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Haigotron
02-23-2007, 11:56 AM
In the beginning of the year, i went to Paris with my gal. After much convincing we both hoped on the train and went North to Le Bourget airport that houses the Aerospace museum.

She was bored at first, and didnt find the WW1 planes all that exciting, but once we got to the ww2 exhibit, she fell in love with the planes, i was already on the floor drooling and in fetal position by that time...here's a small sample of pics:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris2007659.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris185.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris140.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris050.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris533.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris488.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris304.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris561.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris379.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris679.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris634.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris453.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris2007654.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris315.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris269.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris572.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris527.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris207.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris162.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris645.jpg

Haigotron
02-23-2007, 11:56 AM
In the beginning of the year, i went to Paris with my gal. After much convincing we both hoped on the train and went North to Le Bourget airport that houses the Aerospace museum.

She was bored at first, and didnt find the WW1 planes all that exciting, but once we got to the ww2 exhibit, she fell in love with the planes, i was already on the floor drooling and in fetal position by that time...here's a small sample of pics:

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris2007659.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris185.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris140.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris050.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris533.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris488.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris304.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris561.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris379.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris679.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris634.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris453.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris2007654.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris315.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris269.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris572.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris527.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris207.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris162.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Air%20Force%20Museum/Paris645.jpg

BillyTheKid_22
02-23-2007, 12:01 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Great show!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

woofiedog
02-23-2007, 01:19 PM
Excellent photo's... Thank's for sharing!

Really like the inside shot... third from the bottom. Look's like a ship's bridge.
What was that Bird?

Krizz1972
02-23-2007, 01:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by woofiedog:
Excellent photo's... Thank's for sharing!

Really like the inside shot... third from the bottom. Look's like a ship's bridge.
What was that Bird? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Looks like the Graf Zeppelin Cockpit.

Haigotron
02-23-2007, 01:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Looks like the Graf Zeppelin Cockpit. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know its a Zeppelin Cockpit, but I am not sure which one it is.. (i suck @ WW1 plane history http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

more shots coming up -

AVGWarhawk
02-23-2007, 02:10 PM
Very nice shots and great collection they have. Thanks for sharing!

Haigotron
02-23-2007, 02:18 PM
When we got to the C47, i told my gf if she recognized it, she looked blankly at me of course, then i told her that it was in Band of Brothers (which she loved, after much coaxing)...and was thrilled to actually be there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris082.jpg

C47 inside towards cockpit:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris061.jpg

C47 looking towards the back, perhaps what some Paratroopers saw
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris151.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris333.jpg

c47: looking out from one of the windows at the starboard engine
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris016.jpg


C47 - looking at the gear system, what mechanics would have seen, minus the bright spotlight, there was also a minor leak http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris499.jpg

sorry kinda blurry
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris606.jpg

looking towards the front of the B26
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris179.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris482.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris162.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris072.jpg

outside shot of that zeppelin cockpit
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/haigotron/Paris252.jpg

woofiedog
02-23-2007, 02:47 PM
Zeppelin... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Again Great photo's and interior shots. Must have been a Fantastic time being able to go up into those Bird's.

Morteiin
02-23-2007, 03:07 PM
Interesting pictures, thanks for sharing them.

Les.

Marcel_Albert
02-23-2007, 10:41 PM
Cool ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks for sharing Haigotron , nice pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Marcel_Albert
02-23-2007, 11:29 PM
I took the liberty to post just a few other pics taken by my friend (EFG_Beber) there last year :

the impressive Jug :
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/6c7d9c3fa6.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/ecc00e256e.jpg

Focke Wulf 190 A8 :

http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/7b8b4f1e7b.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/250cefaeb5.jpg

Yak-3
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/64bff2b603.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/87d708afa8.jpg

Spitfire

http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/5f56467a6e.jpg

http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/27515322df.jpg

Marcel_Albert
02-23-2007, 11:33 PM
Dewoitine D-520 :

http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/4e928afabd.jpg

http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/83985dd624.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/467321f110.jpg


He-162 :

http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/8bcffdf493.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/0d761f1cfa.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/9bc71e982e.jpg


Bf-109 Buchon
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/7dac942473.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/38130e2df1.jpg
http://host-images.surf-remunere.com/uploads/cb335b7f57.jpg

I thank my friend EFG_Beber for the pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Haigotron
02-24-2007, 10:45 AM
Hey Marcel,

awesome pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif are they also from Le Bourget? I walked around to try to find the he 162 and couldn't find it, although it was written on their website! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

thanks for sharing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Waldo.Pepper
02-24-2007, 11:11 AM
Well that's just great! Now I have to go to France!

Marcel_Albert
02-24-2007, 11:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Haigotron:
Hey Marcel,

awesome pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif are they also from Le Bourget? I walked around to try to find the he 162 and couldn't find it, although it was written on their website! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

thanks for sharing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep thanks mate ,all the credit to my friend EFG_Beber and you took great pics too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Yes it was at the Bourget , but before they moved them from that old and not up-to-norms hangar , it's indeed strange that you didn't see the 162 , maybe it was in maintenance the week you visited it , cheers mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Heliopause
02-27-2007, 03:35 AM
The He 162 at Le Bourget is being restored by Memorial Flight Association. Found this info in an Flypast article from last year february.

It was believed to be werknr. 120223 but it turned out to be 120015, this number being found on a small triangular plate mounted on the rear fuselage bulkhead, forward of the tail assembly.

This site shows some of the progress:
He 162 restoration (http://memorial.flight.free.fr/)

Marcel_Albert
02-27-2007, 10:21 AM
Ok good to know , thx for the link Heliopause http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

|ZUTI|
02-27-2007, 10:43 AM
Hope you don't mind, Haigotron. If you go to http://zuti.mine.nu/main and then select "photo albums" and "Swiss Military Aircraft Museum", i uploaded some pictures from my wisit in Dubendorf, near Kloten in Swiss. They are nothing special, but i got to see the Stork! HA http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Beaufort-RAF
03-05-2007, 04:31 AM
Nice Marauder.

How many still exist?

Kurfurst__
03-05-2007, 11:39 AM
Wonderful pictures, mate, must be a great place with all these finely restored warbirds resting there.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif