105 results found
Registration / Serial:44-33925
Serial Painted:433924
Military Code:OB-924
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
Licence-built by:Canadian Vickers
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):CV-420
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104846
View count: 4
Air Rescue Service Catalina from Hamilton Field flying over Marin County, north of San Francisco. Photographed from an AF Reserve AT-6C. Ex BuNo 67888, later to CF-NCJ.
Registration / Serial:44-33925
Serial Painted:433924
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):CV-420
Location:In Flight
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
C/n (msn):10070
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104785
View count: 6
Sprayer aircraft operated by the SkySpray division of United Heckathorn. This is one of the C-82s that operated agricultural spraying missions in Florida. This Packet crashed at Boca Raton, FL on 8 August 1956, only three months after this photo was taken. The other C-82 on the right is N4829V.
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
C/n (msn):10070
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:0253
Military Code:4-F-10
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman Model 11
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F3F (G-11/19/22/32/37)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104774
View count: 5
One of my early photos, taken in 1937, showing an early F3F from the initial production batch for the US Navy. In those Black and White photography days we always preferred a Number 10 striped plane because the black always looked best on the finished photo. Red (Number 1) would come out dark but never as dramatic.
Registration / Serial:0253
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:48-526
Serial Painted:8526
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
C/n (msn):[ 48-526 ]
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104748
View count: 3
The wartime camouflage on the hangars was still evident in 1948.
Registration / Serial:48-526
Serial Painted:8526
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
C/n (msn):[ 48-526 ]
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:142200
Serial Painted:2200
Military Code:NH-312
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (A4D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-113
C/n (msn):11454
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:104713
View count: 6
Mounted on the pylon inside the main gate at Alameda Point (former NAS Alameda), beautifully repaired after the mishap on 14 June 2011 when the crane tipped over (see here).
Registration / Serial:142200
Serial Painted:2200
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):11454
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Serial Painted:13299
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
Manufacturers:Martin / General Dynamics
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):156
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:52036
View count: 22
A rare one I think, at least it is the only one that I was ever able to photograph. It is a rebuild of B-57B 52-1573. Soon after this photo was taken, the RB-57F was redesignated to WB-57F.
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Serial Painted:13299
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):156
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:OB-R-907
Aircraft Original Type:NAMC YS-11
Aircraft Generic Type:NAMC YS-11
Aircraft Version:NAMC YS-11-128
Operator / Titles:Líneas Aéreas Nacionales - LANSA
C/n (msn):2046
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 December 1967
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:52032
View count: 13
En-route to Bolivia on delivery.
Registration / Serial:OB-R-907
Aircraft Version:NAMC YS-11-128
Operator / Titles:Líneas Aéreas Nacionales - LANSA
C/n (msn):2046
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:6 December 1967
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:NC998W
Aircraft Original Type:Babcock Taubman LC-13
Aircraft Generic Type:Babcock Taubman LC-13
Aircraft Version:Babcock Taubman LC-13
C/n (msn):601
City / Airport:Rosemead - Fletcher (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:21 May 1946
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:52011
View count: 16
Here's a rare one for those interested in such things. Engine was a Roche Rover L-267 of 75hp.
Registration / Serial:NC998W
Aircraft Version:Babcock Taubman LC-13
C/n (msn):601
City / Airport:Rosemead - Fletcher (closed)
Photo Date:21 May 1946
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:1287
Aircraft Original Type:Martin P5M Marlin (237)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin P5M Marlin
Aircraft Version:Martin P5M-1G Marlin
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
C/n (msn):[ 1287 ]
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1955 to 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51918
View count: 17
A rare Coast Guard aircraft. This one was assigned to CGAS San Francisco in 1955. This is a flying boat on beaching gear.
Registration / Serial:1287
Aircraft Version:Martin P5M-1G Marlin
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
C/n (msn):[ 1287 ]
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)
Photo Date:1955 to 1956
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:N62822
Aircraft Original Type:Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Aircraft Version:Bell P-63C Kingcobra
C/n (msn):33-978
City / Airport:Reno - Reno / Stead (RTS)Map
Region / Country:Nevada, United States
Photo Date:1972
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51916
View count: 8
With its race number 28 as part of the registration. Ex USAF 44-4393.
Registration / Serial:N62822
Aircraft Version:Bell P-63C Kingcobra
C/n (msn):33-978
City / Airport:Reno - Reno / Stead (RTS)
Photo Date:1972
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:1166
Military Code:3-O-4
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss SOC Seagull
Aircraft Generic Type:Naval Aircraft Factory SON-1
Aircraft Version:Naval Aircraft Factory SON-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 1166 ]
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:February 1940
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51911
View count: 15
The Curtiss SOC-3 built by the Naval Aircraft Factory for use on battleships and cruisers. This plane was assigned to Observation Squadron Three on the battleship Mississippi.
Registration / Serial:1166
Aircraft Version:Naval Aircraft Factory SON-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):[ 1166 ]
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:February 1940
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:HL-108
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator / Titles:Korean National Airlines
C/n (msn):43094
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:20 October 1953
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51908
View count: 11
Postwar production DC-4-1009 fresh out of overhaul and the paint shop on October 20, 1953 at Oakland. Ex California Eastern Airlines N228A. This and a few surplus C-54s had dark rectangles painted around its oval windows to make it look more modern. Taken with the Kodak 616 Monitor on Kodak Verichrome Pan film.
Registration / Serial:HL-108
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator / Titles:Korean National Airlines
C/n (msn):43094
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)
Photo Date:20 October 1953
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:N9268R
Fleetnumber:301
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-100 Hercules (L-382B)
Operator / Titles:Delta Air Lines
C/n (msn):382-4147
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51905
View count: 8
A civilian C-130 cargo carrier operated by Delta Air Lines. Was converted to L-100-20 in Dec 1968, then to L-100-30 in Dec 1976.
Registration / Serial:N9268R
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-100 Hercules (L-382B)
Operator / Titles:Delta Air Lines
C/n (msn):382-4147
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:NASA 243
Aircraft Original Type:Bell X-14
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell X-14
Aircraft Version:Bell X-14A
Operator / Titles:NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
C/n (msn):[ 56-4022 ]
City / Airport:Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (KNUQ / NUQ)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 May 1962
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51900
View count: 13
VTOL development aircraft, built as Bell X-14 for the USAF as 56-4022. Converted to X-14A and became NASA 234.
Registration / Serial:NASA 243
Aircraft Version:Bell X-14A
Operator / Titles:NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
C/n (msn):[ 56-4022 ]
City / Airport:Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (KNUQ / NUQ)
Photo Date:23 May 1962
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:VH-TRT
Aircraft Original Type:Transavia PL-12 Airtruk
Aircraft Generic Type:Transavia PL-12 Airtruk/Airfarmer
Aircraft Version:Transavia PL-12 Airtruk
Operator / Titles:Transavia Aircraft
C/n (msn):G575
City / Airport:Woodland - Watts-Woodland (O41)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1977
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51892
View count: 11
Not a pretty plane, but it's functional. It's an Australian crop duster design and in this photo you can see the spray bars. The photo was taken at Woodland, CA when this company demonstrator was on a sales tour. It was later registered N12PL.
Registration / Serial:VH-TRT
Aircraft Version:Transavia PL-12 Airtruk
Operator / Titles:Transavia Aircraft
C/n (msn):G575
City / Airport:Woodland - Watts-Woodland (O41)
Photo Date:April 1977
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:LV-ADP
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-6
Operator / Titles:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
C/n (msn):72
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:24 October 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51886
View count: 11
New 240 for FAMA Argentina at the factory.
Registration / Serial:LV-ADP
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-6
Operator / Titles:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
C/n (msn):72
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)
Photo Date:24 October 1948
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:120067
Military Code:7
Aircraft Original Type:Heinkel He-162 Volksjager
Aircraft Generic Type:Heinkel He-162 Volksjager
Aircraft Version:Heinkel He-162A-1 Volksjager
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
C/n (msn):120067
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:October 1945
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51880
View count: 8
Captured in Germany and brought to the USA, and eventually broken up in 1950. The wings went to the Smithsonian Institute which used them to restore their He 162, serial 120222.
Registration / Serial:120067
Aircraft Version:Heinkel He-162A-1 Volksjager
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
C/n (msn):120067
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:October 1945
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:110165
Other Marks:FE-3400 / 022
Aircraft Original Type:Junkers Ju 90
Aircraft Generic Type:Junkers Ju 290
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 290A-7
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
C/n (msn):110165
Aircraft Name:Alles Kaputt
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:October 1945
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51842
View count: 19
Built as Ju 290A-4 and coded P1+PS. Converted as the Ju 290A-7 prototype (with nose turret) in July 1944. Seized at Paris-Orly airport, named "Alles Kaputt" by Watson's Whizzers, and flown to the USA in July 1945 where it received Foreign Equipment number FE-3400. The aircraft was scrapped at Wright Field in 1946.
Registration / Serial:110165
Aircraft Version:Junkers Ju 290A-7
Operator / Titles:Germany - Air Force
C/n (msn):110165
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:October 1945
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:42-68931
Serial Painted:268931
Aircraft Original Type:Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Aircraft Version:Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 42-68931 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Photo Date:October 1945
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51828
View count: 5
Fitted with skis.
Registration / Serial:42-68931
Serial Painted:268931
Aircraft Version:Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 42-68931 ]
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed)
Photo Date:October 1945
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Registration / Serial:42-11715
Serial Painted:211715
Military Code:406
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild AT-21 Gunner
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild AT-21 Gunner
Aircraft Version:Fairchild AT-21 Gunner
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 42-11715 ]
City / Airport:Montebello - Vail Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:17 May 1946
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
Photo ID:51813
View count: 13
Surplus at Vail Field, California. These were also license-built by Bellanca and Douglas for the war training effort, but this is a Fairchild-built example.
Registration / Serial:42-11715
Serial Painted:211715
Aircraft Version:Fairchild AT-21 Gunner
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 42-11715 ]
City / Airport:Montebello - Vail Field (closed)
Photo Date:17 May 1946
Photo by:William T. LarkinsContact
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