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  • Boeing X-32A

    Note: This aircraft is currently in the restoration hangar.(restoration completed Dec 2023)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

  • Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey

    The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply

  • Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The two-seat, single-engine T-6A Texan II was designed to serve as the primary instruction aircraft for both the U.S. Air Force and Navy's pilot training programs. The T-6A was selected as the standardized aircraft for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training

  • Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle™

    Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress flew in every combat zone during World War II, but its most significant service was over Europe.  Along with the B-24 Liberator, the B-17 formed the backbone of the USAAF strategic bombing force, and it helped win the war by crippling

  • Boeing B-17D "The Swoose"

    The Boeing B-17D "The Swoose" is currently undergoing restoration. (April 2023)This aircraft is the oldest surviving B-17 Flying Fortress and the only D model in existence. Originally named Ole Betsy, this B-17D participated in several bombing missions in the desperate weeks after Pearl Harbor.

  • Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Bomarc ("Bo" for Boeing and "marc" for Michigan Aeronautical Research Center), originally designated as the XF-99 and IM-99, was a surface-launched, pilotless interceptor missile designed to destroy enemy aircraft. Propelled at launch by a rocket booster

  • Berlin Airlift “Little Vittles” Parachute

    Note: This item is currently in storage.These parachutes were used during the Berlin Airlift to drop candy to German children living in Berlin.Donated by the Paesler family.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.  Find Out More


    Note: This item is currently in storage.The BATCAM (Battlefield Air Targeting Camera Autonomous Micro-Air Vehicle) was developed by the Munitions Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory and first flew in 2003. It was designed as a very light battlefield surveillance UAV for the USAF's BAO

  • B-24D Landing Gear Handle

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This item was recovered from the crash site of B-24D "Lady Be Good" by Col. (Ret.) Benjamin S. Lambeth Jr., then-vice commander (1959-1963) of the 7272nd Air Base Wing, Wheelus Air Base, Tripoli, Libya.Donated by Dr. Benjamin S. Lambeth Jr.Click here to return

  • BC-608-A Contactor Unit Clock

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Installed in Allied aircraft as part of the Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) program during World War II, this system would send a signal for 14 seconds of every minute over the pilot's radio to the ground station. The pilot could not speak while the unit