Airplanes and Spaceships!

Jman

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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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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.
 

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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:
 

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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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E-PL1 with PL 20mm, f 1.7, ISO 1000
 

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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.

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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.
 

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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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Moi ana Spaceship
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Rather than start a new thread for aircraft, I thought I'd try reviving this one. :) With a helicopter.

This is a Vietnam War era "Huey" on display at Battleship Cove, a maritime fleet museum in Fall River, MA:
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Seen a couple of years ago - a commercial airline doing a bit of advertising from cruising altitude:

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