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Castle Air Museum
Atwater, California
October 2015
Photo-report:
Castle Air Museum was opened in 1981 and is located near the entrance of the old Castle Air Force Base there are upwards of 70 aircraft on display which are very well spaced out in the compound of 11 acres.
Convair RB-36H Peacemaker (51-13730 'S').
Left to right: Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft (Convair) RB-36H Peacemaker (51-13730 'S'). B-36 Peacemaker first flew in 1946 and at that time was the largest bomber ever built, its original mission was to deliver nuclear weapons from the 1950s. In this role it was replaced by the B-52 and the last B-36 remained in service until 1959.
Left to right: Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (53-0354).
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (55-3139).
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (60612).
Left to right: Boeing WB-50D Superfortress (marked '0-90351') but comprises three different aircraft (mostly 44-70064) recovered from NAS China Lake.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress (44-61535) but includes parts from 44-70064 alo recovered from NAS China Lake.
Left to right: Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (43-38635) 'Virgins Delight'
Douglas A-26B Invader (41-39472 painted as '435648 BC-648').
Left to right: Boeing B-47E Stratojet (52-0166 marked 0-20166) 'Spirit'.
Northrop-Grumman EA-6B Prowler (160436 'SD-510').
Left to right: Consolidated B-24M Liberator (44-1916).
Douglas UC-67/B-23 Dragon (39-0047 '112-MD').
Left to right: North American B-25J Mitchell (44-86891).
Douglas B-18 Bolo (37-0029 'BI-24').
Left to right: North American B-45A Tornado (47-008).
North American RA-5C Vigilante (156615 'NE-611').
North American F-100 Super Sabre (52879 'FW-879').
Left to right: McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (70412).
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (56-1413 'FC-413').
Convair F-106A Delta Dart (58-0793 painted as '0-72456').
Left to right: Lockheed F-104D Starfighter (57-1330 painted as '71312 FG-312').
Republic F-105B Thunderchief (57-5837).
Martin EB-57E Canberra (55-4243).
Douglas A-4L Skyhawk (149532 'AF-401') of VA-204 US Navy.
Left to right: Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star (45-8490 'FT-490').
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (58-0629).
Northrop F-89J Scorpion (52-1927 'FV-927').
Left to right: North American F-86H Sabre (53-1230).
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (51-9433 'FS-433').
Vought RF-8G Crusader (145607 'PP-909').
Left to right: Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior (144843 'SS-913').
Grumman F-14D Tomcat (164601 'AD-160').
General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark (69-6507).
Left to right: McDonnell F-4E Phantom (66-0289 '5') Thunderbirds scheme.
Northrop T-38A Talon (64-13271 'BB').
McDonnell Douglas F15A Eagle (74-0119 'FF').
Left to right: Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar (49-0199).
Curtis C-46D Commando (44-77575).
Fairchild C-123K Provider (55-4512 'WX').
Beech C-45G Expeditor (51-11897).
Left to right: Douglas C-47D Skytrain (43-15977 'N-L7').
Douglas R5D-4 Skymaster (90407).
Convair HC-131A Samaritan (5785) US .Coast Guard.
Left to right: Grumman HU-16B Albatross (51-7163).
Grumman S-2F-1 Tracker (136421).
Rockwell T-39A Saberliner (61-0664).
Left to right: de Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver (54-1707).
Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe (57-05849).
Cessna 150 (N50198).
Left to right: Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster (67-21413).
Cessna T-37B Tweety Bird (56-3537).
Beech YT-34BH Mentor (50-0735).
Left to right: North American AT-6 Texan (02684 'TA-684').
Vultee BT-13 Valiant (42-6978 'E-205').
Kaman HH-43B Huskie (62-4513).
Left to right: McDonnell Douglas VC-9C (73-1681) it was in service with the 89th Airlift Wing from February 1975 to September 2005 it arrived at the museum in October 2013.
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird (64-17960).
Left to right: Avro Vulcan B.2 (XM605) RAF.
Avro Canada CF100 Canuck (100504) Royal Canadian Air Force.
SAAB J35 Draken (AT-154) Royal Danish Air Force.
Lockheed C-56 Lodestar (1373 painted as '254') South African Air Force.