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    Air Force Museum in Dayton

    I'm starting to plan my trip to the National and see that the

    National Museum of the United States Air Force is in Dayton Ohio at Wright Patterson Air base.

    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/

    Looks to be about 75 miles south of the Rally and could easily take up a whole day!

    gsjay
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    Cool

    My brother-in-law went there and he says to plan for a whole day.

    It's way cool according to him with lots of vehicles from our forces and from the Soviet block.

    Cars, tanks, jets, planes and all sorts of other unique items.

    Can't wait

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    Tina's family is from Dayton and we always make it a point to get over to Wright Patterson. The airplanes are absolutely amazing.

    My favorite? The XB70. There were only two built and one crashed. The other is sitting in the museum where you can get a good look at those six engines hanging out of the back.

    Plan on a full day, at minimum. You'll need it. Even at that, you'll have to skip a whole bunch of stuff.
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    Yeah! Walking under that XB-70 is just awesome! My favorite, however, was the prototype atomic bomb on display...

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    on my list of an all day exploration.

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    You are correct, it's about 60-70 miles straight down the slab from Lima. I've been going there since childhood at least twice a year and have never been bored. The collection of retired Presidential planes is a 'must see' as well as the captured Iraqi vehicles. Awsome and well worth the time - and it's FREE! The food in the cafeteria is also very good but a little pricey for what you get. Enjoy!

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    Question

    question. are the specs below from the recent mods i made to the snow queen or are they for the xb70 mentioned above?

    Engines: Six General Electric YJ93-GE-3 turbojets of 31,000 lbs. static sea level thrust each with afterburner.
    Crew: 2 - Pilot & Copilot

    PERFORMANCE
    Maximum speed: 2,056 mph. (Mach 3.1)
    Cruising speed: 2,000 mph. (Mach 3.0)
    Range: 4,288 miles
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    Don't miss it.
    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay
    I'm starting to plan my trip to the National and see that the

    National Museum of the United States Air Force is in Dayton Ohio at Wright Patterson Air base.

    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/

    Looks to be about 75 miles south of the Rally and could easily take up a whole day!

    gsjay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffy777
    question. are the specs below from the recent mods i made to the snow queen or are they for the xb70 mentioned above?

    Engines: Six General Electric YJ93-GE-3 turbojets of 31,000 lbs. static sea level thrust each with afterburner.
    Crew: 2 - Pilot & Copilot

    PERFORMANCE
    Maximum speed: 2,056 mph. (Mach 3.1)
    Cruising speed: 2,000 mph. (Mach 3.0)
    Range: 4,288 miles

    Sounds like the new K1200S or maybe one of Jat Leno's bikes!

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    Mrrrrrrroow.

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    Cool

    Looking forward to that. Have never been there.
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    that's the xb-70 missing its tail fins after joe walker's f-104 starfighter crashed over the top of it. damn GE publicity stunt, trying to fly 5 planes all carrying GE engines too close toghether...........


    the air force museum is amazing, i tried getting an internship there about 5 years ago, no dice, but the hanganars are huge, the B-36 is a sight to behold.

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    Sounds like a must see. I have been to the Air & Space Musuem in DC a few times but this looks like it could top it.
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    Debbie and I plan to spend the day there Friday or Saturday.
    Love to look at aircraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradfordBenn
    Sounds like a must see.
    It really is. I would say it tops Smithsonian Air/Space. Also, take the shuttle across the tarmac and check out the new area in the giant WWII hangars on the active base. Presidential and experimental stuff.

    MBB

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