These photographs were made 12 September 2010. Click on a photograph to view the full high-resolution version.
Two views of the main hanger of the Udvar-Hazy
|Enola Gay, B-29 Superfortress bomber. Dropped the first atomic bomb 6 August 1945.|
|Nieuport 28C.1 biplane, used by United States forces in World War I.|
|North American P-51C Mustang, Excalibur III. On May 29, 1951, Charles F. Blair flew this aircraft from Norway across the North Pole to Alaska.|
|Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat||Piper J-3 Cub||Republic P-47D Thunderbolt|
|Republic P-47D Thunderbolt||Republic P-47D Thunderbolt||Republic P-47D Thunderbolt|
|Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, "T-Bird" U. S. Air Force jet trainer.|
|North American F-86A Sabre, the first U. S. swept-wing jet fighter. Was widely used in the Korean War.|
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F, "Fishbed C," Soviet
second-generation jet fighter.
|Cessna A152 Aerobat, is the acrobatic version of the Cessna 152. This aircraft can handle +6g to -3g forces (and it's one of my favorite aircraft).|
Lockheed 5C Vega Winnie Mae, flown by Wiley Post flown around the world in 1931 and 1933; and in 1935 Post reached the stratosphere wearing the first
pressure suite. The 5C was the first aircraft to sport the NACA cowl.
Mercury spacecraft 15B, Freedom 7 II. This is one of only existing Mercury spacecraft in orbital configuration. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. was scheduled to
pilot a long-duration orbital mission as Mercury-Atlas 10 (MA-10). The mission, however, was cancelled.
|Robert H. Goddard 1935 A-Series rocket.|
The Space Shuttle Enterprise, used for development and drop-testing from the Boeing 747 carrier aircraft.
It carried the designation Orbiter Vehicle (OV-101) but never went into space. It had no engines.
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