Stopped by the pair of air parks outside of Plant42 in Palmdale.
Older model B-52. Tail section with cannons. I think I read somewhere that the entire rear gunner section could jettison away if needed.
Chris under one of the engines.
VF-31 Tomcat. This is one of the two birs from Tomcat Sunset I think.
US Navy’s last Fighter. 1970-2006
F-117 Stealth Fighter rear view. Knocked the shit out of Iraq on the first night of Desert Storm.
Front shot. There is not a signle curved surface on this bird.
If you would like to read more about this plane, please read the SKUNK WORKS book.
The butt end of a U-2. These things are still in service. Cool!
A-12. Early prototype for the SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 right next to the A-12
I would lov eto see one of these fly!
Ah, good ol’ Skunk Works.
There are some great stories by the blackbird pilots in the Skunk Works books. They would talk about flying over the USSR and seeing Soviet planes scramble after them, but fail miserably.
U-2. Much cooler than the band with the same name.
Very skinny! It needs little wheels on the wings to keep it from tipping over.
D-12 Drone. These were dropped at altitude to take spy photos over USSR I believe. None of them worked properly though.
and finally, a windtunnel model of the SR-71