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5-June-2016
9056 Only surviving Sparrowhawk of eight built to serve with airships USS Akron and USS Macon, this aircraft was restored to represent the time when airships acted as flying aircraft carriers. To recover, the pilot approached the airship slightly above stall speed and used the overhead hook to attach onto a trapeze. Hence the insignia "Men on the Flying Trapeze", visible on the fuselage. (more of 9056)
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5-June-2016
42-13610 Experimental Autogiro on display in the Vertical Flight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. These series of Autogiros were difficult to handle, leading to several accidents. The USAAF abandoned the Autogiro in favor of the more reliable Sikorsky helicopter. (more of 42-13610)
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5-June-2016
50375 On display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum. This Corsair is painted in the colors of VMF-114 "Death Dealers". The squadron was deployed to Peleliu from Sept. 1944 to June 1945. (more of 50375)
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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. (more of 290202)
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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. (more of 41-31773)
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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. (more of N7557L)
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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. (more of N70700)
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17-September-2013
D-ABYA "Brandenburg". Flight LH 418 from FRA approaches RWY 1R. (more of D-ABYA)
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17-September-2013
61-7972 c/n 2023. Great display at the National Air and Space Museum, one of 32 ever built. It was a great visit. (more of 61-7972)
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