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jazman777
09-24-2004, 08:55 PM
Was on business in Dayton, OH, this week. Finished early yesterday and got to spend about four hours in the USAF Museum. It's been 30 years (I was a young lad) and the B-36 is still as big as I remember it. What's cool about my job is I've also been in the plant where those things were built (Ft. Worth). They had to tilt the plane to get it out the building, the tail is so tall.

The new feature in the WWII hall is a Zero, stuck in the grotesque shadow of a Martin B-18 bomer.

It was sweet seeing a 109G-10, a 190D-9, two Jugs (P-47s, that is), and a B-24. I just _love_ the B-24. What was really nice was I was there alone--no family, no kids, just free to roam and see what _I_ wanted to see.

jazman777
09-24-2004, 08:55 PM
Was on business in Dayton, OH, this week. Finished early yesterday and got to spend about four hours in the USAF Museum. It's been 30 years (I was a young lad) and the B-36 is still as big as I remember it. What's cool about my job is I've also been in the plant where those things were built (Ft. Worth). They had to tilt the plane to get it out the building, the tail is so tall.

The new feature in the WWII hall is a Zero, stuck in the grotesque shadow of a Martin B-18 bomer.

It was sweet seeing a 109G-10, a 190D-9, two Jugs (P-47s, that is), and a B-24. I just _love_ the B-24. What was really nice was I was there alone--no family, no kids, just free to roam and see what _I_ wanted to see.

wayno7777
09-24-2004, 09:37 PM
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VW-IceFire
09-24-2004, 09:38 PM
Did you go and see their new B-2? That was simply amazing. Especially after I spent most of my time in the WWII section...the B-2 looks like a plastic toy because it has no rivets, no join sections, its very very smooth...which I suppose is the idea. Its just very different from all the raw metal in the WWII era http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PBNA-Boosher
09-24-2004, 10:19 PM
I loved it when I was there. It's great isn't it?