Combat Air Museum

Combat Air Museum hangar aircraft
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The Combat Air Museum boasts collection of 42 aircraft in two hangars; the Combat Air Museum also houses a wide variety of military aviation engines, exhibits, artifacts and aviation art, from WWI to present day! According to the museum's website, "The Combat Air Museum was organized in the Fall of 1976 as a wing of David Tallichet's Yesterday's Air Force. The group was chartered in April 1977 as Yesterday's Air Force Kansas. The founding group's interest was aroused by the declining number of WWII operable aircraft. Originally, the core of the display was aircraft from the Yesterday's Air Force large collection of dynamic historical aircraft. Most notable was the crown jewel of this collection, the B-24J Liberator bomber, the only one flying in the world at that time. In the beginning, aircraft and memorabilia were displayed under an agreement whereby volunteers from the local group would restore and maintain Yesterday's Air Force aircraft in return for the privilege of displaying them." The museum has been operating ever since. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find the museum has many aircraft that are well known and just as many aircraft that will leave visitors puzzled. The museums C-47, F-86, Mig 15, F-84, and World War 1 repicas are just a few of the notable aircraft worth dropping in to see. As you consider stopping to visit the Combat Air Museum don't forget it is a museum for all ages. Various exhibits and aircraft allow visitors to climb, walk, and crawl their way through. Children will love sitting in the Skyhawk's cockpit and walking through the museum's giftshop.

7016 SE Forbes Avenue
Topeka, Kansas
Lat: 38.94, Long: -95.6 Google Maps

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