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USAF NATIONAL MUSEUM

Posted by Paul On November - 16 - 2010

In November 2010 my brother and I visited the USAF National Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton Ohio.  We had a blast and I took about 1600 pictures.  I'm in the  process of adding them to the website.  I highly recommend a visit to this really wonderful museum if you love aircraft at all.  A word of caution though – wear really comfortable shoes – you will be walking on cement all day.  My brother and I didn't do this and our feet were really killing us at the end of the day.  There is some much to see – we alloted 2 full days and we didn't see it all.  There are so many displays and things to read and videos to see – I would go back in a heartbeat.  But that will have to wait a few more years.

This is the museum

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Please forgive the dark pictures.  The museum is very dark, I'm nowhere near a professional photographer, and I discovered in my haste to take a lot of pictures – there were some times when the flash didn't have time to fully recycle.  I was using a Nikon D40 camera, with a AF-S VR Nikkor 18-55 mm f 3.5-5.6 lens.  I also used a Nikon Speedlight SB-600 flash.  I set the camera to shutter priority at 1/100 of a second to get sharper pictures with the flash.  I have post processed all of the pictures to overcome the underexposure as much as I could.

Rather than have all of the pictures on one page that would take forever to load – I've divided them into categories each of which will probably take forever to load.  The division of the pictures into categories isn't exact – there is some spillover between them because of errors on my part and when I took pictures I skipped around from one area to another.  Thus the pictures didn't come out in a linear fashion.  I tried to arrange them correctly but but some are still out of sequence.

Click on the link to take you to each section.

THE EARLY YEARS & WORLD WAR I

 

BETWEEN THE WARS

 

WORLD WAR II

 

KOREAN WAR AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN WAR

 

COLD WAR – PAGE 1

 

COLD WAR – PAGE 2

 

COLD WAR – PAGE 3


COLD WAR – PAGE 4

 

MISSILES AND SPACE

 

PRESIDENTIAL AIRCRAFT


RESEARCH & DEVEOPMENT/FLIGHT TEST PAGE 1

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT/FLIGHT TEST PAGE 2

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT/FLIGHT TEST PAGE 3