United States Army Aviation Museum

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The United States Army Aviation Museum is an aviation museum located on Fort Rucker near Ozark, 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]


[edit] Exhibits and Collections

[edit] Vietnam Memorial

Opened in June 1995 The Vietnam memorial at the Museum shows evidence of the 4,347 Army Aviation personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam Conflict. Included in the memorial room are the names, ranks, and dates of the known Army Aviation Personnel that gave their lives during the Vietnam conflict from 1962-1975. [4]

[edit] Army Aviation Hall of Fame

Also included is a hallway Exhibition of those individuals whose achievements, contributions and representation have so greatly impacted Army Aviation. Hung on the walls are portraits and citations of the inductees. [5]

[edit] Operation Desert Storm

Another exhibit showcases the vital role that the AH-64 Apache played during the Gulf War. The exhibit details the various functions of reloading armament and refueling the aircraft in a tactical desert environment. [6]

[edit] On display


[edit] Other notable aircraft

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

Sources: US Army Aviation Museum collection pages[7][8][9]

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