Personal experiences of the War are shared with filmed stories told by aircrew members from all branches of the U.S. services. The exhibit spreads in smaller ways throughout the Museum's campus in Seattle and the Restoration Center in Everett, Wash., linking all of the aircraft types--both military and civilian--that were used in the war above Southeast Asia.
Aircraft in the Exhibit
Vietnam air combat exhibit centers on four aircraft in the T. A. Wilson
Great Gallery--a stealthy Lockheed YO-3A, a Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter
and the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom
and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 jet fighters. Flanking them are the Vought
F-8 Crusader fighter and Lockheed M/D-21 Blackbird spyplane. Also
included in the exhibit are planes that can be found in other
galleries--Grumman A-6 Intruder, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk and the MiG-17.
"There are aircraft across our campus, including the Restoration Center, with stories that align with this exhibit," explained Museum exhibit developer Peder Nelson. "The military version of the DC-3 that's hanging in the Great Gallery was the C-47, which was used for transport and turned into a gunship. The Super Constellation airliner was used in early warning communications at the time."
November, "Vietnam Divided" will extend to an entirely new outdoor
exhibit, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, opening west of the Museum's
spacious Aviation Pavilion. The centerpiece of the Park will be the
largest plane flown in the War, a Boeing B-52 bomber.
Image: "Huey" helicopters on patrol during the Vietnam War. Museum of Flight.
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