IPMS/USA Gallery

Includes all aircraft walkarounds If you have pictures you would like to see listed here. Please contact me at gallery@ipmsusa3.org

A-10 Warthogs

A-10 Warthogs

82 photos

Images by Ian Atkinson #40646 >> A-10 Warthogs of the Arkansas Air National Guard at Ft. Smith, Arkansas during May 2008.

A-10A "Wart Hog"

A-10A "Wart Hog"

37 photos

Images By Mark Aldrich >> 30 April, 2011 McChord AFB, WA.

Antonov AN 225

Antonov AN 225

17 photos

Images by Ian Atkinson #40646 >> Antonov AN 225

Arado Ar-234

Arado Ar-234

39 photos

Images by John Ratzenberger >> Smithsonian National Air And Space museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center I have been fortunate to make two trips to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) since it opened the new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (UHC) at the Washington-Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. As big and as open as it is, there are still lighting problems for photography but not as bad as the "caves" downtown. The photos herein required significant work to overcome these lighting issues, although not always successfully. When I go photographing at air shows, museums, etc, my primary purpose is to get shots useful for modeling detail. I tend to view color schemes as suspect or better addressed in the literature of history and the hobby. This walk-around is no exception. Now, I don't "do German" anything and I only do piston prop aircraft. Nonetheless, on one visit, I had card space and time left and weakened for a moment -- although I have to admit, the cockpit detail made me think of straying further. I am aware there is a 1/48 kit of this aircraft and some after-market cockpit detail -- these pictures should allow one to take it to the next level. The NASM UHC website http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/aircraft/ardar2.htm provides full details on the aircraft itself. It was one of nine Ar 234s surrendered to British forces in Norway and is the sole surviving example of an Ar 234. It had been on strength with 9/KG 76 during the final weeks of the war. It served earlier with 8/KG 76, the first bomber unit to fly the Blitz, and carries markings typical of that unit. The aircraft is displayed on the ground level and is very accessible from the front -- there is also a decent catwalk view from above. The camouflage is dark, and combined with the lighting in the UHC, makes post-picture processing mandatory. You can expect crowds -- "I didn't know the Germans had anything like this" -- that may interfere with picture taking. The pictures fall into five groups, spread across 3 pages: General, Engines, Rocket Pods Pix#01-07 are general views of the aircraft. Overall pictures are limited to views from the right rear from a catwalk and any others have to be long range shots from around the floor. The upper surface camouflage is single-color green, not splintered. Pic#04 is of the left wing aileron area, the others are self-explanatory. Pix#08-11 are engine shots, with Pix#08-09 being of the right engine from the front and Pix#10-11 of the left engine from the rear. Note that Pic#11 also contains a shot of the left rocket pod from the rear thus transitioning into the next group. Pix#12-16 are shots of the rocket pods. Pic#12 is another rear view of the left pod, while Pix#13-16 address the front and right (outer) side of the right rocket pod. Look at Pic#11 & #13 to see the inner side of the rocket pods. The left-side rocket pod is a mirror image of the right-side pod. Nose/Cockpit Section Pix#17-19 are an effort to capture details from above. Pic#17 is directly above the forward section. Pix#18-19 are of the forward and aft sections from the right and above. Pix#20-23 are from the left side. Pix#20 gives an overall shot of the left side. Pic#21-23 offer closer details. Pix#24-28 are of the right side. Pic#24-25 give a full shot of the right side & closer detail of the front section. Pic#26-28 are a "panorama" of the forward, middle, & aft sections of the cockpit. Pix#29-32 are up close & personal of the front section of the nose. Pix#29-30 are the upper half taken from the front-left & front-right sides respectively. Pic#31 is straight on of the lower section. Pic#32 is the placard on what I assume is the bombsight. As best I can tell, it sort of says: Before use of this instrument in the machine take out the stabilizing plate and remove the protective material from the gyroscope & pendulum-motor. Before transport of this instrument in its case put the protective material back on the gyroscope & pendulum-motor. Landing Gear & Ordnance Pic#33 is a shot of the nose gear. Pic#34 is a shot from the right side, under the pod & engine, of the gear and bomb. Pic#35 is of the right landing gear and the center mount bomb, from the right-front quarter. Pic#36 is of the left landing gear, from the front-left quarter. Pix#37-38 are right-side wheel well & gear details. Pic#39 is of the gear and bomb from the left-rear. I welcome any comments on style, content, or technique that would improve future submissions. Model On !!!!

ATL-98 Carvair

ATL-98 Carvair

25 photos

Images by Ian Atkinson #40646 >> ATL-98 Carvair

AV-8B Harrier II

AV-8B Harrier II

58 photos

Images by Ian Atkinson #40646 >> AV-8B Harrier II taken at the Arkansas Air National Guard in Ft. Smith, Arkansas during May 2008.

B-1 Lancer

B-1 Lancer

8 photos

Images by IPMS Georgia Mountain Modelers >>

B-1 Lancer

B-1 Lancer

17 photos

Images by Ian Atkinson >> Little Rock AFB October 10, 2005.

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress

13 photos

Images by IPMS Georgia Mountain Modelers >>

B-17G Nine-O-Nine Collins Foundation

B-17G Nine-O-Nine Collins Foundation

135 photos

Images by Jim Brewer >>

B-17G Sentimental Journey

B-17G Sentimental Journey

14 photos

Images by Kathy Meyer >> Albuquerque, NM July, 1984.

Collings Foundation B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft"

Collings Foundation B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft"

108 photos

Images by John Admire >> Charles Schultz Airport, Santa Rosa, California 2010

B-29 Enola Gay

B-29 Enola Gay

63 photos

Images by John Ratzenberger >> The Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. I have been fortunate to make two trips to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) since it opened the new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (UHC) at the Washington-Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. As big and as open as it is, there are still lighting problems for photography but not as bad as the "caves" downtown. The photos herein required significant work to overcome these lighting issues, although not always successfully. When I go photographing at air shows, museums, etc, my primary purpose is to get shots useful for modeling detail. I tend to view color schemes as suspect or better addressed in the literature of history and the hobby. This walk-around is an exception, because this is the actual aircraft & while there may be a few glitches in the restoration, I doubt they are significant. (Well, see but ignore the "We Were There" stencils in Pic#31 -- you wouldn't include them in a WW2 Enola Gay). The NASM UHC website http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/aircraft/boeing_b29.htm provides full details on the aircraft itself. It is THE actual B29 "Enola Gay", enuff said !!!. The aircraft is displayed on the ground level but is only directly accessible from the nose gear section -- otherwise it is surrounded by other aircraft and it is difficult to get anything but long-range shots. A catwalk runs right by the cockpit, making it and the engines/props easy to see, but hard to photo because of the protective glass screen -- a few too many folks want to throw paint & protest the bomb without talking about Pearl Harbor. The underside is tough to get, so there are no bomb bay pictures (it isn't open anyway). The pictures fall into 8 groups, spread across 4 pages. Unfortunately these do not break neatly and thus sections will span pages. Page 1: Fuselage, Wing Root, Navigator Station, Tail (part 1) Pix#01-06 are of the portside fuselage, starting with an overview and honing in on the details of markings, stencils, etc, around the nose/cockpit on the left side. Pix#07-12 are of starboard wing & root, focusing into detail, then moving up to the navigator bubble area. Pix#13-16 start the tail area with the port side working around to a shot from direct rear of the tail guns. Page 2: Tail (part 2), Cockpit (part 1). Pix#17-22 continue the tail section pictures by working around the right side, then focusing on the tail-skid. Pix#23-36 are the 1st part of the cockpit section from the outside. • Pix#23-24 are of the bombardier station from front/under. • Pix#25-27 are of the bombardier station from left/upper. • Pix#28-29 are of the bombardier station from right/upper. • Pic#30 is thru the glass of the co-pilot seat. • Pic#31 is of the right-side cockpit; note the un-historical "we were there" stencils. • Pic#32 is a shot into the cockpit from the upper front. Page 3: Cockpit (part 2), Nacelles, Flaps (part 1) Pix#33-38 finish the cockpit section. • Pic#33 is a shot of the back of the pilot instrument panel. • Pic#34 is of the pilot & copilot seats from the left side. • Pic#35 is detail of the pilot seat. • Pic#36 is a shot of the engineer station controls. • Pic#37 is the pilots' throttle quadrant. • Pic#38 is a shot of the tunnel door out of the cockpit. Pix#39-45 cover the engine nacelles. • Pix#39-43 are of the port inner nacelle, from the left or outboard side. • Pic#44 is of the starboard outer nacelle from the right/outer/under. • Pic#45 is of the port outer nacelle from the left/outboard side. Pix#46-48 are the 1st part of the flaps. • Pix#46-47 are of the left flaps, from rear/under. • Pic#48 is of the right flaps from rear/under. Page 4: Flaps (part 2), Main Gear, Nose Gear Pic#49 finishes the flap section with the right side upper surfaces from the rear. Pix#50-56 cover the main gear. • Pix#50-53 are of the left main gear, from the front. • Pix#54-55 are of the left main gear from the outboard/rear. • Pic#56 is of the right main gear from the outboard/rear. Pix#57-63 cover the nose gear. • Pix#57-61 are from the left side • Pic#62-63 are from the right side. I welcome any comments on style, content, or technique that would improve future submissions. Model On !!!!

B-52H

B-52H

130 photos

Images by Ian Atkinson #40646 >> B-52H taken at the Barksdale AFB in Ft. Smith, Arkansas during May 2008.

B-58 Hustler

B-58 Hustler

19 photos

Images by Ron Grasmick >> Pima Air Museum July, 2004.

B-58 Hustler

B-58 Hustler

39 photos

Images by Kirk Ballash #22433 >> B-58 Hustler taken at the National Museum of the Air Force, Dayton, Ohio during 2005.