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We've been to the Mighty 8th and other military museums. Below is a link to some images of one of their counterparts in Gatow. Germany's national Luftwaffe Museum. There were many highlights for me, but the one I haven't seen before that was mesmerizing, was the famed "88" all around artillery/anti aircraft weapon.

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Great pictures, was this a motorcycle tour?


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Great pictures, was this a motorcycle tour?

No, not a motorcycle tour. Just a day away from work in Leipzig.

Thought these shots would go well with some of the museum rides the south east guys have been doing, and I've been missing since the Mighty 8th a couple years ago.

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Good pictures, John. I'm not sure we can get this museum in for a RTE, so thanks for posting. There were a few descriptions of the scenes, but they were written in some foreign language! What's up with that?

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Good pictures, John. I'm not sure we can get this museum in for a RTE, so thanks for posting. There were a few descriptions of the scenes, but they were written in some foreign language! What's up with that?

Hey Lee,

I'm surprised no one commented about the 2 BMW powerplants. The inline 6, which the K's brick very closely resembles , is from a WW1 Fokker bi plane. The 2 bank radial is from an early WW2 FW190, a very bad ass machine in it's own right.

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I went back through the pictures and I'm thinking you're referring to the Flugmotor BMW III a as the inline 6 and the Flugmotor BMW 801 D as the 2 bank radial. I saw the info boards, but couldn't read very much of them. By the time I'd gotten through the pics, I had forgotten about the engines. What does Flugmotor mean, anyway? How long will you be in Leipzig? Where to next?

Did you and your family have a good early holiday in Key West?

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I went back through the pictures and I'm thinking you're referring to the Flugmotor BMW III a as the inline 6 and the Flugmotor BMW 801 D as the 2 bank radial. I saw the info boards, but couldn't read very much of them. By the time I'd gotten through the pics, I had forgotten about the engines. What does Flugmotor mean, anyway? How long will you be in Leipzig? Where to next?

Did you and your family have a good early holiday in Key West?
I believe flugmotor means aircraft motor. I can't read much of them either but the data section is basic stuff like max boost or max manifold pressure, bore, stroke, displacement, horsepower, torque, etc.

Heading home on Tuesday.

Our European contracts with DHL are complete for now, so I am scheduled for Miami later in January. Those routes are to Brazil and other South American cities. So maybe I'll get a chance to see more Nazi sites.

The trip to Key West was awesome. Only thing missing was the bike. Total relaxation.

Travel Tip: early December travel to Key West is excellent as far as no crowds. Even a lot of Floridians do not realize this. Things get crowded and crazy starting a couple days before Christmas until a week after New Years, but we are long gone by then.

Pics of that trip are in the same Smug Mug section as the German, Belgian, and Japan pics.

So, get on down there next time you head to Disney.

Edit - oh yes, one thing I forgot on the Luftwaffe museum. The pic of the BF109 rudder with the tally markings on it was interesting. On this the side of the rudder shown, this pilot had at least 80 kills. most are marked with the British insignia. Near the bottom he started seeing US aircraft that are marked with stars. The ones with the plane image are for 4 engined US bombers downed, most likely 8th Air Force B-17's.

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