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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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  • Packard 3A-2500

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The 3A-2500 is a 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled, direct-drive engine. Packard developed this engine, an improved version of the Packard 2A-2500 used on the Huff-Daland Keystone LB-1 bomber, in the late 1920s. This basic engine also was produced in geared and inverted configurations.TECHNICAL NOTES: Displacement:
  • Pratt & Whitney R-4360 “Wasp Major”

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Wasp Major engine was developed near the end of World War II to power the Boeing B-50, an improved version of the successful B-29 Superfortress. The R-4360 is a 28-cylinder, air-cooled radial engine that produces a maximum of 3,500 hp and weighs approximately 3,500 pounds (1,575 kg). R-4360s have been
  • Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp engine was one of the most efficient and reliable engines of the 1930s. It was introduced in 1932 with either a 6.1 or 6.5 compression ratio and 775 or 825 hp, respectively, at 2,400 rpm. To reach its designed power, the R-1830 needed the highest octane gasoline available.
  • Put the Yanks in Berlin Game

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The object of this game is to get different colored marbles into the correct holes in the map of Europe.Donated from the estate of Ms. Margaret McKnitt.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Plane Parade Game

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This aircraft recognition came includes a platform and two picture wheels.Donated by Mr. Jerry W. Miracle.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Parker 51 Fountain Pen

    Note: This item is currently in storage.During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have "PX" provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India. Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens
  • Parachute Wedding Gown

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This bridal gown was made of strips from nine parachutes that saved the lives of nine U.S. flyers behind enemy lines in China during World War II. Donated by Ms. Jeanne L. Morgan. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Pararescue Scuba Equipment

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The mannequin pictured represents a pararescueman in scuba equipment used from the mid to late 1970s through the early 1990s. Transferred from the 24th Special Tactics Squadron.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Project Gemini Lightweight Space Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The David Clark G5C lightweight space suit was developed for long duration Project Gemini missions. It was designed to be easily removed during flight and to provide greater comfort than the typical space suits then in use. Astronauts Frank Borman and James A. Lovell used suits of this type during their
  • POW Toothpick

    Note: This item is currently in storage. This toothpick belonged to Col. Neal Jones, who was a prisoner of war from June 29, 1966, until Feb. 12, 1973. It was reported that the toothpick was hand-carved from a bone scrap he found in his soup.Donated by Mr. Lee Humiston.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index. 
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