Spitfire Airplane Arrives at the Air and Space Museum

Title

Spitfire Airplane Arrives at the Air and Space Museum

Description

Before the National Air and Space Museum opened in July 1975, objects like this WWII-era "Spitfire" airplane arrived. To get the plane inside the museum, its wings were temporarily removed and it was led through the museum's west end windows. These windows were designed to open in such a way that large objects, such as aircraft and missiles, could easily move in and out of the museum.

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.

Date

07/11/1975

Coverage

Event Sort Date

19750711

Description

Before the National Air and Space Museum opened in July 1975, objects like this WWII-era "Spitfire" airplane arrived. To get the plane inside the museum, its wings were temporarily removed and it was led through the museum's west end windows. These windows were designed to open in such a way that large objects, such as aircraft and missiles, could easily move in and out of the museum.

Date

07/11/1975

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.