National Museum of the United States Air Force

Out of the gate in 2022, I decided to visit three museums that have been on my “to do” list for some time: the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington, D.C., and the USS Midway in San Diego, California.

First stop was in Dayton to visit the USAF! What a MASSIVE museum. My Apple Watch reported just under 6 miles of walking in this museum. A must stop visit for any aviation enthusiast (a.k.a. an avgeek).

While these do not represent all of my photos from this stop, these are my favorites. I hope you enjoy!

  • Air Force One SAM 26000
  • Presidential Seal SAM 26000
  • B-52D National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • B-2 Spirit
  • CV-22B Osprey
  • B-1B Lancer
  • AC-130A Hercules
  • F-117 Nighthawk
  • F-100D Super Saber Thunderbirds
  • SR-71 Blackbird
  • head on with the SR-71
  • B-58 Hustler
  • B-36 Peacemaker
  • RB-47 Stratojet
  • Air Force One Sam 26000
  • X-13 Vertijet
  • X-1B experimental aircraft
  • X-15 experimental rocket plane
  • Apollo 15 Command Module Endeavour
  • XB-70 Valkyrie
  • Missle Gallery
  • A-7D Corsair II
  • F-4C Phantom II
  • Bell UH-1P Iroquois
  • OV-10A Bronco
  • F-100 Super Sabre
  • F-22A Raptor
  • F-86A Sabre
  • MiG-15 Bis
  • C-124C Transport
  • Fat Man Atomic Bomb
  • B-29 Superfortress Bockscar
  • Junkers JU-88 Bomber
  • Messerschmitt ME-262 Schwalbe
  • Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet
  • P-47D bubbletop
  • Messerschmitt Bf-109
  • P-51D Mustang Shimmy IV
  • B-17F Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle"
  • B-24D Liberator
  • P-39Q Airacobra
  • B-25B Mitchell
  • Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
  • P-40E Warhawk Kittyhawk
  • B-10 Martin
  • P-26A Peashooter
  • Martin MB-2
  • Spad XIII C.1
  • Fokker Dr.1
  • Nieuport 28 bi-plane
  • Spad VII bi-plane

Video Tour

If you enjoyed the photo gallery, here’s my video tour of the museum!

Categories: Travel


  1. Wow, this looks like an amazing place to explore – I would love to visit one day ☺️

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