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Visit us in Washington, DC and Chantilly, VA to explore hundreds of the world’s most significant objects in aviation and space history.
Learn how aviation and spaceflight transformed the world.
The lunar module represents one of humanity’s greatest achievements: landing people on another heavenly body.
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Model, static, Boeing F4B-4
Wood and metal model of a U.S. Navy Boeing F4B-4 carrier fighter aircraft in gray with blue fuselage band; with yellow top of upper wing with blue chevron; and green empennage. 1/16th scale. Circa 1935.
Boeing F4B-4, 1/16th scale
This Boeing F4B-4 model won an honorable mention in a model exhibition and contest sponsored by the Smithsonian in 1936.
This object is on display in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Fighting Squadron Three (VF-3B) "Striking Eagles"
USS Langley, circa 1932
Entrant in the 1936 Scale Model Airplane Contest sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.