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    Default Re: Restoration Hangars - USAF Museum

    Excellent Tommy!

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    Brilliant stuff Tommy, got any more of the hangar??!!

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    Default Re: Restoration Hangars - USAF Museum

    Still more (last batch I promise)

    The Swoose

    From Wikipedia: The Swoose is the 38th of 42 B-17Ds built by Boeing. It was named after the then-popular song Alexander the Swoose, performed by bandleader Kay Kyser about a bird that was "half swan, half goose: Alexander is a swoose". She served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.


    Inside the tail of the 'Swoose', looking forward:



    Reproducing a waist gun blister:



    Looking into the tailgunner-less tail:



    The ballturret-less belly guns:



    Wing mounting points. Right fore:



    Right aft:



    A couple other interesting thingies:

    An 18-cylider B-29 engine. Just behind it is one of the new engines for the Memphis Belle:


    The Soviet Mig25 - Foxbat (sorry, not a very good shot - this thing is a beast!):


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    Default Re: Restoration Hangars - USAF Museum

    I have too have to ask why bother putting brand new engines in?

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    Default Re: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

    Three of 'your' aircraft in 'our' musuem:

    Spitfire:



    Beaufighter:



    Hurricane:


    The Hurricane is in the diorama section. Behind it is a trainer that has just crashed and bent its prop all to hell and gone...

    Tommy

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    The second photo is actually one of 'your' aircraft Tommy!!! Its a P-38 Lightning!

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    Default Re: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

    Pardon me while I wipe the egg off my face...

    I'll get a snap of the real Beaufighter this weekend!

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    Hi Tommyusa.
    nice set of photos of the USAF museum, the photo of the line of hangers on the far side of the field looking from the main museum, are they not the ones where the Presidential Flight aircraft are kept along with a few other like the Valkerie. they were there in 2002 when i last visited. the tower and the nissan hut were there also, the guide told us they had built it to show the type of buildings used on british airfields. hope to get back there one day soon. ps is the B36 undercover yet. regards Ranger

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    Default Re: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

    Ranger,
    Yes, the B-36 is indoors now that they've built a fourth hangar. It is a mammoth aircraft:



    Now they're trying to get the funds to build a fifth hangar for the presidential planes (and yes, those are the hangars to which you referred) as well as the remaining aircraft parked outside which are next to the 8th AF Control Tower and Nissen hut where I am privileged to volunteer.

    Tommy
    P.S. I think this is my 500th post. Woo hoo!

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    Default Re: OHIO - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton,

    I attended the memorial wreath-laying at the Doolittle Raiders Final Toast events at the US Air Force Museum today. 3 of the 4 living Raiders were in attendance. I couldn't get any good snaps of them, however here are a couple of the B-25 flyover as well as the 8th Air Force monument.

    Tom

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