Saturday, September 02, 2006

More Chicago

These photos, from top to bottom: Enigma code encrypter and code book captured from U-505. Nazi war flag captured from U-505. Piston replica from U-505, as tall as I am! USCG Huey, the type used when I was in the Guard in the early 1980's. STUKA dive bomber, the only one that I have ever seen on display


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

A Junkers Ju-87! Good heavens! That is unbelievable. May I know what model that is?

Tim said...

"Two intact Ju 87s survive. A Ju 87G-2, captured by British troops in Germany in 1945, is displayed in the RAF Museum in London. The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has a Ju 87 R-2/Trop, this was captured in Libya 1941 and subsequently sent to the US. The Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin has the wreckage of two complete aircraft that were recovered from separate crash sites near Murmansk in 1990 and 1994. The Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum displays the remains of an aircraft that crashed near Saint-Tropez in 1944 and was raised from the sea-bed in 1989." Wikipedia.
So there you have it, Chuang! It is one of only 2 intact Ju-87's in the entire world. It is also one big mother when compared to the British Spitfire that hangs directly in front of it.