Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Udvar-Hazy, Part II

More plane pr0n from my class field trip...

Don't look now, but I think we're bein' followed.  (SR-71 & Discovery)

Discovery's back end

F-35B engine showing lift fan mechanism.  Complexity, Part I.

Complexity, Part II. A WW II vintage radial; I think this is a Wright R-3350.

Me-163 Komet

Looking up at a Corsair

Eye-level with a Corsair

Two Hurricanes

Two more Hurricanes (SN2)

Bid'niz end of a P-61

P-61 again


My favorite jet (F-86)
We be done now.  I do have more pics but I don't wanna go into overkill, not that I haven't already done that.


  1. Sah-weet! The Corsair is my fave, hands down.

    1. I'd be hard-pressed to name a favorite... ALL the planes are just so very cool, each in its own way.

  2. I couldn't pick a favorite, but seeing space shuttle would be really neat. You did good on the pics - even squeezed in a couple of people to personalize the photos.

    1. Seein' the Shuttle WAS cool. That was the highlight of the "space and rockets" section of the museum... we're almost ALL about the airplanes, less so about the rockets. But the Shuttle was cool.

      Thanks for your kind words, Lou.

  3. P-61... a very rare sighting. Damn beautiful plane pr0n, Buck.

  4. Awesome photos.

    Every. Single. One.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. That is one cool place. Thanks for the pictures.

  6. Walking down the concourse at Midway field one is surprised to find an SBD-2 Dauntless hanging from the roof. They turn up in the most surprising places.


Just be polite... that's all I ask.