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100th Anniversary Logo with the 100 in large letters and the museum logo
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking

the museum will be closed Wednesday Jan. 25 for Emergency Management Training

FB-111A Sit-in Cockpit

This crew escape module successfully ejected from an FB-111A that crashed near Pease AFB, New Hampshire, following a mechanical failure in January 1981. The General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark was a supersonic all-weather strategic nuclear bomber used by the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command.  Unlike most aircraft, the FB-111A was equipped with a unique crew escape module which could separate from the aircraft to protect the crew during ejections at supersonic speeds. 

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