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360 degree view of the cockpit of the Enola Gay!

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Zack Baughman
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#1 Posted: 12/13/2010 16:43:20

Photographer David Palermo worked at Apple Computer as the Project Manager for Quicktime VR, the technology that produced many of the 360 degree photo tours seen around the web.  He's improved the technology allowing for HD photography and has a fantastic portfolio on his website, www.davidpalermo.com.  One of his "pieces" is a 360 degree HD view of the cockpit of the B-29 "Enola Gay."  This is the view that Paul Tibbets and Robert Lewis had!  Pretty amazing stuff:  http://www.davidpalermo.com/data/slideshow/4/index.html

Another of Palermo's "pieces" that I like is a 360 degree view of the interior of the Gemini 7 space capsule:  http://www.davidpalermo.com/data/slideshow/5/gemini7a.html

This is really good stuff folks!

Zack



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Jonathan Tibbets
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#2 Posted: 12/21/2010 17:50:51

This is really awsome. It is almost better than sitting in the pilot's seat

Jonathan Tibbets



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#3 Posted: 12/22/2010 02:23:09

Wow!  Thanks guys!  I have a new one I just posted.  It's a view from the bombardier's seat.  No one has seen this one.

 

http://www.davidpalermo.com/data/slideshow/26/bombseat/index.html

 

David



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#4 Posted: 12/22/2010 07:38:03

I never would have expected the man himself to post!  Welcome to Warbird Island and the Oshkosh 365 forums David, and thanks for sharing!  Your work is fantastic.  That bombardier position is something else.  I wasn't aware of the screened fans.  Looking through the nose, it's easy to see where George Lucas got his inspiration for the Millenium Falcon.  I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.  Thanks again! 

Zack

 



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#5 Posted: 1/15/2011 15:58:53

What a great opportunity for us to see this view, as most of us would never in our lifetimes have an opportunity to see it for real. An amazing opportunity to "look" at what you want and view it up close!  Thanks, Mr. Palermo.