Like the rest of the plane, this central portion of Flak-Bait’s fuselage is carefully stripped down to the studs

Like the rest of the plane, this central portion of Flak-Bait’s fuselage is carefully stripped down to the studs, allowing conservators to hunt down and correct corrosion, dirt and other hidden issues that might cause Flak-Bait to crumble over time. All parts removed are carefully recorded and photographed in order to replace them exactly as they were found. (Credits: Michelle Z. Donahue)

Like the rest of the plane, this central portion of Flak-Bait’s fuselage is carefully stripped down to the studs, allowing conservators to hunt down and correct corrosion, dirt and other hidden issues that might cause Flak-Bait to crumble over time. All parts removed are carefully recorded and photographed in order to replace them exactly as they were found. (Credits: Michelle Z. Donahue)