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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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  • MJ-1 Lift Truck

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The MJ-1 is a standard lift truck used to transport, load and unload a wide variety of munitions and other stores. A 25-hp engine powers the drive wheels and cantilever lift arm, which has a capacity of 3,000 pounds. The MJ-1 (also called a "jammer") has served as the standard USAF bomb load vehicle since the
  • MHU-12/M Munitions Handling Trailer

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The MHU-12 munitions handling trailer is used to transport munitions between the storage area and the flightline. It can accommodate a wide variety of munitions using various adapters, cradles and chocks. Two hinged deck panels in the center of the trailer bed fold open to provide access under stores for
  • MHU-12 Munitions Handling Trailer

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The MHU-12 munitions handling trailer is used to transport munitions between the storage areas and the flightline. It has a 5,000 pound capacity and can accommodate a wide variety of munitions. The trailer on display was refurbished by the 1st Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and
  • Manchurian Flag

    Note: This item is currently in storage.According to the donor, the flag was given to him by a Russian soldier when he was liberated from a Manchurian prison camp in 1945.Donated by Maj. (Ret.) Charles Beck.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Maj. Jack M. Ilfrey Service Coat

    Note: This item is currently in storage. Maj. Jack M. Ilfrey, a World War II USAAF ace with eight victories, wore this service coat. The "winged boot" insignia on the left pocket flap is an unofficial badge for downed airmen who escaped from behind enemy lines. Maj. Ilfrey flew a P-38 Lightning fighter with the 79th Fighter Squadron.Donated by Mrs.
  • MA 2-30 Wrist Altimeter Indicator

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This professional civilian model was used by USAF pararescuemen for High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachute jumps.Donated by Master Sgt. Robert Bean.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • M1941 Field Jacket

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This M1941 field jacket was worn by Staff Sgt. Donald John Shaw while a member of the 398th Bombardment Group, 602nd Squadron. The bombs detailed on the back depict his 35 missions as a waist gunner on a B-17 from October 1944 to April 1945.Donated by the Shaw family.Click here to return to the Featured
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25

    Note: This aircraft is currently in the restoration hangar. The Soviet MiG-25 (NATO code-name "Foxbat") was a high-speed interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft entered service in 1970 and has a top speed of Mach 2.83, powerful radar, and could carry up to four air-to-air missiles. The MiG-25's capabilities were not discovered until
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MLD

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The MiG-23/27 Flogger series of aircraft was used extensively by the former Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. The MiG-23 series served as fighter-interceptors, with a secondary capability of ground attack. The MiG-23 was designed in 1964-1966 as a successor to the MiG-21. In addition to a much more
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Streak Eagle

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The F-15 is a twin engine, high performance, all weather air superiority fighter. First flown in July 1972, the Eagle entered USAF inventory in November 1974. It was the first U.S. fighter to have engine thrust greater than the normal weight of the aircraft, allowing it to accelerate while in a vertical
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