Combat Air Museum

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I went to the Combat Air Museum in Topeka, Kansas a couple days ago and thought I'd post a few photos:
Inside of turban
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An old "Air Force One"
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Inside of hanger 1 of 2
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Me
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Yeah, there is a similar Air Museum in Sacramento that I've been to a coulple of times. Once was for an event where General Chuck Yeagar was giving a talk -- very cool. :smile:
 
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Once was for an event where General Chuck Yeagar
That would have been a treat. :smile:
 
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Here's the Combat Air Museum Visitor's Map:
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The National Air and Space Museum at Dulles is worth a visit. I liked the SR-71 and rocket exhibits. Also, the Concorde was smaller than I expected.
 
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I liked the SR-71 and rocket exhibits.
Those would probably be my favorites.
 
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I grew up 19 miles from Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio built at Huffman prairie (Wright Brothers enthusiasts will recognize the location) and home of the U S Air Force Museum. A very impressively large collection of aircraft, missiles (although their Atlas missile sprang an air leak and deflated/crumpled :frown:), and technology. It is my favorite aero museum (although I have not seen the Udvar-Hazy wing of the Smithsonian out by Dulles airport). I remember a very weird visit to the USAFM over Christmas college break listening to MuzaK carols while contemplating the B-36 underside with the Mark 17 thermonuclear weapons at the bay.
Not to be missed.
https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
 
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I remember a very weird visit to the USAFM over Christmas college break listening to MuzaK carols while contemplating the B-36 underside with the Mark 17 thermonuclear weapons at the bay.
Yeah, that's a very weird juxtaposition.
 
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Here are a few more photos:
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What's that stuff filling up the air intake of MIG? (I think it's a MIG)
 
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What's that stuff filling up the air intake of MIG? (I think it's a MIG)
They are just styrofoam rods. I'm guessing to keep the opening well opened.
 

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