Monday, November 16, 2009

Best of the National Air and Space Museum

Reading this book today. 100 of the aircraft/space craft at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Not to pleased with the way it's set up - in alphabetical order. I'd have preferred it to be chronological.

Here are the aircraft photos/write-ups, in alphabetical order, and of course, availble for view at the museum.

Aichi M6A1 Seiran
Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, and space suits
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
Arado Ar 234 B-2 Blitz
Arlington Sisu 1A Sailplane
Beech C17L Staggerwing --- NC15835, a Model C17R (not in the museum) was piloted by Louise Thaden and Blanche Noyes, won the 1936 Bendix Trophy Race, first time a woman had won it. (The one in the Museum was owned by E.E. Aldrin, father of Buzz Aldrin, among others)
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis
Bell XP-59A Airacomet
Bleriot XI
Boeing 247-D
Boeing 307 Stratoliner
Boeing 367-80
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay
Boeing F4B-4
Boeing P-26A (Peashooter)
Breitling Orbiter 3
Caudron G.4
Cessna 180 Spirit of Columbus - Geraldine Mock flew around the world in this plane
Concorde
Curtiss D Headless Pusher
Curtiss JN-4D Jenny
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Curtiss R3C-2
Dassault Falcon 20C
de Haviland DHC-1A Chipmunk Pennzoil Special
Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket
Douglas SC-3
Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless
Douglas World Cruiser DWC-2 Chicago
Explorer I1
Explorer II2
Extra 260 - this plane was flown by Patty Wagstaff
Focke-Wulfe FW 190F-8
Fokker D.VII
Fokker T2
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Gemini 4
Goddard 1941 Rocket
Grumman F4F (FM-1) Wildcat
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
Grumman G-22 Gulfhawk II
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC
Hubble Space Telescope Structural Dynamic Test Vehicle
Hughes 1B Racer (H-1)
Junkers Ju 52/3m (CASA 352L)
Jupiter C
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden Kai "George"
Langley Aerodrome A
Lear Jet 23
Lilienthal 1894 glider
Lockheed 5B Vega (Amelia Earhart) - the plane Earhart flew nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean
Lockheed 5C Vega Winnie Mae
Lockheed 8 Sirius Tingmissartoq
Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird
Lockheed U-2C
Lunar module 2
Lunar roving Vehicle
Macready Gossamer Condor
Mariner 2
Mars Pathfinder
Martin B-26B Marauder Flak Bait
McDonnell F-4S Phantom II
Mercury Friendship 7
Messrschmidt Bf 109G-6
Messerschmidght Me 262A-1A Schwalbe
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Ji-2)
Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen "Zeke"
Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF)
Nieuport 28C1
North American F-86A Sabre
North American P-51C Mustang Excalibur III
North American X-15
Northrop Gamma Polar Star
Northrop N-1M
Pioneer 10
Piper J-3 Cub
Pitts Special S-1C Little Stinker (Betty Skelton's plane, in which she won the Feminine International Aerobatic Championship three times)
Ranger 7
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Rutan VariEze
Rutan Voyager
Ryan NYP Spirit of St Louis
Saturn F-1 engine
Sharp Nemesis
Skylab backup space station
Spce Shuttle Enterprise
SpaceShipOne
Spad XIII Smith IV
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VII
Surveyor Engineering model
V-2 Missile
Viking Mars lander (perforamce tester and simulations)
Vought F4U-1D Corsair
Voyage spaceraft developmental test model
WAC Corporal
Wright 1903 Flyer
Wright 1909 Military Flyer
Wright Ex Vin Fiz

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