Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks
Apache Junction: American Legion
Post 27 T-33 May 2009
Buckeye: Municipal Airport
A-26 May 2009 This airframe is registered as a Douglas
B-26B, 44-34609 with the qualification that it may not be suitable for
flight, which probably makes sense as the elevators and rudder are
missing. Previously this Invader was a bug sprayer.
Chandler: Government Center
F-86 May 2009
Corona: American Legion Post 109
F-4 May 2009
Gila Bend: Airport
(2) RF-101 May 2009 The sun does not shine all of
the time in Arizona.
Airport T-38 May 2009 This is the old
location of Williams AFB before it closed. It was a training base
that flew T-38's.
Bonsall Park F-100 May 2009
Mountain High School A-26 May 2009 This A-26
sits inside the school compound next to its aviation technology
department building. In order to obtain these photos I had to go
see the principal and sit in his waiting area before getting permission.
I was assigned a security guard who then accompanied me to the A-26.
Everyone was most helpful at the school with this photo shoot. The
N26GT registration is not valid for this aircraft and at one time it was
registered to an A-26C which was deregistered because it was
"destroyed". It could be the school's aviation department restored
the Invader. Those I talked to did not know too much about this.
Town Park (2) RF-4 May 2009
Pima Air Museum A-7D May 2009 - This Gate Guard is on display
outside the museum in the parking lot.
Pima Air Museum B-29, B-36, B-52, Blenheim, CH-47, EA-1F, E-1B,
F7F, Gannet, HUM-1, J4F, PBM, PV-2, RB-1, S2F, S-43, Shackleton,
Supper Guppy, WB-57, XJL-1 YC-14, YC-125 May 2009 - There are over 250 at this
museum both inside and outside. The website for the Pima Museum
does an excellent job with photos for all. Shown here will be rare
that one does not normally see at museums around the country.
Budd RB-1 all stainless steel with spot
welds. See the photos below for the welds.
My previous visit to the Pima Air Museum was
in 1997. Since that time several buildings have been constructed
to begin to house some of the aircraft.
This is the only Martin PBM Mariner I have
seen and was outside in 1997. Note how big it is to the size of
the people standing next to it.
Grumman J4F-2 Widgeon
This 1947 Columbia XJL-1 looks very similar
to the 319 Grumman J2F Ducks that Columbia built under license from Grumman during WWII.
Grumman S2F-1 Tracker
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
Martin WB-57 Canberra. Note the long
wings as used by NASA.
Fairey Gannet AEW Mk3. This is the
only one I have seen in the US.
Douglas EA-1F Skyraider
Spacelines 377-SG Super Guppy. See my "Other
Items" Page for a photo of the active Super Guppy I took at NASA El
Paso in 2007.
Grumman E-1B Tracer
Sikorsky S-43 painted as a US Marine JRS-1.
Avro AEW.2 Shackleton.
Bristol Mk. IV Blenheim. This is the
only one I have seen outside of the UK.
This photo is to compare the size of a late
WWII twin engine US fighter with an early war twin engine British
bomber. The Grumman Tigercat is bigger than the Blenheim.
Grumman F7F Tigercat.
Northrop YC-125 Raider. There is also one that
is at the Air Force
Museum in Dayton, OH.
This B-52 came from Edwards AFB and was used
at the Drop Aircraft for many of the experiments there.
This shows the markings on the side of the
fuselage for each the missile drops it did along with the fixture on the
wing to carry the missiles aloft.
Sikorsky CH-47 Mohave.
This B-36 was in the final stages of being
rebuilt for display. The Props need to be installed along with an
The Peacemaker went on display several
months after I was there.