Rod Dinkins Navy Service
Aircraft, Ships I Flew/Sailed in or Maintained

 

Beech SNB

Chance Vought F4U

Grumman TBF Avenger

Douglas R4D

Douglas AD-5W Spad

AP 180 DAVID C. SHANKS

Douglas R5D

 

Douglas R5D

There were 955 C-54s built at Santa Monica, California and Chicago, Illinois; 201 of them were delivered to the Navy as R5D's. The aircraft on display above at the Castle Air Museum is one of those Navy transports. It displays the markings it carried when its squadron, VR-8, was assigned to the Military Air Transport Service in 1949, based at Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

Navy R7V-1 Super Constellation

Navy R7V-1 Super Constellation

Navy R7V-1 Super Constellation Cockpit

Navy R7V-1 Super Constellation R3350 Engine

Navy R7V-1 Super Constellation Over The Golden Gate

Navy R7V-1 Super Constellation

USS BOXER CVA-21

Martin Mars JRM

Martin Mars JRM

Martin Mars JRM
Wingspan -- 200 feet, height -- 48 feet

 

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