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AK987

1945 Douglas YC-124A C/N 13917

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Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Douglas
Model:YC-124A    Search all Douglas YC-124A
Year built:1945
Construction Number (C/N):13917
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:200
Number of Engines:4
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney R-4360-49

Aircraft

Registration Number:AK987
Current Status:Scrapped

Owner

Owner:National Museum of the USAF
Address:, Ohio
United States

User Comments

Glenn E. Chatfield, 2015-09-12 19:31:14
 This aircraft was the 5th C-74 built, rolling out circa December 1945. In 1949 it was given a redesigned and rebuilt fuselage with clam-shell loading doors, and fitted with 3500 hp R-4360-49 engines and 4-bladed props, and was redesignated as the YC-124, making its first flight as such on 27 November 1949. It was retrofitted with radome and wing heaters before return to USAF active service. Later it was re-engined with 3800 hp R-4360-35A engines as the YC-124A.
In November 1957 it was ferried to the old Air Force Museum location at Patterson Field, Fairborn, OH where it remained until 1969, when it was deemed to be too large to move to the new Museum location at Wright Field; it was then given to the base fire department for fire fighting training until eventually scrapped.
This aircraft is often reported to have change s/n to 48-795 when it was converted to YC-124, but this is erroneous, since 48-795 was the first production C-124A.
AK987

1942 Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk 1A C/N 18731

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Latest photos of AK987
  • AK987 @ DWF - Getting a right-side view - by Glenn E. Chatfield by Glenn E. Chatfield @ DWF
  • AK987 @ DWF - The Shark Mouth! - by Glenn E. Chatfield by Glenn E. Chatfield @ DWF
  • AK987 @ KFFO - On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  This former RCAF P-40 is painted to represent the aircraft flown by Col. Bruce Holloway of the Flying Tigers and its successor, the 23rd Fighter Group. - by Arjun Sarup by Arjun Sarup @ KFFO
  • AK987 @ FFO - P-40E Kittyhawk - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ FFO

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Curtiss
Model:P-40E Kittyhawk 1A    Search all Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk 1A
Year built:1942
Construction Number (C/N):18731
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:1
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Allison V-1710-39
Also Registered As:
1068  Withdrawn from service
N1237N  De-registered
N5673N  De-registered

Aircraft

Registration Number:AK987
Current Status:Preserved

Owner

Owner:National Museum of the United States Air Force
Address:, Dayton, OH
United States

User Comments

Malcolm Clarke, 2018-07-07 09:21:29
 Originally ordered as a Kittyhawk 1a AK987 for the Royal Air Force. Then to the Royal Canadian Air Force as 1068 and to the US civil register as P-40E N1237N, and to N5673N. Crashed Fostoria, OJ December 1 1958. Restored as an exhibit at the USAFM, Dayton, Ohio.