Exhibiting Airpower

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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is home to more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles. The 17 acres of indoor exhibit space house thousands of Air Force artifacts dating back to the beginning of military flight.

Some of the more notable aircraft on display at the museum, the largest and oldest aviation museum in the world, are the B-29 Bockscar that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, and the world’s only permanent public B-2 Spirit stealth bomber exhibit. The Memphis Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress, is currently at the museum’s restoration division hangar.

The museum continues to grow in terms of square footage as well as programs.  There are currently plans to expand the museum by 200,000 square feet to house several new galleries and exhibits. The museum also hosts virtual tours, individual panoramas and podcasts on its official website, www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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