Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: California, Atwater, Castle Air Museum

California Warplanes, Atwater,

Castle Air Museum

Data current to 20 Dec 2017.

Atwater, Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, 95301-5154. 

The museum opened in 1981, and currently displays 54 restored Second World War, Korean War, and Cold War era aircraft.  The outdoor museum covers 11 acres (45,000 m2), and an indoor museum features photographs, uniforms, war memorabilia, aircraft engines, and a flight deck.  A crew of 35 volunteers restores and maintains the aircraft on display.  The museum also hosts a periodic “open cockpit day” in which visitors can actually view the interiors of certain planes.  Castle Air Museum is open every day of the year except New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

 (RuthAS Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Avro Vulcan B.2 (Serial No. XM605).

  (Bill Abbot Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

Avro CF-100 Mk. 5 Canuck (Serial No. 100504).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Beechcraft C-45G Expeditor (Serial No. 51-11897), c/n AF-454.  Originally built as a T-7 (Serial No. 42-56721), later re-manufactured by Beech, becoming a C-45G.  Retired from military service in 1963.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Beech YT-34BH Mentor (Serial No. 50-0735), c/n G-4.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Bell OH-13H Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 56-2217), c/n 2217.  Although in US Army markings to represent a "MASH" OH-13 Sioux, this Bell 47 has no military history.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet (Serial No. 42-16691), restored fuselage frame, project.

  (Riklaus Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Bill Larkins Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Boeing B-17G-90-BO Flying Fortress  (Serial No. 43-38635), c/n 9613, A-N, “Virgin’s Delight”, Reg. No. N3702G. 

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (FotoFina Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Boeing B-29A Superfortress, painted as (Serial No. 44-61535) “Raz’n Hell”, composite aircraft made from parts of three B-29s, (Serial Nos. 44-70064, 44-61535, and 44-84084).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Boeing B-50D-120-BO/WB-50D Superfortress (Serial No. 49-0351), "Flight of the Phoenix".

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

 (Spartan7W Photo)

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (Serial No. 53-0354).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (Serial No. 55-3139).

 (USAF Photo|)

 (Spartan7W Photo)

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 

 (Nehrams2020 Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Boeing B-47E-DT Stratojet (Serial No. 52-0166). 1986

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (MR1 Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photos)

Boeing B-52D-80-BO Stratofortress (Serial No. 56-0612).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North_American AGM-28 Hound Dog supersonic Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM), mounted under the port inner pylon of the B-52.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna AT-17/UC-78 Bobcat (Serial No. 43-5776).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna 150H, c/n 150-69128, Reg. No. N50198.  Built 1968. Painted in a USAF colour scheme, this Cessna has no military history.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna U-3A Administrator “Blue Canoe” (Serial No. 57-05849).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21413).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 56-3537), c/n 40109.

 

 (Bill Larkins Photos)

Convair L-13A Scorpion (Serial No. 47-0287), similar to the ones shown above.

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1413).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Convair F-106A-100-CO, QF-106 Delta Dart  (Serial No. 58-0793), painted as (Serial No. 57-2456).

 (Anthony Maw Photo)

Convair B-58 Hustler Weapons Pod. 

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Convair HC-131A Samaritan (Serial No. 5786), c/n 133, painted as US Coast Guard (Serial No. 5786).

  (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

  (Nehrams2020 Photo

 (G de la Bedoyere Photo)

Consolidated B-24M-5-CO Liberator RE, former PB4Y-1 (BuNo. 90165), painted as (Serial No. 44-1916), RE, “Shady Lady”.

 (Klaus Nahr Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Consolidated RB-36H-30-CF Peacemaker (Serial No. 51-13730), S.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Curtiss C-46D Commando (Serial No. 44-77575), 13.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-2/U-6A Beaver (Serial No. 54-1707).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas SDB-4 Dauntless (BuNo. 10508), c/n 2468.  A long-term restoration project.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Dabarkey Photo)

Douglas B-18A Bolo (Serial No. 37-029), R38.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Spartan7W Photo)

Douglas B-23 Dragon (Serial No. 39-045).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No. 43-15977).

 

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Douglas R5D-4/C-54E Skymaster (BuNo. 90407), (Serial No. 44-9137), c/n 27363.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas VC-9C Nightingale (Serial No. 31681), c/n 765.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Douglas A-26B-35-DL Invader (Serial No. 41-39472), c/n 7185, painted as (Serial No. 44-35648), “Lil Sal”, BC-648.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior (BuNo. 144843), (Serial No. 12089), N571HA, c/n 12089.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas A4D-2N/A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 149532), VA-204, AF-401.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fairchild PT-23 (Serial No. 42-49354).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar (Serial No 49-0199), 86.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Fairchild C-123K Provider (Serial No. 55-4512), WX.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 80-0543), painted as an aircraft that flew with the 144th Fighter Wing.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 69-6507).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photos)

Grumman HU-16B Albatross (Serial No. 51-7163).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman US-2A Tracker (BuNo. 136421), c/n G-330. 

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

 (MR1 Photo)

Grumman F-14D Tomcat (BuNo. 164601), 160.  F-14D-170-GR.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Grumman EA-6B Prowler (BuNo. 160436), 510, USMC VMAQ-3.

 

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Nehrams2020 Photos)

Kaman HH-43B Huskie Helicopter (Serial No. 62-04513).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Kawasaki KAQ-1 Drone.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Lockheed C-56B Lodestar (Serial No. 1373), c/n 2035, Reg. No. N1020V. 

Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star (Serial No. 52-3417), previously on display at the Helena Regional Airport in Helena, Montana.

 (Bill Abbott Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Lockheed F-80B-1-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 45-8490).

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 58-0629).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Lockheed F-94A Starfire (Serial No. 49-2500), c/n 780-7022.

  

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter (Serial No. 57-1314), c/n 5026, painted as F-104B (Serial No. 57-1312), FG-312.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (fresgo Photo)

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 64-7960), c/n 2011.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Lockheed C-130C Hercules (Serial No. 56-0473), c/n 3081.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Martin B-57E-MA/EB-57E Canberra (Night Intruder) (Serial No. 55-4253).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0412).

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-4E-31-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0289), Thunderbird, No. 6 and repainted as No. 5.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

McDonnell-Douglas F-15A-12-MC Eagle (Serial No. 74-0119).

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco, ex-Afghan Air Force.  Similar to the MiG-17 mounted on a pylon in front of the OMAR Museum, Kabul, Afghanistan.  (Author Photo)

PZL-Mielec Lim-5 (Polish-built MiG-17) (Serial No. 1010).

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No. 37-2684), ex-RCAF Harvard Mk. II, TA-684.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

North American B-25J-30/32-NC Mitchell (Serial No. 44-86891), painted as (Serial No. 40-2344).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado (Serial No. 47-0008).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

North American F-86H-10-NH Sabre (Serial No. 53-1230).

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

North American F-100C Super Sabre (Serial No. 53-1709), painted as (Serial No. 55-2789).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

North American RA-5C Vigilante (BuNo. 156615).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

North American (Rockwell) T-39A-1-NA Sabreliner (Serial No. 61-0664), c/n 265-67.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 64-13271), c/n N.5700.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Northrop YA-9A (Serial No. 71-1367), c/n 01, 1st prototype.  Similar to (Serial No. 71-1368), shown above, presently on display at the March Field Air Museum, Riverside, California.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photos)

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 52-01927).

Piper L-4 Grasshopper (Serial No. 22318).

Piper L-18C Grasshopper (Serial No. 52-2534).

Piper L-21A Grasshopper (Serial No. 51-15713).

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Republic F-84C Thunderjet (Serial No. 47-1530), painted as (Serial No. 11027).

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-9433).

  (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Republic F-105B Thunderchief (Serial No. 57-5837). 

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Ryan PT-22 Recruit (Serial No. 41-20580), c/n 2059.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Saab Sk-35XD Draken, Royal Danish Air Force (Serial No. AT-154), c/n 351154.  The Sk-35XD was a two-seat trainer variant designated TF-35 in Danish service.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Schweitzer SGS 1-26 (TG-3A) Glider (Serial No. 42-53129), Reg. No. N6449C.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Stinson L-5E Sentinel (Serial No. 44-18145), c/n 76-3419.

 

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Vought RF-8C Crusader (BuNo. 145607), 909.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Nehrams2020 Photo)

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (Serial No. 42-86978), E-205.