Monday, April 26, 2010

One last post from the Museum of Avaition

And we are back. Sorry about the lack of posts, We had a slight technological problem (motherboard failure) here at the offices of Homemade Defense and were forced to find a new machine to continue the rant.

OK, one last post from the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB.
But I saved the best for last.

This was the reason that I wanted to come to the museum. This is the SR-71A Blackbird. The SR-71 was designed to spy on the Soviet Union by flying at extremely high altitudes and at extremely high speeds. Developed in secret by by the "Skunk Works" of Lockheed, the SR-71 was one of the most expensive planes ever to fly.

Armored tail gunner position

Here we have one of the most famous aircraft of all time. In many ways it was the first real intercontinental strategic bomber, and it was the first and only aircraft to drop an atomic weapon in wartime. The B-29 Superfortress.

This is the Norden Bomb sight, one of the most valued and protected secrets of WWII. This small device, fairly low tech by today's standards, was responsible for tens of thousands of bombs hitting their targets.

Curtis P-40 Warhawk

This is the outer casing of a Mark 6 Nuclear bomb from the early 1950s

Douglas A-26C Invader
Designed for WWII, this plane was in service in the Colombian Air Force until 1980.

The U-2D Dragonlady

I'd like to thank all the nice people who made the Museum of Aviation possible (and FREE). All of you should go see it. Right off I-75 (sorta).

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