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NASM at Dulles

While sitting here watching the Stanley Cup playoffs I’d thought I’d share some pics from my February trip to the NASM, Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Always something new to see. For this trip it was the JRS-1 from Pearl Harbor, the HO 229 on the floor for display and the Sopwith Camel. If you ever get the chance, take the time to visit, as well as the NASM in downtown DC.

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15 responses to NASM at Dulles

  1. These are a stunning collection of photos, Gary, I really enjoyed every one of them. Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Pardon me while I turn green with envy…been to the Smithsonian Air & Space museum many years ago, but never to this one (I don’t think it was even there then). Thanks very much for sharing your photos, my friend.

  3. Envy is right Craig! Thanks for sharing Gary – greta photos of a fantastic collection of planes!

  4. Thanks for posting Gary! They also seem to have the Zoukei Mura 1/32 model George made (@georgelj). I prefer his though, the details and finishing is much better! 🙂
    http://imodeler.com/2018/05/zoukei-mura-h0-229-completed/

  5. Lovely pics Gary, lots of eye candy. Never seen a JRS-1 before, wonder if it anyone ever made a kit representing it?

  6. Great shots. Thanks for posting.

  7. Great photos, Gary! Thanks for sharing them.

  8. The work done on restoration by the museum staff is absolutely amazing. I was priveledged to visit the old Silver Hill facility for a tour befor Udvar-Hazy was even started, and saw the beginnings of the restoration on the AR-234. The canopy glazing was completely opaque from exposure to the sun. I was stunned to see the completed aircraft years later in the condition it is in now! I was told a LOT of polishing was involved…..

    • I too had visited Silver Hill a few times way back when. Along with the Ar-234, in pieces laying on a table, the Enola Gay was another project I watched progress. Silver Hill was a great place to visit. Yes, the work is amazing, it would be an understatement to say…works of art.

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