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Email Autor Korrektur ID #1443744 / 124 Aufrufe
5-June-2016
290202 On display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, NASM. The Uhu was the best night-fighter produced in World War II. Only 294 were constructed, but they achieved deadly results against Bomber Command and Mosquito intruders in the hands of aces like Werner Streib and Werner Baake. It was the world’s first operational aircraft fitted with ejection seats. This Uhu from I/NJG 1 was captured at Grove, Denmark. (mehr von 290202)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1443742 / 57 Aufrufe
5-June-2016
41-31773 'Flak-Bait' undergoing restoration at the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. This B-26 flew 207 missions over Europe, the most by any USAAF bomber. Gen. Arnold decided to preserve this veteran of D-Day and missions against V-1 sites. Assigned to the 449th BS, 322nd BG, ‘Flak-Bait’ lived up to its name with over a thousand flak holes patched and every control surface replaced at least once. (mehr von 41-31773)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1443558 / 14 Aufrufe
5-June-2016
N7557L On display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. This Aerobat belonged to William K. Kershner, a highly respected instructor who authored five manuals on primary, advanced, aerobatic, instructor and instrument flying. It was used as a test bed for Kershner's spin studies, for which he performed over 7,000 spins. (mehr von N7557L)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1443353 / 163 Aufrufe
5-June-2016
Surrounded by exhibits at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, NASM. The Kikka resembled the Me-262, although it was smaller and had straight wings. It was powered by Kugisho Ne-20 turbojets that were developed from notes of an officer who survived the submarine voyage from Germany to Japan. The prototype Kikka was flown by Lt. Cdr. Susumu Takaoka from Kisarazu Naval Air Base on Aug. 7, 1945, days before Japan surrendered.
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1441367 / 19 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
148314 On display in the Sea-Air Operations exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. The A-4C is ensconced in a tight space next to a Wildcat, Boeing F4B and a Dauntless, meant to represent a hangar aboard an aircraft carrier. This Skyhawk is painted in the colors of VA-76 'Spirits' aboard USS Bon Homme Richard in 1967. Cdr. R.B. Fuller, CO of VA-76 was shot down on July 14, 1967 over North Vietnam and held a prisoner of war till 1973. (mehr von 148314)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1441300 / 13 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
EN474 On display in the World War II Aviation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This high-altitude Spitfire Mk. VII, one of 140 produced, was shipped as new to the USAAF in 1943 for evaluation. (mehr von EN474)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1440437 / 9 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
NC15840 On display in the Golden Age of Flight exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This Staggerwing was built on July 3, 1936. It once belonged to E.E. Aldrin, father of astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, among the nineteen different owners. After World War II, the aircraft was refitted with a 225-hp Jacobs L4-MB engine. It was donated to the NASM in 1981. (mehr von NC15840)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1436790 / 72 Aufrufe
5-June-2016
N70700 Beautiful brown and yellow colors adorn the nose of the prototype B-707 at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. This aircraft truly heralded the jet age, overtaking the de Havilland Comet, the world's first jetliner. It ranks as one of the most significant aircraft of all time. (mehr von N70700)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1436356 / 84 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
160756 An early exhibit of the National Air and Space Museum, still looking deadly in the dark corner. This Gustav was built in the Regensburg factory in 1943 for operations in tropical and desert climates. The Bf-109 with pilot Ren Darbois defected to the Allies on July 25, 1944 in Italy. Thereafter, the aircraft was shipped for evaluation to the USA. Restoration for the NASM was completed in 1974. The Gustav is painted to represent an aircraft of III./JG 27 in the Mediterranean theatre. (mehr von 160756)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1436229 / 26 Aufrufe
20-August-2016
VT-IEG Turning off the active after an evening arrival at CSIA. (mehr von VT-IEG)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1435897 / 32 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
MM9476 One of two C.202 survivors, on display at the National Air and Space Museum. The Folgore was a successor to the C.200 Saeta. Using a German Daimler-Benz DB 601 in-line engine, the Folgore was superior to the P-40 and Hurricane in North Africa. When supplies dried up, a license-built copy of the DB 601 called the Alfa-Romeo R.A.1000 R.C.41-I Monsone (Monsoon) powered the Folgore. This Folgore is painted in the markings of 90 Squadriglia, 10 Gruppo, 4 Stormo from North Africa. (mehr von MM9476)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1433897 / 26 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
54605 On display at the Sea-Air Operations exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This is the 6th SBD-6 of 450 built, which was the last production model. Earlier models were famous for the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway and defense of Guadalcanal. This Dauntless is painted in the colors of VS-51. (mehr von 54605)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1433798 / 23 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
44-83020 "Lulu-Belle" on display in the Jet Aviation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. Designed by the famous Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, this aircraft was produced in only 143 days during World War II in Lockheed's 'Skunk Works', flying on Jan. 8, 1944. Also called the "Green Hornet", it was the first USAAF jet to exceed 500 mph in level flight. The design led to the P-80 Shooting Star. (mehr von 44-83020)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1433795 / 14 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
NC2895 On display at the America by Air exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. Built in 1927, this PA-5 carried airmail along the eastern United States. The service would lead to the formation of Eastern Air Lines. This aircraft became a crop-duster till it was repurchased by employees of Eastern Air Lines, restored and presented to Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, the company president and famous World War 1 ace. (mehr von NC2895)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432665 / 51 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
N803NA On display at the National Air and Space Museum. This wingless lifting body research craft was air-dropped from a B-52 to test aerodynamic lift in the 1960s. The concept was used in designing the Space Shuttle. (mehr von N803NA)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432663 / 11 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
25-1230 On display at the National Air and Space Museum. The 'Chicago' was one of two U.S. Army Air Service airplanes to complete the first round-the-world flight in 1924. Starting from Seattle, the westwards flight took 175 days to accomplish. 'Chicago' was flown by Lt. Lowell Smith and Lt. Leslie Arnold. The 'New Orleans' was the other World Cruiser to finish the historic flight, as 'Seattle' and 'Boston' were damaged en route. (mehr von 25-1230)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432409 / 20 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
On display at the National Air and Space Museum. The Albatros series suffered from wing failures in prolonged dives. However, it remained a frontline fighter and produced a number of German aces, including Manfred von Richthofen, who scored three-quarters of his 80 victories with the Albatros. This is a late war build that served with Jasta 46 that was formed at Graudenz. It was damaged in combat and was not repaired, eventually finding its way to the USA and was acquired by the Smithsonian.
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432251 / 44 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
56-6670 First X-15 on display at the National Air and Space Museum. Just three of these aircraft were built, and only 12 pilots flew them including Neil Armstrong for a total of 199 flights from 1959-68. The B-52 air-launched X-15 set the world's unofficial speed of Mach 6.70 with Flight No. 2-53-97 and an altitude record of 354,200 ft. with Flight No. 3-22-36. The third X-15 was lost in a fatal accident on Nov. 15, 1967. (mehr von 56-6670)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432232 / 25 Aufrufe
3-June-2016
NR105W On display in the Time and Navigation exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum. This specially modified Vega set the record in 1931 for the first around the world flight by a fixed-wing aircraft, taking eight days in the hands of Wiley H. Post and Harold Gatty. Post repeated the feat solo, taking only seven days in 1933. The Smithsonian acquired 'Winnie Mae' shortly after Post's death in a flying accident in 1935. (mehr von NR105W)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432104 / 72 Aufrufe
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432096 / 14 Aufrufe
2-June-2016
999734 On display aboard USS Intrepid with New York's skyline in the background. This Kfir was used by VMFT-401 'Snipers' from 1987 to 1989 to provide dissimilar air combat training. VMFT-401 is the only adversary squadron in the United States Marine Corps, flying the F-5N Tiger II since 1989. (mehr von 999734)
Email Autor Korrektur ID #1432047 / 38 Aufrufe
2-June-2016
0327 On display aboard USS Intrepid. Formerly a Polish Air Force aircraft that has been repainted to represent a Mig-17 of the North Vietnamese Air Force during the Vietnam War. A few North Vietnamese pilots from the 923rd Fighter Regiment became aces on the Mig-17. (mehr von 0327)