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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 09:57 PM
Can anybody give me some information on this place? Im going down south this summer and I know its Savannah, Gorgea. Anybody been there? Is it good?

Message Edited on 07/13/0303:58PM by RCAF_Rattler

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 09:57 PM
Can anybody give me some information on this place? Im going down south this summer and I know its Savannah, Gorgea. Anybody been there? Is it good?

Message Edited on 07/13/0303:58PM by RCAF_Rattler

XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 10:54 PM
The 8th Air Force is actually based in Shreveport, La
and they have an excellent museum and outdoor display.
Rx

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 02:37 AM
I've been there though it was many years ago. Was an unexpected surprise. I can't recall much of what was there aircraft-wise though I beleive they had a mock up of a Me-109.

Here's the web site:

http://www.mightyeighth.org

If visiting Savannah you may want to trek to Warner Robins. Its South of Atlanta on I-75, not sure how far from Savannah, a day trip definetly:

http://www.museumofaviation.org/

quite a good collection of aircraft, highlights were SR-71, D-21 drone, U-2 as well as WWII and Cold War aircraft.

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 03:54 AM
What are you fellers talking about?

I've been to the Mighty Eight Museum in Savannah.

Maybe there are two?

The one in Savannah was most excellent and I was totally immersed in their gunner simulation and static displays.

Its a must see and take plenty of money for the gift


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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 03:57 AM
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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 04:17 AM
I went there last year it is in Georgia.... It is GREAT!!!! The displays are nice...bring some money because the have lots of things, hats,mugs,patches,books,prints,videos......lots of displays..they have a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen there....even though they were part of the 15th, it is a really gret place.... check the site.. http://www.mightyeighth.org/
After I went there I put the site in my faves.....

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XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 01:22 PM
make sure you bring camera - they have real Komet there.
which i thought was surprisinly small aircraft.

also have mockup of 109 and p51. but, the best part of place is people, folks who actually flew for the 8th in WWII. definely worth a trip.

Cpt.LoneRanger
07-14-2003, 02:13 PM
I'm from Germany, but I was there only 4 weeks ago.

dbuff said it allready.

The P51 and the Bf109 mockup is nice, but not really thrilling. The Me163 is rather nice, however.

They have a few additional Vietnam era planes outside.

Besides that, they have a lot of little details in their exhibition, parts of the B17s equipment and what I loved most, were the nice movies they had. There was a tour with different places and you could watch different movies in each room. The Briefing and Preflights in the ReadyRoom, the Battle in a dark room wirh stroposcopic lights for the gunfire, etc. Really, really good.

There's also a section of the B17s fuselage with 2 Cal.50 to play around with. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Besides that, there are some nice modells, showing different paintings, group-markings and stuff like that.

If you go to Savannah anyway, I'd say the museum is definately worth a visit. If you're planning a longer tour, the Pensacola-Museum had a lot more to look at and play with /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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