SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 051

In brief, these posts serve to introduce new readers — and reintroduce regular readers — to photos from the early days of this blog and, occasionally, to photos from days before this blog came into existence.

Today’s stroll on memory lane is a quick one . . .

The original post for these photos is HERE, and the photos are from THIS Gallery.

These photos are from ten years ago, so some of the items might not currently be on display.

I’m referring to photos from the National Air & Space Museum, A. K. A. the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Note: I just found out that all the links in the Smithsonian catalog changed. That means that — in the original posts and the previous Sunday posts about the museum — any link referencing the museum’s database will return a dead link error (error 404). I’m not going back through the original or recent Sunday posts to update the links. One, because it’s a lot of work, and two, because no one mentioned it. If you’re looking for the Smithsonian’s entry for a plane, just search under the name.

As far as airplane museums go, it’s pretty good. Hard to say if it’s the best because I had pretty good experiences visiting a number of airplane museums. Still, you know, it’s the National museum.

This trip was one of those occasions when I was happy I shoot in RAW. The reason? Well, for the answer, you would have to read THIS post, where you can see the original of these next two photos.

Vought F4V Corsair
Curtis P40E Warhawk

But, of course, I didn’t screw up all the photos. For instance, the Huey needed little fixing.

Bell UH1H Iroquois “Huey”

You need not read the blog post if you just want to know the names of the planes. The slideshow will show you the captions, and the captions identify the flying machine being depicted.

I bet you haven’t seen many of these flying around . . .

Even if you’re not an airplanes aficionado, there are some planes whose lines you have to admire . . .

Perhaps you are more interested in the engines. If so, they have many on display, some with cut-away views . . .

In fact, the last nine photos are all of various engines . . .

There are seven of these posts, and I’ll cover one each week.

Note: the transition is set to 4sec (gives time to read the captions), but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. It will make it easier to read the captions.

If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can then scroll through the photos or interact in other ways.

Slideshow of the Air and Space Museum Part 1 Gallery — (40 photos)

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