German Arado Ar 234B Blitz Jet Bomber

ID: SIA2011-2237 and 93-13980-10

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1993

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-080, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Winter 1994

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Summary

The world's first operational jet bomber, the German Arado Ar 234B Blitz, is on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The Arado entered service in 1944 after the Normandy invasion of World War II. She received 18,600 hours of restoration work by Air and Space Museum staff after the airplane was transferred to the Smithsonian's aeronautical collection in 1949 by the United States Air Force.

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States Air Force

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Research Reports Winter 1994

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-080, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Winter 1994

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1993

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Restoration
  • Arado Ar 234 (Jet bomber)
  • Jet bombers
  • World War, 1939-1945

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2011-2237 and 93-13980-10

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White; Size: 6w x 4h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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