Museum of Aviation (Warner Robins)

The United States Air Force Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base is the second-largest aerospace museum of the USAF. The great thing about the museum is that it is located outside of the military installation, so there is no hassle with providing ID, proof of insurance and all of the other things required to drive your vehicle onto a base.

The museum is completely free, has multiple hangars with different period airframes on display, has an outdoor area of larger craft and has many individual vignette displays of various aspects of winged flight. The café on the third floor of the main building is sufficient for the task with reasonable prices, and the air conditioning in the large hanger areas is for the most part comfortable.

The following pictures are some of the better ones that I was able to take given the challenging lighting conditions of some of the displays:

Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II "Warthog"

Boeing B-1B "Lancer"

McDonnell Douglas F-15A "Eagle"

Boeing B-52D "Stratofortress"

Lockheed C-141B "Starlifter"

Mark 6 Nuclear Bomb and Boeing B-29B "Superfortress"

Teledyne Ryan AQM-34V "Firebee" (ECM Drone)

Lockheed SR-71A "Blackbird"

Hand truck carrying unidentified air-to-air missiles

General Electric M61A1 "Vulcan" 20mm Aircraft Cannon (from a F-105 Thunderchief)

Curtiss P-40N "Warhawk"

North American T-6 "Texan"

Lockheed C-130H (YM)

Airframe # 74-1686 was initially assigned to the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing, Rhein Main AB West Germany in August 1976. It was dropped from USAF inventory in October 1987 by transfer to the museum, and unfortunately is a rotting hulk at the back of the facility.

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