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					Hello! The list itself was compiled by myself, Mike Henniger. Addition information regarding serials, airframe histories, and whatever else would be very welcome. Please feel free to pass it along to me at mrhenniger@hotmail.com. Information in this list is compiled from different sources. Those that contributed information include… -> Steve Tournay -> Jim Bates -> Mike Henniger I also used a list compiled by Rodney Willams that I found posted on the net by Mr. Williams himself. I addition an article by Bob Ogden which was published in the June 1986 issue of Flypast provided some useful information. Cells highliighted in green indicate cells that have been revised since the previous edition. Text in blue indicates information extrapolated from other information using sources like Joe Baugher's serial number lists and other lists that provide s/n and c/n tie-ups. Some times there can be errors in these lists (or with the use of these lists), so as a result I am careful with information from these lists. I have highlighted information extrapolated from such sources in this list by highlighting the appropriate text in blue to help reduce the possibility of passing on errors. I hope you find the list useful. Regards, Mike Henniger Ottawa, Ontario, Canada mrhenniger@hotmail.com

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Design Avro Canada

Manu Avro Canada

CF100

Name Mk Canuck 5

Suf

S/N 18775 RCAF

C/N 675

C/R

Owner Soplata, Walter

Codes

Hist Mk 5 18775, SOS (1980/10/11)

Other The CF-100 parts are from one of three very incomplete "Clunk" hulks held at a scrapyard in Barrie ON, which I [Steve Tournay] heard about in early 1983. Walt got there about the same time as the metals man and salvaged what he could of 18775 (ex Electronic Warfare Unit)--basically the cockpit section and the thoroughly chewed-up centre fuselage.

Beech Beech

Beech Beech

T

C-45 Mk 3

G

Expeditor 51-11586 AF-143 USAF TM Expeditor 1572 CA-172 RCAF

N9966Z N7598

Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter

TC-45G-BH 51-11586 USAF Mk 3TM (1952) 1572 RCAF TOS (1952/5/30) Partial dismantled airframe. Ex-tech school. RCAF livery. N7598 may not be genuine, may be tacked on for effect at the tech school. This is "damaged" and is in a white civil livery. Incomplete. Photographic evidence shows a C-45 which may be this one. If the rear fuselage in the picture is indeed this one, then this one was finished in a colour scheme of sea blue on the top side and white below with black cheatlines. USN markings included a post-war star and bar and the word "FLY" in yellow which was likely part of Navy's recruitment slogan "FLY NAVY". Wings only. P-63A-1-BE 42-68895 USAAF, to Walter Soplata (by 1985) B-52B-35-BO 53-394 USAF, to Walter Soplata (circa 1984) Fuselage only. Ex Buffalo NY. Stored inside B-36 hulk. USAFM scrapped their B-52B in 1984. Walt acquired the nose section from that aircraft. Incomplete, fuselage only.

Beech Beech

Beech Beech U

AT11 C-45

Kansan J

41-27332 USAAF 051228 USN

N6783C

Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter

SNB-2 051228 USN, redesignated UC-45J

Bell Bell Boeing

Bell Bell Boeing

P-39 P-63 B-52 A-1BE B35BO F50BO

Airacobra Kingcobra 42-68895 USAAF Stratofortr 53-394 16873 ess USAF Stratotank 51-253 er USAF 16320

Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter

"30394"

Boeing

Boeing

K

C-97

Boeing

Boeing

Cessna

Cessna

U

707 or 727 C-78

Bobcat

5173

NC60145 Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter

Convair

Convair

Y

B-36

Peacema 42-13571 ker USAAF

Curtiss

Curtiss

O-52

Owl

40-2804 USAAF

14337

Soplata, Walter

Douglas

Douglas

C-124 ADL A-26 B

Globemas 51-119 ter II USAF Invader

43453

Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter

Douglas

44-34777 28056 USAAF

Douglas

X

AD

-1

Skyraider 009103 USN

1931

Soplata, Walter

Douglas

A-1

Skyraider 135273 9917 H ??? USN ???

Soplata, Walter

Photo evidence appears to indicate there is a Boeing airliner nose on site, possibly a 707 or 727. UC-78 (1943), to civilian ownership Incomplete. If this example is indeed (circa late 1940s) c/n 5173, then it is likely the USAAF s/n is 43-7653. YB-36 42-13571 USAAF, converted Incomplete remains including; YB-36A, converted RB-36E, to USAF fuselage, wings and two engines. Museum, scrapped, remains to Walter Soplata (circa 1972) O-52 40-2804 USAAF, N50143 Ex reform school. There may have been two partial Owl airframes, as two Owls went to Polar AM at Blaine MN, one in the same green civil livery as Walt's, both of which (40-2875 and 40-2846) were listed for sale with Courtesy Aircraft in March 2000. Probably one Owl only, with other one in Courtesy Package recovered elsewhere. Incomplete, i.e. "smithereens", but may include an engine. Ex Bradley Air Museum tornado. A-26B 44-34777 USAAF, N66661 (by Engineless airframe. On Mark exec 1954), N1242 (circa 1961-1963), conversion. Ex lake Michigan N910F (by 1966), N919P (by 1969), ditching. to Walter Soplata (circa 1983-1985) XBT2D-1 009103 USN, The Skyraider which is there is redesignated XAD-1, to Walter actually one of the prototypes. Came Soplata (by 1985) from a junkyard at Fairless Hills, PA. The outer wings are from an AD-7/A1J. AD-6 135273 USN, redesignated A- Hulk. AD-6 135273 is often quoted 1H (1962), to Walter Soplata (1985) as the ID, but this airframe is not a single-seater. It appears to be an AD5 centre fuselage with bits of the blue rear canopy glazing still in place. One source indicates this one may have been transferred to the USAF before it was retired.

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Design Douglas

Manu

Suf

AD

-5

Name S/N Skyraider

C/N

C/R

Owner Soplata, Walter

Codes

Hist This may be a second Skyraider airframe, or it may be the same one as the previous.

Other I [Steve Tournay] did, though, see what was distinctly an AD-5 midsection--which is never mentioned in any printed lists (other than my own!). If the -5 and -6 Sandys were built concurrently--and I've seen very close BuNos for both versions--that might explain it...any ideas?

Douglas

DC-7 B

44924

Soplata, Walter

DC-7B, to American Airlines (1956/5), Nose and pieces of fuselage. freighter conversion (1959), N390AA (at some point), later N757Z This one is definitely smithereens. Wreckage of a B-57 that blew up on the ramp killing a ground crewman. Incomplete. C-82A-FA 44-22991 USAAF, to Walter Soplata (by 1971/6) Incomplete, fuselage only. Very incomplete, but the only surviving example of the stainless steel BT-12 Sophomore. 1 of 2. Hulk. "8" F11F-1 141849 USN, to Walter Soplata (circa 1971/6) K.2 XL191 RAF, crash landing at Mount Hope in Ontario Canada (1986/6/19) 2 of 2. Quite complete. Navy livery with VS-26 markings. F11F-1 (Blue Angel) crash remains from an airshow crash. Gutted nose section. Ex MountHope, Ontario, March 1987. From crash landing in June 1986.

English Electric Fairchild Fairchild Fleetwing s Grumman Grumman Grumman Handley Page Howard Lockheed Lockheed

Martin

B-57

A

Soplata, Walter Cornell Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter

PT19 C-82 X BT12 TBM TBM

A- Packet FA -FL

44-22991 10035 USN 39-719 USAAF

-3N Avenger -3N Avenger Tiger Victor 141849 USN XL191 RAF 166

F11F -1 K. 2

L

DGA15 P-2 J T-33

Neptune

A-1- Shooting LO Star

140436 USN 51-6747 USAF

726-7095 580-6079

P2V-7LP 140436 USN, redesignated LP-2J (1962) T-33A-1-LO 51-6757 USAF, 51-6757 RCAF TOS (1952/8), 51-6757 USAF TOS (1953/10)

Fuselage hulk. Ex Wilmington, Ohio. SOURCE A: A T-33 always gets listed, but one not seen. Smithereens, maybe? Walt had/has a lot of crash wreckage. SOURCE B: Incomplete One of three USN FO-1s. Blue Point Mugu livery. Turned up for sale ca.91 in Warbirds Worldwide, in. When on the Soplata farm it was painted dark blue and was parked near the Vought Cutlass. Now at USN Nationa Air Museum in Pensacola, Florida, in polished metal finish.

Lockheed

TV

-1

Shooting Star

029689 USN

080-1258

Soplata, Walter

P-80A-1-LO 44-85235 USAAF, TV-1 029689 USN

McDonnel l

F-2

H

Banshee

Soplata, Walter

North American

T

B-25

N

Mitchell

44-30129 108-34296 N7947C USAAF

North American

B-25

J

Mitchell

44-31121 108-37196 USAAF

North American

Mk 4

Mustang

44-74836 122-41376 USAAF

North American

F-86

E

Sabre

51-1123 USAF?

North American

F-86

L

Sabre

53-715 USAF

201-159

Incomplete remains of a Banshee. Was involved in a firey, and fatal accident. Basically just the center section... all painted in a very bright blue. Soplata, "8", B-25J-25/27-NC (1944) 44-30129 Damaged. Ex C.Wilson. Sold to Walter "WILD USAAF, redesignated TB-25N, SOS, owner in Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1992. (now with CARGO" crashed at Lumpkin Field near Still in Georgia under rebuild, but now Gerald Cincinnati after landing gear failed to owned by Gerald Yagen in Suffolk, Yagen/Th extend (1951), to Walter Soplata Virginia. ID also quoted as "44e Fighter (circa 1951), to the Fighter Factory 30121". Factory) (circa later 1990s) Soplata, "BD-708", B-25J (1944) USAF livery with code "BD-708" Walter "708" applied to the airframe. This code maybe be incorrect, or incorrectly noted here, but it is confirmed with photo evidence there is a "708" marked on the nose. Once noted as sold to Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1992, but was not sold and was stall at Walts as of 2002. Soplata, P-51D-30-NA 44-74836 USAAF, Mk Often quoted as a P-51K, but by the Walter IV 9260 RCAF TOS (1951/1/10), SOS Ids here is a D model. In RCAF (1956/12/4), N3991A, N69X (by 1963) service it served with 420 Squadron. Walt got it from a junkyard after it had met with some sort of accident. Walt apparently only had it a few years before it passed to Brian O'Farrell at Hialeah, Florida. Soplata, The finish is an overall patchy white. Incomplete, derelict. Ex Ohio ANG. Walter An incomplete s/n starting "50_____" has also be indicated. Can anyone verify what is coreect here? Soplata, F-86D-55-NA 53-715 USAF, Walter converted F-86L

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Design Manu North American

Suf

F-86

L

Name Sabre

S/N 53-959 USAF

C/N 201-403

C/R

Owner Soplata, Walter

Codes "GA-AIR GUARD"

North American North American North American North American North American North American North American North American

SNJ

-6

Texan

112303 USN

Harvard AT-6 D Texan

121-43157 N4133A Soplata, registered Walter SNJ-7 Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter N7691C Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter (now with C&P)

Other Ex Georgia ANG. The c/s includes a blue/green area on top of the nose and a red triangle marking on the vertical tail. AT-6F-NT 44-82435 USAAF, 112303 Crash remains, incomplete. USN, N4133A Wingless? Wreckage. This may be a duplicate entry for one of the other T-6 family airframes in this list. This may be a duplicate entry for one of the other T-6 family airframes in this list.

Hist F-86D-60-NA 53-715 USAF, converted F-86L

T-6

G

Texan

T-28 T-28 X P-82

A

Trojan

B or Trojan C Twin Mustang E Twin Mustang

Ex USN. Partial airframe. XP-82 USAAF, to Walter Soplata (circa 1979-1985 or as early as mid1950s) P-82E 46-265 USAAF, redesignated F-82E (1948), 133 NACA (1950/1), redesignated EF-82E, to Walter Soplata (1954/3) Incomplete. Parts only. Prototype Twin Mustang. One fuselage stored inside B-36 hulk. Fairly complete Twin Mustang ex NACA. Went to Polar Air Museum in Blaine, Minnesota, in the mid-90s. Sold again via Mark Clark/Courtesy Aircraft 1999 as rebuild project to fly. Now w C&P Aviation in Anoka Minnesota. Both 46-255 and 46-265 have been quoted, but it appears that only 46-255 is correct. Fuselage only. This has been quoted as either a late D model or a also quoted as P-47N. One source indicated is has a late tall fin fillet, but photo evidence indicates it does not. Also quoted as a late D. Apparently fuselage/tail only. It was in a lean-to made from corrugated iron and the fuselage pod of a C-82A Packet...!

44-83887 120-43743 USAAF 46-255 USAF 144-38141 N142AM

F-82

Republic

P-47

D or Thunderb N olt

Soplata, Walter

Republic Republic

F-84 F-84

E F40RE F20RE

Thunderje t Thunderst 52-6524 reak USAF Thunderfl 52-7262 ash USAF

Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter

Vietnam-era three-tone camo.

Republic

R

F-84

Another one listed but unseen. There was certainly an F-84F, in the late Vietnam War-era three-tone camo. Incomplete. Ex US Army. HSS-1 140121 USN, redesignated UH-34G "Lucky Gallon" Hulk. This may once have been with the Smithsonian - National Air And Space Museum. The report of parts of this in Walt's basement come from an interview with Bob Odegaard in one of the Challenge mags last year; Walt took Bob downstairs and showed him what remained of this, possibly the first Corsair ever in civil ownership, Cook Cleland's '46 Thompson entry. Her race number was 92. She was damaged in a storm at Cleland's field and Walt got what was left of her, reportedly for $300, in the fifties. Incomplete. Ex USNR Akron. Quite complete and in original 50s USNR livery. The c/s is overall blue with a blue and white checkerboard cowl. The "code"... [is] ..."74", her race number in '47 (when Cook Cleland won the Thompson with her) and in '48 (with Dick Becker, whose name was still on the side when the Crawford acquired her in 1999). Damaged but fairly complete. It is still there. 1 of 3. Sold, and eventually found its way to Dan Jones. C/R C-GSNV is reserved for post-restoration flight.

Sikorsky Sikorsky

U U

H-19 H-34

D-2- Chickasa 54-1412 SI w USAF G Sea Bat 140121 USN -1A Corsair

58-165

Soplata, Walter Soplata, Walter N69900 Soplata, Walter

Vought

FG

Vought Vought Vought

Goodyear Goodyear Goodyear

F4U FG F2G

-1D Corsair -1D Corsair -2 Corsair

082850 USN 088026 USN 088463 USN

2840 6172

Soplata, Walter Soplata, "00" Walter Soplata, "4", "74" Walter (now with Crawford)

F4U-1D 082850 USN, to Walter Soplata (by 1985) FG-1D 088026 USN, to Walter Soplata (circa 1972-1988) F2G-2 088463 USN, N5577N, to Walter Soplata (circa 1976-1988)

Vought Vultee

F7U BT13

-3 AVU

Cutlass Valiant

129685 USN 41-9642 USAAF

1876

Soplata, "10" Walter Soplata, Walter (now with Dan Jones)

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Design Vultee

Manu

Suf

BT13

Name Valiant

S/N

C/N

C/R

Owner Soplata, Walter

Codes

Vultee

BT15

-VU Valiant

42-41597 9189 USAAF

N9781H

Soplata, Walter

Other 3 of 3. Apparently Mr. Soplata acquired this one after it "had flipped over in a windstorm". Since neither of the other three showed any topside damage it is likely this is a thrid distinct airframe. Photographic evidence of the site indicates is not likely intact if it is still on site, although it could be complete and disassembled. BT-15-VU 42-41597 USAAF, N9781H 2 of 3.

Hist BT-13_____ _____ USAAF, to Walter Soplata (circa 1948)


				
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