Former Military Aircraft at Mojave Airport, September 2001
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Mojave is the home of many rarely seen former military aircraft. Pictures on the left side of the page were taken on this tour. Pictures on the right side of the page show the same airplanes taken on earlier occasions.
I am not associated with the Mojave Airport. I just have a lot of pictures of the Mojave Airport on display on my web site. If you want to see the retired airliners at Mojave visit the Mojave Air and Space Port web site.
Douglas C-133A Cargomasters, N136AB and N201AB formerly of the Foundation for Airborne Relief.
Douglas C-133A, N136AB formerly of the Foundation for Airborne Relief (FAR). Its Douglas construction number is 44706 and its Air Force serial was 54-136. It was sold to the FAR and registered N136AR in 1973. In August 1974, Properties Investment Enterprises of Santa Barbara, California bought it and re-registered it N136AB, but markings were never applied. Since October 1973, the plane has been at storage at Mojave.
N136AB at Mojave in June1975.
Douglas C-133A, N201AB formerly of the Foundation for Airborne Relief. Its Douglas construction number is 45166 and its Air Force serial was 56-2001. It was owned for a while by Cargomaster Corporation. It is currently registered to Maurice Carlson of Anchorage, Alaska.
N201AB at Mojave in June1975.
More of my Douglas C-133 Cargomaster photos.
Douglas ERA-3B Skywarrior, N163TB. Its BuNo was 142668 and it last served with VAQ-34 Agressors at NAS Pt. Mugu California.
Douglas ERA-3B Skywarrior, N163TB stored at Mojave on July 27, 1997.
Douglas ERA-3B Skywarrior, N162TB. Its BuNo was 144832 and it last served with VAQ-33 Firebirds at NAS Key West, Florida.
Douglas ERA-3B Skywarrior, N162TB stored at Mojave on July 27, 1997.
Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior, N571HA. Its BuNo was 144843.
Douglas ERA-3B Skywarrior, N572HA. Its BuNo was 144841, and it was used in the development of the Patriot missile for the Army.
ERA-3B 144841 GD212 of VAQ-34 on approach to Pt. Mugu NAS on December 8, 1987. The small propellors are Ram Air Turbines (RAT) to generate the power for the jamming transmitters housed in the large canoe radome under the fuselage.
More of my Douglas A-3 Skywarrior photographs.
Visit the A-3 Skywarrior web site.
SAAB A32 Lansens, N5486X, N4767R, and N4432V of Mach Two Inc. were sold to Military Aircraft Restoration Corporation to raise funds for a Spitfire Mk. XIX for the Swedish Air Force Museum. The SAAB construction numbers are 32209, 32120, and 32284, respectively. It has been reported that two of these Lansens have been donated to the United States Airpower Museum at Fresno, CA.
SAAB A32 Lansen, N4767R at Mojave on May 9, 1985.
SAAB A32 Lansen, N4432V at Mojave on November 9, 1986.
SAAB A32 Lansen, N5468V of Mach Two Incorporated at Brown Field, California on May 22, 1988.
Read more about the SAAB 32 Lansen.
North American F-100A Super Sabre, 53-1688 in Flight Systems colors has no visible registration. Its North American construction number is 192-183. It is reported that the Air Force Flight Test Center has traded a McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II for it. The components of a few more Super Sabres and at least one Lockheed F-104 Starfighter can be seen in the background.
F-100A, 53-1688 appears to have been the old Mojave Airport gate guard, which is seen here as it appeared on June 18, 1975.
North American F-100D, N2011U formerly of Flight Systems. It flew for the Air Force as 55-2888, and was then transferred to the Turkish Air Force. It has been registered to Global Aerospace of Diamond Bar, California since 1993.
North American F-100D, N2011U and F-100F, N2011V at Mojave on August 13, 1989.
Pictures of retired airliners at Mojave on September 10, 2001.
Photos from visits to the Mojave Airport on September 5, 2002, January 21, 2003, and March 23, 2003.
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