long-time correspondent Alex Norton recently - Sept 2014 -
paid a visit to the Smithsonian Museum's Restoration
facility in Washington, USA and captured this superb JRS-1
being worked on to restore it to museum display standard.
What a beauty she is..!
these images through glass (!) from the observation deck
overlooking the whole floor and what a cracking job he did
in capturing all these details from just one vantage point.
This in itself would make a fascinating model diorama - look
at all the different tones of old paintwork, bare metal and
damage to the tail. This particular JRS-1 was present at
Pearl Harbour on 7th December, 1941 and is the only
surviving American airplane from that day.
Alex for a stunning image set.