National Air And Space Museum (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center) At Dulles Airport

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  1. ToughOmbre

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    Made my first trip to the Air And Space Museum in Chantilly, VA just outside of Dulles International Airport. The facility is huge with many more aircraft than the Museum on the National Mall in DC.

    The "Holy Grail" of WW II combat aircraft (at least to me), the "ENOLA GAY" is the featured attraction.

    I'll have more pics of the other airplanes in the collection soon.

    One note of interest...... No B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26 or A-26 on display as of yet.

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    Very cool TO!!!

    I want to get out there next time i'm there.
     
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    P-38

    As can be seen, restoration is not complete.

    Still a good lookin' bird!

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    Thanks Harrison!

    German aircraft.....

    Fw 190 F

    Ar 234 B

    Do 335A-1

    Me 163 (unrestored)

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    Some very impressive aircraft!
     
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    Nice stuff, TO. I have been wanting to get there forever! :thumbleft:
     
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    Glad to see ya made it Steve! From these pics, that is one stop I have to make. Just made my Bucket List! :) That 335 looks huge next to the Arado.
     
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    Sounds like a future field trip for the "East Coast Wing" of ww2Aircraft.net. :)

    The Dornier was very cool. Never seen one up close and personal before.

    Here are some shots of the P-40 and Corsair that are hangiing from the ceiling.

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    very nice TO, is that the place featured in the second Transformers movie ? looks like it
     
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    Cool pictures and a great museum....and they have a space shuttle!
    Thanks for posting these.
    Derek
     
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    That is a very cool museum. I was there a year ago , spent a whole day, and took like 700 pictures!!
     
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    Yes it is rochie. That's the first thing my wife and daughter said when they saw the museum. :)

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    thought it was as soon as i saw the SR71 :D
     
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    Your welcome!

    Speaking of the space shuttle. It's the "Enterprise". No engines or heat shield so it only did atmospheric test flights.

    I couldn't get over how big it is!

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    I didn't know that about the shuttle, interesting. They didn't happen to have the Il-2 Sturmovik restored and on display, did they? I was there about a year ago (maybe more?) and it was at the restoration facility. I've been chomping at the bit to see that bird.
    Thanks again for the shots.
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Neat! I was surprised at the size of the shuttle years ago when I saw it land at Edwards. It's still quite impressive. I will always remember the first flight of the Enterprise, watching on a little 13" black and white TV in my bedroom as a kid.
     
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    The Sturmovik was not on display as of last Friday. Would have liked to seen it as well.

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