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A Boy Salutes as Douglas A-26B Invader "Silver Dragon" (N99420) Leaves the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Miss Virginia" (N47E) at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
Pilot Primes Wright R-1820 Radial Engine in FM-2 Wildcat (N5833)
Space Shuttle Discovery: Nozzles for the Space Shuttle Main Engines and the Space Shuttle Orbital Maneuvering System
Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team
U.S. Army Golden Knights performs a jump while being circled by an Aircraft
Cargo loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III
F-22 Raptor stops for fuel
Soldiers conduct sling-load exercise off causeway
"Discovery" lives on
P-51 Gear coming up
P-51 Ready for action

5th Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Miss Virginia" (N47E) at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

The C-47 was one of the four “Tools of Victory” that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower identified as the equipment that most contributed to the Allied victory in World War II. This C-47, Miss Virginia, is owned by Dynamic Aviation. It was built by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1943 and served with the U.S. Army until the 1950s. Then it was sent to the Oklahoma National Guard. Later it was returned to the Army, which used it as a test platform until 1966. Dynamic Aviation purchased the plane in 1990 and modified it for Gypsy Moth and Mosquito spraying operations. Dynamic Aviation retired the plane in 2000 and restored it in 2010. Seen at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum Fly-In to Victory Day: A Celebration of the End of World War II in Europe.

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