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

Montana Warplanes

Data current to 19 July 2018.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-73526), Montana Air National Guard, ca 1947.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-72844) in formation, 186th Fighter Squadron, Montana Air National Guard.  Cavalier conversion, Reg. No. N7406, this aircraft may have been a source of parts for other Mustang restorations.

 (USAF Photo)

North American F-51D-25-NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73487), 186th Fighter Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, ca 1947.

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North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre (s/n 49-1333, "City of Bozeman") from the 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at Great Falls, Montana, ca 1955.

 (USAF Photo)

Force Northrop F-98C Scorpion (Serial No. 51-5775) from the 186th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 120th Fighter Group, Montana Air National Guard, at Great Falls, Montana, ca 1966.

 (USAF Photo)

 Convair F-102 Delta Dagger (Serial No. 55-3398), 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, 1964)

 (USAF Photo)

Convair TF-102A-41-CO Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-2353), 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, 1969.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-106 Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-2478), 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, 1969.

 (PH3 Xanos, USN Photo)

Convair F-106A-64-CO Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-2453) from the 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 120th Fighter Interceptor Group, Montana Air National Guard, 3 July 1985.

 (NMUSAF Photo)

Convair F-106A-90-CO Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-2497), c/n 8-24-80 from the 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, ca 1980s.

 (Rob Schleiffert Photo)

Convair F-106B Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-2517), 17, 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, 1 Jan 1987.

 (USAF Photo)

Convair F-106B Delta Dart (Serial No. 57-2517), 17, 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, 1969.

 (TSgt. Fernando Serna, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 81-0772) from the 186th Fighter Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, escorts a Soviet Su-27 Flanker aircraft to the Canadian border after an air show, 1990.

 (Senior Airman James T. May III, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 186th Fighter Squadron Vigilantes, 120th Fighter Wing, Montana Air National Guard. 

 (Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon three-ship formation flying over Kunsan City, South Korea.  The F-16s serve with Air National Guard units from New Mexico, Colorado and Montana.

 (TSGT Michael Haggerty, USAF Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 81-0671), armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles climbing skyward over Great Falls International Airport, Montana.

 (SMSgt Eric Peterson, USAF Photo)

McDonnell F-15E Strike Eagle (Serial No. 82-0028), 120th Fighter Wing, Detachment 1, Montana Air National Guard, 21 Dec 2012.

 (rediegsfan21 Photo)

McDonnell F-15C Strike Eagle (Serial No. 78-0521), 120th Fighter Wing, Detachment 1, Montana Air National Guard, 2 Jan 2013.

Montana Warplane Survivors

Bozeman, 600 West Kagy Boulevard, 59717.

Pietenpohl B4-A Aircamper, Reg. No. NC12752.

Butte

 (Trisepia Photos)

North American F-86L Sabre Dog (Serial No. 53-0997), C/N 201-441, mounted on three concrete pylons.

Dutton, American Legion Freeborn Post 64, 122 1st Ave, 59433.

 (BruceS Photos)

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (Serial No. 57-1332), mounted on a concrete pylon.

Fortune

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74012), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 9243), C-G4, Reg. No. N6519D, James Smith.

Glasgow, Valley County Pioneer Museum, 816 Highway 2, 59230.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9564), mounted on three pylons.

Great Falls, Montana Air National Guard, 120th FG, Great Falls International Airport, Gore Hill, 59401-5000.

 (Senior Master Sgt Eric J. Peterson, USAF Photo)

 (ZenPanda Photo)

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (Serial No. 56-1105).  This aircraft has been restored by Airmen of the 120th Fighter Wing, Montana Air National Guard and is currently on dispaly in Lion’s Park, 10 Ave South and 27th Street, 59401.

 (David Watkins Photos)

 (ZenPanda Photo)

Convair F-106 Delta Dart (Serial No. 59-0069), 10, C/N 8-24-198, painted as (Serial No. 57-2492), mounted on three concrete pylons.

 (David Watkins Photo)

 (ZenPanda Photo)

 (USAF Photo)

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO Shooting Star (Serial No. 52-9672) from the 186th Fighter Squadron, 120th Fighter Wing, Montana Air National Guard, being put on display at Great Falls International Airport, Montana.

 (ZenPanda Photo)

North American F-86A Sabre (Serial No. 47-0637), painted as 2637, “City of Great Falls”, mounted on a pylon.

 (David Watkins Photo)

 (ZenPanda Photo)

 (Banjodog Photo)

Northrop F-89J Scorpion (Serial No. 53-2547), with a pair of Genie missiles underwing, mounted on three concrete pylons.  This is the only F-89 to have ever fired a Genie rocket with a live nuclear warhead, having done so as part of Operation Plumbob.

Great Falls, Malmstrom AFB Museum & Airpark, 2nd Avenue, 59402-7538. 

  (David Watkins Photo)

Bell UH-1F Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 65-7956), painted as (Serial No. 63-13157), MM.

Bell RP-63C Kingcobra (Serial No. 43-11117).

 (David Watkins Photo)

Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker (Serial No. 53-0360), C/N 17142, painted as (Serial No. 52-2638).

 (David Watkins Photo)

 (ZenPanda Photo)

General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (Serial No. 79-0290), “Vigilantes” Guard.

 (David Watkins Photo)

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (Serial No. 57-0574), painted as (Serial No. 0-61779).

 (David Watkins Photo)

Martin EB-57B Night Intruder (Serial No. 52-1505), C/N 088.

 (David Watkins Photo)

McDonnell F-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 59-0419), C/N 743, mounted on three pylons.

North American TB-25M Mitchell (Serial No. 44-30493), C/N 108-33768, mounted on three pylons.

 (David Watkins Photo)

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (Serial No. 52-6969), painted as (Serial No. 52-6974), FS-974, mounted on a pylon.

LGM-30 Minuteman Missile.

Hamilton

North American P-51D-20NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-63675), ex-Swedish Air Force, "Sierra Sue II" on the left side, "Gul Kalle" on the right side, Reg. No. N1751D.  Paul C. Ehlen.

Helena, Montana Historical Society Museum, 225 North Roberts, 59620-1201.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.).

De Havilland DH 60 Moth.

Helena, College of Technology, 2300 Airport Road, 59601.

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

North American T-39 Sabreliner (Serial No.).

Northrop F-89 Scorpion (Serial No.).

Sikorsky H-19 Helicopter (Serial No.).

Helena, Firefighting Training Center, Helena Municipal Airport.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 70-1040), OH.

Helena, Regional Airport.

 (David Watkins Photo)

Bell UH-1M Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-14101), C/N 1225, mounted on a pylon.

 (Andre Wadman Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. 44-74977N), "Charlotte's Chariot II", Reg. No. N251CS, Southern Heritage Air LLC.

Kalispell

Supermarine Seafire FR Mk. 47, RN (Serial No. VP441), painted as an aircraft that served with No. 804 NAS which was part of the 14th Carrier Air Group in 1948., Reg. No. N47SF.  VP441 was manufactured at South Marston and first flew on 30 November  1947. It entered service with No. 804 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Ford, Sussex, early in February 1948.  The Sqn moved to RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland on 25 May 1948.   The Sqn embarked on HMS Ocean and sailed to the Mediterranean on 24 August 1948, arriving on 3 September.  Sometime about November, VP441 suffered damage in a deck landing accident.  Although it was repaired at the Aircraft Repair Yard at Kalafrana, Malta, it did not return to service but was transferred back to England and placed in storage.  It was upgraded in 1951, and used as an instructional airframe in 1953 until struck off charge in 1954.  It went through several owners before coming to the USA in April 1975.  Restored by Ezell Aviation, flown in 2004, owned by James E. Smith.

Vought F4U-5NL Corsair (BuNo. 124560), Warbirds LLC.

Lincoln County, Stonehenge Air Museum

Curtis P-40E/Kittyhawk Mk. IA, RAF (Serial No. AK752).

Vought F4U-5P Corsair (BuNo. 122184).

Marion

Lockheed R5O-5 (18-56) Lodestar (Serial No. 2404), painted as (BuNo. 12474), "Bitchin Betty", Reg. No. N631LS.  Lawrence E. Hill.

Missoula, Museum of Mountain Flying, Missoula International Airport, 5525 US Hwy 10 West, 59808.

Aeronca L-3.

Aeronca 11AC Chief.

Beechcraft C-45F Expeditor (Serial No.), Reg. No. N8037H.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 70-2467.

Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Reg. No. N500JV, 22.

Clark Special, Reg. No. N50RR.

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

De Havilland DH 60GMW Moth, Reg. No. N617V, “McNeely”.

Douglas C-47A Skytrain (Serial No.), Reg. No. N24320.

Grumman (General Motors) TBM-3E Avenger, Tanker 13, Reg. No. C-GLEL, Ex-Forest Protection Services Ltd, New Brunswick.  Airworthy.

Kaminskas RK-3 Jungster II, Reg. No. N805.

Naval Aircraft Factory N2S-3 (Serial No.).

Northrop F-89 Scorpion (Serial No.).

Piper J-3C-65 Cub, Reg. No. N21BJ.

Stinson Voyager 150, Reg. No. N8466K.

Travel Air 6000, Reg. No. NC8865.

Youngster 2.

Missoula, Smoke Jumper Center, Aerial Fire Depot, US Department of Agriculture, 5765 West Broadway, 59808.

Beechcraft 58P.

Beechcraft 99.

Cessna 206.

De Havilland Canada DHC 6 Twin Otter, Reg. No. N683AR.

Douglas DC-3, Reg. No. N115Z.

Sherpa C203A, Reg. No. N178Z.

Missoula

WACO Classic YMF-F5C (Serial No. F5C-088), Reg. No. N880WP, ME Vintage Racing.

Polson, Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, 59860.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 64-13914).

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No.), Reg. No. N388M.

LTV A-7D Corsair II (Serial No. 71-0342), ED.

McDonnell F-4C Phantom II (Serial No. 64-0677), cockpit.

Piper J-3C-65 Cub, airframe.

Sidney

 (Chris Kennedy Photo, ca 1978)

North American P-51D-25NT Mustang (Serial No. 44-84615), "Betty Boop", Reg. No. N55JL.  Philip Petrik DBA.