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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:23 pm 
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So this past weekend I got around to visit the Air Force Air Museum detachment at the AM1 airfield in Maceda.
Here are some of the highlights:
Welcoming us gate guard an A-7P
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Inside the hangar proper we get these:
MEDEVAC Alouett II
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Alpha-Jet
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T-37C
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C212-100
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Fiat G.91 R3
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FTB-337
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MH.1521 Broussard
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T-38
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TA-7P
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Auster D.5
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Rheinmetall Rh202
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This F-84G is being restored, and upon completion will be shipped to the Museums main site at Sintra to join the exhibit there
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This Alouette III is an active-duty aircraft and was on SAR standby
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I'll post photos from the small museum section in a separate post.

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So, onward with the show and into the small museum section.

At the front desk there's this dapper fellow. The display on the right is about the 1922 South Atlantic crossing by Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho. There were others spread around to "fill the space", so to speak.
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The sound of freedom: the GE J47 from one of the F-86s we used to have.
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The Rolls-Royce Nene - from a Canadair T-33
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Mauser Bk27
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A Sidewinder B -- actually smaller that what I thought.
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A Napalm bomb - according to the adjacent info card we mounted these on our Harvards during the Colonial Wars.
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A panoramic of the "engine room" at the museum, this is the largest of the 3 spaces adjacent to the hangar. That tail you see is part of a Piper Super Cub.
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The "armory", this was the smallest room in the exhibit and other than this it had a small firefighting apparatus display.
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And the Piper Super Cub
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And that's about it... there was a good amount of displays about the various airplanes we operated, including a good one on the Spitfire and Hurricanes we had in the late 40, a small room with various airplane models made by base personnel along a mock-up of the base proper, and little else.

All in all a well spent couple of hours.

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