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  • YF-102 Turbofan Engine Blade

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This blade came from the first YF-102/ALF 502 turbofan engine that Lycoming designed and manufactured. The YF-102 engine was used on the Northrop A-9, which lost the close air support aircraft competition to the Fairchild Republic A-10.Donated by Mr. Gordon T. Vail.Click here to return to the Featured
  • Y-4 Horizontal Periscopic Bombsight

    Unlike previous USAF medium bombers, the B-47 carried a combination bombing and navigation system operated by a bombardier-navigator. By automating many functions, this system reduced crew size by eliminating the need for a separate bombardier and navigator. The bombardment part of the system included the Y-4 bombsight, an automatic pilot and an
  • Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka

    Late in World War II, the Dai-ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho (1st Naval Air Technical Arsenal) at Yokosuka, Japan, designed the MXY7-K1 to teach less experienced pilots to fly the Model 11 "Ohka" (Cherry Blossom) kamikaze suicide rocket bomb. The Ohka was carried to the target under a G4M "Betty" bomber. When the Betty/Ohka combination reaching Allied
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