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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplane Survivors USA: Kansas

Kansas Warplanes

Data current to 9 Aug 2018.

 (USAF Photo)

Boeing RB-47H-1-BW Stratojet (Serial No. 53-4299).  After its retirement from active duty, this aircraft was on display at the former Schilling Air Force Base, near Salina, Kansas for many years.  In 1988 it was moved to the National Museum of the United States Air Force and underwent restoration and put on display at the museum.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

North American F-51D-5NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-13646), 127th Fighter Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, at Wichita Municipal Airport.  The NG designation on the  fuselage indicates the photo was taken prior to the formation of the Air National Guard in September 1947.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Boeing B-29A-65-BN Superfortress (Serial No. 44-62166), 326th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bombardment Group, photographed at Smoky Hill Army Airfield, Kansas, in 1946.  This aircraft was later assigned to the 307th BW, but was lost in a crash near Ocho-o, South Korea due to engine fire on 22 July 1952.

(USAF Photo)

Martin B-57C Canberra (Serial No. 53-3948) of the 117th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, 190th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Kansas Air National Guard in the 1960s.  Engine start using pyrotechnic cartridges produced copious amounts of black smoke.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

Martin EB-57B Canberra (SerialNo. 52-1500), of the 117th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron, 190th Defense Systems Evaluation Group, Forbes AFB, Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1974.

 (USAF Photo)

Martin B-57B-MA Canberra (Serial No. 53-0928), 8th Bombardment Squadron, Forbes AFB, Kansas shortly after aircraft was returned to the United States and assigned to the 190th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Kansas Air National Guard in 1974. 

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-100C-20-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1960), (Serial No. 54-2013), (Serial No. 54-1889) and (Serial No. 54-1993) formation flight, 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1960.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-100C-20-NA Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1934), 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1964.

 (USAF Photo)

Republic F-105D-31-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4347), 127th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, ca 1970.

 (USAF Photo)

Republic Republic F-105D-10-RE Thunderchief (Serial No. 60-0521) of the 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, in 1971.  This F-105D is a "Thunderstick II" conversion, which was easily distinguished from the standard -D model by the backbone electronics bay fairing from the cockpit to the vertical stabilizer.  "Thunderstick II" allowed the aircraft to deliver ordnance under most flight conditions (speed, altitude and attitude) by automating weapons delivery and piloting.  The aircraft in the photo crashed on 22 Dec 1976.

  (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4D-31-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7735),  184th Tactical Fighter Group, Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1983. 

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4D-28-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0759) and McDonnell F-4D-29-MC Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0782), 184th Tactical Fighter Group, Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1985.

 (USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-4D-28-MC Phantom (Serial No. 66-0710), 184th Tactical Fighter Group, Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1985. 

 (USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 78-0094), 184th Tactical Fighter Group,  Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1988.

 (USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 78-0100), 184th Tactical Fighter Group,  Kansas Air National Guard, ca 1991.

 (Senior Airman Mandy Johnson, USAF Photo)

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker (Serial No. 58-0013), 117th Air Refueling Squadron, 190th Air Refueling Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, Forbes Field, Kansas.

 (SSgt. Scott Stewart, USAF Photo)

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker, 190th Air Refueling Group, Kansas Air National Guard, refuels a 6th Air Refueling Squadron McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender aircraft during a USAF Strategic Air Command "Proud Visitor" mission near Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.  Two LTV A-7D Corsair II from the 185th Tactical Fighter Group, Iowa Air National Guard, are flying alongside the tankers.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Boeing KC-135D Stratotanker, 190th Air Refueling Group, Kansas Air National Guard, based at Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas. Painted in special markings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of USAF and the 40th anniverasry of the 117th ARS.

 (USGOV-PD Photo)

Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 127th Bomb Squadron, 1997.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Rockwell B-1B Lancer, 127th Bomb Squadron, 1997.

 (USAF Photo)

Rockwell B-1B Lancer Lot IV (Serial No. 85-0081), 184th Bomb Wing, ca 1999.

Kansas Warplane Survivors

Ashland, Pioneer-Krier Museum, Harold Krier Field Aerobat Museum, Clark County Historical Society, 430 West 4th Street, Hwy 160, 67831-0862.

De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk, Reg. No. N6311V.

Krier Kraft Acromaster, Reg. No. N5400E.

Great Lakes Special.

Atchison, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, 223 North Terrace Street, 66002.

This museum features memorabilia and artifacts about Amelia Earhart, the first aviatrix (female pilot) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.  She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.  During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.  Interest in her accomplishments, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Augusta, Kansas Museum of Military History, 135 South, Hwy 77, 67010.

Avid Flyer

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9700).

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 69-16123).

BD-5.

Breese Penguin, replica.

Easy Rider.

High Max.

Pizza Peddler HG.

Quickie.

Volscraft.

Coffeyville, Aviation Heritage Museum, 2002 North Buckeye Street, 67337.

Breezy.

Brock KB-2, Reg. No. N171TC.

 (Anry skyhead Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6675), FS-675.

Funk B-75, Reg. No. NC22678.

Funk B-75L, Reg. No. NC34768.

Gyrocopter.

Mitchell Wing U-2.

Concordia, Cloud County Historical Museum, 635 Broadway Street, 66901.

Lincoln Page LP-3, Reg. No. N418V.

Cottonwood Falls

Bell UH-1H Ioroquois helicopter (Serial No. 64-13866), on display at the Chase County All Veterans Memorial in Swope Park.

Dodge City, Regional Airport, 100 Airport Road, 67801.

 (Jack Gilbert Photos)

Douglas JB-26C Invader (Serial No. 44-35627), BA053, BC-627, mounted on pylons.

Emporia

Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 68-15652), mounted on a pylon.

Girard

 (YoSam Photo)

Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (Serial No. 64-3632).

Hutchinson, Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, 1100 North Plum Street, 67501.

Apollo 13 Command Module.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Bell X-1 "Glamorous GlennisÈ, replica.

F-1 Saturn V Engine.

Fieseler Fi 103A-1 (V-1) Flying Bomb.

Gemini.

 (USGOV-PD Photo, 1959)

Lockheed F-104B-5-LO Starfighter (Serial No. 57-1301), 197th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron.

 (Telomere Photo)

Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (Serial No. 61-7961).

Lunar Rover.

Lunar Lander.

Mercury 7.

North American X-15A, replica.

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No.), Reg. No. N948NS.

V-2 Rocket.

Independance

North American F-100F Super Sabre (Serial No. 56-3813), C/N 243-89, mounted on a concrete pylon.

Liberal, Mid-America Air Museum, 2000 West 2nd Street, 67901-2199.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Aero Commander 520 (Serial No. 52076), Reg. No. N711YY.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Aero Commander CallAir A-9B, Reg. No. N671W.

Aeronca 7AC Champion, Reg. No. N2735E.

Aeronca 65C Chief, Reg. No. N23547.

Aeronca K, Reg. No. N19339.

Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper, (Serial No. 7), Reg. No. N48433.

Air & Space 18C Flymobil.

Armstrong Aeronaut, Aeronaut, Reg. No. N77VA.

Avid Flyer, Reg. No. N31BL.

Avro 504K, replica.

Baby Great Lakes.

Beechcraft Bonanza 35, Reg. No. N80441.

Beechcraft 150.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Beechcraft 17D Staggerwing, Reg. No. N139KP.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Beechcraft AT-7C Navigator (Serial No. 44), Reg. No. N65314.

Beechcraft B-19 Musketeer Sport, Reg. No. N1978W.

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor.

Beechcraft Travel Air, Reg. No. N833B.

Beechcraft 2000A Starship 1, Reg. No. N1556S.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Bell OH-13 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 55-4619).

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Bell UH-1D Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-1204).

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 71-21038).

Bell AH-1W Sea Cobra Helicopter (BuNo. 160817).

Bellanca Cruisair Senior, Reg. No. N74456.

Breezy, Reg. N1380E.

Bushby Mustang II, Reg. No. N32DC.

Cavalier SA 102-5, Reg. No. N12RG.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Cessna UC-78 Bobcat (Serial No.), IUU, Reg. No. N711UU.

Cessna 120, Reg. No. N72948.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Cessna 140, Reg. No. N76483.

Cessna Airmaster 145, Reg. No. NC19462.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Cessna Airmaster 165, Reg. No. NC32450.

Cessna 175, Reg. No. N7205M.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Cessna 195A, Reg. No. N9864A, LC-126A.

 (Robert Dilley Photos)

Cessna 337A Super Skymaster (Serial No. 006274).

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Cessna XT-37 Dragonfly (Serial No. 54-0718).

Culver V, Reg. No. N31168.

Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior, Reg. No. N10973.

 (Robert Dilley Photos)

 (Coert Van Breda Photo)

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (BuNo. 149635), 20.

Ercoupe G, Reg. No. N94886.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Fairchild 24-C8F, USCG.

Fairchild PT-19A Cornell (Serial No. 42-1523), 42, Reg. No. N49942.

Fairchild PT-19A Cornell (Serial No. 43826), 49, Reg. No. N91095.

Fairchild PT-23 Cornell (Serial No.), Reg. No. N63739.

Fisher Koala 202.

Flight Level Six Zero Der Kricket, Reg. No. N601CS.

Fly Baby 1A.

Funk B-75L, Reg. No. N24174.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Globe Swift GC-1B, Reg. No. N78159.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3 Avenger (BuNo.), Reg. No. N6831C.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160903), 01.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

 (Coert Van Breda Photo)

Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (BuNo. 133179), NS-15, Reg. No. N5470C.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Hawker Siddley Gnat (Serial No. E1222).

Hughes OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 66-7865).

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Interstate L-6 Cadet (Serial No. 62), Taiwan markings, Reg. No. N37214.

Koala II.

Lakeland Flyers Inc P-51 Mustang, replica, RH-J, Reg. No. N951.

Lattimore Skybolt, Reg. No. N120VL.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star (Serial No. 49-0710), FT-710.

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (Serial No. 56-0933).

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

 (Coert Van Breda Photo)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (Serial No. 73-1009), OH.

Luscombe 8A Silvaire, Reg. No. N172B.

Luscombe T-8F Observer, Reg. No. N1580B.

McCulloch J-2 Gyroplane, N4374G.

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-7746).

Miller S-1 Fly Rod, Reg. No. N22RM.

Moni Motor Glider, Reg. No. N124KB.

Mooney M-18C Mite, L, 07, Reg. No. N4140.

Nieuport 11.

North American TB-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30535), Reg. No. N9462Z.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1501), FU-501.

North American Rockwell YOV-10 Bronco (BuNo. 152880), C/N 300-2, on loan from the MCAM.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Northrop T-38 Talon (Serial No. 60-0583).

Northrop Q-19 Target Drone.

Pereira X-28A Osprey (BuNo. 158786).

Phoenix 6C Hang Glider.

Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever Helicopter (BuNo. 147628).

Pietenpol B4A Air Camper, Reg. No. N2NK.

Piper J-3-65 Cub, Reg. No. NC26815.

Piper J-4F Cub Coupe, Reg. No. NC30426.

Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer, Reg. No. N1129C.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Piper PA-23 Apache, Reg. No. N1015P.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, Reg. No. N4581P.

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, Reg. No. N110LF.

Pober Pixie P-9, Reg. No. N8509Z.

Porterfield CP-65 Collegiate, Reg. N32431.

Pulsar 582-N, Reg. No. N62817.

Quail 1969.

Rally 3 Big Lifter.

Rand Robinson KR-1, Bailey, Reg. No. N982GS.

Rand Robinson KR-1, Thomas, Reg. No. N31SB.

Rearwin 175 Skyranger, Reg. No. N32402.

Rearwin 7000 Sportster, Reg. No. NC19768.

Rearwin 8135T Cloudstar, Reg. No. N37753.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Republic F-105D (Serial No. 61-0106).

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Republic F-105G Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8266), WW, C/N F43.

Riley D-16 Twin Navion, Reg. No. N83RE.

RLU-1 Breezy.

RotorWayScorpion 133.

Royal SE-5A, replica, J-6, Reg. No. N3922D.

Rutan 33 Vari-Eze, Reg. No. N859.

Rutan Quickie 11761, Reg. No. N1176L.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Ryan L-17 Navion, Reg. No. N3797G.

 (Robert Dilley Photos)

Ryan ST3KR Recruit, Reg. No. N46741.

Shober Willie II.

Skybolt.

Staib LB-5 Tiny.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 76-2042), 334, Reg. No. N66334.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Stinson S10/L-9 Voyager, RH-H, RCAF, Reg. No. N34690.

Stinson V-77 Reliant, (Serial No. FK814), X8-A, Reg. No. N9362H.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper, Reg. No. N49174.

Temco D-16 Twin Navion, Reg. No. N3797G.

Thorp T-18, Reg. No. N35GW.

Viking Dragonfly, Reg. No. N202RG.

Vought F4U-5N Corsair (BuNo. 124447), Reg. No. N100CV.

 (Robert Dilley Photos)

Vought F-8H Crusader (BuNo. 148693), MA-20.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Vultee SNV-2 Valiant (Serial No. 316), Reg. No. N67316.

Willie II, Reg. No. N113BT.

Moline

 (YoSam Photo)

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Serial No.  0-29258).

New Century, Commemorative Air Force, Heart of America Wing, No. 6 Aero Plaza, 66031.

Aeronca L-16.Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (Serial No.).

Piper HE-1.

North American AT-6 Texan (Serial No.).

Ryan PT-13 Recruit (Serial No.).

Ryan PT-19 Recruit (Serial No.).

Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper.

Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (Serial No.).

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (Serial No.).

Olathe, Naval Air Park, New Century Air Center.

Chance Vought F7U-3 Cutlass (BuNo 129565) was on display for many years at Olathe, Kansas.  It will be in San Diego, California for display aboard the USS Midway.
 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (BuNo. 150598), WE-413, C/N 13011, VMA-214.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

LTV TA-7C Corsair II (BuNo. 156782), 425, C/N C-049.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

LTV A-7E Corsair II (BuNo. 158657), painted as (BuNo. 158857), 7K, C/N E-283.

Pratt, B-29 All Veterans Memorial, Pratt Army Airfield.

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No.), mounted on a pylon.

McDonnell F-4C Phantom (Serial No. 63-7702), mounted on pylons.

Northrop T-38A Talon (Serial No. 71-0814), mounted on pylons.

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican, USCG (Serial No. 1469), from USCG Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, 27 Aug 1988.  This helicopter was decommissioned in 1991 and is now located at Pratt.

Syracuse

 (Kogo Photos)

North American P-51A-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-6006), "Polar Bear", airworthy, Reg. No. N51Z.  John Dowd.

Topeka, Combat Air Museum, Hangars 602 and 604, J Street, Forbes Field, 66619-0142.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Beechcraft SNB-5 Navigator (BuNo. 51241).  “Beech Baby II”, C-45H, B-18S, Reg. No. N87693.

Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor (Serial No. 51241), Reg. No. N87693.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Beechcraft RU-8D Seminole (Serial No. 58-1358), Reg. No. N4835Z.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-9617).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 66-0683), assembled from parts of several airframes.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Curtiss JN-4D2 Jenny, replica, Reg. No. N101JN.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

Douglas TC-47C Skytrain (Serial No. 476582), J8-1.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight (BuNo. 125807), WF.

Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (BuNo. 142168), cockpit, C/N 11422.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (BuNo. 158716), A-771.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Fairchild UC-61K Forwarder, Reg. No. N81395.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Fokker E.IV Eindecker reproduction.

Grumman F4F-3 Wilcat (BuNo.).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Grumman F9F-5 Panther (BuNo. 126226), S-110.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Grumman F-11F-1 Tiger (BuNo. 141811), Blue Angel 5.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 161615), 10.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

Grumman US-2A Tracker (BuNo. 136486), Reg. No. N486GT.

Hiller OH-23A Raven Helicopter (Serial No. 51-16122).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9632).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

Lockheed EC-121T-LO Warning Star (Serial No. 52-3418), C/N 4336, Reg. No. N4257U.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 57-0410), Reg. No. N8234.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II  (Serial No. 66-0268), OY, C/N 1935, with one kill marking.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (BuNo.).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10, replica, (Serial No. 1).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Meyers OTW-125, 1, Reg. No. N15784.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot/WSK-Lim-2 (Serial No. 1016), Reg. No. N15YY.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco/WSK-Lim-6R (Serial No. 611).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PF (Serial No. 4315).

Nieuport 27, replica, Turner, Reg. No. N127LT.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

North American/Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. IV, RCAF (Serial No. 294), Reg. No. N294CH.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

North American O-47B (Serial No. 39-098), Reg. No. N73716.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

North American F-86H Sabre (Serial No. 53-1300).

Pfalz E-1, replica, Baslee.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 51-1659), FS-659.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4375).

Ryan Firebee BQM-34 Drone.

Shenyang J-811.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion Helicopter (BuNo. 152399), C/N 65-026.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 67-18424).

Snow Goose CQ-10A UAV (Serial No. 41).

Sopwith Scout, replica.

Taube, replica, Starks, Reg. No. N1914S.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Vultee BT-13A Valiant (Serial No. 41-11584).

Missiles:

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Corporal M2.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

762-mm M31/M50 Honest John Rocket.

Little John.

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Nike Ajax.

Nike Tartar.

Topeka, American Flight Museum, Hangar 603, Forbes Field, 66605.

Douglas AC-47 Skytrain (Serial No.).

Topeka, Kansas Museum of History, Kansas History Center,6425 SW, 6th Street, 66615-1099.

Curtiss Pusher.

Longren No. 5 Biplane.

Topeka, Museum of the Kansas National Guard, 6700 South West Topeka Boulevard, 66619.

 (aeroprints.com Photo)

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-13569), C/N 4276.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-10011).

 (aeroprints.com Photo)

Bell AH-1S Cobra Helicopter (Serial No. 70-16060), C/N 21004.

 (Aeroprints.com Photo)

Bell OH-58A Kiowa Helicopter (Serial No. 72-21375), C/N 42041.

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker (Serial No. 57-1429).

 (Robert Dilley Photo)

Hughes OH-6A Cayuse Helicopter (Serial No. 67-16066), C/N 0451.  Silver Eagles colours.

Martin RB-57B Canberra (Serial No. 52-1480), C/N 063, mounted on two concrete pylons.

 (aeroprints.com Photos)

Martin B-57B-MA/EB-57B Canberra (Serial No. 52-1526). Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Topeka, Kansas.

 (Robert Dilley Photos)

 (Coert Van Breda Photo)

McDonnell F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 65-0801), OY, C/N 1880.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Republic F-105F Thunderchief (Serial No. 63-8366).

 (aeroprints.com Photo)

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter (Serial No. 68-18439), C/N 64-041.

WaKeeney

 (BruceS Photo)

Grumman F-14A Tomcat (BuNo. 160925), located in a city park just north of I-70.

Wichita, Battle of Kansas

The Battle of Kansas (also known as the "Battle of Wichita") was the nickname given to a project to build, modify, and deliver large quantities of the world's most advanced bomber to the front-lines.  The B-29 Superfortresses were originally planned for use in Europe and in the Pacific, but due to delays in production, the bomber was only used in the Pacific.  The battle began as the first B-29s rolled off the production lines of the massive new Boeing factory on the prairies near Wichita, Kansas.

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a quantum leap in aviation technology which unfortunately came with a lion's share of problems to be resolved before it was committed to combat operations.  When the B-29 was ordered into production, the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor hadn't yet taken place and the first flight of the XB-29 prototype was still over a year away. On 6 Sep 1941 the US Army Air Corps (soon to be the US Army Air Forces) placed its initial production contract for 250 B-29s, built mainly in Wichita.

 (Minorhistorian Photo)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress, off Wichita production line showing the main sub-assemblies, ca 1944.

 (USAAF Photo)

Boeing B-29-40-BW Superfortress (Serial No. 42-24598), "Waddy's Wagon", 20th Air Force, 73rd Bomb Wing, 497th Bomb Group, 869th Bomb Squadron.   The aircraft was the fifth B-29 to take off on the initial Tokyo mission from Saipan, and first to land after bombing the target.  "Waddy's Wagonis shown with her aircrew, posing here to duplicate their caricatures on the plane: Plane Commanding Officer Capt. Walter R. "Waddy" Young, Ponca City, Oklahoma; Lt. Jack H. Vetters, Corpus Christi, Texas, pilot; Lt. John F. Ellis, Moberly, Missouri, bombardier; Lt. Paul R. Garrison, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, navigator; Sgt. George E. Avon, Syracuse, New York, radio operator; Lt. Bernard S. Black, Woodhave, Louisiana, Flight Engineer; Sgt. Kenneth M. Mansie of Randolph, Maine, Tech., and gunners - Sgts. Lawrence L. Lee, Max, North Dakota; Wilbur J. Chapman, Panhandle, Texas; Corbett L. Carnegie, Grindstone Island, New York: and Joseph J. Gatto, Falconer, New York

Wichita, Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 South George Washington Boulevard, McConnell AFB, 67210.

American Eagle A-129, Reg. No. N536E.

Bede BD-5B, Reg. No. N26019.

Beechcraft Starship.

Beechcraft B-35 Bonanza, Reg. No. N5124C.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

Beechcraft U-8F Seminole Excalibur (Serial No. 62-3838), C/N LF-36.

Beechcraft 73 Jet Mentor, prototype, C/N F-1, Reg. No. N134B.

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Beechcraft 2000A Starship 1, Reg. No. N8283S.

 (Eric Friedebach Photos)

Boeing Stearman 4D, "TEXACO 11", Reg. No. NC569Y.

Boeing Stearman B Ariel, Reg. No. N32459.

Boeing Stearman NS-1 (Serial No. 9688), C/N 12.

 (Airman 1st Class John Linzmeier, USAF Photo)

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

Boeing B-29B Superfortress (Serial No. 44-69972), “Doc”, C/N 10804, Doc's Friends.  This aircraft was one of eight B-29s named after characters in the Disney film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".  "Doc" was decommissioned in 1956.  This aircraft has been restored to flight status.

 (USAF Photo)

Seven Boeing B-47A Stratojets parked on the North Apron of the Boeing Airplane Co. Plant II, Wichita, Kansas, on 26 Jan 1951.  The three closest aircraft are (Serial Nos 49-1903, 49-1907 and 49-1909).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

Boeing WB-47E Stratojet (Serial No. 51-2387), painted as (Serial No. 53-4213), c/n 4501237.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

 (Danny Chapman Photos)

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (Serial No. 55-0094), C/N 17210.

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker (Serial No. 55-3658), C/N 17407.

Boeing 727-173C, Reg. No. N199FE.

Boeing 737-2H4, Reg. No. N29SW.

Cessna 177B Cardinal, Reg. No. N1910F.

Cessna 206 Super Skywagon, Reg. No. N5228U.

Cessna 310F, PP-OTI.

Cessna O-2B Skymaster (Serial No. 67-21469), C/N 3337-0492.

Cessna U-8 Seminole (Serial No.).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Cessna T-37B Tweet (Serial No. 58-1977), C/N 40402.

Detroit Gull, Reg. No. N41775.

Funk B-85C, Reg. No. N81162.

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Gates Lear Jet 23, Reg. No. N505PF.

Herring Sport Fan, Reg. No. N95SF.

Jayhawk, Reg. No. N440EM.

Laird Swallow.

Lear 23.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No.), Reg. No. N151.

Mooney M-18C Mite, Reg. No. N492M.

Prescott Pusher, Reg. No. N41PP.

Pretty Prairie Special III, Reg. No. N1473V.

Rawdon T-1, Reg. No. N41672.

Rearwin Speedster.

 (Danny Chapman Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-9089).

 (Eric Friedebach Photo)

Swallow OX-5, Reg. No. C6191.

Swallow C Coupe.

Watkins Skylark SL, Reg. No. NC102V.

Wichita, Reflections of Freedom Historical Air Park, Kansas Air National Guard, 184th BW, McConnell AFB, 2801 South Rock Road, 67221-5000. 

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 78-0066), C/N 61-62.

Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star (Serial No. 47-0215).

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 53-5998).

 (Carmelo Turdo Photo)

 (Coert Van Breda Photo)

McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II (Serial No. 66-0271), C/N 1939, 2 kill markings.

North American F-86L Sabre (Serial No. 52-4265).

North American F-100C Super Sabre (Serial No. 54-1993).

Republic F-84C Thunderjet (Serial No. 47-1513).

Republic F-105D Thunderchief (Serial No. 62-4253), C/N D453.

Rockwell B-1B Lancer (Serial No.).

Wichita, McConnell AFB, 2801 South Rock Road, 67221-5000. 

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (Serial No. 55-3118), c/n 17234, mounted on concrete pylons at the front gate.  Converted to an EC-135K Command Post.

Wichita, Commemorative Air Force, Jayhawk Wing, 2560 South Kessler Street, 67217.

Beechcraft AT-11/C-45G Expeditor (Serial No.).

Cessna UC-78B Bobcat (Serial No. 43-32578).

Fairchild PT-23 Cornell (Serial No.), 202.

North American SNJ-4 Texan (Serial No. 26669), 669, WF.