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Smithsonian Museum
« on: July 28, 2017, 03:17:00 PM »
Many thanks to Royce Wilson for taking the following images from the National Air & Space Museum (Smithsonian) in Washington DC









































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Re: Smithsonian Museum
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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 06:24:07 PM »
These are great! Can someone caption them, I'm not familiar with all the exhibits

Richard

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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 03:38:13 PM »
wow! really useful stuff! expecially for the engines!
thank you for posting!

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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 05:05:00 PM »
 :D Pioneering aviation - what I love, thank you Des.
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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2017, 10:12:27 PM »
Thanks for posting these. I never tire of looking at such photos.

Best wishes
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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 10:33:42 PM »
Great pictures, thanks.   ;D

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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2017, 10:43:39 PM »


What is this please?

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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 09:19:06 AM »
Looks like a late WW1 German Oxygen Tank/Delivery device.

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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2017, 06:16:57 PM »
Very nice. One of the places on my bucket list!

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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 01:17:51 AM »
I have an original piece of fabric from the Fokker DVII U10. My father was an assistant director at NASM from '73 until sometime in the late '80's or early '90's when he retired.

Part of his job was rigging and hanging all the planes for the bicentennial opening of the new Air and Space Museum on July 4, 1976. He was also involved with the acquisition of the Hughes H1.

He once took me out to the restoration facility in Suitland, where I had the opportunity to see just about everything in the collection, moth-balled away. The Albatros they restored, when I saw it, was a total basket case. I can still remember the wire snaking through the bullet hole in the engine block that brought the plane down.

Interesting place, this forum.

Kurt

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Re: Smithsonian Museum
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2018, 07:28:02 AM »
Thank you for posting these interesting pictures.
Ciao
Giuseppe