Intrepid Air & Space

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Intrepid Air & Space is located in NY City west side. The Intrepid Aircraft Carrier was  closed for a multi-year renovation in 2006. This set of pictures were taken the weekend of the closing in 2006 and as second set of pictures were taken after the reopening in 2009

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

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Teterboro Wings and Wheels Expo

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Teterboro Wings and Wheels Expo is a annual event sponsored by the Teterboro Aviation Hall of Fame Museum. It has both flying aircraft on display and classic cars, 2009 featured an A-10 formation fly-by by the local air national guard. The musuem itself if quite small but worth a visit if you are close by or coming for the expo.

http://www.njahof.org/

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US Army Ordnance Museum

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These photos were taken in 2009 when this museum was located In Maryland inside the Aberdeen Proving Grounds US army base, a great collection of armor.  Since 2010, this museum has been moved to Fort Lee, Virginia

http://www.ordmusfound.org/

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New England Air Museum

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New England Air Museum is located in Bradley International Airport Windsor Locks, Connecticut.  Has a great collection of military and civilian aircraft, a dedicated section for the Tuskagee Airmen, the 57th bomber group in Asia, and the Flying Tigers. These pictures are from 2009.

 http://www.neam.org/

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Red Wings over the Yalu - Xiaoming Zhang

Red Wings over the Yalu: China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea by Xiaoming Zhang. This is a great addition to the history of the airwar in the Korean war. Based on research on previously unavailble sources in China and Russia, Zhang have created a very interesting history from the Chinese side. Its not a book full of tactical descriptions, rather is a history of the Chinese Air Force response to the conflict. Specifically, its attempt to receive as much material and training from the USSR at the same time carefully controlling its participation in the fighting. The Chinese military was well aware of its inadequacies in facing the American and South Korean air forces in the opening of hostilities. With new material regarding committed forces and actual loses, the previous American win/loss ratios have to be revised. This should come at no surprise, as the fog of war always creates in accurate statistics when the data only come from one side of the conflict. So if you are looking for stories of fighting over the Korean air space, these will not be your book. But as a reexamination of the air war from Chinese strategic level, its a great new contribution.

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NJIPMS 2009