Photos from Dayton, 30-03-2012, part 4; last lot!
Into the Cold War galleries, with some funky stuff I've not seen before.
The rather large and splendid B2 Spirit.
Boeing unmammed UAV protoype
Question for Charile; what's odd about this Boing Peacemaker? Answer further down.....
One for Gary; MH-53 PaveLow
And another view of the Peacemaker; did you get that the engines are the wrong way around?
Two oddities: first, a gondola from the highest ever parachute jump. Imagine stepping off this at 102,000 feet up?
And an early NASA idea for getting around in space, a jet sled, soon abandoned as not a good idea!
A view of the gallery at large:
and a Dragon Lady, i.e a U-2
Nose art from the EC-135 "Bierd of Prey" reconnaisance aircraft
And finally, the C-141 Starlifter; famous for two reasons, i) the was the last Starlifter in active service and ii) it;'s the Hanoi Taxi, the first aircraft into Hanoi to pring back POWs from the Vietnam War....
That's about it; hope you enjoyed them"!