Q: Does the US Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker offer a virtual tour?
A: Yes. You can find a virtual tour link on the armyaviationmuseum.org website. The website includes details of the rotary and fixed-wing aircraft on display and other information.
Of the museum’s collection of more than 160 planes, helicopters, and other aircraft, there are approximately 50 aircraft on display in public galleries at any one time. The museum keeps another 3,000 objects in the collection of historical assets.
According to the website, the museum houses helicopters and aircraft “which trace the development and use of aviation by the military in several areas, including: troop and cargo transport; observation, scouting and liaison; medical evacuations; and the use of armed helicopters as the offensive weapon of the combined arms team.
“The exhibits give you a glimpse back in time of different objects in the museum’s collection as they would have been used.”
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The virtual tour guides you through the exhibits, giving you access to information panels, photos, and videos that enhance the experience. From statues representing eras of U.S. Army aviation history to the Vietnam Memorial and the Army Aviation Hall of Fame, the museum chronicles the aviation history of the army.