I visited the Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian Museum in May-2016. I show the pictures have you taste an atmosphere with interest. 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.
Aichi M6A1 Seiran. I made this airplane plastic model last year. I saw it seriously.
Piper PA-18 Super Cub. It is a light airplane used all over the world and produced more than 10,000 planes from 1949.
Grob 102 Standard Astir III. Sailplane, or glider like a thing.
Pan American Airlines Boeing 307 Stratoliner. Clipper Flying Cloud. Compared with people you can see the size.
Air France Concorde. Britain and France jointly developed, commercialize the supersonic airliner. Cruising speed 2200Km/h (2 times the speed of sound). The first flight was in 1969. Business flight started in 1976. Caused the crash of all deaths at the de Gaulle Airport, in July 2000, service stop decision on August 15 2000. US was planning the same type aircraft but abandoned. Soviet Union abandoned the commercialization, but fabricated it (appearance was just like in Concord). I think the Tupolev Tu-144 also good looking.
Air France Concorde. It’s so big that it doesn’t fit into one picture. It’s a back side.
Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser. Single-engine small aircraft. One pilot and 2 passengers.
Waterman Aerobile. Umm… I have already forgotten a little, there are 3 wheels, so isn’t it the concept as a car flying in the air? The first flight was in 1937.
Lockheed 1049F Super Constellation. The body which extended the body of Constellation 5.64m.
Robinson R22. Two-seat helicopter.
The back of the olive drab aircraft autogyro Keretto XO-60. Red one is
Robinson R44. Blue tail in white body is Bell H-13J in the middle. The
white one is Bell Model 47B. I do not know the shape that it is taken from
I think it’s worth watching them carefully. Unfortunately there was
no time, and I just saw a little.
There are various helicopters much more. When you’d see the models which I usually build, I don’t know this genre at all. I only built Apache before.
Lockheed 1049F Super Constellation. Vertical tail.
Lockheed 1049F Super Constellation. The front red one is Fulton Airphibian FA-3-101. Yellow and blue biplane is Fleet Model 2 which was manufactured by a Canadian firm.
Lockheed 1049F Super Constellation. Engine and propeller.
Lockheed 1049F Super Constellation.
Concorde. Landing gear.
Air France Concorde.
Sikorsky YH-19A. The prototype that was the source of the H-19. At the time, it made a variety of working as a transport aircraft. it was used in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
Lockheed 1049F Super Constellation.
Lockheed 1049F Super Constellation. Landing gear.
Beechcraft King Air 65-90. Turboprop small passenger aircraft. Sorry for only with a picture from the bottom.
Beach craft D18S. Small twin-engine passenger plane of the good taking off and landing performance.
Curtis F9C-2. The biplane which can depart from and arrive at the flying airship developed in around 1930. A hook is seen in the upper part.
Piper PA-23. A small twin-engine passenger plane in around 1950. It’s a good coloring, isn’t it?
Piper PA-23. The 4 to 6 passengers airplane.
Airbus A330/340 landing gear. It is really large. If there is a chance I would like to get aboard this airplane.
Pan American Airlines Boeing 307 Stratoliner. The main wing, tail and landing gear are diverted of bomber B-17.
Pan American Airlines Boeing 307 Stratoliner.
Pan American Airlines Boeing 307 Stratoliner. The propellers and engines.
Junkers Ju52/3m. A passenger plane, which has a feature of a duralumin corrugated shell made in Germany. The first business flight was in 1930’s.
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay. Close up shot.
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.