Thursday, January 26, 2012

Postcard 192: Postmarked July 24th, 1967, Wright Patterson A.F. Base, OH.

Bell P-63A "Kingcobra" Fighter

21 July

Engline: One Allison V-1710 of 1325 hp.
Top speed: 408 mph. Span: 38 ft. 4 in.
Range: 450 mi. Length: 32 ft. 8 in.
Ceiling 43,000 ft. Height: 12 ft. 7 in.

We visited the museum today and
it was very interesting, Besides the
building, which is the museum,
there are a number of airplanes
parked outside including this one.
Others include a giant b-36 with
10 engines, A ME-109 Messerschmidt,
P-38 Lightning, F-86 Sabre Jet and
many others. Also saw the 30,000
pound "Blockbuster" bomb used in
World War II and an atom bomb.
I found you a C-47 "Puff the Magic
Dragon plan kit which I'll bring with me
Love, Wink

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