Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks
F-4 October 2009
Air Force Base
Scott Field Heritage Air
Park C-9A, C-130, C-140, C-141B, KC-135E September 2009
All five aircraft currently on display can
be see from this location, although only the vertical tail of the KC-135
can be seen behind the C-141 Starlifter. When the C-21A's are
retired from active service one of those will be added also. This
series of photos was taken early in the morning with mist and a very low
ceiling. Behind the aircraft is a taxiway from where the aircraft
were brought through the fence to the display site.
The Heritage Park is outside the Air Base so
it open to the public at all times.
Scott Air Force Base Main Hangar
CT-39, C-45H September 2009 - Photos of these two aircraft can
be taken during the annual air show.
Bloomington: Prairie Air Museum
A-4, A-7, AH-1, F-4, F-14, F-100, T-33, T-38, UH-1 March 2010
Five of the nine aircraft on display:
F-4, A-7, A-4, F-14 and F-100.
UH-1, AH-1 and T-38 just outside the back
The newest addition to the collection.
This F-100 was until last year on display at the Chanute Air Museum at
Blue Island: Old Blue Island
Park A-7 July 2009
Brookfield: City Park F-86
July 2009 This F-86 was dedicated in 1964.
Collinsville: American Legion
Post 365 AH-1 September 2010
Danville: VFW Post 726 Display
in honor of Chanute AFB 1917-1993 A-7 March 2010
Danville: Vermillion County
Airport F-86 August 2007
A-7 May 2010 - This Corsair II was dedicated on June 30, 1991.
Granite City: Wilson Park
F-86 October 2009
Great Lakes Naval Station: South
of Main Gate 100 Yards A-4 September 2009 - Photos
taken from Sheridan Road.
Herrin: VFW 1567 AH-1
April 2011 - The sun was in the wrong position in the afternoon to
get a really good photo.
Highland: VFW 5694 AH-1,
T-33 May 2009
Kankakee: American Legion Veterans
Memorial UH-1 September 2007
Lansing: Airport Veterans Memorial
UH-1 July 2009
Milford: Small Park JB-2 Buzz Bomb
The JB-2 (Jet Bomb 2) was the US copy of the
German V-1 reversed engineered from parts sent to Wright Field in July
of 1944 from England. 1200 were produced by Republic that
subcontracted the airframe work to Willys-Overland with the pulse engine
being built by Ford. This display itself has an interesting story as it was
stolen, sold to the Commemorative Air Force, and then returned to
Milford. Photos were taken at severe dusk (it was really getting
dark) by setting camera to ISO 800. Here is more on the story of this.
Paris: American Legion Post 211
T-33 August 2011
Peoria: American Legion Post 979
F-4 May 2010
Rantoul: Chanute Air Museum A-7, B-47, B-66,
C-47, C-130, C-133, EC-121, F-84, F-101, (2)F-105. F-111, HU-16, T-39
Rantoul: Former Chanute AFB Airport Complex, C-97G
- 52-0898 at Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, Minuteman Missile at
former front Gate to AFB
American Legion Post 1170 A-7 September 2011
F-4 May 2010
Washington: Vietnam Veterans Memorial
at the City Park
AH-1 May 2010
Military Museum A-7, AH-1, CH-53, CH-54, F-15, F-84, H-34,
(2)HH-53, Mi-24, OH-6, (2)OV-1, T-33, T-38, TH-55,U-4, (6)UH-1
July 2009 Most of the aircraft in the outside display area are
in very bad shape. It appears that there may be a restoration
program to try and restore some of the aircraft to reasonable condition.
Several helicopters were repainted and in satisfactory appearance.
Most of the helicopters do not have rotor blades installed while fixed
wing aircraft are missing engines and in some cases wings.