Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson Arizona
Pictures taken at PASM on August 2005. In many cases, I tried to take closer pictures to provide greater detail on the aircraft.
(s = 35mm, m=6x7 Medium Format, l=4x5 Large Format)
SR-71 Blackbird. Excluding the X-15 Program, I believe this is the fastest airplane ever made, despite its 1960's era design. (d)
SR-71. I noticed the ripples on its body and am not sure if it was that way originally or if its due to aging. (d)
SR-71 with a view to its engine. (d)
SR-71 engine inlet. (d)
SR-71 side view. (d)
Afterburner section of engine exhaust. (d)
This is a direct shot into an SR-71 engine exhaust. (d)
Aircraft parked at PASM. (d)
...These are interior shots of a B-52 bomber from the front wheel well.
Looking in the B-52 wheelwell, yet another vast array of tangled pulleys, cables, and wires that somehow functioned in unison. (d)
Standing under the wing, four engines can be seen for a total of eight engines on this aircraft. (d)
This particular B-52 was part of the X-15 program.
Not so high, but still mighty. (d)
Cockpit of former Air Force I. (d)
Interior of a restored B-17 bomber. (d)
A gunner's bubble on the belly of a B17. Guns on either side can be seen.
Fuel Tanker. (d)
Various aircraft permanently on loan, resting in the desert. (d)
Thanks to SSgt. Jared Terman for making terminology suggestions that improved this page.
© 2008 John Miranda