Gallery of Air Transportation in the New National Air and Space Museum

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Summary

Describes the planning and installation of the the Hall of Air Transportation, one of the three major galleries in the National Air and Space Museum. Provides brief histories of the major aircraft displayed, including: Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing, Fairchild FC-2, Boeing 247D, Douglas DC-3, Ford Tri- Motor, and the Northrop Alpha.

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • Hall of Air Transportation

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Includes historic photos and contemporary photos of the planes installed in the National Air and Space Museum.

Contained within

Aviation Quarterly Vol. 2, 4 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1976 4th Quarter

Topic

  • Airplanes
  • Openings
  • Flight
  • Transportation
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Aeronautical museums
  • Museum exhibits

Physical description

pp. 378-406

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