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  • WWII 8th Air Force Control Tower

    Note: This reproduction of the 1942 standard control tower, representative of 8th Air Force control towers used in Great Britain during World War II, is located on the museum grounds in the Air Park. The building is open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January through March (closed Monday through Thursday) and from 9 a.m. to 4
  • WWII Nissen Hut

    Note: This Nissen Hut is representative of those used during World War II. It is located in the museum's Air Park and depicts a briefing room and a recreation area. The building is open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January through March (closed Monday through Thursday) and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily April through
  • WWI French Pneumatic Mortar Bomb

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This is a pneumatic mortar bomb, commonly used in the trenches of World War I. This projectile was typically loaded into a short barrel, and then with the use of pressurized gas or air (pneumatics) was projected at a high velocity at a short-range target.This mortar is approximately 6-1/8 inches long and
  • World War I Reconnaissance Report

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Aerial reconnaissance was the principal mission of aviation during the First World War. Completed reports similar to the one pictured, were used by American aviators to document their observations and provide vital intelligence to ground commanders.Click here to return to the Featured World War I Artifacts
  • World War I Aircraft Damage Report

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This form, circa 1918, was created to record damage to aircraft sustained during combat operations in Europe. The First Air Depot, Zone of Advance was responsible for the maintenance and repair of American aircraft on the Western Front.Click here to return to the Featured World War I Artifacts index.
  • Wood from Quentin Roosevelt's Nieuport 28

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This piece of wood was removed from Lt. Quentin Roosevelt's Nieuport 28 after he had been shot down behind German lines by Sgt. Karl Thom, a German ace with 24 victories, on July 14, 1918.A handwritten message on it reads: "France Aug. 14-18 Miss Clair Herbert, Zanesville O. Dear Miss Herbert, This is a part
  • Wright T-3

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Wright T-3 is a liquid-cooled V-12 engine derived from the Wright T-2. It represents the continuation of a line of development that originated with the Liberty V-12 of World War I. Developed primarily as a racing engine, it was adopted by the U.S. Navy for several types of scouting, torpedo and bombing
  • Wright R-3350-57 Cyclone

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Wright R-3350 "Cyclone" was one of the most powerful radial aircraft engines produced in the United States. The first R-3350 was run in May 1937, and later versions of this engine remained in production into the 1950s.Thousands were built to power both military and commercial aircraft during this time.
  • Wright L-320 “Gipsy”

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The Gipsy L-320 is a 90 hp, four-cylinder, in-line, air-cooled engine built by the Wright Aeronautical Corp. under license from the De Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd. It is similar to the "Gipsy Minor" engine produced in England by De Havilland in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The Gipsy Minor powered the De
  • Williams International F-121 Fanjet

    Note: This item is currently in storage.The advent of small jet-propelled aircraft challenged engine manufacturers to provide propulsion systems for them. When an engine was required to propel unmanned aircraft, such as the AGM-136A Tacit Rainbow, on a one-way trip to a target, they faced the added challenge of designing a "throwaway" engine. It
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