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Pictures from National World War 2 Museum
Posted by waikong on Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:47 AM

Like many of you, I love to go to history museums, espeically military related. I've been slowly but surely posting all those pictures I've taken, and the latest is the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans that I visited last year.  Here's a shot of their B17 hanging from the ceiling.

b17

Here's the link to the pictures for those interested.

https://waihobbies.wkhc.net/index.php/11-museums/142-world-war-two-museum-2

 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:10 PM

Hope to visit there one day. My wife's family bought a "brick" and donated some artifacts on behalf of their dad, who jumped with the 507th PIR prior to the D-day landing. Thanks for posting the pics!

BTW, that can't be a real B-17...it has raised panel lines.

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Posted by learmech on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:15 PM
Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing
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Posted by waikong on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:44 PM

mrmike

Hope to visit there one day. My wife's family bought a "brick" and donated some artifacts on behalf of their dad, who jumped with the 507th PIR prior to the D-day landing. Thanks for posting the pics!

BTW, that can't be a real B-17...it has raised panel lines.

 

LOL, I didn't have time to rescribe the thing. :)  Definitely worth a visit, and thanks for your family's donation and your father-in-law for his part in WW2.

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Posted by Nino on Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:01 PM

mrmike

...

BTW, that can't be a real B-17...it has raised panel lines.

 

That must be the MiniHobby "Copy".  At 1/1.1 scale.

 Amazing what they can pantograph.

 

Waikong,

Thanks very much for the link.  Terrific pictures.

    Nino.

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:33 PM

Thanks for the link to those pics! Very well taken.

Only problem with taking pics of items in cases is the reflections. You didn't get too much of that. Great job.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:47 PM
Thanks Jim. No great photo skills, I just didnt post the ones with bad reflections. :-)
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Posted by E Baker on Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:18 PM

mrmike
BTW, that can't be a real B-17...it has raised panel lines.

Even worse, it has rivets!!! (Sends shivers down my spine)

What model of B-17 is/was it, E/F/G?

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:58 PM

 It was a B-17E

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:06 PM

Great pics.  It's a fantastic museum.  I want through it a few years back and thought Katrina had damaged it.  Seeing the enigma machine was impressive. 

Thanks,

John

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