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Air Mobility Command Museum

It’s National Aviation Week!

Last Fall, Chip and I went to visit one of his good friends in the mid Atlantic for a week. Along with playing catch-up with his bud, we did some sightseeing (I did some on my own too, but that’s for later posts).  We went to Valley Forge our first day.

I love museums, especially one filled with planes. I couldn’t tell you anything about the instruments or the engines, but my fascination is really about how different they look and their functions.  The Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover, Delaware, houses all sorts of military planes, including Air Force One (ridden by former vice presidents).

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

 
Just before heading up the Tower…

Air Mobility Command Museum

 
There were probably a dozen of us inside the Tower with a few volunteers answering all our questions.  Apparently, this tower used to be at the nearby Dover Air Force Base until it was replaced by a newer one.  Here are the cool views…

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Outlines of the various cargo plane lengths
The C-5 is the longest

Air Mobility Command Museum

Sign perched near the “outlines”

 
During our wanderings inside the museum, we saw…

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

4631 Pallet

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

 
A volunteer approached us to inquire if we wanted a guide (I’m sure me asking a bunch of questions during the tower tour had something to do with it, LOL).  No way we’d pass up someone giving us a personal tour!

Wish I could remember which plane this was, but Chip and I got to climb aboard a couple of them.

Air Mobility Command Museum

A cockpit

Air Mobility Command Museum

HH-43B, “Huskie”
Crash rescue/fire-fighting helicopter from 1958 through early 1970s

Air Mobility Command Museum

WACO 4G-4A, “Hadrian”
Most widely-used troop/cargo glider in WWII

Air Mobility Command Museum

C-47A Skytrain

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Medals awarded to military personnel

Our guided tour also continued outside where the bigger planes were!

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

One of the cockpits

Air Mobility Command Museum

C-130

Air Mobility Command Museum

Inside a C-130

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum

C-141B

Air Mobility Command Museum

C-141B’s cockpit

Air Mobility Command Museum

C-141B’s interior (towards cockpit)

Air Mobility Command Museum

C-141B’s interior (towards back of plane)

Air Mobility Command Museum

C-141A

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Force One

Air Mobility Command Museum

F-106 Delta Dart (fighter plane)

This museum is a must-see for anyone interested in military planes!

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