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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Royal Air Force

    RAF BurtonwoodRAF ManstonClick here to return to Memorial Park.

  • Reconnaissance

    7th Photo Group 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron9th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron "31 Club"15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron26th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron28th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron34th

  • R-1 Rescue All Terrain Transport (RATT)

    The Rescue All Terrain Transport (RATT) is a high-mobility vehicle used by Air Force special operations to transport and treat casualties in the field, for airfield seizures and as a field utility vehicle. In the late 1980s, Air Force special tactics units needed an agile rescue and casualty

  • Rocket-Propelled Grenades: Old Threat, New Danger

    The RPG-7 has become a weapon of choice among terrorists and insurgents. Somali militiamen used RPG-7s to down two U.S. Army helicopters in Mogadishu in 1993. The RPG-7 is commonly used by enemy forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, who employ them against vehicle convoys, checkpoints and

  • RED HORSE in the 21st Century

    USAF Civil Engineering in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and BeyondFollowing its successful construction efforts during and after the Southeast Asia War, the U.S. Air Force's RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineer) squadrons continued their