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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.
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  • Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

    Please note: This aircraft is in storage.Originally conceived in the mid-1940s as an interceptor, the XF-91 was America’s first rocket-powered fighter to fly faster than the speed of sound. The Thunderceptor’s rocket engine supplemented its main turbojet engine, greatly increasing the aircraft’s speed and climb rate. With its afterburning turbojet
  • Rolls Royce Hawk

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The British Rolls Royce Hawk engine was used in the British-Built SS "Zero" (Submarine Scout, Zero) airship of which 76 were built. Two of these World War I airships -- SSZ23 and SSZ24 -- were used by American forces flying out of Howden, England, for operations against German U-boats. TECHNICAL NOTES: Model:
  • R.A.F. 1A

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The R.A.F. 1A engine was developed by the Royal Aircraft Factory (later the Royal Aircraft Establishment) in 1913-1914. It is an air-cooled V-8 engine that produces about 90 hp. Among the aircraft using the engine was the R.A.F. B.E.2E, 12 of which were purchased by the American Expeditionary Forces in
  • Raussenberger (Rausie) E-6

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Rausie Model E-6 is an in-line, six-cylinder, liquid-cooled aviation engine of 175 hp. Among its features are built-up steel cylinders with cast aluminum water jackets and overhead values. It was manufactured in the early 1920s by the Steel Products Engineering Co. of Springfield, Ohio. TECHNICAL NOTES:
  • Renault 12-F

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The French-built Renault 12-F engine was used in the Brequet 14 and Voisin 10 two-seater observation and bombing planes flown by American forces in France during World War I. TECHNICAL NOTES: Type: 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Vee Rated hp: 300Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • Radioplane OQ-14

    Beginning in the 1930s, the United States used radio-controlled model airplanes as aerial targets for antiaircraft gunnery training. Starting in 1935, the Radioplane Co. in California developed several variations of an original design by former movie star and modeler Reginald Denny. Powered by a 20-hp Righter engine to a top speed of 140 mph, the
  • Radioplane/Northrop MQM-57 Falconer

    Note: This aircraft is currently located in the Research & Development Gallery, which is scheduled to close Oct. 1, 2015, to prepare for the move to the fourth building. At that time, this aircraft will be placed in storage.Developed in the mid-1950s from the U.S. Air Force's OQ-19 target drone, the MQM-57 became the U.S. Army's first unmanned
  • Ranger V-770 Inverted

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The V-770 is a 12-cylinder, inverted Vee, air-cooled engine produced from 1941-1945 by the Fairchild Ranger Aircraft Engine Division of Fairchild Aircraft and Engine Corp. It features a two-piece aluminum alloy crankcase, steel barreled cylinders with integral aluminum alloy fins and aluminum alloy heads. The
  • Randall Model 14 Knife with Sheath

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The donor served in the Air Force from 1967-1996 and later served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs from 2007-2009. During his career, he flew the O-1, AT-28, T-37, T-33 and A-10 and was a forward air controller (FAC) supporting South Vietnam's 25th Infantry Division at
  • Russian SS-N-2 Styx

    Note: This item is currently in storage. The Russian SS-N-2 missile was used by Egypt in 1968 against Israel, by India in 1971 against Pakistan, and by Iran during its 1980-1988 war with Iraq.Transferred from the Air Force Research Laboratory. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.

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