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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.
Additional information available here.

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  • X-1 Mustang

    The X-1 Mustang is named after the first aircraft to break the speed of sound. The Mustang was one of two custom-built cars commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign.Built by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., this fully customized Ford Mustang showcases U.S. Air Force ingenuity,
  • XB-70 Honeycomb

    Note: This item is currently in storage.Most significant in the XB-70 program was its contribution to the technology of many facets of American industrial life. Advances in the art of steel making were particularly notable. Principally a steel airplane, the XB-70 represented the first widespread use of stainless steel in a honeycomb panel
  • X-15 Pressure Suit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This suit is an example of an XMC-2 full pressure suit developed for use in the mid-1950s jointly by Wright Field personnel and David Clark Co. for X-15 pilots. It represented a major advance in pressure suit technology serving as prototype for those used later by Mercury and Gemini astronauts. It allowed the
  • X-ray Field Table Unit

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This X-ray unit was manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. and was used to locate foreign objects in human patients.Donated by Mrs. Ernest F. Dillon.Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index.
  • XB-36 Landing Gear

    When the XB-36 was designed during World War II, specifications called for two main landing gear wheels to be equipped with the largest aircraft tires produced in the U.S. to that time. Manufactured by Goodyear, the tires were 110 inches in diameter and 36 inches in width. Weighing 1,320 pounds, each tire was of 30 percent nylon cord construction
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