Coordinates: 31°19′27″N 085°42′47″W / 31.32417°N 85.71306°W / 31.32417; -85.71306

United States Army Aviation Museum
U.S. Army Aviation Museum (front Cobra) 3845 (2076803508).jpg
An AH-1S Cobra helicopter in front of the museum
Established1956
Open to public: 1968
LocationFort Rucker, Alabama 36362
DirectorArmy Aviation Museum Foundation
WebsiteArmyAviationMuseum.org

The United States Army Aviation Museum is an aviation museum located on Fort Rucker near Daleville, Alabama. It has the largest collection of helicopters held by a museum in the world.[1][2] The museum features some 50 aircraft on public display with aviation artifacts ranging from a replica of the Wright brothers' Model B military biplane to an AH-64 Apache from Operation Desert Storm. The museum has over 160 aircraft in its collection and holds 3,000 historical items.[3]

History

The museum broke ground on a new building called the Training Support Facility in November 2019.[4][5][6][7]

Collection

On display

Sikorsky R-4B
Sikorsky R-4B
AH-56A Cheyenne
AH-56A Cheyenne
UH-60 Blackhawk
UH-60 Blackhawk

Other notable aircraft

Sources: US Army Aviation Museum collection pages[8][9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Phillips 1992, p. 37.
  2. ^ Purner 2004, p. 204.
  3. ^ Army Aviation Museum Collection, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.
  4. ^ Hughes, Jim (19 November 2019). "Fort Rucker breaks ground on Army Aviation Training Support Facility". U.S. Army. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Fort Rucker sees progress on new training facility construction". WDHN. 15 April 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  6. ^ Nelson, Abby (2 July 2021). "Fort Rucker Army Aviation Museum". News 4. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Robins & Morton receives Training Support Facility construction contract at Fort Rucker". Robins & Morton. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  8. ^ Museum Collection, rotary wing, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.
  9. ^ Museum Collection, fixed wing, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.
  10. ^ Museum Collection, vertical flight, ArmyAviationMuseum.org.