Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Touring the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force-- Part 2

Back at the main museum from looking at the presidential planes and R&D planes, we then walked through the main museum. As I said before, you could take several days to really look at everything they have (and I am talking about eight-ten hour days). There is that much in there. //// Here are things I found of interest. Everyone of these have photos or objects. And, I am not even going to attempt a count of planes hanging from the ceiling and on the floor. //// They ran it chronologically, starting with a Wright Brothers wind tunnel. The first shot fired from a plane was August 20, 1910. It was fired at Cheapolent Bay, New York, and fired by Lt. Jacob E. Fickel. The first machine gun was fired June 7, 1912, by Captain Chandler. Both of these were hand-held affairs. //// Then, there was a Wright 1916 Wind Tunnel. //// --RoadDog

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