79 results found
Registration / SerialN493DF
Fleetnumber902
Aircraft Original TypeBell 204/205
Aircraft Generic TypeBell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
Aircraft VersionBell EH-1H Iroquois
C/n (msn)12001
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286713Submit Correction
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This splendid-looking CDF Huey once served with the US Army as 69-15713.
Registration / SerialN493DF
Aircraft VersionBell EH-1H Iroquois
C/n (msn)12001
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN493DF
Fleetnumber902
Aircraft Original TypeBell 204/205
Aircraft Generic TypeBell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
Aircraft VersionBell EH-1H Iroquois
C/n (msn)12001
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286713Submit Correction
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This splendid-looking CDF Huey once served with the US Army as 69-15713.
Registration / SerialN493DF
Aircraft VersionBell EH-1H Iroquois
C/n (msn)12001
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN424DF
Fleetnumber83
Aircraft Original TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Generic TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
ManufacturersGrumman / Marsh
C/n (msn)289C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286712Submit Correction
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Tanker 83 is the third Tracker to use the registration N424DF. The first one was c/n 254 (1974-1985) and the second one was c/n 403 (1985-1998). The Tracker in this photo was registered as N424DF on 30 Aug 2001.
Registration / SerialN424DF
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
C/n (msn)289C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN424DF
Fleetnumber83
Aircraft Original TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Generic TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
ManufacturersGrumman / Marsh
C/n (msn)289C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286712Submit Correction
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Tanker 83 is the third Tracker to use the registration N424DF. The first one was c/n 254 (1974-1985) and the second one was c/n 403 (1985-1998). The Tracker in this photo was registered as N424DF on 30 Aug 2001.
Registration / SerialN424DF
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
C/n (msn)289C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN422DF
Fleetnumber82
Aircraft Original TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Generic TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
ManufacturersGrumman / Marsh
C/n (msn)286C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286711Submit Correction
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This immaculate Tracker is the very first Marsh Turbo Tracker. It was converted in 1998, and registered to the CDF as N422DF on 30 Aug 2001. It is the third Tracker to use that registration. The first one was c/n 017 (1974-1985) and the second one was c/n 212 (1985-1998).
Registration / SerialN422DF
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
C/n (msn)286C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN422DF
Fleetnumber82
Aircraft Original TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Generic TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
ManufacturersGrumman / Marsh
C/n (msn)286C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286711Submit Correction
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This immaculate Tracker is the very first Marsh Turbo Tracker. It was converted in 1998, and registered to the CDF as N422DF on 30 Aug 2001. It is the third Tracker to use that registration. The first one was c/n 017 (1974-1985) and the second one was c/n 212 (1985-1998).
Registration / SerialN422DF
Aircraft VersionMarsh S-2F3AT Turbo Tracker
C/n (msn)286C
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN401DF
Fleetnumber440
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft VersionNorth American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
C/n (msn)305-68
Operator / TitlesCal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286710Submit Correction
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A amazingly clean and sparkling Bronco (ex US Marines Bu155457) parked at the scenic airport of Columbia, waiting for its next assignment.
Registration / SerialN401DF
Aircraft VersionNorth American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
C/n (msn)305-68
Operator / TitlesCal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN401DF
Fleetnumber440
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Aircraft VersionNorth American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
C/n (msn)305-68
Operator / TitlesCal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286710Submit Correction
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A amazingly clean and sparkling Bronco (ex US Marines Bu155457) parked at the scenic airport of Columbia, waiting for its next assignment.
Registration / SerialN401DF
Aircraft VersionNorth American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco
C/n (msn)305-68
Operator / TitlesCal Fire - California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN417DF
Fleetnumber76
Aircraft Original TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Generic TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft VersionGrumman S-2A(AT) Tracker
C/n (msn)061
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286510Submit Correction
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After more than 30 years of faithful firefighting service (9,952 flying hours), the CDF transferred this nice little airtanker to the Columbia Airport Authorities on 7 Apr 2006, for display at their airport. Tanker 76 is located on the remote side of the runway, hence this distant and somewhat heat-hazed shot.
Registration / SerialN417DF
Aircraft VersionGrumman S-2A(AT) Tracker
C/n (msn)061
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN417DF
Fleetnumber76
Aircraft Original TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Generic TypeGrumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft VersionGrumman S-2A(AT) Tracker
C/n (msn)061
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286510Submit Correction
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After more than 30 years of faithful firefighting service (9,952 flying hours), the CDF transferred this nice little airtanker to the Columbia Airport Authorities on 7 Apr 2006, for display at their airport. Tanker 76 is located on the remote side of the runway, hence this distant and somewhat heat-hazed shot.
Registration / SerialN417DF
Aircraft VersionGrumman S-2A(AT) Tracker
C/n (msn)061
Operator / TitlesCalifornia Department of Forestry - CDF
City / AirportColumbia (O22)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial44-86891
Alternate Serial891
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft VersionNorth American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn)108-47645
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
Aircraft NameLazy Daisy Mae
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286509Submit 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 / Serial44-86891
Alternate Serial891
Aircraft VersionNorth American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn)108-47645
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial44-86891
Alternate Serial891
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American B-25 Mitchell
Aircraft VersionNorth American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn)108-47645
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
Aircraft NameLazy Daisy Mae
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286509Submit 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 / Serial44-86891
Alternate Serial891
Aircraft VersionNorth American B-25J Mitchell
C/n (msn)108-47645
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial"57-1312"
Alternate Serial71312
Military CodeFG-312
Aircraft Original TypeLockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic TypeLockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft VersionLockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn)483-5042
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286508Submit Correction
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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 Serial71312
Aircraft VersionLockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn)483-5042
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial"57-1312"
Alternate Serial71312
Military CodeFG-312
Aircraft Original TypeLockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic TypeLockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft VersionLockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn)483-5042
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286508Submit Correction
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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 Serial71312
Aircraft VersionLockheed F-104D Starfighter
C/n (msn)483-5042
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN1VC
Aircraft Original TypeMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
Aircraft Generic TypeShenyang J-5/F-5
Aircraft VersionShenyang J-5
C/n (msn)2507
Operator PaintedEgypt - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286471Submit Correction
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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 / SerialN1VC
Aircraft VersionShenyang J-5
C/n (msn)2507
Operator PaintedEgypt - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialN1VC
Aircraft Original TypeMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
Aircraft Generic TypeShenyang J-5/F-5
Aircraft VersionShenyang J-5
C/n (msn)2507
Operator PaintedEgypt - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286471Submit Correction
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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 / SerialN1VC
Aircraft VersionShenyang J-5
C/n (msn)2507
Operator PaintedEgypt - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial37-29
Military CodeBI-24
Aircraft Original TypeDouglas B-18 Bolo
Aircraft Generic TypeDouglas B-18/C-58 Bolo
Aircraft VersionDouglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn)1890
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286427Submit Correction
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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 / Serial37-29
Aircraft VersionDouglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn)1890
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial37-29
Military CodeBI-24
Aircraft Original TypeDouglas B-18 Bolo
Aircraft Generic TypeDouglas B-18/C-58 Bolo
Aircraft VersionDouglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn)1890
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286427Submit Correction
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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 / Serial37-29
Aircraft VersionDouglas B-18 Bolo
C/n (msn)1890
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial55-4253
Alternate Serial54253
Aircraft Original TypeEnglish Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft VersionMartin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn)355
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286120Submit Correction
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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 / Serial55-4253
Alternate Serial54253
Aircraft VersionMartin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn)355
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial55-4253
Alternate Serial54253
Aircraft Original TypeEnglish Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft VersionMartin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn)355
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286120Submit Correction
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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 / Serial55-4253
Alternate Serial54253
Aircraft VersionMartin EB-57E Canberra
C/n (msn)355
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial57-412
Alternate Serial70412
Aircraft Original TypeMcDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Generic TypeMcDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft VersionMcDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn)590
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286119Submit Correction
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Displayed at the museum since 1982, on loan from the United States Air Force Museum.
Registration / Serial57-412
Alternate Serial70412
Aircraft VersionMcDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn)590
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial57-412
Alternate Serial70412
Aircraft Original TypeMcDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft Generic TypeMcDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Aircraft VersionMcDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn)590
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286119Submit Correction
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Displayed at the museum since 1982, on loan from the United States Air Force Museum.
Registration / Serial57-412
Alternate Serial70412
Aircraft VersionMcDonnell F-101B Voodoo
C/n (msn)590
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial"55-2879"
Alternate Serial52879
Military CodeFW-879
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn)214-1
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286118Submit Correction
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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 Serial52879
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn)214-1
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial"55-2879"
Alternate Serial52879
Military CodeFW-879
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn)214-1
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286118Submit 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 Serial52879
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn)214-1
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial90407
Aircraft Original TypeDouglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic TypeDouglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft VersionDouglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn)27363
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
Unit MarkingsMATS - Military Air Transport Service
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286117Submit Correction
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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 / Serial90407
Aircraft VersionDouglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn)27363
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial90407
Aircraft Original TypeDouglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic TypeDouglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft VersionDouglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn)27363
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
Unit MarkingsMATS - Military Air Transport Service
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID286117Submit Correction
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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 / Serial90407
Aircraft VersionDouglas C-54R Skymaster
C/n (msn)27363
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial56-1413
Alternate Serial61413
Military CodeFC-413
Aircraft Original TypeConvair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft Generic TypeConvair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft VersionConvair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn)8-10-360
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285992Submit 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 / Serial56-1413
Alternate Serial61413
Aircraft VersionConvair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn)8-10-360
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial56-1413
Alternate Serial61413
Military CodeFC-413
Aircraft Original TypeConvair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft Generic TypeConvair F-102 Delta Dagger
Aircraft VersionConvair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn)8-10-360
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285992Submit 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 / Serial56-1413
Alternate Serial61413
Aircraft VersionConvair F-102A Delta Dagger
C/n (msn)8-10-360
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285990Submit Correction
View count: 16
Delivered to the museum in 1987, first noted on display in October of that year.
Registration / Serial58-0629
Alternate Serial80629
Aircraft VersionLockheed T-33A
C/n (msn)580-1598
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285990Submit Correction
View count: 16
Delivered to the museum in 1987, first noted on display in October of that year.
Registration / Serial58-0629
Alternate Serial80629
Aircraft VersionLockheed T-33A
C/n (msn)580-1598
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial"57-2456"
Alternate Serial0-72456
Aircraft Original TypeConvair F-106 Delta Dart (8)
Aircraft Generic TypeConvair F-106 Delta Dart
Aircraft VersionConvair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn)8-24-124
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285986Submit 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 Serial0-72456
Aircraft VersionConvair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn)8-24-124
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial"57-2456"
Alternate Serial0-72456
Aircraft Original TypeConvair F-106 Delta Dart (8)
Aircraft Generic TypeConvair F-106 Delta Dart
Aircraft VersionConvair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn)8-24-124
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285986Submit 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 Serial0-72456
Aircraft VersionConvair F-106A Delta Dart
C/n (msn)8-24-124
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial52-1927
Alternate Serial21927
Military CodeFV-927
Aircraft Original TypeNorthrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Generic TypeNorthrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft VersionNorthrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn)N4504
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285985Submit Correction
View count: 16
On display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial52-1927
Alternate Serial21927
Aircraft VersionNorthrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn)N4504
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial52-1927
Alternate Serial21927
Military CodeFV-927
Aircraft Original TypeNorthrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft Generic TypeNorthrop F-89 Scorpion
Aircraft VersionNorthrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn)N4504
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285985Submit Correction
View count: 16
On display at the museum since 1983.
Registration / Serial52-1927
Alternate Serial21927
Aircraft VersionNorthrop F-89J Scorpion
C/n (msn)N4504
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial55-3139
Alternate Serial3139
Aircraft Original TypeBoeing C-135 Stratotanker
Aircraft Generic TypeBoeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft VersionBoeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn)17255
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
Aircraft NameCity of Atwater
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285983Submit 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 / Serial55-3139
Alternate Serial3139
Aircraft VersionBoeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn)17255
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial55-3139
Alternate Serial3139
Aircraft Original TypeBoeing C-135 Stratotanker
Aircraft Generic TypeBoeing C-135 Stratotanker/Stratolifter
Aircraft VersionBoeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn)17255
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
Aircraft NameCity of Atwater
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285983Submit 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 / Serial55-3139
Alternate Serial3139
Aircraft VersionBoeing KC-135A Stratotanker
C/n (msn)17255
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial51-9433
Alternate Serial9433
Military CodeFS-433
Aircraft Original TypeRepublic F-84 Thunderjet
Aircraft Generic TypeRepublic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft VersionRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn)[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285827Submit 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 / Serial51-9433
Alternate Serial9433
Aircraft VersionRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn)[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial51-9433
Alternate Serial9433
Military CodeFS-433
Aircraft Original TypeRepublic F-84 Thunderjet
Aircraft Generic TypeRepublic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft VersionRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn)[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285827Submit 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 / Serial51-9433
Alternate Serial9433
Aircraft VersionRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak
C/n (msn)[ 51-9433 ]
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial53-1230
Alternate Serial31230
Military CodeA
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn)203-2
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285820Submit Correction
View count: 15
On display at this great museum since 1984.
Registration / Serial53-1230
Alternate Serial31230
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn)203-2
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial53-1230
Alternate Serial31230
Military CodeA
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn)203-2
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID285820Submit Correction
View count: 15
On display at this great museum since 1984.
Registration / Serial53-1230
Alternate Serial31230
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-86H Sabre
C/n (msn)203-2
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - Castle (KMER / MER)Map
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der VoetContact