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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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  • McDonnell Douglas YF-4E Phantom II

    Note: This aircraft is currently in storage.The museum's airframe served as a prototype for the RF-4C reconnaissance version and later the F-4E fighter-bomber variant. It also was the test bed for such advanced ideas as F-4 leading edge slats and the "Fly-By-Wire" concept (electrical rather than mechanical interconnections between pilot and control
  • Mercury Miniature Space Suit Doll (Replica)

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This item belonged to Wayne Galloway, a former product manager for the B.F. Goodrich Mercury space suit program from 1956-1962. According to the donor, the suit was made using the same materials as the Mercury suits. Only nine were made: one for each of the seven Mercury astronauts, the chief suit engineer
  • Manned Orbiting Laboratory Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Manned Orbiting Laboratory program (1963-1969) was a USAF program for studying long-duration spaceflight. This model MH-7 training suit, produced by United Aircraft's Hamilton Standard Division, was a durable, cost-effective tool for preparing USAF astronauts for MOL missions in more advanced suits. MOL
  • Mandolin

    Note: This item is currently in storage. Staff Sgt. Ernest F. Smith taught himself to play this mandolin while he was a prisoner of the Germans during World War II. He got it in a trade with a guard and used music to boost camp morale. Smith was shot down in May 1944 and was freed at the end of the war in May 1945. He was a member of the 452nd
  • ML-141-(B) Radiosonde

    Note: This item is currently in storage. A radiosonde is an instrument unit that would be attached to a balloon to transmit atmospheric data back to a fixed receiver. Data collected could include wind speed and direction, pressure, temperature and humidity.Donated by the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department at the University of Alabama,
  • Map Case

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The front of this map case has a world map on it, and the inside cover includes multiple paper maps covering the entirety of the globe in labeled manila pockets. The inside of the case includes 18 rolled maps of various world regions. The map case was presented to Gen. Thomas D. White by the National
  • M-2 Stereoscopic Trainer

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Aerial observers during World War II were trained specifically to use stereoscopic equipment to determine aircraft range and altitude. This artifact originally belonged to the donor's father-in-law, Anthony V. Stelzer.Donated by: Senior Master Sgt. (Ret.) Ernest P. Heimbecker.Click here to return to the
  • MiG-17 Gunsight

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This type of gunsight was used on Soviet-built MiG-17 aircraft.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.  Find Out More Related Fact Sheets
  • Mexican Air Force Uniform

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This World War II pilot's uniform, hat and boots represents the 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron or "Aztec Eagles." The Aztec Eagles, the only Mexican military force to have served outside of their country's borders, were attached to the U.S. Army Air Forces 58th Fighter Group during the summer of 1945 in the
  • MK-2 40mm Shell

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This shell was the last round fired from the final AC-130 mission during Operation Desert Storm. It struck a wheeled vehicle in an Iraqi convoy.Donated by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Larry Muench.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
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