|U.S. Army Air Force
"Black Widow" Night Fighter
|P-61A "Black Widow" nose section, left photo. The
nose section of the P-61 is made of fiberglass for the
SCR-720A Radar set.
On the starboard side of this radome are the traces of
the number "27". These numbers remain present due to
sun erosion of the original white numbers over the
This Radome was recovered in Hawaii in the mid
1990's. Some of original black paint and red stenciling
remain on the outside of the Radome. Unfortunately the
radome is slightly cracked due to 50+ years of unloving
|P-61A "Black Widow" gunners canopy, left photo. The
P-61 had two canopies: one for the pilot and one for the
gunner. This canopy was recovered from a scrap yard
in Ewa, Hawaii U.S.A.
Many P-61's and B-24's were scrapped at Ewa after the
war. This canopy was traded to the Mid-Atlantic Air
Museum for the restoration of their P-61 in 1996.
|P-61A "Black Widow" engine propeller assembly for the
R-2800 engine, left photo. This assembly retains almost
all of its original paint and stenciling. This propeller
assembly was not recovered by QuestMasters.
|Post World War Two aircraft scrapping, Wheeler Army Air Force Base TH (Hawaii), left photo.
In this photo are P-61s, P-38s, B-24s, B-25s and AT-6s awaiting or undergoing destruction.
The right photo is an enlargement of the left photo.
In the photo are 5 P-61s from an unknown Pacific squadron. The three P-61s in the back row have similar nose numbers
to the one in the QuestMasters collection.
The numbers on the noses of these P-61s are (from left to right) 17, 28 and 32.
It is currently unclear if this is part of the aircraft serial number or a number used to ferry the aircraft to the depot.
|Another view from the above left photo.
The numbers on the noses of these P-61s are 17, 28 and
The two P-61s in the center of the photo do not have
numbers painted on their noses.
|P-61A "Lady in the Dark", left photo.
This is one of the most famous pieces of Pacific P-61