December 6, 2023
A look from the top of the front ladder shows the massive piston engine and prop.
Keeping such a large aircraft clean is a huge task. The wind and weather doesn’t help the effort. Here, one of the panels on the port wing pried loose by the elements. The dust and grime accumulated by outdoor display can easily be made out. Click to Enlarge

It is very clear that if any aircraft of the Navy was sucessfully brought back from the graveyard, then this is the one. Usually large aircraft like this Constellation are not the favourites for restoration work, but the Navy had proved otherwise by resurrecting this famous bird after decades in the wild.

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