Our Trip to the Florence Air and Missile Museum
Florence S.C. - July, 1995
One story well covered by the museum is the incident where the local
boys in blue accidentally dropped a "special weapon" onto a local farm from
a B-47 like this one. In those cold war days it was considered an
unfortunate incident. I can imagine how may lawyers would be lined up
at the farm's gate if it happened today!
This is what happens when you pick the best paper airplane maker in the
fifth grade and give him a jet engine and a bunch of aluminum.
I know this is a perfectly legitimate airplane, but I still say it
This museum is amateurish, underfunded, poorly documented, disorganized
and generally not up to contemporary standards.
I felt right at home.
This operation is driven by passion and patriotism, not profit.
I loved it.
It's the kind of place I'd like to take a BBQ grill and a cooler of beer and
just hang out with the staff.
We're going back this summer, with lots more time and film.
We'll take notes and find out what everything is.
And that's a true story.
Links to serious information on these aircraft
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