2008 Museums: Castle Air Museum, CA

The Castle Air Museum is located in Atwater, CA, a little outside the main tourist areas of the Bay Area but is well worth the detour !  This museum is settled a like Pima Air Museum (minus the sand and cactuses) in the fact that all its collection sits outdoors, exposed to the elements.  But the museum staff seems to be doing a great job at preserving those artifacts...

Again, just like I did for the Wings Over the Rockies Museum page, I am presenting the pictures I have taken there just like I toured the facility so it gives you a virtual tour of the museum.  Enjoy !


North American AT-6 Texan
Boeing B-17G "Virgin's Delight"
  Side view
  Engine
  Belly turret
Boeing B-29 "Raz'n Hell"
  Front view
  Nose art
Boeing WB-50D "Flight of the Phoenix"
  Side view
  Nose Art
Douglas B-18 Bolo
  Nose view
  Side view
Fairchild C-123K Provider "Hog Hauler"
  Side view
  Nose Art
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress "SAC-0612"
  Nose view
  Nose art
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
  Nose view
Boeing KC-135C Stratotanker
McDonnell F4-E Phantom II 
  Nose art (Thunderbirds)
General Dynamics FB-111 Aardvark
Convair F-106A Delta Dart
  Side view
  Tail view
Martin EB-57A Canberra
  Nose view
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
  Nose view
Douglas R5D-4 Skymaster (Navy C-54)
  Nose view
Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar
  Side view
Convair HC-131A "Spirit of Modesto"
Grumman SA-16 Albatross
   Nose view
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
  Rear view
Consolidated-Vultee RB-36H Peacemaker
  Nose view
  Turbo-jet engine nacelle
  Engines & tail
  Nose turret
  Nose view
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

Northrop F-89J Scorpion
  Nose view
North American F-86H Sabre
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Lockheed P-80B (F-80B)
  Tail art
Douglas C-46 Skytrain "7th Heaven"
  Nose art
Curtis C-46D Commando "Honey Cat"
  Nose view
  Nose art
Beech YT-34 Mentor
Kaman HH-43B Huskie
Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe
Lockheed F-104B Starfighter
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
  Nose art
Cessna O2-A Skymaster
DeHavilland Canada L-20 Beaver (U-6)
Beech C-45 Expediter
  Side view
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
  Side view
Kawasaki KAQ-1 (Drone)
Lockheed C-56 Lodestar
  Nose view
  Side view
Avro Canada CF-100 Mk.V Canuck
  Side view
North American B-45A Tornado
  Side view
Avro Vulcan B Mk.2
  Nose view
  Tail view
Douglas B-23 Dragon
  Nose view
  Tail view
Boeing KC-97 StratoFreighter
  Nose view
Consolidated B-24M Liberator
  Nose view
  Tail gun turret
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
  Side view
North American B-25J "Lazy Daisy Mae"
  Side view
  Nose art
  Tail view
Douglas A-26B Invader
  Side view
  Tail view
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
  Nose view
 


Engines:
Allison V-1710
P & W R-2800 Double Wasp
  Rear view