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Airplanes and Spaceships!

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Jman, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Went to the USAF museum today with my daughter. Cool museum (I think this was my 4th trip.) Got a few decent ones today...these are all with the GX1 and Oly 12/2, wide open. A little more info about the shots and blog post: Airplanes and Spaceships! @ Admiring Light

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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Very nice pictures!!
     
  3. Neat!

    My best guess the first one is a Martin B-10.
    But then I am old.
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    These are very good. I really like the second one.
     
  5. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    If you didn't click on the link, I'll just throw in that the 2nd shot is the plane that dropped the A-bomb on Nagasaki, and the 3rd shot is the Apollo 15 command module. Cool to see this stuff up close and personal.
     
  6. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Good stuff Jordan. #2 rocks !
     
  7. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I live nearby in Centerville, OH and just love that place.
     
  8. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Haven't made it there, yet. I know some of the mechanics that refurb'd that B-29 before it went there. They told me where they left their signatures on various parts of the aircraft. Not immediately obvious to the general public, tho':biggrin:
     
  9. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I went there this afternoon with a local group. Here are a few that I took of the Cold War Hanger.

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  10. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Whoa... That's a B36 mixed in there - and it looks like it's one of the later ones with the jet engines added. Good stuff. It's amazing hw quickly aerospace technology wwas advancing in the decade or two after the Second World War. B-29 to B-36 to B-47 to B-52 in about five years.

    Another one worth checking out is the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport outside Washngton, DC.

    National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
     
  11. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Great shots- i need to go there again. The last time I was there was in 1971 or so, many of the same planes were on diaplay- outside.

    Is the B70 Valkyrie inside? It was outside with the B36 when I last saw it.
     
  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Good stuff Jman and MajorMagee. I like the Daisy Cutter in the Major's second to last shot. Such dramatic lighting really works well with the planes.

    I go to a little museum Called Planes of Fames in Chino, CA. What I like is that most of the planes get flown, so the planes are constantly being re-positioned with different lighting.

    My F-86
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    Gary
     
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  13. Tecpatl4

    Tecpatl4 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 16, 2010
    Midwest
    DC-3 cockpit

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  14. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
  15. labcoatguy

    labcoatguy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 23, 2011
    Cambridge, MA, US
    Massive bump, but here is a shot of an unidentified airliner landing at Boston Logan airport.
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  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Moi ana Spaceship
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  17. Timos L

    Timos L Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2011
    Athens, Greece
    Timos :)
  18. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal