Skip to comments.Winged Icons Roll Out of Mothballs (Unveiling of Newly Refurbished Enola Gay)
Posted on 12/14/2003 2:35:19 PM PST by bush8yearsEdited on 04/13/2004 2:11:11 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
CHANTILLY, Va. -- There it was, that gleaming silver Boeing B-29 Superfortress: huge, plump, and more evocative now, as a retired bomber on clunky yellow stands, than on the morning of its major mission, before it changed the world.Fully assembled for the first time in 40 years, the Enola Gay is a chilling centerpiece in the National Air and Space Museum's new companion facility, opening tomorrow at Dulles International Airport.
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Hanging overhead is the Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, a first-line fighter that scored important US victories, and the jet of the famed Flying Tigers,
nothing surprised me.
Now in the case of aircraft powered by unducted fans the line between props and jets may be blurred, but the P-40 is not such a case.
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