United States Army Aviation Museum

Coordinates: 31°19′27″N 085°42′47″W / 31.32417°N 85.71306°W / 31.32417; -85.71306

United States Army Aviation Museum
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An AH-1S Cobra helicopter in front of the museum
Established1956
Open to public: 1968
LocationFort Rucker, Alabama 36362
DirectorArmy Aviation Museum Foundation
WebsiteArmyAviationMuseum.org

The United States Army Aviation Museum is an aviation museum located on Fort Rucker near Daleville, Alabama. It has the largest collection of helicopters held by a museum in the world.[1][2] The museum features some 50 aircraft on public display with aviation artifacts ranging from a replica of the Wright brothers' Model B military biplane to an AH-64 Apache from Operation Desert Storm. The museum has over 160 aircraft in its collection and holds 3,000 historical items.[3]

CollectionEdit

On displayEdit

 
Sikorsky R-4B
 
AH-56A Cheyenne
 
UH-60 Blackhawk

Other notable aircraftEdit

Sources: US Army Aviation Museum collection pages[4][5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Phillips 1992, p. 37.
  2. ^ Purner 2004, p. 204.
  3. ^ Army Aviation Museum Collection, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.
  4. ^ Museum Collection, rotary wing, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.
  5. ^ Museum Collection, fixed wing, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.
  6. ^ Museum Collection, vertical flight, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.
  • Phillips, Cody R. A Guide to U.S. Army Museums, DIANE Publishing, 1992. ISBN 0-7881-4671-8.
  • Purner, John. 101 Best Aviation Attractions. McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 0-07-142519-5.

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