The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Otherwise known as the National Air & Space Museum by Dulles Airport

They have a collection of unique aircraft, including the Airphibian:

They have many aircraft from WWII from both the Axis and Allies, including the Helldiver:

and one of the most famous, the Enola Gay. These pictures show how hard it was to isolate a single airplane when you see how densely packed they are:

Also, every time I saw the big ‘R’ on the tail, all I could think of was that it was a Radio Shack plane. Have they got me brainwashed, or what?

They also have Cold War items including the SR71, which was smaller than I thought it would be, and you can see behind it the Space Shuttle which was a lot bigger than I thought it would be.




One thing about being this close to the planes is that you get to see details that many people never knew were there, unfortunately I don’t remember what model this was:

I have to make sure and include the iconic Concorde:

And as a reminder that this is all located right beside a major airport:

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