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MITSUBISHI A6M3-22 REISEN (ZERO) The Japanese Zero fighter was much faster and more maneuverable than most Allied fighters at the beginning of WWII.

ILYUSHIN IL-2M3 SHTURMOVIK The IL-2 operated close to the ground, attacking enemy tanks, trucks, and troops near the front line.

worldwide. Representing a last-ditch effort by the Germans to stop the Allied bombing campaign, the Komet was designed to soar above the attacking bombers on the power of its rocket engine and then attack while gliding back for landing. Somewhat incongruous among the historic warplanes but still quite interesting to see is a full-sized replica of SpaceShipOne, the first privately designed and built craft to put a human being in space. SpaceShipOne was financed by Flying Heritage Collection patron Paul Allen and designed by famed aerospace engineer Burt Rutan to compete for the $10 million X-Prize offered for the first civilian space flight. The unorthodox ship won the prize in October 2004. The original SpaceShipOne is displayed at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C., a testament to the significance of its achievement. The Flying Heritage Collection is located at 3407 109th Street at Paine Field in Everett. The Collection is open seven days a week Memorial Day to Labor Day and six days a week the rest of the year. Hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Entrance cost is $8 for kids ages 6-15, $10 seniors and military personnel and $12 for the general public. Free fly-in displays are open to the public at noon on certain Saturdays. Check the museum website, www.flyingheritage. com, for schedules. The website contains directions to the Flying Heritage Collection. Free parking is next to the entry. A new wing to enlarge the collection display area is under construction and will be open by May 2013, according to Flying Heritage Collection Director Adrian Hunt. You can read additional detailed information about each of these aircraft at www.flyingheritage.com.

CURTISS P-40C TOMAHAWK The P-40 Tomahawk debuted at the start and was a modification of the older P-36 Hawk. 28 of| WWII HARBORS www.harborsmagazine.com

HARBORS Fall 2012  

The Kenmore Air Destination Magazine

HARBORS Fall 2012  

The Kenmore Air Destination Magazine