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Jagdgeschwader2
09-18-2004, 07:29 PM
Just got back from a much-needed vacation. It started out great. While my plane was taxing to the gate at Richmond I spotted a B-29,which turned out to be Fifi parked next to the Richmond aviation museum along with Diamond Lil a B-24. I also made the trip out to the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center. This place is an aviation freaks dream come true! They have almost everything you can think of and they are still not finished with it. Here are just a few samples for you to enjoy. I have a massive hangover to go along with my painful sunburn so I think I'll call it a night.

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A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.

[This message was edited by Jagdgeschwader2 on Sun September 19 2004 at 10:13 PM.]

Jagdgeschwader2
09-18-2004, 07:29 PM
Just got back from a much-needed vacation. It started out great. While my plane was taxing to the gate at Richmond I spotted a B-29,which turned out to be Fifi parked next to the Richmond aviation museum along with Diamond Lil a B-24. I also made the trip out to the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center. This place is an aviation freaks dream come true! They have almost everything you can think of and they are still not finished with it. Here are just a few samples for you to enjoy. I have a massive hangover to go along with my painful sunburn so I think I'll call it a night.

&gt;S&lt;

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A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.

[This message was edited by Jagdgeschwader2 on Sun September 19 2004 at 10:13 PM.]

T_O_A_D
09-18-2004, 08:11 PM
Real nice TY http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Bearcat99
09-18-2004, 08:24 PM
My son and I were there on opening day. I live about 45 minutes from there.

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Jagdgeschwader2
09-18-2004, 08:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
My son and I were there on opening day. I live about 45 minutes from there.

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Lucky you! You can visit anytime you like.
I plan on moving to Virginia in the very near future. I'm in Dallas,Texas at the moment.
I'll have to take a pay cut but Virginia sure is a nice place. I'll probably move out to the Short Pump area. My sister lives in Charlottsville.

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A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.

Chuck_Older
09-18-2004, 09:28 PM
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woofiedog
09-19-2004, 02:48 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifVery nice photos! Thank's for Sharing.


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ploughman
09-19-2004, 03:30 AM
Great photos, the museum looks like it has a fabulous collection. I just love the B-24, big fat thing that it is. What are the pods outboard of the engine nacelles onthe Arado jet bomber, rocket assisted take-off packs?

If you ever are in the UK and have a spare day, go to the Imprerial War Museum at Duxford, it is aviation heaven (but something tells me you already know that).

tonywizzz
09-19-2004, 04:05 AM
Great photos thanks for sharing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Heavy_Weather
09-19-2004, 06:37 AM
wow great pics, thx for sharing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Hoenire
09-19-2004, 07:00 AM
Nice photos

My favourite is this one:

Link removed.

It was pointed out to me once, that it's sort of rude, to link pictures out of someones storage, the way you just did. If he wanted that pic in this thread he would of posted it himself. Besides it had nothing to do with Aircraft or IL2.

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Lupo_Argentato
09-19-2004, 09:41 AM
Thanks for sharing such great pictures.
Now I badly want to visit that museum http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
bye
Lupo Argentato

Bula
09-19-2004, 08:41 PM
Just went to the Udvar Hazy Center myself. It was great. I need to go back, 'cuz I was with some friends who are not all that interested in aviation. An hour in that place was more than enough for them, but nowhere near enough for me.

Moving to Shortpump, Jagd2? I'm from that area myself and tryin' to get back (in SF now and can't afford the real estate--$700 grand for a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath in the inner Sunset district, pfft). Shortpump used to be the end of the known universe. All it had was a gas station and a weird auto repair place that had half a Cesna stickin' out the roof (done on purpose). Now it has a huge new mall with a Cheesecake Factory, Tara Thai, etc. If you like space, you might want to move out a bit and into Hanover or Goochland. You can get a nice patch of land and a good-sized house for under $250,000, I think.

Jagdgeschwader2
09-19-2004, 10:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bula:
Just went to the Udvar Hazy Center myself. It was great. I need to go back, 'cuz I was with some friends who are not all that interested in aviation. An hour in that place was more than enough for them, but nowhere near enough for me.

Moving to Shortpump, Jagd2? I'm from that area myself and tryin' to get back (in SF now and can't afford the real estate--$700 grand for a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath in the inner Sunset district, pfft). Shortpump used to be the end of the known universe. All it had was a gas station and a weird auto repair place that had half a Cesna stickin' out the roof (done on purpose). Now it has a huge new mall with a Cheesecake Factory, Tara Thai, etc. If you like space, you might want to move out a bit and into Hanover or Goochland. You can get a nice patch of land and a good-sized house for under $250,000, I think.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gifRule #1: Never go to an aviation museum or car show or race etc... with people who are not like-minded. My girlfriend actually enjoyed her experience after we saw the B-29 Fifi and the B-24 Diamond Lil at the airport. I might have her flying FB before long! The Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center seems to be taylor made for women for example there are bathrooms on every floor and lots of places to buy things. We were there for hours and she never asked if I was ready to go yet which I found amazing. She also got tickets to a really cool IMAX film on the Blue Angels while I was busy snapping photos. As for the Shortpump area you are correct I think the real estate around there is getting pricey. I would rather have a few acres of land to myself anyway. My brother in law is Vice President of Construction Operations for a well-known homebuilder in Richmond so I got an ace in my pocket already.
The Dallas,Ft. Worth area is just too expensive and too overcrowded these days. Virginia is so scenic and peaceful plus there are no ozone level orange smog alerts there every day like there are here in Texas. I've been all over the US but I have to say Virginia is the one place that I really liked the most.

&gt;S&lt;

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A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.

Jagdgeschwader2
09-19-2004, 11:09 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifA few more photos.

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A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.

Jagdgeschwader2
09-19-2004, 11:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ploughman:
Great photos, the museum looks like it has a fabulous collection. I just love the B-24, big fat thing that it is. What are the pods outboard of the engine nacelles onthe Arado jet bomber, rocket assisted take-off packs?

If you ever are in the UK and have a spare day, go to the Imprerial War Museum at Duxford, it is aviation heaven (but something tells me you already know that).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I plan on making the trip across the pond to Duxford one day you can count on it! That will be the ultimate vacation for sure. Also you are correct on the Arado those are indeed rocket assisted takeoff-pods.

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The Arado Ar 234 B Blitz (Lightning) was the world's first operational jet bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Two Junkers Jumo 004 B turbojets powered this clean, graceful design. Speed made the Blitz virtually immune to attacks from piston-engined Allied fighters. The jet's maximum velocity topped 735 kph (456 mph). Although overshadowed by the more famous Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter, the relatively few Ar 234s that reached Luftwaffe units before the end of the German surrender provided excellent (if ultimately futile) service, particularly as reconnaissance aircraft.

Development of the Ar 234 began in 1940. The German Aviation Ministry issued an order to Dr. Walter Blume, technical director of the state-owned Arado concern, to design and build a reconnaissance aircraft propelled by the turbojet engines then under development by BMW and Junkers. R├╝diger Kosin led the design team. Largely free from Air Ministry interference, Kosin created a high-wing monoplane with two turbojet engines mounted in nacelles under the wings. The rear fuselage contained two downward-looking reconnaissance cameras. To reduce weight and free space for larger fuselage fuel tanks, the initial prototype series dispensed with a conventional landing gear in favor of retractable skids mounted beneath the fuselage and nacelles. The airplane would taxi and takeoff atop a wheeled trolley that the pilot jettisoned as the jet left the runway. Ground crews recovered the trolley and refurbished it for the next flight.

Engine problems repeatedly slowed flight testing the first Ar 234. BMW and Junkers both experienced trouble building jet engines in quantities sufficient for both the Me 262 and Ar 234 programs. Although Arado completed the Ar 234 V1 airframe in late 1942, the Messerschmitt aircraft took priority and claimed the trickle of flight-ready engines that Junkers managed to turn out. Consequently, the Ar 234 V1 did not fly until July 30, 1943.

Before it flew, the Air Ministry directed Arado to redesign the landing gear and give the jet a bombing capability. Kosin and his team enlarged the fuselage slightly to accommodate a conventional tricycle landing gear and added a semi-recessed bomb bay under the fuselage. To allow the pilot to act as a bombardier, Kosin mounted a Lotfe 7K bombsight in the fuselage floor ahead of the control column, which the pilot swung out of his way to use the sight. A Patin PDS autopilot guided the aircraft during the bombing run. The pilot-bombardier used another periscope sight during shallow-angle, glide bombing.

The first prototype for the revised design, designated Ar 234 V9, flew on March 12, 1944. The bomber version, designated Ar 234 B-0, became the first subtype built in quantity. The Air Ministry ordered 200 Ar 234 Bs and Arado built them at a new Luftwaffe airfield factory at Alt L├┬Ânnewitz in Saxony. The factory finished and delivered all 200 airplanes by the end of December 1944 but managed to roll out another 20 by war's end. The initial order had called for two versions of the Ar 234 B: the B-1 reconnaissance aircraft and the B-2 bomber but Arado built only the B-2 version. The company converted B-2 airframes into reconnaissance aircraft.

Plans called for more advanced versions of the Arado jet, including the Ar 234 C powered by four BMW 003 A-1 engines and fitted with a pressurized cockpit. Subvariants of the "C" model included the C-3 multi-role aircraft and the C-3N two-seat nightfighter. However, only 14 Ar 234 Cs left the Arado factory before Soviet forces overran the area. The four-engine Ar 234 was, however, the fastest jet aircraft of World War II. Prototypes for the more advanced Ar 234 D reconnaissance aircraft and bomber with provision for a second crewman were under construction but not completed at war's end.

A Luftwaffe pilot flew the first Ar 234 combat mission on August 6, 1944, when Erich Sommer piloted the V5 prototype on a reconnaissance sortie over the Allied beachhead in Normandy. He encountered no opposition. During his two-hour flight, Sommer gathered more useful intelligence than the Luftwaffe obtained during the previous two months. Virtually immune to interception, the Ar 234 continued to provide the German High Command with valuable reconnaissance until nearly the end of the war. The intelligence gathered, however, allowed German military planners to do little more than delay inevitable defeat.

Only one Luftwaffe unit, KG 76 (Kampfgeschwader or Bomber Wing 76), was equipped with Ar 234 bombers before Germany's surrender. As the production of the Ar 234 B-2 increased in tempo during fall 1944, the unit received its first aircraft and began training at Burg bei Magdeburg. The unit flew its first operations during December 1944 in support of the Ardennes Offensive. Typical missions consisted of pinprick attacks conducted by less than 20 aircraft, each carrying a single 500 kg (1,100 lb.) bomb. The unit participated in the desperate attacks against the Allied bridgehead over the Rhine at Remagen during mid-March 1945, but failed to drop the Ludendorff railway bridge and suffered a number of losses to anti-aircraft fire. The deteriorating war situation, coupled with shortages of fuel and spare parts, prevented KG 76 from flying more than a handful of sorties from late March to the end of the war. The unit conducted its last missions against Soviet forces encircling Berlin during the final days of April. During the first week of May the unit's few surviving aircraft were either dispersed to airfields still in German hands or destroyed to prevent their capture.

The National Air and Space Museum's Blitz, an Arado Ar 234 B-2 bomber carrying Werk Nummer (manufacturer's serial number) 140312, was one of nine Ar 234s surrendered to British forces at Sola airfield near Stavanger, Norway. It is the sole surviving example of an Ar 234. The aircraft had been on strength with 9./KG 76 (Ninth Squadron/ bomber Wing 76) during the final weeks of the war, having served earlier with the unit's eighth squadron. It and three other Ar 234s were collected by the famous "Watson's Whizzers" group of the USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) for shipment to the United States. After flying from Sola to Cherbourg, France on June 24, 1945, the four Ar 234s joined thirty-four other advanced German aircraft aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Reaper for shipment to the United States. The Reaper departed from Cherbourg on July 20, arriving at Newark, New Jersey eight days later. U. S. Army Air Forces personnel reassembled and flew two Ar 234s, including 140312, to Freeman Field, Indiana, for testing and evaluation. The USAAF assigned the foreign equipment number FE-1010 to this Ar 234 for inventory and tracking purposes.

After receiving new engines and replacement radio and oxygen equipment, FE-1010 was flown to Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, in July 1946 and transferred to the Accelerated Service Test Maintenance Section (ASTMS) of the Flight Test Division. After flight-testing was completed on October 16, 1946, the aircraft remained at Wright field until 1947, when it was moved to Orchard Place Airport, Park Ridge, Illinois. On May 1, 1949, the USAF (United States Air Force after 1947) transferred the Ar 234 and other aircraft at Park Ridge to the Smithsonian Institution. During the early 1950s, the airplanes were finally moved to a new Smithsonian storage facility at Suitland, Maryland to await restoration.

Restoration of the Museum's Ar 234 began during 1984 and was completed in February 1989. Because all of the original German paint was stripped off the airframe before the aircraft's transfer to the Smithsonian, restoration specialists applied markings of a typical aircraft of 8./KG 76, the first bomber unit to fly the Blitz. The museum displayed the aircraft during 1993 in the main museum building downtown as part of an exhibit titled "Wonder Weapon? The Arado Ar 234." It is currently in storage at the Paul E. Garber Restoration and Storage Facility awaiting the completion of the museum's new Dulles Center.


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09-20-2004, 06:02 AM
Great pics, thanks for posting

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09-20-2004, 08:16 AM
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Jagdgeschwader2
09-20-2004, 10:55 AM
Great link Tully. Oh and by the way enjoy the photos while you can it looks like I've exceeded my traffic limit.

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woofiedog
09-20-2004, 03:59 PM
Jagdgeschwader2... Fantistic photos of the Aircraft Engines! Also you did some great work in taking the shots.
Thank's for sharing.


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Jagdgeschwader2
09-20-2004, 05:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woofiedog:
Jagdgeschwader2... Fantistic photos of the Aircraft Engines! Also you did some great work in taking the shots.
Thank's for sharing.


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Thanks for the compliments woofiedog I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. They had a huge collection of engines from WWI to WW2 and beyond. As a habitual tinkerer of engines I
was immediately attracted to that part of the museum.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
09-20-2004, 08:23 PM
My Grandfather was in the 509th Composite Group "Atomic Squad" and until the day he passed that was the proudest time of his life. Seeing Fifi always impresses me.

Nice pics.


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Bearcat99
09-21-2004, 12:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
My son and I were there on opening day. I live about 45 minutes from there.

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I plan on moving to Virginia in the very near future. I'm in Dallas,Texas at the moment.
I'll have to take a pay cut but Virginia sure is a nice place. I'll probably move out to the Short Pump area. My sister lives in Charlottsville.

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Cool.... and Virginia isnt bad... Prince Wm county is something like 3rd in the nation or something like that for fastest growing median income. If you have skills IT etc.. or you have a security clearance you can write your own ticket.

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Old_Canuck
09-21-2004, 01:11 AM
Enjoyed them all. Thanks for sharing.

OC

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Jagdgeschwader2
09-21-2004, 04:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
My son and I were there on opening day. I live about 45 minutes from there.

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Lucky you! You can visit anytime you like.
I plan on moving to Virginia in the very near future. I'm in Dallas,Texas at the moment.
I'll have to take a pay cut but Virginia sure is a nice place. I'll probably move out to the Short Pump area. My sister lives in Charlottsville.

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A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
Derek Robinson
From the book Piece of Cake.
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Cool.... and Virginia isnt bad... Prince Wm county is something like 3rd in the nation or something like that for fastest growing median income. If you have skills IT etc.. or you have a security clearance you can write your own ticket.

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Thats good to hear because I've been in the
IT buisness for years. At this point I don't
care what I have to do I'm just tired of the big city. I hope to make the transition in one year. My company has an office in Richmond so
I might be able to transfer. Even if I can't I'm outta here beleive me. I've been preparing for over a year now. My boss will be shocked when I tell him I'm leaving and believe me I can't wait to tell him lol. I find Virginia very relaxing and you can't beat the scenery.
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woofiedog
09-21-2004, 04:12 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Jagdgeschwader2... Those engines are almost a piece of Art. Some of the WW1 engines being almost hand crafted. Beautiful!
I tinker alittle bit myself...
I own a 61 Pontiac Ventura... 389 bored over .30th's, 4 barrel and dual exshaust.
Again... Thank's for the Photo's


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Jagdgeschwader2
09-21-2004, 04:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Old_Canuck:
Enjoyed them all. Thanks for sharing.

OC

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I'm glad you enjoyed them. I was going to buy
a Canon Rebel so I could use a nice zoom lens
but I blew the money on a mountain bike instead lol. I used my trusty Canon Powershot S230 on all the photos. Not too bad for a small camera. Next time I'll be prepared.

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sokil
09-21-2004, 07:42 AM
Jagdgeschwader2, if you move to VA and have some free time you can volunteer at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy, they have Visitors Services volunteers and that way you will be able to spend hours around those planes, just contact National Air and Space museum for more information.

Jagdgeschwader2
09-21-2004, 09:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by sokil:
Jagdgeschwader2, if you move to VA and have some free time you can volunteer at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy, they have Visitors Services volunteers and that way you will be able to spend hours around those planes, just contact National Air and Space museum for more information.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I noticed that on their web page. I already subscribed to their magazine and will be making a donation to them so I can have my name on one of the plaques. If they made me a volunteer they would have to force me go home every day. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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