Tag Archives: World War II

The scientific tourist #331 — The Rheintochter R I, redux

Years ago, I told you about the Rheintochter R1 (or R I) surface-to-air missile, and in particular, the example on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. But there’s also one of them at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy center in Chantilly, Virginia… Continue reading

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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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