Thursday, August 26, 2010

Theme of Farktography Contest No. 277: "The Book of Armaments"

My three entries are from my visit to the Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum (right after 9/11) and a much more recent visit to the Dulles annex of the National Air & Space museum (the Udvar-Hazy center): 
Fat ManImage by pvera via Flickr
Model of the Fat Man nuclear weapon
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 Bell AH-1 Cobra
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Curtiss P40-E Warhawk
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, it is painted as "Lope's Hope" in memory of USAAC/USAF pilot and World War II ace, Donald S. Lopez (former Deputy Museum Director at the same museum). At the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Udvar-Hazy Center (The "Dulles Annex").