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Usaf museum

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

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