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National Museum of the United States Air Force – Virtual Tour

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Virtual Tour

National Museum of the United States Air Force – Virtual Tour

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world, with over 360 aircraft and missiles on display.

The museum dates to 1923, but only in 1954 did it became public.  Under the name of the Air Force Museum, it was housed in its first permanent facility, an engine overhaul hangar, at the former Patterson Field in Fairborn.

The current facility opened in 1971, with the additional hangars being added to extend the size and scope of the museum. The museum was appointed in 2004 as the National Museum of the United States Air Force. 

The museum’s collection contains many rare aircraft of importance and many artifacts from the history and development of aviation.

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Virtual Tour

Highlights of the National Museum of the United States Air Force

  • Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle
  • Apollo 15 Command Module Endeavour
  • Convair B-36 Peacemaker
  • XB-70 Valkyrie
  • The Boeing B-29 Superfortress that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki during World War II
  • Presidential Gallery
  • Space Gallery
  • Pioneers of Flight Exhibits
  • Uniforms and Clothing Exhibits
  • Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber (test aircraft)
  • Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

National Museum of the United States Air Force - Virtual Tour

National Museum of the United States Air Force

  • Museum:           National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • Previously:         Army Aeronautical Museum, Air Force Technical Museum, United States Air Force Museum
  • City:                   Dayton, Ohio
  • State:                 Ohio
  • Country:            United States
  • Established:       1923
  • Type:                 Air and Space Museums,    Military and War Museums
  • Category:          National Museum of the United States 
  • Location:           Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

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National Museum of the United States Air Force – 360 Views

National Museum of the United States Air Force – 360 Views

National Museum of the United States Air Force – 360 Views

National Museum of the United States Air Force – 360 Views

National Museum of the United States Air Force – 360 Views Map

National Museum of the United States Air Force – 360 Views

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National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force

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National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force

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“There’s a historical milestone in the fact that our Apollo 11 landing on the moon took place a mere 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight.”
– Buzz Aldrin

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Photo Credit: Joseph Blosser / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Clemens Vasters from Viersen, Germany, Germany / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); Ken LaRock (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force photographer) / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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