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DAYTON, Ohio -- Restoration crews from Boeing and the National Museum of the United States Air Force work on the Boeing X-32A Joint Strike Fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Restoration crews from Boeing and the National Museum of the United States Air Force work on the Boeing X-32A Joint Strike Fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (02/2007) - The Boeing X-32A in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ben Strasser)

DAYTON, Ohio (02/2007) - The Boeing X-32A in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ben Strasser)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A in a storage building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A being towed to a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A being towed to a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A on display in a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A on display in a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A being towed into a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A being towed into a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A on display in a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Boeing X-32A on display in a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Note: This aircraft is currently in a restoration hangar. You can view the aircraft by participating in the museum's Behind the Scenes Tour.

The Boeing X-32 was a multi-purpose jet fighter in the Joint Strike Fighter contest. It lost to the Lockheed Martin X-35 demonstrator, which was further developed into the F-35 Lightning II. In September 2000 the X-32A made its first flight, and it made a total of 66 flights during four months of testing. The flights demonstrated the aircraft's handling qualities for inflight refueling, weapons bay operations and supersonic flight. The aircraft was moved to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in 2005.

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