National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
North Side of Boeing Aviation Hangar Floor Plan
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.
- Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
- Bell H-13J
- Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star