Warplane Survivors USA: Florida, Polk City, Fantasy of Flight, Kermit Weeks Collection

Florida Warplanes

Fantasy of Flight, Kermit Weeks Collection, 1400 Broadway Boulevard, S.E. Polk City, FL, 33868.

Aerostar S-60A (Serial No. S-60A-3224), Reg. No. N69FF, Maintenance Hangar.

(Netweave Photo)

Albatros D.Va with an original Mercedes 6 cylinder, 200 hp engine.

Antonov AN-2 Colt (Serial No. 8331), Reg. No. N4301U, in storage.

Avro 504J Gosport (Serial No. B3182), Reg. No. N3182G, Restoration Shop.

Avro 643 Cadet II (Serial No. 1060), Reg. No. N643AV, VH-PRU, A6-25, North Hangar, flyable.

(RuthAS Photo, Strathallan, UK, 1975)

Avro Lancaster (Serial No. 277), G-BCOH, restoration project, ex-RCAF KB976.  The author was taken onboard this aircraft by the aircrew while it was refueling at CFB Edmonton, Alberta in the spring of 1975 just before RuthAS took this photo.

Bachem Ba 349A-1 Natter replica (Serial No. 1), South Hangar.

Barber 1911 Valkyrie replica (Serial No. 1), Restoration Shop.

Beechcraft 400A (Serial No. RK112), Reg. No. N112BJ.

(Valder137 Photos)

Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing (Serial No. 6880), Reg. No. N52962.

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan (Serial No. 43-10371), Reg. No. N92KC, Maintenance Hangar.

Bell 47G Sioux Helicopter (Serial No. 1685), Reg. No. N147DP, South Hangar.

(Valder137 Photo)

Bell P-63C Kingcobra (Serial No. 29004), c/n 33-766, Reg. No. N91448, 100.

Boeing 100 Army (Serial No. 1144), Reg. No. N873H, being rebuilt.

Boeing 100 Navy (Serial No.), being rebuilt.

Boeing 100 Civilian (Serial No.), being rebuilt.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83525), Reg. No. N83525, "Susie Q", in storage.

(Valder137 Photo)

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Serial No. 44-83542), Reg. No. N9324Z, BG-L/B “Piccadilly Princess”, Immersion Environment.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Serial No. 45-21787), Reg. No. N29KW, nose section on display in the North Hangar.

Bristol (Fairchild) Bolingbroke Mk. IVT, RCAF (Serial No. 9983), c/n 11-880-203, Reg. No. N4260C.

Brock Morane monoplane, 1916, North Hangar.

Brown B-2 Racer replica (Serial No. T2), Reg. No. N255Y, “Miss Los Angeles”, North Hangar.

Bücker Bü-131 Jungmann (Serial No. 78), Reg. No. N41455, South Hangar.

Bücker Bü-133C Jungmeister (Serial No. 4), Reg. No. N40BJ, YR-PAX, North Hangar.

Bücker Bü-181 Bestmann (Serial No.), Reg. No. N181BU, North Hangar, flyable.

Canon HJ1 Hornet-VH-32 (Serial No. 13), Reg. No. N125JC.

(Mike Freer -Touchdown aviation Photo)

Cierva C.30A Autogyro (Serial No. K4235), c/n R3/CH/43, KX-H, G-AHMJ, South Hangar.

Commonwealth Boomerang (Serial No.), in storage.

Commonwealth Wirraway (Serial No.), in storage.

Consolidated B-24D Liberator front section, ex-USAAF (Serial No. 42-40557), ex-RAF (Serial No. BZ755), ex-RCAF (Serial No. 600), coded N, painted as USAAF (Serial No. 41-11825) “Hail Columbia”, Officers Club at the Fantasy of Flight Museum, in Polk City, Florida.  The nose was rebuilt to represent a B24D.

Consolidated B-24J Liberator (Serial No. 44-44272), painted as 42-50551, Reg. No. N94459, Maintenance Hangar, ex-RAF Liberator B VI (Serial No. KH401), No 357 Sqn, ex-Indian Air Force aircraft (Serial No. HE771), ex-No. 6 Sqn, P, RR * R+ Joe.

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (Serial No. 48375), Reg. No. N96UC, on the ramp.

Consolidated Vultee PBY-5A Catalina (Serial No. 33966), Reg. No. N3936A, in storage.

Convair 340 (Serial No. 146), Reg. No. N114BF.

Curtiss Headless Pusher Model D replica (Serial No.), Reg. No. N8234E, North Hangar.

Curtiss JN-4D Jenny (Serial No. 5360), Reg. No. N2404, Woodshop, undergoing restoration.

Curtiss O-1/F8C Falcon (Serial No.), in storage.

Curtiss 519 Oriole (Serial No. 189), Reg. No. N61624.

Curtiss Robin (Serial No.), Maintenance Hangar, on display courtesy of World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection.

Curtiss Wright Junior CW-1 (Serial No. 1145), Reg. No. N10967, North Hangar.

Curtiss Wright A22 (Serial No. 3707), Reg. No. N888U.

Curtiss Wright Travel Air B-4000 (Serial No. 1365), Reg. No. N174B.

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk (Serial No. 28370), Reg. No. N62435.

Curtis P-40E Kittyhawk Mk. 1A, RAF (Serial No. AL171), in storage.

Curtiss P-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 33915), Reg. No. N923.

Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk (Serial No. 44-47923), South Hangar, flyable.

de Havilland D.H.4 (Serial No.), military version, North Hangar.

de Havilland D.H.4 Mail Plane (Serial No.), Wood Shop.

(Bzuk Photo)

de Havilland D.H. 98 Mosquito (Serial No. RS-712), EG-F, Reg. No. NX35MK, on loan to the EAA Museum, Oshkosh.

de Havilland MK-35 (Serial No. RS-712), Reg. No. N35MK.

Demoiselle Model A replica (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N65269, Restoration Shop.

Dewoitine D26 (Serial No. 10853), Reg. No. N282DW.

Douglas DC-3 (Serial No.), c/n 2193, Reg. No. N600RC.

Douglas B-23 Dragon (Serial No. 2743), Reg. No. N4000B, 39-0057, 40-23, in storage.

Douglas A-20G Havoc (Serial No. 21844), Reg. No. N34920, in storage in California.

Douglas B-26B Invader (Serial No. 44-35440), c/n 28719, A-26C, Cuban Air Force 931, in storage.

Douglas B-26C Invader (Serial No. 41-39401), Reg. No. N39401, being restored.

Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (BuNo.), parts in storage.

Douglas A-24B Banshee (Serial No. 42-54643), in storage.

Douglas DC-6 (Serial No.), (I-4).

Eaglerock A-14 (Serial No. 834), Reg. No. N8285.

Fairey Swordfish, RN (Serial No.).

Fieseler Fi-156-C2 Storch (Serial No. 4642), Reg No. N156FS, KF-XL, South Hangar, flyable.

Fieseler Fi 103 Vergeltungswaffe 1, (V-1) flying bomb, South Hangar.

Focke-Wulf Fw-44J Stieglitz (Serial No. 138), Reg. No. N44FW, TQ-BC, North Hangar.

Fokker Dr.I Triplane replica (Serial No. 065), Reg. No. N2009V, 425/17, Maintenance Hangar, flyable.

Fokker D.VIII replica (Serial No. 941), Reg. No. N94100, Maintenance Hangar, flyable.

Ford 5-AT-B Trimotor (Serial No. 34), Reg. No. N9651, “The City of Philadelphia”, North Hangar, flyable.

Ford 4-AT-B Trimotor (Serial No. 38), Reg. No. N7584, being restored in Michigan.

Genairco (Serial No. 17), Reg. No. N240G.

Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster replica (Serial No. EK-Z1), Reg. No. NR77V.

Gee Bee R-2 replica (Serial No. GB-02), Reg. No. N2101, North Hangar.

Gee Bee YL-1 Senior Sportster replica (Serial No. DM002), Reg. No. N3251M, North Hangar.

General Motors TBM-3 Avenger (Serial No. 91598), c/n 4503, Reg. No. N9548Z, Maintenance Hangar, flyable.

Gloster Type G.41D Meteor Mk. IV (Serial No. VT229), Reg. No. N229VT, in storage.

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair (BuNo. 88086), c/n 2900, Reg. No. N63382.

Grumman G-44A Widgeon (BuNo. 1388), Reg. No. N404Q.

Grumman F3F-2 Flying Barrel (BuNo. 1028), Reg. No. N26KW, 7-F-7, Carrier Deck.

Grumman J2F-6 Duck (BuNo. 33549), Reg. No. N1214N, I-J-7, Maintenance Hangar, on display courtesy of World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection, flyable

Grumman J2F-6 Duck (BuNo. 33614), Reg. No. N5855S, being restored.

Grumman/General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (BuNo. 5975), Reg. No. N222FM, Carrier Deck, flyable.

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat (BuNo. 27354-801-67), Reg. No. N7537U, on display courtesy of World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection.

Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat (BuNo. 80404), Reg. No. N76263 in storage.

Grumman F9F-2 Panther (BuNo. 123420), Reg. No. N32313, in storage.

Hawker Demon Mk. I (Serial No. K8203), ex-Reg. No. G-BTVE, Reg. No. N1HD. Built in 1937, No. 64 Squadron RAF markings, previously with Old Warden, Bedfordshire in the UK.

Hawker Fury DT Mk. II (Serial No. 41H623271), Reg. No. N58SF.

(Valder137 Photo)

(Author Photos)

Hawker Tempest Mk. II (Serial No. LA607), Reg. No. N607LA, HF-T.

Hawker Tempest Mk. V (Serial No. EJ693), Reg. No. N7027E, being rebuilt in the UK.

Hiller YH-32 Hornet (Serial No. 13), Reg. No. N125JC, North Hangar.

Howard “Ike” Racer replica (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N56Y, North Hangar.

Ikrus Aero-3-A (Serial No. 40-142), Reg. No. N9016H.

Junkers Ju 52 (Serial No.), in storage.

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Type 3 (Tony) (Serial No.), Reg. No. N759, parts.

Laird LC-DW-500 Super Solution replica (Serial No. 400), Reg. No. N22ML, North Hangar.

Lavochkin La-11 Fang (Serial No. 10142), Reg. No. N2276Y.

Lockheed 14-H (Serial No. 1500), Reg. No. N14126, in storage.

Lockheed Vega 5C (Serial No. 72), Reg. No. N105W, painted as “Winnie May”, North Hangar.

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning (Serial No. 44-26761), Reg. No. N2897S, on display courtesy of World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection.

Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon/Ventura (Serial No. 15-1168), Reg. No. N7483C.

Lockheed L-1649A/F Constellation/Starliner (Serial No. 1649-1040), Reg. No. N974R, on the ramp.

Martin B-26 Marauder (Serial No. 41-34959) nicknamed "Clark's Little Pill", of the 322nd Bomb Group ready for take off, 31 Dec 1943.  (USAF Photo)

Martin B-26 Marauder (Serial No. 40-1464), c/n 1329, Reg. No. N4297J, South Hangar.

Martin 4-0-4 (Serial No. 14119), Reg. No. N40415, fuselage, on the ramp.

Messerschmitt Me-108 Taifun (Serial No. 1915), Reg. No. N108KW.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Serial No.), in storage.

Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Serial No.), in storage.

Moraine-Saulnier 230 (Serial No. 1049), Reg. No. N230MS.

Moravan Zlin 381 (Serial No. 461), Reg. No. N181BU.

Moss-Laird Super Sol (Serial No. 001), Reg. No. N12048.

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3 Yellow Peril/Canary biplane (BuNo.), Restoration Shop.

Nieuport 17 Scout replica (Serial No. LCNC 1967), Reg. No. N1290, North Hangar.

Nord Stampe SV.4C (Serial No. 190), E-71/6, biplane, Reg. No. N1606, North Hangar, flyable.

North American T-6G Texan (Serial No. 49-3311), c/n 168-415, Reg. No. N3931Y, 245B, South Hangar, flyable.

North American B-25N Mitchell (Serial No. 43-28059A), c/n 108-35072, Reg. No. N1943J, “Apache Princess”, Maintenance Hangar, flyable.

A USAAF armourer of the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, 15th U.S. Air Force checks ammunition belts of the 50-caliber machine guns in the wings of a North American P-51B Mustang in Italy, ca. Sep 1944.  The 332nd Fighter Group was composed of Afro-American pilots and ground support personnel trained at Tuskegee, Alabama, and the members of the group became collectively known as the "Tuskegee Airmen".  (USAAF Photo)

North American P-51A-10NA Mustang (Serial No. 43-6178), in storage, Reg. No. N51KW.

North American P-51C-NT Mustang (Serial No. 42-103831), 72, “Ina The Macon Belle”, this aircraft wears the colours of the Tuskegee Airmen, and is airworthy, Reg. No. N1204.  South Hangar.

North American P-51D-30NT Mustang (Serial No. 45-11507), c/n 124-48260, ex-RNZAF, painted as (Serial No. 44-13321), HO-P, “Cripes A’ Mighty 3rd”, airworthy, Reg. No. N921.  South Hangar.

Orenco D biplane (Serial No. 45), Reg. No. N2145.

Piper J3C-65 (Serial No. 13621), Reg. No. N5798N.

Piper L-4J Grasshopper (Serial No. 54883), c/n 13623, Reg. No. N5798N, JK, South Hangar, flyable.

Pitcairn Autogiro, Reg. No. NC12578.

Pitts S-2A (Serial No. 2175), Reg. No. N31444.

Polikarpov PO-2 (Serial No. 10), c/n 0365, Reg. No. N50074, South Hangar, flyable.

Pruett Pusher JP-1 (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N8234E.

Raytheon Aircraft Company 400A (Serial No. RK-135), Reg. No. N135BJ.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Serial No. 44-32814), Reg. No. N47FF, in storage.

Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis” replica (Serial No. DC-001), Reg. No. N211NX, North Hangar.

Seversky EP-106/P-35A (Serial No. 282-11), 17-4MP, Reg. No. N106EP, Restoration Shop.

Short S.25 Sandringham (Serial No. ML814), Reg. No. N814ML, North Hangar.

Sikorsky S-39 Amphibian, South Hangar.

Solution S1-WS (Serial No. 001), Reg. No. N300KW, in storage.

Sopwith Pup replica (Serial No. 5459), Reg. No. N158RC.

Sopwith Pup replica (Serial No. 6452), Reg. No. N.

Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter (Serial No.), Restoration Shop.

Spirit of Peace Balloon capsule.

Standard E-1 M-Defense (Serial No. 49128), Reg. No. N49128, North Hangar.

Standard J-1 (Serial No. 1582), Reg. No. N2825D, North Hangar.

Stephens Super Acro (Serial No. 001), Reg. No. N1NN, on display courtesy of World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3651061)

Stinson SM-6000-B, Colonial Airlines, St. Hubert, Quebec, May 1934.

Stinson SM-6000-B Trimotor (Serial No. 5023), Reg. No. N11170, North Hangar, flyable.

Stinson L-1E Vigilant (Serial No. 40-3102), Reg. No. N63230, Restoration Shop.

(Valder137 Photos)

Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe, RAF (Serial No. TE476), c/n CBAF.IX4610, Reg. No. N476TE, GE-D, 349 Sqn (Belgian), South Hangar.

Supermarine 379 Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe, RAF (Serial No. MV262), c/n 6S/649186, G-CCW, Reg. No. N808U.  This aircraft is stored with/at Wycombe Air Park, Booker-Lane End, Buckinghamshire/Bucks, England.

Thomas Morse S-4C Scout (Serial No. 633), Reg. No. N1917T, North Hangar.

Trautman Road Air (Serial No. 1), Reg. No. N6892C, North Hangar.

Travel Air B-4000 (Serial No. 1365), c/n 1365, Reg. No. NC174V, Maintenance Hangar, flyable.

Tupolev Tu-2 cockpit display.

Tupolev Tu-2 (Serial No.).

Tupolev Tu-2 (Serial No.).

Tupolev Tu-2 (Serial No.).

Vought F4U-4 Corsair (BuNo. 97286), C5, Reg. No. N5215V, “Angel of Okinawa”, Carrier Deck.

Vultee/Convair BT-15 Valiant (Serial No. 11630), Reg. No. N513L, undergoing rebuild.

Weeks Der Jager D-IX (Serial No. 003), Reg. No. N30KW, Fun with Flight.

Weeks Special, Fun with Flight.

(Author Photo)

Westland Lysander Mk. IIIA (Serial No. V9545), coded BA-C, Reg. No. N3093K.   It is painted in a temperate sea scheme (extra dark sea grey and dark slate grey over sky).

Wright Glider replica, Wood Shop.

Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose (Serial No. 172701), Reg. No. N11YK.

Yakovlev Yak-11 Moose (Serial No.).

Zodiac 601XL (Serial No. 6-6937), Reg. No. N601WW.

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