Open Home, Globe War II re-enactment, and auto & airplane museum at Collings Foundation, Stow MA

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Open House, Planet War II re-enactment, and auto & airplane museum at Collings Foundation, Stow MA
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The Collings Foundation Hosts:
Battle for the Airfield
WWII Reenactment and Living History Weekend
October 10th and 11th

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….An undercover French Resistance Fighter met with the Allied Forces and showed the exact coordinates of the German encampment. The night just before an elite German force over took a tiny grass airstrip just a couple of hundred feet away. The Allied Forces had to gain control of this airfield so they could fly in much-required supplies. – It was going to be a difficult fight.

How will the battle finish? Will the Allied troops be able to obtain control of the airfield and further their advancement? You will have to be here to discover out. The Collings Foundation will host a Living History event you will never overlook. You will be in a position to see original equipment from WWII in action. Every thing from the cooking utensils to M1 rifles is original. The only event of this type – in the world. – Don’t miss it!

October 10th and 11th
Open Every day: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Entry Charge: Adults / Kids

This is a public occasion and reservations are not necessary.
Two reenactments per day: 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

Show will consist of:

* Aircraft: TBM Avenger, Wright &quotVin Fiz&quot replica, 1909 Bleriot, Fokker DR-I replica, PT-17 Stearman, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat, North American AT-6 Texan, Fiesler Fi-156 Storch, and several far more!
* Automobiles: Whole Collings Foundation collection – see list for details.
* Collings Foundation Present Shop
* Vetran’s Roundtable Discussion: Hear incredible stories from WWII Veterans about thier experiences in the course of the war. 1:00 PM on hangar floor – both ten/ten and 10/11.
* PT-17 Stearman Rides – Restricted Availability
* for 1/2 Hour
* Get in touch with 978-562-9182 for reservations.
* See PT-17 Information here
* T-six Texan Rides – Restricted Availability
* for 45 minutes
* Call 978-562-9182 for reservations.
* The WWII Battle reenactment will take place twice each and every day on the grass landing strip in front of the hangar. It will take place at 11 AM and three:30 PM.
* There will be suprises each battle!

* The Collings Foundation grounds are really good and make a fantastic setting for such an occasion. Getting right here is difficult! Click on the link above for directions.
* The Fiesler FI-156 Storch has an incredible history during WWII. This aircraft is properly known for its versatility and easy flying qualities. The plane that saved Mussolini! (temporarily). We will be flying as part of the battle reenactment.
* Our M-16 Half-Track has been beautifully restored. The quad mount 50cal machine guns completely rotate. The M-16 will be participating in the WWII battle reenactments.
* The German 88mm flak cannon was feared by all airmen. One particular of the initial weapons to have &quotpre-programmed&quot ammunition. This cannon will also be a part of the battle reenactments.
* For a &quotbirds eye&quot view of the occasion- we will be supplying PT-17 Stearman and T-six Texan flights. Flying in these aircraft is a lot of fun! Get in touch with to reserve your flight: 800-568-8924
* Post-war German ingenuity.. A Messerschmitt minicar! On show courtesy of the Gould Foundation collection.
* It will be the Allied vs. the Axis in a really memorable battle re-enactment! This living history perfomance will captivate and educate. It will take location each and every day at 11 AM and 3:30 PM.

Image from page 314 of “Knight’s American mechanical dictionary : a description of tools, instruments, machines, processes and engineering, history of inventions, common technological vocabulary and digest of mechanical appliances in science and the ar
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Identifier: knightsamericanm02knig
Title: Knight’s American mechanical dictionary : a description of tools, instruments, machines, processes and engineering, history of inventions, common technological vocabulary and digest of mechanical appliances in science and the arts
Year: 1882 (1880s)
Authors: Knight, Edward H. (Edward Henry), 1824-1883
Subjects: Industrial arts Mechanical engineering
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Organization
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
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ope. An instrument invented byPerigal, for illustrating the outcome of the combina- Fig. 2753. /, spring-beam ortie-beara./, tie-rod (upper tigure). g, pole-plate.h, wall-plate. King-Bolt. tion of circular movements of various radii in theproduction of curves. Also named kinescope. King-bolt. (Jeliiclcs.) a. A vertical bolt whichattaches the front of the body to the fore-carriage,and types the axis of oscillation when the stated vehicle-riage is turned sideways. b. A equivalent (lart in a automobile, which forms the axisof revolution of the vehicle upon the track in turningcurves. See C.R-TltucK. In the example, an elastic sleeve intervenes be-tween the king-bolt and the metallic bushing, toabsorb the jar. King-post. (Carpentnj.) A principal jiost bene.aththe crown or ridge of a roof-frame. Also known as crown-post or joggle-pnst. King-post trusses have many minor variations : — ff, king-post. (King-rod c, rafter. in the upper tigure). d, strut or purlin-post., principal rafters. e, purlin. fig. 2731.

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King-Posts and IVusses. A is a roof on the quay Jemappes, Paris. B is from the roof of the church of Lagorce,France, twelfth century. (7 is an ordinary barn-roof. D a Gothic roof. King-post Truss. See King-post. King-post Roof. (Carpentry.) 1 havingbnt one particular vertiial post in each and every King-rod. A tension rod based from theridge of a roof and uniting with thetie-rod occupying the position of Fig. 2755. the king-post in wooden roofs. See KlNT.-POSl- (A). Kingstons Valve. A conicalvalve, forming the outlet of theblow-off pipe of a marine engine it opens by means of the side of thevessel liy turning a screw. King-truss. A roof or framed with a King-post(which .see). Kink. (Xautical.) A sharpbend in a rope or cable which pre-vents its reeving through a blockor a hole. Kingstons Valve.

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