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Gunner_361st
04-01-2005, 10:34 PM
Good Evening all. I visited an extension of the U.S. Air and Space Museum today in Washington D.C. I visited the new hangar they set up right next to Washington Dulles International Airport. All static displays, but some very impressive pieces. Here, have a look!

The Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/EnolaGayI.html">EnolaGayI

A good overview shot of a FW-190 F.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/FW-190FAbove.html">FW-190FAbove

A decent picture of the French WWI Nieuport Fighter, used by American airmen until the Spad VIII arrived in numbers.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/FrenchNieuportFighter.html">FrenchNieuportFighter

A picture of the Shinden, AKA 'George' Japanese fighter.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/George.html">George

A picture of the F6F Hellcat. It always struck me just how large its wing was!

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/Hellcat.html">Hellcat

A good side shot of a Hurricane fighter, the "C" variant, armed with 4 Hispano 20mm Cannons! Talk about withering firepower for its time period!

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/HurricaneC.html">HurricaneC

A neat shot of the P-36 Peashooter, a manueverable yet awkward pre-war American fighter that bares a basic resemblance to the A5M Claude! (Least, I think its the Claude.)

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/P-36Peashooter253.html">P-36Peashooter253

A good photo of a suspended P-40 Warhawk and a F4U Corsair.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/P40andCorsair.html">P40andCorsair

This goes without saying. Quite simply, It is... The Jug http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/TheJug.html">TheJug

A very interesting find! According to the plaque there, this is the last known example of a KI-45 "Jack" Japanese Army Two-engine Night Fighter. 1,700 made, and for what the museum knows, the remains of this plane are the last of its kind!

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/RemainsofthelastJack.html">RemainsofthelastJack

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed seeing them. It's a great display and I suggest to anyone to visit it and the corresponding Museum in the middle of D.C. Admission is free. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~S~

Gunner A.K.A. TeaWagon

Gunner_361st
04-01-2005, 10:34 PM
Good Evening all. I visited an extension of the U.S. Air and Space Museum today in Washington D.C. I visited the new hangar they set up right next to Washington Dulles International Airport. All static displays, but some very impressive pieces. Here, have a look!

The Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/EnolaGayI.html">EnolaGayI

A good overview shot of a FW-190 F.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/FW-190FAbove.html">FW-190FAbove

A decent picture of the French WWI Nieuport Fighter, used by American airmen until the Spad VIII arrived in numbers.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/FrenchNieuportFighter.html">FrenchNieuportFighter

A picture of the Shinden, AKA 'George' Japanese fighter.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/George.html">George

A picture of the F6F Hellcat. It always struck me just how large its wing was!

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/Hellcat.html">Hellcat

A good side shot of a Hurricane fighter, the "C" variant, armed with 4 Hispano 20mm Cannons! Talk about withering firepower for its time period!

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/HurricaneC.html">HurricaneC

A neat shot of the P-36 Peashooter, a manueverable yet awkward pre-war American fighter that bares a basic resemblance to the A5M Claude! (Least, I think its the Claude.)

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/P-36Peashooter253.html">P-36Peashooter253

A good photo of a suspended P-40 Warhawk and a F4U Corsair.

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/P40andCorsair.html">P40andCorsair

This goes without saying. Quite simply, It is... The Jug http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/TheJug.html">TheJug

A very interesting find! According to the plaque there, this is the last known example of a KI-45 "Jack" Japanese Army Two-engine Night Fighter. 1,700 made, and for what the museum knows, the remains of this plane are the last of its kind!

http://www.photodump.com/viewer/TeaWagon/RemainsofthelastJack.html">RemainsofthelastJack

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed seeing them. It's a great display and I suggest to anyone to visit it and the corresponding Museum in the middle of D.C. Admission is free. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~S~

Gunner A.K.A. TeaWagon

HotelBushranger
04-01-2005, 10:43 PM
Nice!

That museum looks jam packed with stuff!

HotelBushranger
04-01-2005, 10:43 PM
PS Do I see a Wesland Lysander in the background of that Hurri shot? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Art-J
04-02-2005, 01:35 AM
Ki-45 "Nick" rather than "Jack" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif (which was a codename for J2M fighter, I keep my fingers crossed to get this one in upcoming addon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ). This is a very interesting bird. I'm curious if the fuselage is the only thing left? It would be great to see the whole airframe in the museum someday.

Regards

Bearcat99
04-02-2005, 06:53 AM
Hey Derek where do you live? I go there often... I live in Woodbridge.... 99th_Obsidian lives in Reston.... That place is great. My son and i were there on opening day.

Gunner_361st
04-02-2005, 08:47 AM
Right, Art-J, occasionally I mix up those codenames! J2M = "Jack" and KI-45 = "Nick".

Bearcat, I live way up in upstate New York in the Syracuse area, this was a special trip to check out that new center. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

We didn't get the chance to see the main center right in the middle of D.C. in the National Mall, but there is always another time! I saw in the video they also have genuine P-51 Mustang, Spitfire, BF-109, and Zero displays there, but none of them were at this one yesterday; I imagine they rotate them between locations.

Yes, that was a Lysander up there, btw! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

There was a lot of modern aircraft located there as well. SR-71 Blackbird, MiG-15bis & F86 Sabre, MiG-21, F4 Phantom, even the Space Shuttle Enterprise! Considering though these are all non-WWII aircraft/spacecraft, I didn't upload and post links, but I'd be willing if anyone wanted me to. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Gunner A.K.A. Teawagon

lronSight
04-02-2005, 11:06 AM
I have pictures from the Canadian Airforce Heritage Museum if anyone wants to see those.

Hrdina
04-02-2005, 11:27 AM
Our family drove to Florida last year (from New Jersey). Because I was driving, I made the itinerary, which meant that we stopped for the night in Leesburg and spent the better part of the next day at the museum. It is definitely worth the trip if you can get there. I plan to go again this year if possible, as Enterprise was still being reconditioned when we last visited.

zorlac000
04-02-2005, 01:04 PM
Here's some photos of last years Warbirds over Wanaka...

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45249
Bristol fighter. The tail strut broke off on landing.

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45250
La9

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45251 ME108 Taifun

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45255
Spitfire

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45256
Harvard taxiing

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45257
Corsair returning to parking

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45270
Propwash!!!

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45271
i16

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45272
i153


http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45279
Sopwith Camel, taxiing to parking

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45280
Fokker Dreidecker

http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=7960ixNPm&i=45281
Mustang

steve_v
04-02-2005, 01:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lronSight:
I have pictures from the Canadian Airforce Heritage Museum if anyone wants to see those. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Hell yes people want to see them. Heres Glacier Girl when she was in Atlanta in February.


http://home.earthlink.net/~viner45/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/gg2.jpg


My thanks to those who posted the great pics in this thread.

Udidtoo
04-02-2005, 02:00 PM
Those are nice shots M8. TY for sharing.

lronSight
04-02-2005, 02:49 PM
These are all from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. They all had to be brightened because the lighting in the hangar was poor due to the overcast day.

F104 outside on a pole :P
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/3038/1040nd.jpg

Fairy Firefly, one of two airworthy ones left in the world:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/1193/firefly4ie.jpg

Another shot of it with a Sea Fury in the background:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/9952/firefly11xj.jpg

Hurricane with a Mitchell barely visable in the background:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/7261/hurricane4ye.jpg

Again, one of two Airworthy Lancs left in the world today:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/8288/lanc2tg.jpg

Once more, one of two airworthy Lysanders on the globe:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/5418/lysander0cp.jpg

Just an overview of one side of the hangar. (Don't mind the children, they wouldn't get out of the shot):
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/1773/overview4cb.jpg

Sea Fury in resoration:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/9628/pyb2br.jpg

One of a select group of airworthy PYB Catalinas that remain:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/1869/pyb19yd.jpg

My buddy Dale wanted his picture with it:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/5013/pybdale1uq.jpg

And of course, a Spitfire:
http://img127.exs.cx/img127/2891/spit5kk.jpg

There a many other aircraft in the hangar, like a DC3, Harvards, Moths, other old recip aircraft, and many jet age aircraft as well. But my ****ty digital camera could only hold so many pictures. I hope to return there many times in the future.

goshikisen
04-02-2005, 03:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Art-J:
Ki-45 "Nick" rather than "Jack" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif (which was a codename for J2M fighter, I keep my fingers crossed to get this one in upcoming addon http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ). This is a very interesting bird. I'm curious if the fuselage is the only thing left? It would be great to see the whole airframe in the museum someday.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It would have been great to have the Toryu in IL2. A real workhorse of the IJAAF. I saw it being restored at the Garber Facility and wondered, like yourself, if they'd be able to get it completely restored as opposed to just the fuselage. Hopefully the Udvar-Hazy center gets the Gekko on display as well... that being a comple restoration.

An interesting addition to the museum will be the He-219 "Uhu". It too has gone through a recent fuselage restoration... hopefully both it and the Nick get the full treatment at some point.

Hendley
04-03-2005, 04:35 AM
Thanks for posting the pics guys.

Ironsight, I heard that there was talk of having the Canadian Lanc go over to Europe for a flyby with the other flying Britain-based Lanc (part of the 60th anniversary VE celebrations(?))... Is that going to happen, do you know?

MaxBruder
04-03-2005, 08:21 AM
Unusual paint job on the Lysander! And no wheel pants.

XyZspineZyX
04-03-2005, 09:17 AM
I've been to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum many times myself.
The Lancaster flys on a regular basis during the summer, but I doubt that they will send it over to Europe.
Here's the link to thier website for more info. www.warplane.com (http://www.warplane.com)

880sqn Fleet Air Arm
Trukjr

lronSight
04-03-2005, 01:10 PM
I'm not sure Hendley, but it sounds like someone told me that before. I wouldn't be surprised if they do that. But it sure seems like a risk for that old bird. Would be cool though.

Yeah, the paint job on the Lysander is that of a Gunnery Tug. The wheel pants are off in need of paint. That Lysander is still in restoration, but it should be restored to airworthy status.