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Mask Policy:
In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.

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  • Cat and Mouse

    As the Wild Weasels steadily acquired better equipment and honed their tactics, the enemy SAM crews constantly made changes to counter them. For instance, to avoid being tracked by Wild Weasels, they launched SAMs without guidance radar at American aircraft, only turning on the guidance when the missile neared a formation. They began firing SA-2s
  • Characteristics Summary (Jan. 25, 1950)

    Characteristics Summary25 January 1950Fighter - XF-90:Wing area = 350 sq. ft.Span = 40.0 ft.Length = 56.2 ft.Height = 15.8 ft.Status: 1. Teletype Authorization: 11 April 1946 2. Contract Date: 20 June 1946 3. Mock-up Inspection: December 1947 4. Engineering Inspection: April 1949 5. First Flight: (1st Art.) 3 June 1946; (2nd Art.) March 1950 Power

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