I visited the Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian 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.
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One of the main exhibitions, Space Shuttle Discovery.
That’s amazing scratch. The other day, I watched the space survival movie of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, title "Gravity", really astronaut is a tough job . Not only astronauts, the occupations that must be conscious of death constantly are respected.
Space Shuttle Discovery. Though I took the thermal protection system tiles zoomed up, the focus was wrong. The inside was quite dark.
Space Shuttle Discovery. I made the plastic model of the Space Shuttle when I was an elementary school student. I remembered that I painted with a brush hardly. I think that I can make it a little better if I build it now.
Astronaut with maneuvering unit.
The floatation bags used on the Apollo 11 mission. Mobile Quarantine Facility used by the Apollo 11 after their return to Earth.
Gemini TTV-1 Paraglider Capsule.
Redstone PGM-11 nuclear missile. It’s very massive.
Vega I. The space probe, which was used by a Vega plan of the Soviet Union.
Mars Pathfinder and Rover. I don’t understand well, but it’s a section of Mars Searching. I suppose it has just opened the antenna which communication with the earth?
Ship-to-Air missile RIM-8J Talos.
US Navy cruise missile Regulus I. The first US ship to ground cruise missile. Nuclear warheads can be mounted. It could be fired from warships and submarines.
I think it’s MGM-5 corporal short-range ballistic missile. For the first time nuclear warheads can be mounted missiles the United States have been developed.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay. One plane Japanese shouldn’t forget. In front of it, we can see the Japanese fighters. That reminds me that President Obama makes a speech in Hiroshima recently. I think it’s welcome personal. It’s a help at least to face to the different direction the Enola Gay and Japanese fighters including which used in the suicide mission.
The Pea shooter and glider. In the back you can see the Corsair and the Kittyhawk.
Boeing P-26A pea shooter. A back red one, Bowlus I – S – 2100 Senior Albatross Falcon. It’s the one in 1930 ‘s glider of a one-seat.
The US naval aircraft N3N-3 Yellow Peril. It was an only U.S. Navy training water plane at that time.
It’s also one of the main exhibitions, Strategic reconnaissance air craft Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13 Fishbed C. I wonder it’s barter transaction with a Russian museum to get an airplane of such old Communist bloc fighter? This condition is pretty good and precious.
Republic F-105D Thunderchief.
McDonnell F-4S Phantom II.
Grumman A6-E Intruder.
Lockheed Martin X-35B joint strike fighter.
Sikorsky HH-52 Seaguard.
Boeing Vertol V-107 (CH-46) tandem rotor helicopter.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay. In front of Enola Gay, a small airplane Nakajima Kikka Japanese Navy jet attack aircraft. Of two aircraft prototype had been completed at the time of the war ended, US military took them to home for investigation.
The Nakajima J1N Gekko, meaning of moonlight. A code name in the United States is Irving. Night fighter. Look in the back is a Northrop P-61C Black Widow. This is the US military night attack aircraft. The yellow triangle of the Northrop N-1M flying wing. I think that it is something or prototype.