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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 am 
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Looking through this, I found that I’ve seen more than a few of these. I strongly disagree about the Dover AFB museum being boring, as it’s pretty darned good: https://www.farandwide.com/s/worst-tour ... er+U.S.%29

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:46 am 
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It really is a great museum. Based on the comments in the slideshow, I doubt that the reviewer has actually visited there. Some men you just can’t reach. :shock:

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I wouldn't bother giving that website the traffic, just farming page views for ads.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:35 am 
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I'm sure there is something WAY more boring in Delaware than this museum!

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It is a fantastic museum, with a strong group of volunteers and staff. Now it is primarily trash haulers and re-fuelers, which is appropriate given the history of Dover (they also have a F-101 and F-106 to commemorate the Interceptors that were based there, a B-17 inside and a An-2 for some reason). The C-141 and C-130, C-5 (main cargo deck) are open almost every day, and the C-133 and others open by request. Other open cockpit days on a monthly basis.

It might be boring for folks like Mrs.Sandiego89 who thinks the C-130 and C-133 look the "same", but for the rest of us a definite stop. Well done Dover


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:48 pm 
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sandiego89 wrote:
It is a fantastic museum, with a strong group of volunteers and staff.
I agree fully.
My uncle's 'theater made' knife he carried as a transport pilot in the Pacific is in their collection there.

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Some idiots who run websites try to be smarta$$es, thinking they're the next Jerry Seinfeld.

There is a lighthearted book on roadside attractions went out of it way to be anti-military. In discussing the NMUSAF's B-70 they say "it's the only one of its type not to crash".
If course they don't say only two were built and one crashed after being hit by another airplane.

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If people can post some pictures from the museum I'll create an entry in our museum list

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You also have to bear in mind that there is a certain demographic which needs to be told/entertained. So any museum where you might need to walk somewhere, read something or just look and appreciate the items on display will be seen as 'boring'. Some folks have no imagination.


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This is the list of aircraft I have for this museum. Can anybody fill in the missing serial numbers?

A-26C Invader/44-35523
B-17G Flying Fortress/44-83624
BT-13 Valiant
C-119G Flying Boxcar/RCAF22118
C-121C Super Constellation
C-123K Provider/54-0658
C-124A Globemaster II/49-0258
C-130E Hercules
C-131D Samaritan
C-133B Cargomaster/59-0536
C-141A Starlifter
C-141B Starlifter
C-45G Expeditor/51-11795
C-47A Skytrain
C-54M Skymaster/44-9030
C-5A Galaxy

C-60 Lodestar
C-7A Caribou/63-9760
C-9A/C Nightingale
CG-4A
F-101B Voodoo/59-0428
F-106A Delta Dart
HH-43B Huskie
KC-135E Stratotanker
KC-97L Stratofreighter/53-0230
Laister-Kauffman TG-4A
PT-17 Kaydet
T-33A Shooting Star
U-3A “Blue Canoe”
UH-1H Iroquois (Huey)
VC-9C

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I added the following serial numbers from what is on the museums website. https://amcmuseum.org/at-the-museum/aircraft/

I also Added the KB-50, which came up from Florida earlier this year and is almost fully reassembled.

KB-50J 49-0389 (wiki)
B-26C Invader/44-35523
B-17G Flying Fortress/44-83624
BT-13 Valiant 42-1639
C-119G Flying Boxcar/RCAF22118
C-121C Super Constellation 4557 (not a true C-121, former L1049E airliner, painted to portray a C-121)
C-123K Provider/54-0658
C-124A Globemaster II/49-0258
C-130E Hercules 69-6580
C-131D Samaritan 55-295
C-133B Cargomaster/59-0536
C-141A Starlifter 61-2775 (the first Starlifter)
C-141B Starlifter 64-0626
C-45G Expeditor/51-11795
C-47A Skytrain 42-92841
C-54M Skymaster/44-9030
C-5A Galaxy 69-0014
C-60 Lodestar 42-55918
C-7A Caribou/63-9760
C-9A/C Nightingale 67-22584
CG-4A 45-15009
F-101B Voodoo/59-0428
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0023
HH-43B Huskie 62-4532
KC-135E Stratotanker 57-1507
KC-97L Stratofreighter/53-0230
Laister-Kauffman TG-4A 42-53078
PT-17 Kaydet (replica)
T-33A Shooting Star 52-9497
U-3A “Blue Canoe” 82126
UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) 69-15475
VC-9C 73-1682


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:08 pm 
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What's really impressive is how rare many...if not most...of the types are.

C-133, C-124, KB-50, and gosh how many C-141As are left?
Even the "Hanoi Taxi in Dayton is now a "B".

Of course these days even recently common types; C-131, C-54, Connies and (D)C-9s are rare.

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