Air Mobility Command Museum

 

One of the more popular non-beach tourist attractions in the state of Delaware is the Air Mobility Command Museum, which dedicates the effort to showcase the history of two significant aspects of aviation; military transport and Dover AFB, where the museum is located.

Located on the southern side of Dover AFB, the Air Mobility Command Museum's grounds consist of one historic hangar, a restored control tower, and a large outdoor ramp.  Aircraft such as the B-17 Flying Fortress and C-47 Dakota can be found inside the hangar while the remainder of the collection is outside.  Notable aircraft such as the C-5A Galaxy, C-9B Skytrain, C-54 Skymaster, C-123 Provider, C-133 Cargomaster, C-141A and C-141B Starlifter, F-101 Voodoo, and the KC-135E Stratotanker are just a small fraction of the aircraft that are housed at the Air Mobility Command Museum.  The museum also boasts several firsts and lasts of some aircraft, including the first C-5A Galaxy to go to a museum and the first C-141A Starlifter produced.  Some of their aircraft also have some very interesting histories.

One of the most unique aspects of the Air Mobility Command Museum is to also get an opportunity to observe aircraft taking off and landing from Dover AFB's two massive runways.  Dover is home to the 436th and 512th Airlift Wings, which fly the massive C-5M Super Galaxy and the C-17 Globemaster III.  These aircraft are regularly seen flying around the Dover area on training missions as well as real-world missions.  Most of the action from the two runways can be viewed easily from the museum's parking lot and outdoor ramp.

While the description above seems very brief and is missing a lot of key information and points, this was done on purpose so that you can get a general idea of what's there and make your plans to visit.  The Air Mobility Command Museum's website can be reached by clicking here, where you can get more information about visiting this first-class museum.

The photos in the slideshow were taken in 2017 and only show a fraction of the collection at the Air Mobility Command Museum.  Apologies for the large copyrights in each photo - this is necessary in this day and age where photos are widely stolen and passed along as if they are one's own.