Aircraft

Little Butch the Monocoupe 110 Special

Little Butch the Monocoupe 110 Special

In this post we have a look at one of the fastest sports planes of the 1940s, "Little Butch" (N36Y). I found it literally hanging from the rafters in the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum located in Chantilly Virginia. I have always loved planes, particularly vintage planes from the past.

 

Fw 190 F-8

Fw 190 F-8

The Focke Wulf Fw 190 and it's many variations were widely used during World War II. This single-seat German made fighter was designed by the German Ministry of Aviation.

Today's photograph shows the Air and Space Museum's restored F8 model, which entered service in 1941 and earned the nickname of the "Butcher Bird".

Boeing S-307 Stratoliner

Boeing S-307 Stratoliner

The Boeing S-307 Stratoliner, which took it's first flight in 1938, was the very first commercial transport aircraft with a pressurized cabin.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The latest addition to my aviation collection of images is this SR-71 Blackbird on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.