2008 Museums: Museum of Flight, Seattle WA

KBFI -  N47 31 48 W122 18 07  (Boeing Field)

What a great museum this is !  On my last trip to Seattle at the end of 2008, I could not help but stop again at this fine facility and redo a photographic essay of the numerous planes housed in the various halls and outside.  Hope you will enjoy !

Always a worthwhile stop if you travel by Seattle !  Their Web site


From the great hall:
  Beech C-45H Expeditor
  Boeing BW (replica)
  Boeing 100/P-12
  Boeing 40B
    Nose view
    Uncovered fuselage (Red Barn exhibit)
  Boeing 80A-1 "City of Austin"
  Canadair CL-13B Sabre
    Cockpit bubble canopy

  Curtiss Robin C-1
  Douglas A-4F Skyhawk (Blue Angels)
  Fairchild F24W
  Fieseler Fi-103 Buzz Bomb
  Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair
  Granville Brothers Gee-Bee Z
  Grumman F9F-8 Cougar
  Hiller YH-32 Hornet
  Lear Fan 2100
    Rear view
  Lockheed F-104C Starfighter (NASA)
  Lockheed-Martin / Boeing RQ-3A Darkstar
  Lockheed M-21 Blackbird
  McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harrier
 
Piper J-3 Cub
 
Rumpler Taube
 
Ryan M-1
  Stearman C3-B
    Front view
    Nose art
  Stearman PT-13A Kaydet

 
Stinson SR Reliant
   
Side view
 
Swallow Commercial
 
Wright Flyer (replica)

From the new Personal Courage Wing
World War I:
  Albatros D.Va
    Side view

  Aviatik D.1
    Side view

  Caproni Ca 20
    Nose view
    3/4 rear view (midship)
  Curtiss JN-4D Jenny
    Tail detail
  Fokker Dr.1 Triplane
  Fokker D-VII
  Fokker D-VIII
    Top view
  Fokker E-III Eindecker
    Front view
    Engine close-up
  Nieuport Type 24 "Zicomar 5"
    Nose art
    Rear view
  Nieuport Type 27
  Nieuport Type 28
    Nose view
  Pfalz D.XII
  RAF S.E.5a
    Nose view
  Sopwith F.1 Camel
    Side view
  Sopwith Pup
    Engine cowling detail
  Sopwith Triplane
    Engine detail
    Rear view
  SPAD XIII
    Side view
    Nose art

From the new Personal Courage Wing
World War II:
  Curtiss P-40N Warhawk "O'Riley's Daughter"
   
3/4 rear view
 
General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
   
Rear view
   
Side view
   
Engine detail
 
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
   
Engine close-up
   
Tail view
   
Detail of the folding wing mechanism
 
Lockheed P38-L Lightning "Wiyendott Mich."
   
Side view
  Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3
    Nose view
    Front view
  Nakajima Ki-43-IIb Hayabusa
    Rear view
    Engine detail
  North American P-51D Mustang
    Cockpit bubble canopy
  Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Big Stud"
    Engine detail
  P-47D Thunderbolt scale model
  Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX MK923
    Side view
  Yakolev Yak-9U
    Side view
    Nose art
 
Commercial Transport Area:
  Boeing's Flight Test Dept Logo
  Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde

Engine Displays:
  Allison V1710
    Propeller shaft end view
  Anzani 6 cylinders radial
  Beardmore 6 cylinders in-line
  Boeing 502-1-1 Turbine
  Boeing 502-10 Turbine
  Curtiss G6-A 6 cylinders in-line
  Curtiss OX-5 V-8
  General Electric I-16 Jet engine
  Gnome N 9 cylinders Mono Soupape rotary
  Halscot A7-A 4 cylinders in-line
  Hispano-Suiza H V-8
  Le Rhone Model J 9 cylinders rotary
    Cylinder head detail
  Liberty V-12
  Pratt & Whitnet J-58 Turbo-ramjet
  Pratt & Whitney R-485 Wasp
  Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet
  Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8W Double Wasp
    Cylinder cooling fins detail
  Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major
  Rolls-Royce V1650-7 Merlin (Packard)
  Sturtevant 5 V-8
  Walter HWK 109-509 rocket engine

On the grass:
  Boeing 737-200
 
Boeing WB-47E Stratojet
 
deHavilland DHC-2 Beaver
  Douglas DC2-118B TWA (NC13711)
    Front view


 

While on the site, I always take a few pictures from the Boeing Field traffic...

  Cessna Caravan
  Cessna Caravan

  Cessna Citation
  Dassault Jet
  Diamond Twinstar
  Learjet
  Pilatus PC-12