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The U.S. Army Aviation Museum houses exhibits that illustrate the history of Army Aviation from a replica of the B-model Military Flyer built by the Wright Brothers to the latest in helicopter technology.
The museum collection contains more than 160 aircraft, including one of the largest helicopter collections in the world.
The museum also has nearly four thousand items in the historical property collection. The museum reference library has more than 1,000 technical and field manuals, more than 2,000 films, an aviation history reference section of several hundred books and periodicals, and about 95,000 photographs. Aviation students, researchers and authors may use the museum’s reference collection by appointment only.
Included in the 45 aircraft on public exhibit are the R-4, the Army’s first helicopter; the Curtiss JN-4D; the 1918 Nieuport 28-C; several Vietnam-era helicopters, and prototypes of the current AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk.
Since opening its doors in 1956, the museum has welcomed more than one million visitors. The museum is open to the public at no charge for admission. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The museum is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and all federal holidays except Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Independence Day.
Visit the website at www.armyaviationmuseum.org. For information about group tours call (334) 598-2508.
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