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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:10 am 
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Attached is a selection of photos taken at the subject museum on 05 July 2015. This museum is located on the former site of McClelland AFB, CA. Due to the major drought in California the aircraft have not been washed for several years.


Douglas C-53D Skytrain. Note passenger door located on RH side of aircraft
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Douglas C-54D Skymaster
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LTV A-7D Corsair II
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Provost T3
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Piasecki H-21 "Flying Banana"
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Convair VC-131
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Lockheed RC-121 Warning Star
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General Dynamics F-111
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MiG-21
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Lockheed TF-104 Starfighter
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Republic F-105D Thunderchief
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Convair F-102A
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North American T-39 Sabreliner
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North American T-28B Trojan
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North American AT-6G Texan
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McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
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North American F-100 Super Sabre
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Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
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Convair F-106A
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Douglas A-1 Skyraider
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McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom
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Lockheed F-80B Shooting Star
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Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
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North American F-86D Sabre
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MiG-19
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Beech UC-45J Expeditor
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Grumman F-14D Tomcat
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North American F-100 Super Sabre
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Fairchild C-119 Packet
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Grumman HU-16 Albatross
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Grumman S-2 Tracker
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Sikorsky HH-3
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North American F-86F Sabre
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:40 am 
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Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing those with us.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:52 pm 
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Thanks for the great pics jdvoss. Looking at #22 I was once again reminded at just how amazed I am that there are no flyable examples of the P-80. Such a beautiful and historic aircraft.


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CORRECTION: "TF-104" Photo

The F-104 aircraft pictured is mis-identified as a "TF-104". It's correct designation is "F-104B" and was a NASA aircraft.

"Old Timer's Disease" strikes again.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:31 pm 
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Love the Selfridge F-4 and the C-54. Don't think I've seen pics from this museum before. Thank you for sharing!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:04 am 
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Thank you for your kind comment. The Sacramento area is a great anchor point for THREE fantastic air museums as follows:

a. Aerospace Museum (@ former McClelland AFB) in northern Sacramento (photo set above)
b. Jimmy Doolittle Museum (@ Travis AFB) located about 40 minutes west of Sacramento (see photo set of page 2 of Photo Gallery)
c. Castle Air Museum (@ former Castle AFB) located about 90 minutes south of Sacramento (see photo set on page 3 of Photo Gallery)

The Castle Air Museum has a very large collection of aircraft and the most complete bomber selection in the western USA (B-18, B-23, B-24, B-25, B-26, B-29, B-50, et.al. and a Vulcan too).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:21 pm 
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A few corrections are in order. 1) Despite the current water crisis, the aircraft shown in the excellent images presented here have been individually and regularly washed as California drought regulation circumstances permit. 2) The museum itself, formerly the McClellan AFB Aviation Museum, was in 2005 privatised and renamed the Aerospace Museum of California, residing on the McClellan Business park facility site, near the flightline in a new 7 million dollar facility (and directly adjacent to the Coast Guard Station Sacramento hangers) at the end of Freedom Park Drive in North Highlands; 3) The F-14 Tomcat is actually an 'A' model (not a D); 4) The museum's Starfighter is not a TF-104 (as has already been noted), but a rare F-104B model that was used exclusively as a Dryden Flight Research Center flight test & support aircraft from 1957 to about 1977 or so, before being replaced by a NASA TF-104 and donated to our museum. All that said, the images, which appear to have been taken at different times and not at the same time in 2015, are rather excellent. Thanks for sharing these fine images of our birds with the on-line warbird community! (I'm the museum's crewchief for our Convair F-106A 'Delta Dart' (59-0010, more familiarly known to us as 'Heathcliff')


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:57 pm 
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One further correction: Our AMC 'F-86D' is actually an 'F-86L'. :D We have an 'Open Cockpit' event coming up on 6 February 2016, as part of the Sacramento-wide 'Museum Day' observance. Admittance to the Aerospace Museum of California (as with all Sacramento area museums) is free at that time and most of the aircraft shown in these above images will be open to the public to view and/or sit in. If you've ever wanted to sit in the cockpit of a McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II, that's your opportunity to get a real pilot's perspective on what it must have been like to fly the Mach-2 Phabulous Phantom. :spit


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:51 pm 
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I'm sure there must be a few ex-SAMA folks out there screaming, "McClellan!!!"


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