PIMA Air and Space Museum, Tucson

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    F5B Freedom Fighter
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  • F104 Starfighter
    F104 Starfighter
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    JFK's kitchen
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    Vertical take-off !!

    by mht_in_la Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    Harrier Fighter

    Favorite thing: This AV-8C, or called Harrier, is made in U.K. by British Aerospace. It has the ability to take-off and land vertically like a dragonfly, so it's used by the Navy where they don't have too many runways.

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    Crank it up !!

    by mht_in_la Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    Crank it up !!

    Favorite thing: In PIMA Air and Space Museum's hangar #3, you see all the bombers from WW2. This is B25, another important bomber besides B29. During the war, if the engine couldn't start, the technician had to manually "crank it up" like in photo. It reminded me of my old "kick-start only" motorcycle from many years ago.

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    JFK's kitchen

    by mht_in_la Updated Apr 20, 2004

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    JFK's kitchen

    Favorite thing: Get aboard the retired Airforce One in PIMA Air and Space Museum and see all the luxuries enjoyed by the presidents. The photo shows Airforce One's kitchen where meals were prepared for the president from 1961 to 1965. It's really not as nice as my kitchen. And there's a whole room of equipment just to take care of the president's communication needs. All can be done today in a cell phone.

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    F104 Starfighter

    by mht_in_la Written Apr 20, 2004

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    F104 Starfighter

    Favorite thing: This is F104, nicknamed "Starfighter". It's special for me to see this one in PIMA Air and Space Museum for when I was younger I used to work on a military construction site building tunnels to shelter these F104 fighters. F104 was designed by Lockheed, used by the U.S. Airforce from 1958 to 1980. It's still used in many third world countries around the world.

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    F5B Freedom Fighter

    by mht_in_la Written Apr 20, 2004

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    F5B Freedom Fighter

    Favorite thing: Similar to F104, I have special interest to see this one in PIMA Air and Space Museum for the same reason. F5B was designed by Northrop and first produced in the early 60's.

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