"55-2879"
Alternate Serial:52879
Military Code:FW-879
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn):214-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286118Submit Correction
View count: 16
Falsely painted as USAF F-100D 55-2879, this is actually the first production F-100C, USAF 53-1709. This aircraft was officially delivered to the USAF on 29 Oct 1954 but made its first flight on 17 Jan 1955. It was transferred to NACA (later NASA) on 4 Sep 1956, and retired in 1972 (last registration used was N703NA). In Sep 1972 it was donated to the San Jose State University for use as an instructional airframe. It stayed there until moved to the Castle Air Museum in 2003/2004, where it was restored in the fake markings seen here. It was first noted on display as such in Dec 2004.
Registration / Serial:"55-2879"
Alternate Serial:52879
Aircraft Version:North American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn):214-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:90407
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn):27363
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:MATS - Military Air Transport Service
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286117Submit Correction
View count: 17
This C-54 served as US Navy R5D-4R Bu90407 from 1945 until 1971. After storage at MASDC it went through many owners, as N67038 since 1975 and as N51848 since 1978. It was first seen at the museum in Feb 1992. In early 1998 it was restored in these Military Air Transport Service (MATS) markings, with "US Navy" and "Pacific Division" titles and its authentic serial 90407 on the tail. The Military Air Transport Service was formed in 1948 out of the US Navy's Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) and the USAF's Air Transport Command (ATC). It was discontinued in 1966.
Registration / Serial:90407
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn):27363
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:90407
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn):27363
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:MATS - Military Air Transport Service
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:286117Submit Correction
View count: 17
This C-54 served as US Navy R5D-4R Bu90407 from 1945 until 1971. After storage at MASDC it went through many owners, as N67038 since 1975 and as N51848 since 1978. It was first seen at the museum in Feb 1992. In early 1998 it was restored in these Military Air Transport Service (MATS) markings, with "US Navy" and "Pacific Division" titles and its authentic serial 90407 on the tail. The Military Air Transport Service was formed in 1948 out of the US Navy's Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) and the USAF's Air Transport Command (ATC). It was discontinued in 1966.
Registration / Serial:90407
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn):27363
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:56-1413
Alternate Serial:61413
Military Code:FC-413
Aircraft Original Type:Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft Version:Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn):8-10-360
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285992Submit Correction
View count: 17
In 1978 the USAF Museum loaned this Delta Dagger to the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, CA. It was displayed there until moved to the Castle Air Museum on 8 Dec 2004.
Registration / Serial:56-1413
Alternate Serial:61413
Aircraft Version:Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn):8-10-360
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:56-1413
Alternate Serial:61413
Military Code:FC-413
Aircraft Original Type:Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft Version:Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn):8-10-360
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285992Submit Correction
View count: 17
In 1978 the USAF Museum loaned this Delta Dagger to the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, CA. It was displayed there until moved to the Castle Air Museum on 8 Dec 2004.
Registration / Serial:56-1413
Alternate Serial:61413
Aircraft Version:Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn):8-10-360
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:58-0629
Alternate Serial:80629
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed T-33
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed T-33
Aircraft Version:Lockheed T-33A
C/n (msn):580-1598
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285990Submit Correction
View count: 16
Delivered to the museum in 1987, first noted on display in October of that year.
Registration / Serial:58-0629
Alternate Serial:80629
Aircraft Version:Lockheed T-33A
C/n (msn):580-1598
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:58-0629
Alternate Serial:80629
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed T-33
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed T-33
Aircraft Version:Lockheed T-33A
C/n (msn):580-1598
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285990Submit Correction
View count: 16
Delivered to the museum in 1987, first noted on display in October of that year.
Registration / Serial:58-0629
Alternate Serial:80629
Aircraft Version:Lockheed T-33A
C/n (msn):580-1598
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:"57-2456"
Alternate Serial:0-72456
Aircraft Original Type:Convair F-106 Delta Dart (8)
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Aircraft Version:Convair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn):8-24-124
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285986Submit Correction
View count: 16
This aircraft was loaned by the USAF Museum to the Castle Air Museum and it was delivered to the museum on 21 Dec 2002. It is ex USAF 58-0793, falsely painted as 57-2456 which was based here at Castle AFB in 1967/1968.
Registration / Serial:"57-2456"
Alternate Serial:0-72456
Aircraft Version:Convair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn):8-24-124
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:"57-2456"
Alternate Serial:0-72456
Aircraft Original Type:Convair F-106 Delta Dart (8)
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Aircraft Version:Convair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn):8-24-124
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285986Submit Correction
View count: 16
This aircraft was loaned by the USAF Museum to the Castle Air Museum and it was delivered to the museum on 21 Dec 2002. It is ex USAF 58-0793, falsely painted as 57-2456 which was based here at Castle AFB in 1967/1968.
Registration / Serial:"57-2456"
Alternate Serial:0-72456
Aircraft Version:Convair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn):8-24-124
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:52-1927
Alternate Serial:21927
Military Code:FV-927
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn):N4504
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285985Submit Correction
View count: 16
On display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial:52-1927
Alternate Serial:21927
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn):N4504
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:52-1927
Alternate Serial:21927
Military Code:FV-927
Aircraft Original Type:Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Generic Type:Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn):N4504
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285985Submit Correction
View count: 16
On display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial:52-1927
Alternate Serial:21927
Aircraft Version:Northrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn):N4504
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:55-3139
Alternate Serial:3139
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn):17255
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:City of Atwater
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285983Submit Correction
View count: 19
With a nice but somewhat faded "City of Atwater" nose art. This Stratotanker was delivered to the museum on 3 April 1993. The tailnumber is 3139 instead of the usual 53139.
Registration / Serial:55-3139
Alternate Serial:3139
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn):17255
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:55-3139
Alternate Serial:3139
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn):17255
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:City of Atwater
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285983Submit Correction
View count: 19
With a nice but somewhat faded "City of Atwater" nose art. This Stratotanker was delivered to the museum on 3 April 1993. The tailnumber is 3139 instead of the usual 53139.
Registration / Serial:55-3139
Alternate Serial:3139
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn):17255
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:51-9433
Alternate Serial:9433
Military Code:FS-433
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn):[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285827Submit Correction
View count: 18
This Thunderstreak was initially displayed at the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. It was loaned to the Castle Air Museum in 1991 and first noted on display here in October of that year.
Registration / Serial:51-9433
Alternate Serial:9433
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn):[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:51-9433
Alternate Serial:9433
Military Code:FS-433
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn):[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285827Submit Correction
View count: 18
This Thunderstreak was initially displayed at the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. It was loaned to the Castle Air Museum in 1991 and first noted on display here in October of that year.
Registration / Serial:51-9433
Alternate Serial:9433
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn):[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:53-1230
Alternate Serial:31230
Military Code:A
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn):203-2
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285820Submit Correction
View count: 15
On display at this great museum since 1984.
Registration / Serial:53-1230
Alternate Serial:31230
Aircraft Version:North American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn):203-2
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:53-1230
Alternate Serial:31230
Military Code:A
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn):203-2
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285820Submit Correction
View count: 15
On display at this great museum since 1984.
Registration / Serial:53-1230
Alternate Serial:31230
Aircraft Version:North American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn):203-2
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:52-166
Alternate Serial:0-20166
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
C/n (msn):44020
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Spirit
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285816Submit Correction
View count: 16
This B-47 was salvaged from NAWS China Lake, CA after 20 years of storage there. It was restored to flying condition, and its 43 minute gear-down delivery flight from there to the museum at Castle AFB on 17 June 1986 was the last flight of this type worldwide.
Registration / Serial:52-166
Alternate Serial:0-20166
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
C/n (msn):44020
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:52-166
Alternate Serial:0-20166
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing B-47 Stratojet (450)
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
C/n (msn):44020
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Spirit
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285816Submit Correction
View count: 16
This B-47 was salvaged from NAWS China Lake, CA after 20 years of storage there. It was restored to flying condition, and its 43 minute gear-down delivery flight from there to the museum at Castle AFB on 17 June 1986 was the last flight of this type worldwide.
Registration / Serial:52-166
Alternate Serial:0-20166
Aircraft Version:Boeing B-47E Stratojet
C/n (msn):44020
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:45-8490
Military Code:FT-490
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed P-80/TV-1 Shooting Star (F-80/TO-1)
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-80/TV-1 Shooting Star (F-80/TO-1)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star
C/n (msn):080-1704
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285815Submit Correction
View count: 16
This Shooting Star was initially on display at the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. It was loaned to the Castle Air Museum in 1990 and first noted on display here in July of that year.
Registration / Serial:45-8490
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star
C/n (msn):080-1704
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:45-8490
Military Code:FT-490
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed P-80/TV-1 Shooting Star (F-80/TO-1)
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-80/TV-1 Shooting Star (F-80/TO-1)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star
C/n (msn):080-1704
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285815Submit Correction
View count: 16
This Shooting Star was initially on display at the United States Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. It was loaned to the Castle Air Museum in 1990 and first noted on display here in July of that year.
Registration / Serial:45-8490
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star
C/n (msn):080-1704
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:62-4513
Alternate Registration:24513
Aircraft Original Type:Kaman K-600
Aircraft Generic Type:Kaman K-600 (H-43 Huskie)
Aircraft Version:Kaman HH-43B Huskie
C/n (msn):139
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285793Submit Correction
View count: 17
This Kaman helicopter is on display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial:62-4513
Alternate Registration:24513
Aircraft Version:Kaman HH-43B Huskie
C/n (msn):139
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:62-4513
Alternate Registration:24513
Aircraft Original Type:Kaman K-600
Aircraft Generic Type:Kaman K-600 (H-43 Huskie)
Aircraft Version:Kaman HH-43B Huskie
C/n (msn):139
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285793Submit Correction
View count: 17
This Kaman helicopter is on display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial:62-4513
Alternate Registration:24513
Aircraft Version:Kaman HH-43B Huskie
C/n (msn):139
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:67-21413
Alternate Serial:21413
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster
C/n (msn):337M-0119
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285792Submit Correction
View count: 15
On display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial:67-21413
Alternate Serial:21413
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster
C/n (msn):337M-0119
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:67-21413
Alternate Serial:21413
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster
C/n (msn):337M-0119
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285792Submit Correction
View count: 15
On display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial:67-21413
Alternate Serial:21413
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster
C/n (msn):337M-0119
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:54-1707
Alternate Serial:41707
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (L-20/U-6)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver
C/n (msn):853
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285790Submit Correction
View count: 19
Delivered to the US Army (not the Air Force) in January 1956. Later to the US Department of Agriculture as N43862. Was on display at the Castle Air Museum by August 1981.
Registration / Serial:54-1707
Alternate Serial:41707
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver
C/n (msn):853
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:54-1707
Alternate Serial:41707
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (L-20/U-6)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver
C/n (msn):853
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:285790Submit Correction
View count: 19
Delivered to the US Army (not the Air Force) in January 1956. Later to the US Department of Agriculture as N43862. Was on display at the Castle Air Museum by August 1981.
Registration / Serial:54-1707
Alternate Serial:41707
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver
C/n (msn):853
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Atwater - Castle (KMER / MER)
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact