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Udvar-Hazy Center Museum
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2014 - 03:08 PM UTC
Visitors to Washington DC who are at all interested in aircraft must visit the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. Plan to spend most of the day. Aeroscale Roving Reporter Bill Cross brings us photos from his recent visit.

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Heatnzl
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2014 - 04:32 PM UTC
Wow! What a place!
Thanks for taking time to give such an amazing view.

Cheers
Karl.
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 03:07 AM UTC
Glad to help. Thanks, Jess, for getting this one "live" with all the photos!
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 07:05 PM UTC
I wonder, on the 219 the portion of paint at the wing root, is that original paint? If it is original, it is an interesting example of what the scheme is supposed to look like vs the newer restoration paint job. More significantly, it would be an illustration of how the paint was originally applied before final assembly! I think that itself is quite intriguing, and it would mean that on our models that the wings should not necessarily match the fuselage, as they may have been painted separately.
Of course, this only means something if the paint is original.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 05:53 PM UTC
If memory serves, they filmed the second Transformer movie there and the SR-71 played the role of Jetfire.

Thanks for the photos Bill, good reference stuff in there.

See ya in the funnies.......................
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 02:49 AM UTC
Again, glad to help. I enjoyed the visit, though watch out for the McDonald's, it's the only food in the place.
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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 04:08 AM UTC
This is great! 495 images!

I literally missed getting to there when I was in DC a couple years ago due to a family issue.

These are B-26 cowlings, if I'm not mistaken -my favorite of the 'twins'. I suspect they're part of the full restoration of 'Flak Bait' which I believe was planned to be fully restored (as opposed to just her nose section in the NASM) and display at Udvar-Hazy.

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/photos/feature/6163/img_5247__800x600_.jpg