The National Museum of the United States Air Force has a wide variety of aircraft and equipment on display. The newest addition to the museum is the "Wild Weasel" exhibit which contains an F-105G "Thunderchief," an SA-2 surface-to-air missile and launcher, and a variety of other Vietnam War memorabilia such as maps, flight gear, helmets, patches and photos of the Wild Weasels. The museum is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tracy L. DeMarco)

The Air Force Museum may be closed but you can take a virtual tour

Though the National Museum of the United States Air Force is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, you can still browse the exhibitions.

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A self-guided virtual tour is available that gives a 360-degree view of the museum. 

Aircrew load bombs into a B-25 aboard the USS Hornet in the Doolittle Raiders exhibit. The National Museum of the United States Air Force has a virtual tour. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

The tour is in high-definition and as visitors navigate through the galleries, icons indicate hotspots for additional information, videos, audio and links to online resources. 

Visitors can also get an up-close look of dozens of airplane interiors with Cockpit 360 Images

B-29 Bockscar with Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bomb replicas under its wing. Bockscar dropped Fat Man on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Both sites can also be viewed in virtual reality. 

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Amazed by the high-definition panoramic photos of the airplanes. A behind-the-scenes video of a photo shoot can be found here

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