Carswell Field — first of three
Carswell Field — first part
32º 45′ 57″ N / 97º 25′ 10″ W
What’s in a name?
Carswell Field is on it’s fourth, or is it fifth, name? Regardless, it has a distinguished history of continuing military service. Notably, it was the primary base for the Convair B-36 and RB-36 Peacemakers of the US Air Force. Conveniently the manufacturing facility, in Ft. Worth Texas, adjoined the field on the western side. Although easily reached by flying into one of five nearby airfields, two served by major airlines, it is a military base — so you must be a member of the military, or escorted by a member, to gain entry to the base.
Once there you will find several static displays of the Texas Air Guard, US Navy, US Air Force, US Army and US Marine Corps aircraft. Except for one, all are located along Rogner Drive/Military Parkway with the single exception of a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk liveried as an aggressor aircraft where 4th Street/Headquarters Avenue intersects “C” Street/Chenault Avenue.
Alas, five aircraft that can be seen in Google Earth on the east side of Rogner Drive/Military Parkway just beyond the main gate are no longer there (I visited in January 2008).
These are the aircraft positioned just inside the main gate: