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Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation

July 1, 1981 – Permanent

Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: 1st Floor, West Wing, Jet Aviation, Gallery 106

This gallery illustrates the first 40 years of jet aviation (1939-1979), including the evolution of commercial and military jet aircraft.

Aircraft on display include:

  • Messerschmitt Me 262: world's 1st operational jet fighter
  • Lockheed XP-80 Shooting Star Lulu Belle: world's 1st operational carrier jet fighter
  • McDonnell FH-1 Phantom

Also on view is a 25' by 70' mural of 27 jet aircraft by Keith Ferris. Theater with numerous brief film clips

Theater with numerous brief film clips

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