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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.
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  • Fairchild Model 24-C8F (UC-61J)

    The Model 24 was a civilian aircraft first produced in 1932. Model 24s were built with a variety of in-line or radial air-cooled engines and different passenger-carrying capacities. During World War II more than 1,000 Model 24s were produced for the military under the designation UC-61, but many civilian models flew for the Civil Air Patrol. U.S.
  • Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II

    The A-10 is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. It is named for the famous P-47 Thunderbolt, a fighter often used in a close air support role during the latter part of World War II. The A-10 is very maneuverable at low speeds and low altitudes to ensure accurate weapons delivery, and
  • Franklin O-805-2

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Franklin O-805-2, a 12-cylinder, 450 hp engine with opposed cylinders, was built near the end of World War II by Aircooled Motors to be used on the Interstate Aircraft and Engineering Group's XBQ-5 prototype. The aircraft would have been a radio-controlled, twin-engine, mid-wing monoplane with provisions
  • Fiat A-12

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Fiat A-12 engine is a six-cylinder, liquid-cooled, in-line engine of 260 hp. It was used in such aircraft as the S.I.A. 7B1, Fiat R-2, S.A.M.L. S-2 reconnaissance aircraft, and the Caproni Ca. 46 bomber.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Flight Wrench

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This flight wrench belonged to the donor's husband, Van. E. Chandler, who joined the Army Air Forces in February 1943 and served more than 20 years before retiring as a colonel. He is credited as being the youngest World War II ace at the age of 19. He also had three MiG kills in Korea and flew F-100s in
  • First Minuteman III Launch Commemorative Coin

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This commemorative coin shows an image of a rocket launch and says "First Minuteman III Launch, September 16, 1968, FTM 201."Donated by Ms. Leigh P. Smith and Ms. Sandra J. Burns.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Fire Suppression Kit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This 1,000-pound kit was developed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to provide quick aid in fighting aircraft crash fires. The tank contained 83 gallons of water and foam, but when this mixture reached the air at the nozzle, it expanded to more than eight times its volume to produce about 690 gallons
  • Field Organ

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This organ was used by chaplains traveling to forward locations to minister to the troops during World War II. Before coming to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, it belonged to the 116th Air Control Wing Chaplain's Office at Warner-Robins Air Force Base.Transferred from the 116th Air Control
  • Fairchild Republic T-46A

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage. The T-46 was a light jet trainer aircraft of the 1980s. It was the winner of the U.S. Air Force's competition to build a trainer to replace the Cessna T-37 and featured a side by side configuration, a twin tail, ejection seats, pressurization and two turbofan engines. The T-46 first flew on Oct. 15,
  • First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's Air Force One Blanket

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This is a light blue blanket with a dark blue Presidential Seal featured in the center.This blanket was used by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy while flying aboard Air Force One. It was safeguarded by the pilot, James B. Swindal, on Nov. 22, 1963, the day of Kennedy's assassination.Donated from the Estate of
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