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AMARC Experience - United Aeronautical Corporation (UAC)
Sunday, August 09, 2020
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The United Aeronautical Corporation yard can be found at the junction of Wilmot Road and Drexel Road and has the areas greatest number of airframes. Consisting of E-2 Hawkeye, S-2 Tracker, F-8 Crusader, E-1 Tracer and T-2 Buckeye, all closely stored and as a result very difficult to read from the outside. The yard is actually made up of 2 compounds, which for the purpose of this web site will be called A and B.

Compound A backs on to the Western International yard and can be best viewed from South Wilmot Road. If you go on a tour of the Western International yard you can get good views of the back of this compound and can also get good photographs by using a long zoom/telephoto lens.

The 2 A-4 Skyhawks are just forward fuselage sections but are still standing on their undercarriage. 8 of the E-2 Hawkeyes face towards the back of the yard, they are tailess and missing the majority of their wings. The other 3 E-2s are whole and facing Wilmot Road. These left AMARC more recently and were stated as being destined for Egypt. However they were replaced by new build Hawkeyes fresh from the factory that were allocated identical serial numbers as the ones they replaced in this deal.

Most, if not all, the S-2 Trackers in this compound are for the US Forestry Service\Californian Department of Forestry (CDF). They are gradually being delivered to Marsh Aviation who have a conversion/production line at Mesa-Falcon Field Airport, Phoenix, AZ.

The A-7 Corsairs are just tailess fuselage sections, the majority of their other parts lay beside them and in large piles around the rest of the yard.

Compound A. Summary Table as of 12 July 2001.
Aircraft TypeNo. Resident
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk2
Grumman E-1 Tracer1
Grumman E-2 Hawkeye11
Grumman S-2 Tracker14
Vought A-7 Corsair11


Compound B is to the West side of the property and good views can be obtained from both Wilmot and Drexel Road. This compound is extremely tightly packed and viewing the inner positioned aircraft is difficult, see the picture below to get an idea of the problem of aircraft blocking out aircraft!

The F-8 Crusaders, A-7 Corsairs and T-2 Buckeye's have been sectioned and are all in poor condition. Between 2000 and 2001 all of the F-8 Crusasers were moved to a new location right next to the Drexel Road fence. This makes it much more possible to identify them with the use of the AMARC park codes that are stenciled onto the fuselages. The tails of these aircraft, with some serial numbers on them, are located along from the fuselages but are obscured by piles of fuel tanks and containers.

The 2 C-130E Hercules are the newest arrivals, the nose of 64-0553 can be found in the DMI yard. The F-8 Crusaders were moved to make way for these 2 aircraft.

Compound B. Summary Table as of 12 July 2001.
Aircraft TypeNo. Resident
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk1
Grumman E-1 Tracer48
Grumman S-2 Tracker74
Lockheed C-130 Hercules2
Rockwell T-2 Buckeye17
Vought A-7 Corsair25
Vought F-8 Crusader19



Last Updated : December 2001

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