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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!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa
    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.
    Good advice: plan a day's stay to see everything.
    Oh, and it's free. How cool is that?

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

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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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    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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    Debbie and I plan to spend the day there Friday or Saturday.
    Love to look at aircraft.
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    You will not be disapointed

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee
    Debbie and I plan to spend the day there Friday or Saturday.
    Love to look at aircraft.
    Lee, it is the best Air Plane display in the US. And because you are are motorcycle rider you get the best parking and best of all it is free, or should I say this is your taxes at work at something you will enjoy.

    There are many ways to get there depending on where you are coming from. I entered an article in the April BMW ON to help present this one of a kind experience.

    If you need further information call me at 419 420 7422

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    Visited the WP Air Force Museum last year. Not to be missed!!

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