Unique video shows how historic aircraft were transported to the National Museum of the United States Air Force

Mar 21 2016 - 9 Comments

Historic combat aircraft down the street.

Filmed in 1970, the following video shows how vintage combat planes were moved from the Air Force Museum at Patterson Field down State Route 444 to the new home at historic Wright Field.

What makes this footage unique is the impressive sight of some historic aircraft, such as an F-89 Scorpion, a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-58 Hustler and even a huge XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber transported down the street to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Retired combat planes “going down the street” to be moved from one place to another are not usual today either: in fact as we have already reported in a previous article, an F-15C Eagle has been transported last year by truck from Tyndall Air Force Base to its new destination the Haney Technical Center in Panama City, Florida.

 

Image credit: U.S. Air Force