Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
Mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind the enemy...too many mind. No mind.
Ok, I officially hate you. It's time for me to go to bed and I now have that stupid song stuck in my head. I suppose that having watched the show in it's first run may have something to do with it.
They restored it pretty well.
Roy: Each atom painstakingly superglued back in place, one at a time, with the using a really big magnifying glass and the teeniest pair of tweezers you ever did see ...
An artifact from a time when victory could both be defined and achieved.
I've taken that same picture! :-)
I did too... Did you spend some time in Dayton?
TECH QUIZ!What's the black "paint" for?
I actually like that paint scheme. Makes it look "Festive"
My best guess after hitting the google is that it's a sealant.
@steve: Glyptal, maybe?
Sealant, or rotational reference? It is truly amazing what could be built with an arc welder and a slide rule almost 70 years ago. Unfortunately, a reliable electric car still a futuristic dream.
You fondled that?You're braver than I thought.
You're not a REAL Atomic Tourist until you've walked the ground at Trinity, looked at the perimeter fence around the crater site, and thought "...and this was a LITTLE one!".
FYITHE TRINITY LITTLE BOY AND FATMAN BOMBSFIRING MECHANISMS WERE FABRICATED BY THE LEAD MACHINIST AND HIS HELPER AT THE NEW YORK NAVAL SHIPYARD (BROOKLYNNAVY YARD) IN JUNE 1945 AT THE TIME HE WAS GIVEN A MATERIALS LIST AND DRAWINGSWITH SPECIFICATIONS FOR PARTS 1 PARTS 2 ETC BUT NO OTHER IDENTIFICATION OR DESCRIPTIONS ON THE DRAWING ALL OTHER WORK WAS STOPPED IN THE NUMBER ONE MACHINE SHOP THE BUILDING WAS CORDONED OFF BY A HEAVILY ARMED MARINE SECURITY DETACHMENT WHILE THEY WORKED NO OTHER PEOPLE WERE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AFTER THE WORK WASDONE CHECKED AND DOUBLE CHECKED IT WAS INVENTORIED AND PACKAGED ALL PAPERS AND PLANS WERE RETURNED TO THE SPOOKS THE MACHINIST AND HIS HELPER WERE WARNED OF DIRE CONSEQUENCES OF EVER DISCUSSING WHAT THEY WERE DOINGWITH ANYONE THE PACKAGES WERE PLACED IN TRUCKS AND WERE CONVOYED DOWN FLATBUSH AVENUE IN THE WEE HOURS BY THE MARINES TO FLOYD BENNETT NAVAL AIR STATION AND OFF THEY WENT INTO HISTORY
The museum at Kirtland AFB?
"You're an atom bomb, Charlie Brown!"
Watch out for a bald guy with a black hat calling himself "Heisenberg".
And I've carried and moved and kicked and tripped over a set of blades off the Enola Gay more times than I care to remember. Stuffed them into a corner out of the way for the time being. Trying to work a deal with the CAF to put them on display in FiFi's Hanger.
If I remember correctly, the Fat Man and Little Boy models at the AAF Museum here in Dayton are painted Olive Drab. Was just thinking this morning that I need to go there again...now I have a "real" reason. HeheheheAnyone get in the general area, the AAF Museum is awesome...and mostly free.
Oh...and BocksCar is here as well.
And before anyone jumps on my...I know it's the USAF Museum. Army Air Force just seems to automatically pop out when I'm thinking of WW2 planes.
Please load into the nearest airliner and mail drop to Iran.
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I had a docent at the USAF Armament Museum in Floriduh photograph me with my arm around their engineering mockup of the Fat Man. He wasn't impressed with the humor. Seems like almost every middle-aged, fat, white guy does the same... :^)'
There's also the Atomic Testing Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, in Las Vegas. It's pretty neat history. Check it out if you go to Sin City...
Burpelson Air Force Base?
Robert said "Watch out for a bald guy with a black hat calling himself "Heisenberg"."I may have met him once, but I am unsure. I remember where it was, but how fast he was moving, less so. Or is it how fast he was moving, and less so exactly where he was?
You sound uncertain.
LCB, I occasionaly correspond with an autistic gal who attends Wright State University, pursuing an engineering degree. Sadly, it seems that her autistic perseverations, unlike mine, do not include Aerophilia, or the Love of Airplanes. I don't think she has ever been out to Wright Field to look at the pretty airplanes. I just don't, and can't, understand people like that.I can't wait to get to Warner Robins again and hug, and pet, some old bombers.
P.s. The Air Force Museum has a magnificent collection of model airplane magazines, dating back into the thirties. Unfortunately, due to the War On A Noun, ordinary folks are no longer allowed to enter the archives there, and peruse them.Seems like they are trying to keep their best friends and best supporters away from them. Silly doodahs!
Waaaayyyy back in Jehmy Carter's time, I was in highschool...and decided to do a report on the B-1 bomber. Don'tchaknow that students writing reports can access the archives??? Can't remove anything...but you can make copies. I got a whole day out of school to drive from Hamilton to Dayton for my...cough cough...report. I may have also looked at an old plane or two. :-)
Looks like a Killer Bee.
Viewed from the side when in a nose down attitude, it would look like a smiley face.
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