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Vapor Special Operations Supercar

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Air Force’s customized Vapor Special Ops Supercar on display in the museum's third building. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Air Force’s customized Vapor Special Ops Supercar on display in the museum's third building. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Air Force’s customized Vapor Special Ops Supercar on display in the museum's third building. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Air Force’s customized Vapor Special Ops Supercar on display in the museum's third building. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- Air Force’s customized Vapor Special Ops Supercar in the museum's restoration hangar. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The stealth-black Air Force Challenger 'Vapor' features a biometric access to open the vertical doors, a custom stealth body kit with jet enhancements and a carbon fiber exterior trim. Other exterior components include one-off carbon fiber wheels, a custom stealth exhaust mode that allows the vehicle to run in complete silence or the headers can be opened facilitate the aggressive sound of the engine. The vehicle features a shaker hood, radar-absorbing paint, proximity sensors and a 360-degree camera with a quarter-mile range. The Vapor is one of the Air Force's newest mobile marketing assets and will be touring high schools and a variety of Air Force sponsored events as part of the 2009 Super Car Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Reed)

The stealth-black Air Force Challenger 'Vapor' features a biometric access to open the vertical doors, a custom stealth body kit with jet enhancements and a carbon fiber exterior trim. Other exterior components include one-off carbon fiber wheels, a custom stealth exhaust mode that allows the vehicle to run in complete silence or the headers can be opened facilitate the aggressive sound of the engine. The vehicle features a shaker hood, radar-absorbing paint, proximity sensors and a 360-degree camera with a quarter-mile range. The Vapor is one of the Air Force's newest mobile marketing assets and will be touring high schools and a variety of Air Force sponsored events as part of the 2009 Super Car Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Reed)

The stealth-black Air Force Challenger 'Vapor' interior featuers aircraft style controls, a passenger side steering wheel, GPS tracking, night and thermal vision via a film on the front windshield, and the most technologically-advanced computer system with remote control UAV-type access from anywhere in the world utilizing the Internet. The ‘Vapor’ also comes with two custom flight helmets in line with the Air Force theme of the vehicle. The Vapor is one of the Air Force's newest mobile marketing assets and will be touring high schools and a variety of Air Force sponsored events as part of the 2009 Super Car Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Reed)

The stealth-black Air Force Challenger 'Vapor' interior featuers aircraft style controls, a passenger side steering wheel, GPS tracking, night and thermal vision via a film on the front windshield, and the most technologically-advanced computer system with remote control UAV-type access from anywhere in the world utilizing the Internet. The ‘Vapor’ also comes with two custom flight helmets in line with the Air Force theme of the vehicle. The Vapor is one of the Air Force's newest mobile marketing assets and will be touring high schools and a variety of Air Force sponsored events as part of the 2009 Super Car Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Reed)

The stealth-black Air Force Challenger 'Vapor' featuers a biometric access to open the vertical doors, a custom stealth body kit with jet enhancements and a carbon fiber exterior trim. Other exterior components include one-off carbon fiber wheels, a custom stealth exhaust mode that allows the vehicle to run in complete silence or you can open up the headers to facilitate the aggressive sound of the engine, shaker hood, radar-absorbing paint, proximity sensors and a 360-degree camera with a quarter-mile range. The Vapor is one of the Air Force's newest mobile marketing assets and will touring high schools and a variety of Air Force sponsored events as part of the 2009 Super Car Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Reed)

The stealth-black Air Force Challenger 'Vapor' featuers a biometric access to open the vertical doors, a custom stealth body kit with jet enhancements and a carbon fiber exterior trim. Other exterior components include one-off carbon fiber wheels, a custom stealth exhaust mode that allows the vehicle to run in complete silence or you can open up the headers to facilitate the aggressive sound of the engine, shaker hood, radar-absorbing paint, proximity sensors and a 360-degree camera with a quarter-mile range. The Vapor is one of the Air Force's newest mobile marketing assets and will touring high schools and a variety of Air Force sponsored events as part of the 2009 Super Car Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Reed)


 

The Vapor Special Operations Supercar is a showcase of US Air Force ingenuity, state-of the-art technology, and innovation.  The Vapor was one of two custom-built automobiles commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign.  This fully customized Dodge Challenger was built by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, California.  It is outfitted with special gull-wing doors, a carbon fiber body kit, and a “stealth” exhaust system that, when activated, allows the Vapor to run almost silently.  

The Vapor features cutting edge technology used by the Air Force, including a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system for night operation and a high-resolution 360-degree surveillance camera with 1/4 mile range.  The Vapor’s blacked-out “command center” interior is equipped with aircraft style controls, a passenger side steering wheel, and a windshield head-up display with both night and thermal vision capability.  The Vapor’s advanced computer system allows remote operation from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. 

The Vapor Supercar toured the United States for more than seven years with the Air Force Recruiting Service, educating the public on opportunities for officers and enlisted Airmen.  It was delivered to the Museum in August 2017.


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