- Nov 23, 2013
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I agree with this. The sister museum is far better, both more up to date and with more stuff. The vehicles looking you in the eye when you walk in the door are amazing.Tell me you are going to the sister museum just outside of town too. That one is actually my favorite.
If any museum has a chance to unseat your current number one, The Udvar Hazy is it. Also, if you are not from the area, get a good crab cake while in town...Old Ebbitt Grill right near The White House has a proper one.And the answer is................
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Smithsonian Air and Space.
The pic of the V1 posted earlier was a good hint.
I have not been to the sister museum yet, but it is on my list.
The Wright Patterson Air Force museum in Dayton Ohio is by far my favorite....
The scenario you give might be the reason this rocket looks rough, but I think is most likely due to the fact that the V2's with the exception of the early test models were built by slave labor, and as such quality and appearance were victims of the process. Most if not all the V2's used in US testing were left over from ones captured at the end of WW2. IIRC I have seen other photos of these rockets immediately after manufacture and the fillet areas especially seemed really rough.Looks pretty well beat up too. I suspect all the "good" ones were used up in testing and the "beaters" and pieces left were cobbled together for static displays. Kurt