13 results found
Registration / Serial:PK-AFU
Alternate Registration:XPK-AFU
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-43
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-43 (JRS)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-43W
C/n (msn):4353
Operator / Titles:KNILM - Royal Netherlands Indies Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:January 1941
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:439492Submit Correction
View count: 131
KNILM Dutch East Indies version with the double tail. The experimental "X" prefix was required by the CAA (now FAA) for company flight tests in the US before delivery. Photo by Howard Levy.
Registration / Serial:PK-AFU
Alternate Registration:XPK-AFU
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-43W
C/n (msn):4353
Operator / Titles:KNILM - Royal Netherlands Indies Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:January 1941
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:PK-AFU
Alternate Registration:XPK-AFU
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-43
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-43 (JRS)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-43W
C/n (msn):4353
Operator / Titles:KNILM - Royal Netherlands Indies Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:January 1941
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:439492Submit Correction
View count: 131
KNILM Dutch East Indies version with the double tail. The experimental "X" prefix was required by the CAA (now FAA) for company flight tests in the US before delivery. Photo by Howard Levy.
Registration / Serial:PK-AFU
Alternate Registration:XPK-AFU
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-43W
C/n (msn):4353
Operator / Titles:KNILM - Royal Netherlands Indies Airways
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:January 1941
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC12228
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 9 Orion
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 9 Orion
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 9 Orion
C/n (msn):186
Operator / Titles:Varney Speed Lines
Aircraft Name:Spring Wind
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1931 to March 1936
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:410349Submit Correction
View count: 115
Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC12228
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 9 Orion
C/n (msn):186
Operator / Titles:Varney Speed Lines
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1931 to March 1936
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC12228
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 9 Orion
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 9 Orion
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 9 Orion
C/n (msn):186
Operator / Titles:Varney Speed Lines
Aircraft Name:Spring Wind
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1931 to March 1936
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:410349Submit Correction
View count: 115
Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC12228
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 9 Orion
C/n (msn):186
Operator / Titles:Varney Speed Lines
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1931 to March 1936
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:27-315
Alternate Serial:AC27-315
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss A-3 Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss A-3 Falcon
Aircraft Version:Curtiss A-3A Falcon
C/n (msn):[ 27-315 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:378525Submit Correction
View count: 177
This photo is probably an official Army Air Corps shot. Print obtained from Pete Bowers.
Registration / Serial:27-315
Alternate Serial:AC27-315
Aircraft Version:Curtiss A-3A Falcon
C/n (msn):[ 27-315 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:27-315
Alternate Serial:AC27-315
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss A-3 Falcon
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss A-3 Falcon
Aircraft Version:Curtiss A-3A Falcon
C/n (msn):[ 27-315 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:378525Submit Correction
View count: 177
This photo is probably an official Army Air Corps shot. Print obtained from Pete Bowers.
Registration / Serial:27-315
Alternate Serial:AC27-315
Aircraft Version:Curtiss A-3A Falcon
C/n (msn):[ 27-315 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:26-202
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker C-2/Mod
C/n (msn):[ 26-202 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Bird of Paradise
City / Airport:San Francisco - Crissy Field (CSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126720Submit Correction
View count: 535
The Fokker C-2 is a variant of the successful Fokker F.VIIa-3m, with a larger fuselage and upgraded engines. Three C-2s were delivered to the United States Army Air Corps in 1927, serialed 26-202 to 26-204. The first of them, 26-202 as shown here, was modified to a long-range version and fitted with a larger wing (21.7m instead of 19.2m). It was named "Bird of Paradise" and used to make the first transpacific flight, 3860 km (2,400 miles) from Oakland to Honululu, on 1 June 1927. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:26-202
Aircraft Version:Fokker C-2/Mod
C/n (msn):[ 26-202 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:San Francisco - Crissy Field (CSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:26-202
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.VII
Aircraft Version:Fokker C-2/Mod
C/n (msn):[ 26-202 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Bird of Paradise
City / Airport:San Francisco - Crissy Field (CSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126720Submit Correction
View count: 535
The Fokker C-2 is a variant of the successful Fokker F.VIIa-3m, with a larger fuselage and upgraded engines. Three C-2s were delivered to the United States Army Air Corps in 1927, serialed 26-202 to 26-204. The first of them, 26-202 as shown here, was modified to a long-range version and fitted with a larger wing (21.7m instead of 19.2m). It was named "Bird of Paradise" and used to make the first transpacific flight, 3860 km (2,400 miles) from Oakland to Honululu, on 1 June 1927. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:26-202
Aircraft Version:Fokker C-2/Mod
C/n (msn):[ 26-202 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:San Francisco - Crissy Field (CSY) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1927 to 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:July 1930 to September 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126700Submit Correction
View count: 804
Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross photographed in a hangar at an unconfirmed location, most likely at Oakland. In three epic flights spread over two years, Southern Cross and Kingsford Smith circumnavigated the globe over Australia. His trans-Pacific flight took off from Oakland in May 1928 and he returned there via London and New York in July 1930. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:July 1930 to September 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:July 1930 to September 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126700Submit Correction
View count: 804
Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross photographed in a hangar at an unconfirmed location, most likely at Oakland. In three epic flights spread over two years, Southern Cross and Kingsford Smith circumnavigated the globe over Australia. His trans-Pacific flight took off from Oakland in May 1928 and he returned there via London and New York in July 1930. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:VH-USU
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:July 1930 to September 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1930 to October 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126679Submit Correction
View count: 576
Starting its engines while parked near Oakland's Hangar No.1 and Hangar No.2. Registration is uncertain. Must be either NC333N or NC334N, and the former reg appears to show on the fin. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC333N
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.32
C/n (msn):1203
Operator / Titles:Western Air Express
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1930 to October 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1930 to October 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126679Submit Correction
View count: 576
Starting its engines while parked near Oakland's Hangar No.1 and Hangar No.2. Registration is uncertain. Must be either NC333N or NC334N, and the former reg appears to show on the fin. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC333N
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.32
C/n (msn):1203
Operator / Titles:Western Air Express
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1930 to October 1930
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1928 to May 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126653Submit Correction
View count: 812
Southern Cross at an unknown location, presumably in California, shortly before starting its record flight from Oakland, CA to Australia. Later became G-AUSU, then VH-USU. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC1985
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1928 to May 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1928 to May 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:126653Submit Correction
View count: 812
Southern Cross at an unknown location, presumably in California, shortly before starting its record flight from Oakland, CA to Australia. Later became G-AUSU, then VH-USU. Photographer unknown.
Registration / Serial:NC1985
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.VIIb-3m
C/n (msn):4954
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:April 1928 to May 1928
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1952
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:125551Submit Correction
View count: 408
Martin JRM-2 "Caroline Mars" moored at NAS Alameda. Photo by Pete Bowers.
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn):9268
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1952
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1952
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:125551Submit Correction
View count: 408
Martin JRM-2 "Caroline Mars" moored at NAS Alameda. Photo by Pete Bowers.
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn):9268
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1952
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:125513Submit Correction
View count: 804
Leaving NAS Alameda to take off in the Bay. US Navy photo.
Registration / Serial:76821
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3 Mars
C/n (msn):9265
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:125513Submit Correction
View count: 804
Leaving NAS Alameda to take off in the Bay. US Navy photo.
Registration / Serial:76821
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3 Mars
C/n (msn):9265
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948 to 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:131723
Aircraft Original Type:Convair R3Y Tradewind
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair R3Y Tradewind
Aircraft Version:Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind
C/n (msn):[ 131723 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Aircraft Name:Caribbean Sea Tradewind
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80779Submit Correction
View count: 1801
The "Caribbean Sea Tradewind" leaving NAS Alameda. Photo by Peter M. Bowers.
Registration / Serial:131723
Aircraft Version:Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind
C/n (msn):[ 131723 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:131723
Aircraft Original Type:Convair R3Y Tradewind
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair R3Y Tradewind
Aircraft Version:Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind
C/n (msn):[ 131723 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Aircraft Name:Caribbean Sea Tradewind
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80779Submit Correction
View count: 1801
The "Caribbean Sea Tradewind" leaving NAS Alameda. Photo by Peter M. Bowers.
Registration / Serial:131723
Aircraft Version:Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind
C/n (msn):[ 131723 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1956
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC41882
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-44
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky VS-44/PBS/JR2S
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4403
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
Aircraft Name:Exeter
City / Airport:New York - La Guardia (KLGA / LGA)Map
Region / Country:New York, United States
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80736Submit Correction
View count: 418
Photo by Harold Martin.
Registration / Serial:NC41882
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4403
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
City / Airport:New York - La Guardia (KLGA / LGA)Map
Region / Country:New York, United States
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC41882
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-44
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky VS-44/PBS/JR2S
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4403
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
Aircraft Name:Exeter
City / Airport:New York - La Guardia (KLGA / LGA)Map
Region / Country:New York, United States
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80736Submit Correction
View count: 418
Photo by Harold Martin.
Registration / Serial:NC41882
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4403
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
City / Airport:New York - La Guardia (KLGA / LGA)Map
Region / Country:New York, United States
Photo Date:1946
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:N67908
Alternate Registration:NL67908
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):28037
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80694Submit Correction
View count: 635
Photo by Bill Balogh. Aircraft acquired by the Ford Motor Company in Feb 1948 and converted for executive use. Sold to the French military in 1952, fate unknown.
Registration / Serial:N67908
Alternate Registration:NL67908
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):28037
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:N67908
Alternate Registration:NL67908
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):28037
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80694Submit Correction
View count: 635
Photo by Bill Balogh. Aircraft acquired by the Ford Motor Company in Feb 1948 and converted for executive use. Sold to the French military in 1952, fate unknown.
Registration / Serial:N67908
Alternate Registration:NL67908
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):28037
City / Airport:Detroit - Willow Run (KYIP / YIP)Map
Region / Country:Michigan, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC41881
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-44
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky VS-44/PBS/JR2S
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4402
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
Aircraft Name:Excambian
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80593Submit Correction
View count: 437
Photo by Logan Coombs in 1947. This aircraft is now preserved in the excellent New England Air Museum.
Registration / Serial:NC41881
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4402
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Registration / Serial:NC41881
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-44
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky VS-44/PBS/JR2S
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4402
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
Aircraft Name:Excambian
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection
Photo ID:80593Submit Correction
View count: 437
Photo by Logan Coombs in 1947. This aircraft is now preserved in the excellent New England Air Museum.
Registration / Serial:NC41881
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky VS-44A
C/n (msn):4402
Operator / Titles:American Export Airlines
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:William T. Larkins Collection