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The Castle Air Museum on the way to Winterail 2010

by Chris Guenzler

After lunch at the KFC in Merced with headed to our next stop of the day the Castle Air Museum which I had visited years ago with my late father. I went in and paid since all I was going to do was take pictures this time and left Chris and Dave to look around the place at their own leisure. So now I will show you the unique collection of airplanes the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California has to offer you.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

Consolidated B-24M Liberator.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Bomber.

North American AT-6 Texan Trainer.

Boeing KC-97 StratoFreighter.

Douglas B-23 Dragon Bomber.

Avro Vulcan B. MK2 Bomber.

Boeing B-29 Superfortess Bomber.

Douglas B-18 Bolo Bomber.

Two views of North American B-45A Tornado.

North American B-25J Mitchell Bomber.

Vultee BT-13 Trainer.

Boeing B-47E Stratojet Bomber.

Douglas B-18 Bolo Fighter.

Avro-Canada CF-100 MK V Canuck Fighter.

Fairchild C-123K Provider Cargo.

Lockheed C-56 Loadstar.

Kawasaki KAQ-1 {Drone}.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Cargo.

Curtis C-46D Commando Cargo.

Lockheed C-56 Loadstar.

DeHaviland-Canada L-20 Beaver {U-6} Utility.

Cessna O-2A Super Skymaster.

Scene of the Castle Air Museum.

Cessna U-3A Blue Canoe Utility.

Kaman HH-43B Huskie Helicopter.

Boeing B-52D Stratofortress Bomber.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Cargo.

Lockheed P-80B {F-80B} Shooting Star Fighter.

Boeing B-47 Strojet Bomber.

Republic F-84F Thunder Streak Fighter.

North American F-86H Sabre Fighter.

Northrop F-89J Scorpion Fighter.

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker Tanker.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Trainer.

Consolidated-Vultee RB-36H Peacemaker Bomber.

McDonnell F-4E Phantom Fighter.

General Dynamics FB-111 Aardvark Fighter-Bomber.

North American F-100C Super Sabre Fighter.

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Fighter.

A scene at the Castle Air Museum.

Ken Ruben was on this Amtrak train passing across J7 on his way to Stockton for Winterail 2010.

Martin EB-57E Canberra Bomber.

Convair Delta Dagger Interceptor.

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Fighter.

Lockheed F104B Starfighter Fighter.

Consolidated-Vultee RB-36H Peacemaker Bomber.

Republic F-105 Thunderchief.

Douglas R5D-4 Skymaster Cargo.

Convair F-106 Delta Dart Fighter.

Fairchild C-119C Flying Boxcar Cargo,

Tools of an airport for safe service.

Convair 240 {HC-131A} Samaritan Transport.

Grumman SA-16 Albatross Search and Rescue Amphibian.

McDonnell Douglas F-15A Fighter.

Thunderbird 6.

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker.

Chris Parker and Dave Abbott enjoying the Castle Air Museum.

North American AT-6 Texan Trainer. With all the planes now covered I offer you the views of the Indoor Museum.

With those pictures taken, I headed out to the rental car and put all the pictures into the computer. As I did that the sky let loose and it would be raining heavy until later in the evening. Once I did that I made the pages and named the pictures so I would be ready to write the story after I return home and on my next trip to La Plata leaving home on Monday night. Once finished, I found Chris and Dave and we headed towards Stockton.

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