I visited the Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian Museum in May-2016. This is the 4th and last page of this article.
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden-Kai. George.
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden-Kai. George. Underside of the main wing and machine gun.
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden-Kai. George. The zoom up of the propeller.
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden-Kai. George. Propeller and engine.
Aichi M6A1 Seiran float. Look in the back Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Toryu fuselage.
A suicide attack weapon Ohka (cherry blossom). I think such weapon shouldn’t be used even if applicants were there. One of the weapons I’d like to forget it, but which should never be forgotten. It’s too regrettable that a possibility of the survival rate zero. At least, it should have been the mechanism that a seat was fired several seconds before the collision.
Nakajima J1N Gekko (moonlight). Irving.
Dornier Do335 A-1 Pfeil.
Fuselage of Heinkel He219A Uhu.
Fuselage of Heinkel He219A Uhu.
Northrop P-61C Black Widow.
Northrop N-1M flying wing.
Biplane Fowler- gauge tractors.
Halberstadt CLIV. Lozenge pattern camouflage has been beautifully reproduced.
Machine gun mounted on the Caudron G.4.
The number of a biplane is also quite large.
I took a picture during a toilet break. Plastic models were also displayed. Maybe they are not plastic, solid models.
Ryan PT-22A Recruit.
Strategic reconnaissance aircraft Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird. I held a camera considerably from far away and at last all in flame.
Machine gun of the Hawker Hurricane IIC.
Muffler of the Hawker Hurricane IIC.
Messerschmitt Me 163 B-Ia Komet.
I could observe the Restoration Hanger over the glass. It’s quite large.
Judging from the cockpit shape and the main wing, this is probably the bomber B-25 Mitchell. They seem to be making 1/1 scales of plastic model, and it seems fun. If it’s a hobby, it’s the last hobby, isn’t it?
Engines and the wheels can be seen.
Twin-engined flying boat. Is it being painted?
UDVAR-HAZY CENTER is good at display. In Japan, it would be difficult for an exhibition hanging large airplanes by wires from a large earthquake is often.
Curtis 1A Gulf Hawk. I think this is for acrobatic flights.
It was taken in the direction of the commercial aircraft exhibition area.
There is an observation deck in UDVAR-HAZY CENTER and sees a control tower of the Dulles International Airport over there.
From the observation deck, you can see a lot of aircraft passing in preparation for landing.
All the exhibits are indoors and the condition is very good. There are lots of detailed explanations and I do not get bored. I was very missing leaving in a few hours. I wanted to watch them about 2 days if possible.
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.