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  • Pratt & Whitney TF33 Turbofan

    The Pratt & Whitney TF33 turbofan engine was developed from the highly successful Pratt & Whitney J57 engine core. Starting in 1960, the civilian version (designated the JT3D) powered the Boeing 707-120 and McDonnell Douglas DC-8 airliners. The TF33 military version powered the Boeing B-52H

  • Piper J-3C-65-8

    This Piper J-3 represents the contributions of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to the U.S. Air Force. The CAP was organized on Dec. 1, 1941, under the Office of Civilian Defense and in 1943 was transferred to the War Department. During World War II, CAP members flying their personal aircraft, such as the

  • Pratt & Whitney J57 Turbojet

    This engine is on display in the Cold War Gallery.The J57 turbojet was the first production jet engine to produce 10,000 pounds of thrust. The J57 featured a dual-rotor axial-flow compressor, which lowered fuel consumption over a wide operating range and improved the sluggish acceleration

  • Popular Songs of the AEF

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This song booklet, compiled and distributed by the YMCA, was a staple among the soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.Click here to return to the Featured World War I Artifacts index.

  • Packard DR-980 Diesel

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Packard DR-980 air-cooled diesel engine of 225 hp. Flight tested at Wright Field during the 1929-1932 period in the XPT-8 trainer, it was the Air Corps' first diesel aircraft engine. Its development was halted with the death of its designer.Click here to

  • 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

  • Pratt & Whitney R-4360 “Wasp Major”

    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

  • 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

  • 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.