Airbase Collections

Historical aircraft collections at four airbases

Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi

Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama

Joint Base New Orleans, Louisiana


Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina

A huge C-17 base, the Boeing Dreamliner factory complex, and Charleston International Airport all share the runways here, and the airbase has a small collection of well-tended transport aircraft. Shame the cleaning crew were tending the Starlifter during our visit.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Douglas C-47B 43-49355 '2100972 T2-U' Chattanooga Choo Choo
Douglas C-124C Globemaster II 52-1072  
Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation 54-0180 '40153'  
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter 63-8079  

Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi

A quiet airbase - Hurricane Hunter Hercs and some choppers operate from here.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter 56-0938  
Lockheed Martin WC-130J Hercules 99-5309 USAF - on the base - not part of the collection.
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star 58-0567  
McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo 56-0068  
North American T-28A Trojan 51-3789 as '51-3747 13747'  
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 60-0535 '60-534 EA'  
Sikorsky CH-53E S-65E Super Stallion 161534 EN-45



US Marines - on the base - not part of the collection.
Sikorsky CH-53E S-65E Super Stallion 162001 EN-48
Sikorsky CH-53E S-65E Super Stallion 162496 EN-44
Sikorsky CH-53E S-65E Super Stallion 162501 EN-50

Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama

Home to the USAF Air University, with a collection of some of the shiniest preserved aircraft you'll ever see.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress 55-0057  
McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II 65-0660  
McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo 56-0135  
North American B-25J Mitchell 44-30649 '42-53373' Poopsie
North American F-86A Sabre Sabre 49-1300 Marked as F-86E '51-2760' The Chris Craft
North American F-100D Super Sabre 56-3678  
Northrop T-38A Talon 59-1601  
Republic F-105D Thunderchief 61-0176  
Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low IV 69-5785  
Wright Flyer statue    

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Louisiana

A very active base with a good mix of operations. As with all the airbases we visited, the we received a good welcome and great cooperation to tour around the bases to see their aircraft.

Aircraft Markings Thumbs Notes
Bell AH-1J Sea Cobra 157761 01  
Bell AH-1W Super Cobra 160113 MM-26 US Marines - on the base - not part of the collection
Douglas A-4L Skyhawk 147750 AF-401  
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 161098 AF-00  
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 73-0100 73-100  
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet 161726 Gate guard marked as Blue Angels 1
Vought A-7E Corsair II 159974  

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