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September 30th, 2004

Memorial

The day I visited the museum it was still the USAF Museum, however they were doing rehersals for some big presentation, it seems that presentation was the official renaming ceremony that took place in early October 2004, so now the place is called the National Museum Of the United States Air Force. You have been told!

The museum is organized into a main facility that houses the vast bulk of the aircraft, an outdoor taxiway with a number of large aircraft and a couple of hangars about a mile away holding presidential and research aircraft.

The museum has in the last year opened two new hangars. One holds the Cold War collection, the other a Rocket and Missile collection.

Images

These are a some of the images from the Museum, they are thumbnails, click on each to get a bigger image.

Historic

Wright Flier

Spad IV

Supermarine Spitfire V

Martin A-17 Dive bomber
   
Post WW-II

F-82

F-84 E

F-84 F

F-86

F-89

F-94
Vietnam Era

F-100 Super Sabre

F-101B Voodoo

F-102 Delta Dart

F-105 ThunderChief

F-105 Wild Weasel

F-106 Delta Dagger

F-4 C Phantom

F-4G Wild Weasel

T-6 (used as COIN in Vietnam)

Douglas A-1 Skywarrior

Boeing B-52

B-57 Canberra

Firebee

AC-130 Spectre Gunship

EC-121 Constellation

OV-10 Bronco

A-37 and RF-101 Voodoo
 
Modern / Stealth

B-1B

B-1B with Quail Decoy (for B-52)

B-2 Spirit

The Modern Hall

F-104 Starfighter

F-15A Eagle

F-16 Falcon (in Bicenntial colours)

YF-22 Raptor and Wright Flier

Tacit Blue Stealth test vehicle

X-45A Stealth UCAV
   
We See You!

SR-71 Blackbird

GlobalHawk UAV

M-21

Predator UAV

M-21

Darkstar UAV
Russian

Mig 15

Mig 17

Mig 21

Mig 23
   
Research & Prototypes

YF-12

XB-70 Valkyrie

XB-70 Valkyrie

X-29

X-24 Lifting body

F-16 AFTI

X-1B

X-24 Lifting body

Hawker Kestrel

Other images can be seen by clicking on this link: Museum Aircraft (searchable) or this link for the modern aircraft pages

 


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