Eglin AFB museum, Florida

Museum History

Today's Museum The Air Force Armament Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and memorabilia associated with Air Force Armament and its platforms of delivery.

 

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Entrance

Republic F-105D Thunderchief

Target Drone

Target Drone

Gun F-105

North American AGM-28B Hound Dog

North American AGM-28B Hound Dog

Mig 21

North American AGM-28B Hound Dog

The museum was conceived and approved in 1974 but there was no suitable structure available on Eglin Air Force Base until 1976. In the spring of that year, an old Enlisted Club facility became available and the Armament Museum became a reality. To help fund and perpetuate this Museum, the Air Force Armament Museum Foundation (AFAMF), a philanthropic non-profit organization, was established.

B-52G Stratofortress

B-47 and Mig 21

SR-71 Blackbird

B-25J Mitchell

Sikorsky MH-53M Pave Low

SR-71 Blackbird

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Martin EB-57B Night Intruder

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

From 1976 through 1981, the artifact collection grew, and the Museum averaged nearly 80,000 visitors per year. But, in 1981, the building housing the Museum collection was condemned, and the Museum closed that October.

Douglas C-47K Skytrain

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark

F-15A Eagle

A-10A Thundelrbolt II

AC-130A Gunship

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark

The AFAM Foundation then began what became a lengthy effort to find a new home for the Armament Museum. After a slow start, funding effort began in 1984. By mid-1985, $1.2 million in private and corporate donations had been raised and construction of a new 28,000 square foot Museum was underway and in November of the same year, the new Museum was deeded to the United States Air Force and opened to the public.

RF-4C Phantom

Bell UH-1N Iroquois -Huey

Tomahawk missle

T-33A Shooting Star

Mace TM-76

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak

Boeing RB-47H Stratojet

North American F-86F Sabre

F-4C Phantom

Northrop F-89J Scorpion

F-100C Supre Sabre

F-104D Starfighter

McDonnell F=101B Voodoo

Cessna 0-2A Skymaster

Boeing RB-47H Stratojet

Boeing RB-47H Stratojet

B-52G Stratofortress

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Douglas C-47K Skytrain

SR-71 Blackbird

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark

Admittance to the Museum is free of charge and the Museum is closed on Sundays and federal holidays. Over one million people have now visited and enjoyed this Museum. Numerous significant, military-related ceremonies such as promotions, reenlistments, retirements and meetings occur within the Museum each month. Visits by school, church and veterans groups are now almost daily occurrences and the Armament Museum has become an important educational, cultural and social landmark.

Douglas C-47K Skytrain

F-15A Eagle

F-15A Eagle

A-10A Thundelrbolt II

F-16A Falcon

F-15A Eagle

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark

F-15A Eagle

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark

RF-4C Phantom

RF-4C Phantom

F-104D Starfighter

B-52G Stratofortress

the Museum

SR-71 Blackbird

B-52G Stratofortress

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