"Outdoor Display Aircraft at USAF Museum" National Museum of the United States Air Force Tip by Tugboatguy
National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton: 22 reviews and 54 photos
Don't fail to take an outdoor walk to see historic aircraft displayed outside the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Leave the museum entry by the doors opposite the doors to the large parking lot to find the outdoor aircraft. Some of them that I photographed include a captured German Junkers JU 52 with three 830 horsepower BMW 132AR radial engines, a Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar and a rare Northrop YC-125B "Raider". Many really huge USAF aircraft, both piston powered and jet powered are outdoors. The outdoor aircraft displays are also free.
Some of the aircraft are quite weathered in the four-season climate of Ohio, and some data signs are badly corroded and not legible-but, do not let that deter you from examining the outdoor aircraft up close. Outdoors can be a better photo opportunity as some sections of the indoor museum, especially the Early Years Gallery are not well illuminated, and that shows on several of my indoor photos. Unfortunately, on the day I was there it was a cloudy overcast as shown.
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