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  • Periscopic Sextant

    This item was designed to be used by navigators on C-123 aircraft.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.  Find Out More Related Fact Sheets

  • Pilot, Cadet & OCS Classes

    Flying Cadet Class 40-AFlying Cadet Class 40-GFlying Cadet Class 40-HFlying Cadet Class 41-BFlying Cadet Class 41-CFlying Cadet Class 41-EFlying Cadet Class 41-FPilot Class 42-BPilot Class 42-IAviation Cadet Class 43-CAviation Cadet Pilot Class 43-DAviation Cadet Class 43-EAviation Cadet Advanced

  • Pilot Groups

    China-Burma-India Hump PilotsF-105 Fighter PilotsGlider Pilots in World War IIUSAF Helicopter PilotsRed River Valley Fighter Pilots Association - River RatsRF-86 PilotsSergeant Pilots AssociationWomen Airforce Service Pilots (Plaque)Women Airforce Service Pilots (Monument)Wright Field Test

  • Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers

    Air Force Pararescue Jumpers (or PJs) act as the surface-to-air link during personnel recovery in both friendly and hostile areas. They are skilled in treating injuries, which PJs often see when recovering personnel. They can bring people out of difficult situations day or night, in mountains or

  • Prime RIBS Donor Acknowledgments

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force wishes to acknowledge the material and financial support of the following organizations in the presentation of the Prime RIBS exhibit: HQ United States Air Force, Directorate of ServicesHQ Air Force Materiel Command, Office of ServicesThe Air Force

  • Prime Readiness In Base Services

    Air Force Services provides organic capabilities for commanders to support deployed forces overseas. Services Personnel are organized into Prime Readiness In Base Services (RIBS) teams when deployed. The core missions of each Prime RIBS Team are Lodging, Food Service, Laundry, Fitness and Mortuary

  • Powerful New Cameras for the U-2

    Model A-2 Camera Set This system of three high-altitude aerial reconnaissance cameras was developed for the U-2 in the late 1950s. These Hycon model 732 cameras created much more detailed images than earlier cameras. For example, their lenses could "see" and record objects as small as two feet

  • Planes, Boats and Trains: The Berlin Airlift Team

    The success of the Berlin Airlift was the result of coordinated efforts between the U.S. Air Force and the other services. The U.S. Navy contributions to the Airlift were two transport squadrons -- VR-6 and VR-8. These squadrons were equipped with the R-5D aircraft which was the Navy's version of

  • Panavia Tornado GR1

    During the 1991 Gulf War, military planners made the elimination of Iraq's air defenses a top priority. At the start of Operation Desert Storm (called Operation Granby by the British), Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado GR1 aircraft attacked Iraqi air bases at low-level with Hunting JP233 anti-runway

  • Pratt & Whitney J58 Turbojet

    The J58 engine was developed in the late 1950s by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division of United Aircraft Corp. to meet a U.S. Navy requirement. It was designed to operate at speeds of Mach 3+ and at altitudes of more than 80,000 feet. The J58 was the first engine designed to operate for extended