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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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  • YF-102 Turbofan Engine Blade

    Note: This item is currently in storage.This blade came from the first YF-102/ALF 502 turbofan engine that Lycoming designed and manufactured. The YF-102 engine was used on the Northrop A-9, which lost the close air support aircraft competition to the Fairchild Republic A-10.Donated by Mr. Gordon T. Vail.Click here to return to the Featured
  • Y-4 Horizontal Periscopic Bombsight

    Unlike previous USAF medium bombers, the B-47 carried a combination bombing and navigation system operated by a bombardier-navigator. By automating many functions, this system reduced crew size by eliminating the need for a separate bombardier and navigator. The bombardment part of the system included the Y-4 bombsight, an automatic pilot and an
  • Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka

    Late in World War II, the Dai-ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho (1st Naval Air Technical Arsenal) at Yokosuka, Japan, designed the MXY7-K1 to teach less experienced pilots to fly the Model 11 "Ohka" (Cherry Blossom) kamikaze suicide rocket bomb. The Ohka was carried to the target under a G4M "Betty" bomber. When the Betty/Ohka combination reaching Allied
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