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telven
03-08-2004, 01:03 PM
Since I live near the Hill Airforce Museum (or Hill Aerospace Museum) in northern Utah, USA. I decided to stop by and take some photos of the military aircraft they have. Please do not share these photos outside of the IL2 Forums, I only have about 7gb of bandwith to spare. Also, I am NOT a professional photographer in any way, I had no tripod and some are going to be blurry. Sorry!

First off, we have a side view of a later model B-25 on display. This model was used to hunt down german U-Boats and blast 'em with the TWELVE .50 calibur (12.7mm) machine guns.

http://telven.com/hill/hill1-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill1.jpg)

Frontal View

http://telven.com/hill/hill2-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill2.jpg)


P-40N Warhawk, this is a 1942 version of the P-40. So the sharkteeth isn't really accurate since the AVG squadron in china (the squadron famous for the sharkmouth P40s) only used P-40Bs.

http://telven.com/hill/hill3-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill3.jpg)


P-51D baby. Think someone can make a skin of this for me?

http://telven.com/hill/hill4-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill4.jpg)


The B-17G, which is most often reffered to as the Flying Fortress. This thing is a lot bigger than I imagined.

http://telven.com/hill/hill5-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill5.jpg)


Belly turret for the B-17G, this thing is extremely SMALL, I put my hand infront of it just for comparison.

http://telven.com/hill/hill6-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill6.jpg)



F4 Phantom, I'm not exactly sure what model this is. Looks like one from the Vietnam era.

http://telven.com/hill/hill7-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill7.jpg)


P-80 Shooting Star, most likely the P-80a or b model.

http://telven.com/hill/hill8-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill8.jpg)



Some nuke.

http://telven.com/hill/hill9-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill9.jpg)



A-10A Warthog, dispite having thick, none swept wings this thing is pretty damn sexy.

http://telven.com/hill/hill10-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill10.jpg)



20mm M61 Vulcan Cannon. This is the most common gun for United States aircraft, I believe even the F-22 carries this gun.

http://telven.com/hill/hill11-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill11.jpg)



I believe this is an A-26. Ground attack aircraft in WWII (not 100% sure)

http://telven.com/hill/hill12-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill12.jpg)



Another P-80.

http://telven.com/hill/hill13-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill13.jpg)



USSR's MiG-15 ***ot (seriously, thats what nato designated it as) with the F-15 in the background. Saw combat in korea agienst the United State's F-86 Sabre. The USA claimed a 10-1 kill ratio over the mig, but the russians say that its an overall figure including NPRK, China and Russian MiG-15s. The Russians said that NPRK and Chinese pilots weren't trained for dogfighting and that the soviet aces from WWII claimed a 2-1 kill ratio in favor of the MiG-15.

When people say that the F-15 is the size of a WWII bomber, you better believe it. You could easily fit 2 MiG-15s into the F-15.

http://telven.com/hill/hill14-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill14.jpg)



Frontal view of the SR-71. This plane is rated at Mach 3.0 (three times the speed of sound) however the actual speed of the SR-71 is still classifed to this day.

http://telven.com/hill/hill15-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill15.jpg)



Side view including one of the engines for the SR-71. The engines are aparently powerful enough to power the Queen Mary. The story behind this SR-71 was that one of its engines failed while flying over canada and had to make an emergency stop in Hill Airforce Base. And aparently never got the engine repaired and became an exhibit.

http://telven.com/hill/hill16-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill16.jpg)



A blurry photo of the F-105 Thunderchief. This aircraft was origionally nicknamed "Thud", its a sick joke, ment to potray the sound of the aircraft hitting the ground after getting shot down by vietnamese ground fire.

http://telven.com/hill/hill17-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill17.jpg)



P-38 Lightning. The only WWII aircraft I view as being better looking compared to the P-51D.

http://telven.com/hill/hill18-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill18.jpg)



F-16 Fighting Falcon. This aircraft makes up the backbone to the United States Airforce and is the most exported aircraft.

http://telven.com/hill/hill19-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill19.jpg)



Mig-21 Fishbed. This aircraft was the most produced aircraft in the USSR, and still fights in many nations. Saw action in Vietnam and many other wars.

http://telven.com/hill/hill20-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill20.jpg)



B-29 Superfortress. Ment to fly above japanise interceptors and have the longest range of any bomber of WWII. (I'm not sure if the Russian PE-8 had longer range)

http://telven.com/hill/hill21-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill21.jpg)


B-52 BUFF (big ugly fat *bleep*) first introduced in the mid 1950's and is ment to fly well into the 21st century. This thing is simply massive, this picture was taken from about 100 meters away.

http://telven.com/hill/hill22-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill22.jpg)


B-52, from about 50 meters.

http://telven.com/hill/hill23-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill23.jpg)

telven
03-08-2004, 01:03 PM
Since I live near the Hill Airforce Museum (or Hill Aerospace Museum) in northern Utah, USA. I decided to stop by and take some photos of the military aircraft they have. Please do not share these photos outside of the IL2 Forums, I only have about 7gb of bandwith to spare. Also, I am NOT a professional photographer in any way, I had no tripod and some are going to be blurry. Sorry!

First off, we have a side view of a later model B-25 on display. This model was used to hunt down german U-Boats and blast 'em with the TWELVE .50 calibur (12.7mm) machine guns.

http://telven.com/hill/hill1-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill1.jpg)

Frontal View

http://telven.com/hill/hill2-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill2.jpg)


P-40N Warhawk, this is a 1942 version of the P-40. So the sharkteeth isn't really accurate since the AVG squadron in china (the squadron famous for the sharkmouth P40s) only used P-40Bs.

http://telven.com/hill/hill3-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill3.jpg)


P-51D baby. Think someone can make a skin of this for me?

http://telven.com/hill/hill4-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill4.jpg)


The B-17G, which is most often reffered to as the Flying Fortress. This thing is a lot bigger than I imagined.

http://telven.com/hill/hill5-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill5.jpg)


Belly turret for the B-17G, this thing is extremely SMALL, I put my hand infront of it just for comparison.

http://telven.com/hill/hill6-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill6.jpg)



F4 Phantom, I'm not exactly sure what model this is. Looks like one from the Vietnam era.

http://telven.com/hill/hill7-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill7.jpg)


P-80 Shooting Star, most likely the P-80a or b model.

http://telven.com/hill/hill8-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill8.jpg)



Some nuke.

http://telven.com/hill/hill9-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill9.jpg)



A-10A Warthog, dispite having thick, none swept wings this thing is pretty damn sexy.

http://telven.com/hill/hill10-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill10.jpg)



20mm M61 Vulcan Cannon. This is the most common gun for United States aircraft, I believe even the F-22 carries this gun.

http://telven.com/hill/hill11-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill11.jpg)



I believe this is an A-26. Ground attack aircraft in WWII (not 100% sure)

http://telven.com/hill/hill12-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill12.jpg)



Another P-80.

http://telven.com/hill/hill13-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill13.jpg)



USSR's MiG-15 ***ot (seriously, thats what nato designated it as) with the F-15 in the background. Saw combat in korea agienst the United State's F-86 Sabre. The USA claimed a 10-1 kill ratio over the mig, but the russians say that its an overall figure including NPRK, China and Russian MiG-15s. The Russians said that NPRK and Chinese pilots weren't trained for dogfighting and that the soviet aces from WWII claimed a 2-1 kill ratio in favor of the MiG-15.

When people say that the F-15 is the size of a WWII bomber, you better believe it. You could easily fit 2 MiG-15s into the F-15.

http://telven.com/hill/hill14-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill14.jpg)



Frontal view of the SR-71. This plane is rated at Mach 3.0 (three times the speed of sound) however the actual speed of the SR-71 is still classifed to this day.

http://telven.com/hill/hill15-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill15.jpg)



Side view including one of the engines for the SR-71. The engines are aparently powerful enough to power the Queen Mary. The story behind this SR-71 was that one of its engines failed while flying over canada and had to make an emergency stop in Hill Airforce Base. And aparently never got the engine repaired and became an exhibit.

http://telven.com/hill/hill16-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill16.jpg)



A blurry photo of the F-105 Thunderchief. This aircraft was origionally nicknamed "Thud", its a sick joke, ment to potray the sound of the aircraft hitting the ground after getting shot down by vietnamese ground fire.

http://telven.com/hill/hill17-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill17.jpg)



P-38 Lightning. The only WWII aircraft I view as being better looking compared to the P-51D.

http://telven.com/hill/hill18-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill18.jpg)



F-16 Fighting Falcon. This aircraft makes up the backbone to the United States Airforce and is the most exported aircraft.

http://telven.com/hill/hill19-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill19.jpg)



Mig-21 Fishbed. This aircraft was the most produced aircraft in the USSR, and still fights in many nations. Saw action in Vietnam and many other wars.

http://telven.com/hill/hill20-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill20.jpg)



B-29 Superfortress. Ment to fly above japanise interceptors and have the longest range of any bomber of WWII. (I'm not sure if the Russian PE-8 had longer range)

http://telven.com/hill/hill21-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill21.jpg)


B-52 BUFF (big ugly fat *bleep*) first introduced in the mid 1950's and is ment to fly well into the 21st century. This thing is simply massive, this picture was taken from about 100 meters away.

http://telven.com/hill/hill22-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill22.jpg)


B-52, from about 50 meters.

http://telven.com/hill/hill23-1.jpg (http://telven.com/hill/hill23.jpg)

cmndrbob
03-08-2004, 01:37 PM
Thanks, I always enjoy the aircraft pics that folks post here!

"Have fun stormin'the castle"

VVanks
03-08-2004, 01:46 PM
Nice pics, but how come most of them are a little blurred?

Gotta love that Sr71.

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-HH-Dubbo
03-08-2004, 01:55 PM
Beautiful stuff. Thanks for sharing m8
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JR_Greenhorn
03-08-2004, 02:00 PM
Thanks for the photos, telven!
I liked your comments too.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VVanks:
Nice pics, but how come most of them are a little blurred?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by telven:
I am NOT a professional photographer in any way, I had no tripod and some are going to be blurry. Sorry!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Zyzbot
03-08-2004, 02:10 PM
Your story about how the SR-71 came to be at the museum is wrong according to the museum's own web site.

It was in long-term storage at the Lockheed plant in Palmdale, California.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch intervened and Hill Aerospace Museum was assigned the aircraft by the Air Force in April 1990.

telven
03-08-2004, 02:36 PM
oh good research Zyzbot, I just heard the story about 5 or 10 years ago.

Xnomad
03-08-2004, 02:46 PM
I wouldn't say this is off topic, it's much more on topic than most OT stuff. I wish I was near a museum with such a diverse collection.

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tsisqua
03-08-2004, 03:03 PM
Nice work.

Also nice work making the thumbnails. It sure saves alot of space on the thread pages.

Man! That P-38 sure is pretty.

Tsisqua

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horseback
03-08-2004, 03:12 PM
23rd FG in China continued the 'Sharkteeth" tradition until their Warhawks were replaced by P-51A & B Mustangs in 1944. In fact, former AVG ace Tex Hill had sharkteeth painted on his Mustang when he commanded one of the 23rd's squadrons during the transition period.

Still, nice pics. The Phantom II is a D, by the way. Saw lots of them while bagging groceries at Davis-Monthan AFB's commissary in the 60s.

cheers

horseback

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vanelvis
03-08-2004, 03:38 PM
I was There in 1993 in the summer. Was doing some traveling in the west. I stopped there and simply loved the SR-71. I have since grown to love the WW2 era planes and wished I would have paid more attention to them as well.