Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter

The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a military helicopter used in various roles.  This single-engine, single-rotor Kiowa is capable of observation, utility and direct fire support and has been utilized by the US Army since 1969.  Sometimes referred to as ‘Warrior’, the OH-58 is a...

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopter

In August of 1962, the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter took its initial flight.  This medium lift aircraft with a tandem rotor was designed as a transport helicopter which could be used in all types of weather, day or night.  The CH-46 Sea Knight was...

The Military Jeep

The AFHM has a number of authentic, fully operational military jeeps on display throughout the museum.  Getting up close and personal gives visitors a sense of life in the military and the importance of the service these vehicles provided.  Take a moment, put yourself...

Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicles

The development of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAAV) began in the early 1990s and was intended to be used by the US Marine Corps to replace their current amphibious assault vehicle (AAV).  Initial plans were to utilize just over 1,000 of this new...

Armored Personnel Carriers WWII to Present Day

Though the first concept of an armored personnel carrier was noted during WWI, their real impact was not felt until late in WWII.  Since then, APCs have continued to evolve to meet the needs of present day military.   Brief Look at the Concept and Development of...