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Cold War Aviation

Cold War Aviation

December 15, 2003 – Permanent

Museum: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Location: North Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar

After World War II ended, the United States and the Soviet Union began competing in a global struggle pitting democracy against communism. Tensions between the two led to such "cold" confrontations as the Berlin blockade, the downing of an American U-2 spy plane, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, while "hot" wars erupted in Korea and Vietnam. See a range of aircraft built in response to this struggle.

Highlights include:

  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
  • Bell H-13J
  • Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star 

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