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Corsair_Fanatic
05-25-2006, 12:25 PM
I recently spent some time at the Pima Air & Space Museum and took a TON of pics. Its not all WW2, of course, but its still aviation related. Anybody want to see some of 'em, and if so, should I post them here or in another forum?

Updated on page 2!

Megile_
05-25-2006, 12:26 PM
yes

and

here

Thankyou please, come again.

StellarRat
05-25-2006, 12:58 PM
Been there, awesome!

Corsair_Fanatic
05-25-2006, 12:59 PM
Okay, you asked for it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0001e8kx

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003yebk

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0001dt3g

The Bell P-63 Kingcobra. Nifty looking, but under-used plane. Note the plexiglass in the last pic over the engine compartment (which is BEHIND the pilot for you n00bs in the audience).

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00040gw7

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00042s9p

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0001cp35

Here's the museum's F4U-4 Corsair in Korean War vintage USMC markings. We likes it, Precious.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000368p3

FM-2 Wildcat that was fished up from the bottom of the great lakes. Its in good shape considering how long it was under water. It will eventually be restored from what I understand. They're displaying it to show the degree of preservation.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003819r

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000396bc

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003ayef

Here are a few shots of the museum's Liberator. It saw active service with both the USAAF and the Indian Air Force, and one side is painted in each marking style.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0001tf8z

Here's the museum's B-17.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000461bk

And here's a shot of the B-17 from the 6 o'clock position. If you see this view and you're in a 109, its already too late. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003w6da

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003xk7c

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00026kqa

The Navy FJ-4B Fury. This is the plane that served as the inspiration for the later F-86 Saber.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003srp1

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003tsbk

The F-86H Saber. This version packs 4x20mm cannon instead of the usual 6x .50 caliber machine guns.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003q6g6

Martin PBM-5A Mariner flying boat.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000456kk

Guppy. Used to transport Saturn V booster components. And it began life as a....

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004a53h

Boeing C-97 transport. It used the wings, tail, and undercarrage of a B-29.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004byrc

Boeing B-50. Basically a B-29 with upgraded piston engines and a jet on each wing. Many were converted to tankers.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00033ays

And speaking of tankers, here's a KC-97. You can see the "flying boom" under the tail.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004d0ra

Boeing B-47 Stratojet. This is the grandaddy of every jet airliner on earth.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00043zee

F4D Skyray

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000461bk

Catching a bomber by its tail is easier said than done, as many Luftwaffe pilots found out the hard way. :bigdumbgrin:

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003dstq

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0003ec58

F-100 Super Saber. W00t!

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004s084

More Bronco, just cause its nifty.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004ey35

V-1 "Buzz Bomb"

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004fyc8

Nose shot of the B-50

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004q2b1

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004r23e

Two pics of the museum's B-29. You can see the difference between the B-29 and the B-50s nose arrangement clearly comparing the two.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004txdq

Me & my wife as reflected in the B-29's fuselage.

And now, some MiGs:

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004h70g

MiG-15

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004kkds

MiG-17 w/ optional RADAR attachment in nose.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004pxfr

MiG-21. Whee

Okay, whats left. Hmmm. Oh, I know!

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0004gw56

The B-52 Stratofortress. Commonly called the BUFF (Big, Ugly, Fat, Fscker). When only carpetbombing your enemies into the stone age will do.

Megile_
05-25-2006, 01:01 PM
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Top_Gun_1_0_1
05-25-2006, 01:07 PM
Thanks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Corsair_Fanatic
05-25-2006, 01:11 PM
And here's a shot of me in an SNJ I got a ride in during the same visit:

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0000qxk2

Man, I wish the planes in PF were as easy to steer as that thing was. It handled like a dream.

Eagle_361st
05-25-2006, 01:15 PM
Nice pics thanks for sharing them! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I especially like the FM-2, it's amazing how well it fared in the great lakes.

nickdanger3
05-25-2006, 01:28 PM
I was just there a couple weeks ago. Too bad that I had a 2 and four year old to hand hold/ carry. I would have had a ton of pictures as well.

My littlest one had a great time though. I KNEW he had to use the bathroom before we went in, but he was too excited and refused until we were walking out 2 hours later.

I think we spent $20 on tickets and $100 in the gift shop!

Corsair_Fanatic
05-25-2006, 01:34 PM
Heh. I went on the Boneyard tour as well and also went to the CAF Museum and the Titan Missile Museum while I was in the area. I have several hundred pics. I got the SNJ ride while I was at the CAF Museum. Best $250 I've spent in a long tme. I got some great airborne pics and buzzed some hikers. Shame I didnt have any ammo.

Corsair_Fanatic
05-25-2006, 03:09 PM
Well, since y'all said such nice things, here are some from my visit to the CAF Museum.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00009d3z

Here is their airworthy B-17

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0000arkw

Here's a shot of the nose. Lots of .50 caliber love for everybody.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0000ck2r

This is a view out of the top turret looking aft.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0000d8gx

This is the right side waist gunner position.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0000k7h9

This B-25 is nearing the end of a long term restoration project. From what I understand, they plan on flying it when its done.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0000pcgy

This Avenger is an actual war veteran, and served in the PTO.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000033hq

This is the SNJ I got a ride in.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00002zzy

We're buzzing a few hikers. Flying through mountains is fun. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000018b4

Break left!

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000044fg

Shame I had neither depth charges nor torpedoes handy.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/00006972

This plane will turn on a dime and give 9 cents change. It rocks.

slo_1_2_3
05-25-2006, 10:30 PM
I always like to see pics like these I've actually never seen a planes that flew before say 1980 yea sad huh I think I've seen and a-10 and stuff like that o well some day but that place looks cool and hey you got a ride nice nice

SATAN_23rd
05-26-2006, 01:15 AM
http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/000018b4

Call me crazy, but I think thats right...

NAFP_supah
05-26-2006, 06:46 AM
The Fury was derived from the Sabre and not the other way around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p-11.cAce
05-26-2006, 07:05 AM
Call me crazy, but I think thats right...

Yep - right turn. Great pics!!! Thanks for sharing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

mrsiCkstar
05-26-2006, 07:57 AM
awesome pictures! I love the ones of the B-17

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

wayno7777
05-26-2006, 08:05 AM
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Friendly_flyer
05-26-2006, 08:16 AM
Thanks!

The Wildcat from the lake is interesting, giving all sorts of nice tips for skinning worn birds!

Corsair_Fanatic
05-26-2006, 10:15 AM
Glad y'all liked them. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I have some pics from the AMARC Boneyard tour as well if anybody's interested. And of course, alot more stuff from Pima.

vocatx
05-26-2006, 10:42 AM
Great pics. I would like to see more, especially anything exceptionally unusual or rare.

T_O_A_D
05-26-2006, 11:19 AM
Nice TY http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Corsair_Fanatic
05-26-2006, 11:25 AM
Okay, these are from the New England Air Museum

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0651.jpg

This is the museum's XF4U-4 Corsair

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0271.jpg

Corsair's cockpit. Looks cramped, doesn't it? Lets find out.

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0554.jpg

Me in the Corsair's cockpit. Muhahahahahahaha!

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0350.jpg

This is the cockpit of the museum's P-47D. Lets take a closer look inside.

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0347.jpg

Instrument cluster. I shouldnt need to explain what any of this stuff is to y'all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0348.jpg

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0349.jpg

Right & left sides of the cockpit. The plane looked to be in very good condition.

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0589.jpg

..But it looks even better with me in it!

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0459.jpg

This is the museum's B-29. Not quite the nose art we're used to, is it?

http://members.arstechnica.com/x/hellion_prime/DSCF0455.jpg

This is a bit wider angle shot of the B-29. Its still under restoration, so several peices of glass in the nose and several turrets have not yet been fitted. You can also see the radome that some late model B-29s carried just aft of the open bomb bay.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0005w2b1

BMW 801 radial engine.

http://pics.livejournal.com/laptop_mechanic/pic/0005h692

A Gee Bee racer built from authentic drawings/plans. The museum had to promise to NEVER to try and fly it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Thats enough for now. More to come later, if y'all are interested.

Corsair_Fanatic
05-26-2006, 08:29 PM
A late night bump so the evening crowd will notice.

Enjoy!

woofiedog
05-26-2006, 11:52 PM
Extremely Mint Photo's

Thank's for Sharing.

I liked the one with you and your wife... Nice touch! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Lucius_Esox
05-27-2006, 09:51 AM
Thx m8,,, great photos.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Akronnick
05-27-2006, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
The Fury was derived from the Sabre and not the other way around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Actually, the F-86 was a derivation of the FJ-1, which was smaller and had straight, rather than swept wings. The FJ-4 in the picture is a derivative of the Sabre.