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  • Hispano-Suiza V Type

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The French Hispano-Suiza (S/N 94757) V type, 8-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine was built in 1918 in the United States by the Wright-Martin Co. The first successful aircraft cannon -- a 37mm M3 cannon -- was mounted in the vee for firing through the hollow

  • Heath Henderson Engine

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Heath Henderson engine was developed from the air-cooled Henderson motorcycle and used as a power plant for the Heath line of kit-built, and later certified, aircraft.Donated by Mr. Bruce Bissonette.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

  • Hunting the Terrorists Down: SMSgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez

    Pararescueman Senior Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez deployed to Afghanistan shortly after 9/11, and he participated in direct action and combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions to capture or kill high value targets directly related to the recent terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and abroad. He also

  • Home-Made Weapons

    Unable to obtain weapons from outside sources, the Bosniacs resorted to producing their own. Bosniac fighters used the crude, but effective, home-made, 12-gauge shotgun in combat.Click here to return to the Bosnia-Herzegovina Overview.

  • HEXAGON: Mapping Camera

    HEXAGON KH-9 reconnaissance satellites carried mapping cameras like this one on several missions. The Defense Mapping Agency used images from these cameras for war planning. These cameras improved mapping and charting accuracy with precise measurement data.To accurately measure sizes of objects and

  • Hunting JP233 Anti-Runway Weapon

    The JP233 was conceived in the late 1970s by Hunting Engineering Limited in the United Kingdom to prevent an enemy from using an airfield. Used at low altitude by Panavia Tornado GR1 aircraft, the JP233 carried 30 57-pound runway-cratering submunitions in the rear section and 215 5.5-pound

  • Hughes AIM-120 AMRAAM

    The AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile is an all-weather "fire-and-forget" weapon designed to replace the AIM-7 Sparrow. The higher speed, greater range and improved maneuverability of AMRAAM have greatly increased its operational effectiveness over the Sparrow. The joint Air

  • Hughes AIM-4F Super Falcon Air-to-Air Missile

    The AIM-4F was the first air-to-air guided weapon to enter service with the USAF, becoming operational in 1955. Production began in 1952, and 10 versions were produced for use on F-89, F-101, F-102, F-106 and F-4 aircraft. Over 50,000 Falcons had been built when production ended in 1963. The Super

  • HAM's Undergarment & Flight Jacket

    HAM's UndergarmentAn astrochimp named HAM (for Holloman Aerospace Medical Center) wore this undergarment on his Jan. 31, 1961 suborbital flight on Mercury-Redstone 2. Biomedical sensors recorded his pulse, respiration, breath-depth and temperature during the 16.5 minute flight, in which HAM was

  • Home at Last: MIAs Since the End of the War

    The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office leads the effort to find, recover and identify remains of Americans missing in action (MIA). Since 1973, remains of more than 700 MIAs in Southeast Asia have been returned to the U.S. and identified. Around 1,800 remain unaccounted

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