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Old Sep 19, 2010, 10:17 PM   #11
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The c5 is one massive plane. Like the shots of the b17.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 10:06 AM   #12
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Living in Washington state right up from McChord Air force base I know the sound of having those fly over even when I was younger living in Mountlake Terrace we had planes fly over that were loud...
The C5s are now using new engines that are no louder than commercial airline jets, which is a huge improvement.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 3:51 PM   #13
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Default A few more photos from the Air Mobility Command Museum

One last one of the B-17. Wonder what the boys over in Britian in WWII, had on their mind...



As much as we old warplane geeks love the B17, this plane at the museum is equally if not more important. The C-47 was the most widely used military transport in WWII. Nicknamed the "Gooney Bird.", it was adapted from the DC-3. The first C-47s were ordered in 1940 and by the end of WWII, over 10,000 had been procured for the USAAF and U.S. Navy. There's a reason this is the only other plane at the museum, that is stored indoors.



PS: That big turbine to the right, is the most recent engine for the C5 Galaxy, that makes it a lot more quiet.

This is a C-130E Hercules. A lot of these are still flying, all around the world.



Finally, this C-123K Provider saw service, and got shot up, in Vietnam.



The square patches you see here, were bullet hole patches applied while this plane was in Vietnam.



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Old Sep 20, 2010, 4:34 PM   #14
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A really impressive series Ted. As you can tell, I really like photo studies of military aircraft, either flying on just on display. Those are some really nice captures of some historically significant planes.

(You make me want to dig out some of my museum shots. I just might be tempted to share some other old planes with you guys.)
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