Saturday, July 15, 2017

Arctic Convoy Setting Sail



All the ships and planes have been painted...well sort of.  I found I need to paint up two ships needed later.  Now for some additional testing.   Photos show the convoy laid out departing Scotland for Arkhangelsk.

A refresher...the ships are a mix of various 1:3000 scale manufacturers.  Rules are pulled from Journey to the End of the Earth, General Quarters 1 and 2, The Hunters, and Seekrieg 5.  The plan is for the convoy to reach the destination in a four hour game slot.

Future blog posts will show more from testing.
 


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Photobucket got the bucket

Good day.

Photobucket decided to limit access to photos.  It took me some time, but I have removed the photos from their site and am working on restoring blog post links to my photos.

I am no longer associated with Photobucket.


Eric

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Air Mobility Command Museum Visit

This month I was in Delaware for business and had some time to visit a bit of the State.  I discovered that beside the Dover Air Force base there was an aviation museum.  This was not a normal aviation museum, but one dedicated to air force transport planes.  The museum has two parts, a WWII hanger with displays and an outdoor exhibit area.  Surprisingly, the museum is free.


I have flown on a C-47 and been inside a B-17, so those planes were old hat for me.  The exhibits inside were good and there was good learning material related to the history of transport planes in the U.S.

The highlight of the museum in my opinion are the planes outside.  My favorite planes there were the KC-97L Stratofreighter, C-130E Hercules, and the C-5A Galaxy.  The Stratofreighter is just a cool looking transport with the many windows up front.  The Hercules I'm interested in because it was used by Canada and in Vietnam.  This was one of two transports that you could walk through.  The Galaxy is just big and is imposing with all the wheels to support the weight.

Stratofreighter

Hercules

Inside Hercules

Galaxy

A fun museum to visit.  I did the museum in about 2.5 hours.  I think you can spend more time and take in everything in about 3 hours.

Videos:
  1. 360° view of some of the planes outside

  1. C-5A engine blades turning in the wind


To see all my photos from the museum, click on this link: More Photos

My reflection in an old Air Force Two plane.