All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
National Air and Space Museum
655 Jefferson Drive, SW
2nd Floor, West Wing, Great War in the Air, Gallery 206 Floor Plan
This gallery features the emergence of air power in World War I and reexamines the reality and the romantic image of this war.
- Voisin VIII: early type of night bomber, 1915
- SPAD XIII: French fighter aircraft also used by Americans
- Fokker D.VII: considered the best German fighter aircraft of WWI
- Albatros D.Va: German fighter aircraft that flew on all fronts during WWI
- Pfalz D.XII: built to replace the outdated Albatros D.Va
- Sopwith Snipe: British aircraft considered one of the best all-around single-seat fighters, although it came quite late in the war
- German factory scene: WWI mass-production techniques, with original equipment
- A model of the Spruce Goose and several artifacts related to its construction (outside the gallery)
Small theater with video presentations