Unique planes to be part of Ohio base's museum

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A one-of-a-kind experimental aircraft collection will be part of a new $46 million gallery at Ohio's largest military installation.

The research and development aircraft will be added inside a fourth hangar now in the works at the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

The Dayton Daily News reports that (http://bit.ly/11cfwWc) the hangar also will house presidential, global reach and space galleries, which will include the plane that brought President Kennedy's body back to Washington after his 1963 assassination in Dallas.

The collection also includes planes used by Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Nixon, Reagan and others.

Among the more than two dozen experimental aircraft will be a giant, delta-winged Mach-3 bomber and a record-setting, hypersonic rocket plane.

The gallery is set to open in 2015.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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