SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM in WASHINGTON, DC

I visited that museum in May-2016. I show the pictures have you taste an atmosphere with interest. There are dark parts and an unbalanced lighting of illuminations, so the pictures which are not completely satisfactory, but I’m glad if you enjoy. My hobby is modelling so the ordinary persons may feel some pictures the strange angle. There are also pictures which were out of the focus. The information posted on this page is current as of May 2016. Please check the latest information as needed, such as access methods and exhibition contents.

Because I wanted to see the other museums in one day, it is a pity that I was looking around in a hurry. It’s the center of Washington, D.C., so quite crowded with a weekday. I think that I could enjoy it for a full day if I see it slowly and carefully. There are a lot of famous spots as the Capitol Hill and the National Gallery of Art, etc. I wanted to watch Air and Space Museum displayed aircraft one by one taking much time, also would like to take pictures as many as possible. I would like to have sightseeing to many other places, time was limited. I had been rushed, so when there is a chance again, I’d like to spend more time.

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Apollo Lunar Module. Because I’m hungry and ate at McDonald’s in the back. We ate here for the first time in a few years because there is no place to eat. I think the taste won’t change with Japan. The size of Big Mack was not different from Japan.

Space Shuttle main engine.

Space Shuttle main engine.

space suit

It is a space suit. I have seen the similar photo in the net auction.

It is linked Apollo and Soyuz.

It is linked Apollo and Soyuz. I did not take a photo in the proper frame, it’s too large. The United States and Soviet were also doing a cooperation mission of space development in a cold war period.

rocket group

It’s a rocket group.

biplane section

There was a biplane section.

DC-3 from the ceiling

It’s a spectacular scene the hanging DC-3 from the ceiling.

Douglas DC-3.

Douglas DC-3.

Ford 5-AT-B try motor

Ford 5-AT-B try motor. It is a passenger plane from the 1920s through the 30s.

Ford 5-AT-B try motor.

Ford 5-AT-B try motor.

A nose part of Boeing 747

A nose part of Boeing 747.

Boeing 247-D

Boeing 247-D. This is also the 1930s passenger aircraft. During the war,it became a military transport aircraft.

Boeing 247-D

Boeing 247-D.

Douglas DC-3

Douglas DC-3.

Boeing 247-D

Boeing 247-D.

MQ-1L 97-3034

There was also a corner of the drone, which is often used in the recent war against terror. The photo is MQ-1L 97-3034. The unmanned aircraft appeared frequently in drama "Homeland" and “24 live another day”.

jet engine nozzle of the A-4C Skyhawk.

I was looking into the jet engine nozzle of the A-4C Skyhawk.

A-4C Skyhawk

A-4C Skyhawk.

A-4C Skyhawk. Bombs and a machine gun and landing gear.

A-4C Skyhawk. Bombs and a machine gun and landing gear.

USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) MODEL

USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) MODEL.

scale is 1/72 USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) MODEL

It is during a strategy in Afghanistan after 9.11 terrorism. By the way, the scale is 1/72. Splendid.

1/72 jet plane on the Enterprise CVN

I think it takes quite a time, even only one 1/72 jet plane?

USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) MODEL

Because I have made only a warship model of 1/700, this is really great. Oh, it wouldn’t be completed by a single person.

the panel about one of the battles of the Greater East Asia War

This is the panel about one of the battles of the Greater East Asia War, the fight with the Japanese empire navy in detail.

Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwings

Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwings. It is the aircraft for airmail.

Northrop Alpha.

Northrop Alpha.

Quite large models such as the flying boat were also displayed here and there.

Quite large models such as the flying boat were also displayed here and there. Because a professional built them, of course, every model is very high quality.

Quite large models such as the flying boat were also displayed here and there.

Zero fighter, Macchi and the Messerschmitt were displayed, too, but it was slightly dark, and a proper photograph did not come out. A regret. It is smaller than the Udvar-Hazy Museum and there are many panel displays. It was in the middle of Washington DC and good access. I recommend you to see hear and the second is Udvar-Hazy, if suit your schedule.
(02-Jun-2016)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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