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  • 1. Museum of the United States Air Force 2010 Jan 08 JLoewe©2010 jlofoto.net
  • 2. It was a cold, snowy day when we arrived .... Which was good because no one else was there
  • 3. The entrance to the WW2 Section
  • 4. A6M Zero
  • 5. Doolittle Exhibit
  • 6. Spitfire
  • 7. Mosquito
  • 8. Mosquito
  • 9. Mosquito
  • 10. Mosquito
  • 11. Spitfires & Mosquito
  • 12. Spitfire, C-47
  • 13. The view through the gunsite
  • 14. B-17, C-47
  • 15. B-26
  • 16. B-26
  • 17. D-Day, C47 & G-4 Glider
  • 18. JU88
  • 19. Me262
  • 20. Catalina up close
  • 21. Little Boy & Fat Man with Bocks Car
  • 22. P-61 Black Widow
  • 23. Baka
  • 24. This is the start of the Restoration shop tour. The guides are calling us into small groups.
  • 25. SAM26000 is in the paint booth
  • 26. SAM26000 is in the paint booth
  • 27. SAM26000 is in the paint booth
  • 28. They’re doing a great job making sure the paint is historically correct.
  • 29. The Swoose – B17D
  • 30. Memphis Belle landing gear restoration
  • 31. Schoolmarm Martha was our guide for the tour
  • 32. The Swoose gets some new sheet metal
  • 33. The Swoose tour list
  • 34. Swoose interior
  • 35. Douglas O-46 tail. This is the restoration work done by Purdue University engineering students
  • 36. Douglas O-46 tail PU work. This will all be put back to original configuration.
  • 37. Douglas O-46 cockpit.
  • 38. Memphis Belle tail gun position
  • 39. Memphis Belle - Some of the name carvings from the war bond tour
  • 40. Memphis Belle tail gun position
  • 41. Memphis Belle - ball turret interior
  • 42. Memphis Belle & Strawberry Bitch ball turrets
  • 43. Memphis Belle & Strawberry Bitch ball turrets – SB’s is upside down
  • 44. Memphis Belle & Strawberry Bitch ball turrets – SB’s is upside down
  • 45. Memphis Belle top turret
  • 46. Memphis Belle top turret – Gun sight has not been installed yet
  • 47. Memphis Belle Waist section
  • 48. Memphis Belle Waist section – Tail gun position looking forward
  • 49. Memphis Belle waist section – Starboard interior
  • 50. Memphis Belle waist section – Forward looking aft
  • 51. Memphis Belle forward section
  • 52. Memphis Belle front section – Radio compartment – aft looking forward
  • 53. Memphis Belle dash – not much left – cockpit hatches are below
  • 54. Memphis Belle wing
  • 55. Memphis Belle wing
  • 56. Memphis Belle engine restoration
  • 57. F-84
  • 58. F-84
  • 59. Pratt 3350
  • 60. Bristol Centaurus
  • 61. The XC-99 is now at the AF Museum – This is the horizontal stabilizer
  • 62. The hot end of a MIG-25
  • 63. Lockheed XF-90 – Or what’s left after sitting in the Nevada atomic test range for a bunch of years
  • 64. Lockheed XF-90 – I always thought this was a cool looking airplane when I was a kid
  • 65. The cold war section has a very ... well ... cold feel to it
  • 66. F-105 100 mission display
  • 67. Lockheed EC-121 - Early AWAC
  • 68. The B-52 bomb bay doesn’t look very big when your standing in it
  • 69. C-124
  • 70. B-36
  • 71. KC-97
  • 72. B-50
  • 73. B-2

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