Aircraft Photo of 37-29 | Douglas B-18 Bolo | USA - Air Force | #286427
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 - CastleMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMER   IATA: MER   Local: MER   Other: -
Collection:Castle Air Museum
Photo Date:22 September 2010
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 286427
Photo Comment

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.

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