Tag Archives: World War II

The scientific tourist #310 — the Stuka

On display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois — it’s one of only two surviving Stuka dive bombers… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #249 — the V-1 comes to Kansas

Seen at the Kansas Cosmosphere, it’s a V-1 cruise missile… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #230 — B-24 “Liberator” bomber

On display at the Pima Air Museum outside of Tucson, Arizona — it’s a Consolidated B-24 “Liberator” bomber…

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The scientific tourist #208 — A6M7 Zero fighter

Coming to you from the San Diego Air and Space Museum, it’s an A6M7 Zero fighter…

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The scientific tourist #197 — Ike’s ride

Another interesting bit of history from the South Dakota Air and Space Museum — a B-25J “Mitchell III” bomber, converted into a transport for General Dwight Eisenhower during WWII…

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Casual Friday — Top Secret Rosies

This is the trailer for a documentary on female “computers” in World War II — mathematicians who fought the war at home, and helped usher in the computer age…

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The scientific tourist #148 — the battleship Texas

A short drive from downtown Houston, the Battleship Texas State Historic Site is a hands-on piece of technological history…

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The scientific tourist #140 — the Messerschmitt Bf-109

This week’s image is of a Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany…

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The scientific tourist #138 — Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

This week you get two images of a Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk, taken at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia…

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The scientific tourist #136 — the Dornier Do 335

I’ve always thought that the Do 335 has to take the prize for “oddest looking military aircraft,” but then its performance more than made up for its unusual appearance…

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