How to take a plane in and out of the museum of aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
(AP) One of the biggest air museums in the United States is closing after its closing day.
The Lincoln Aviation Snips Museum and Aviation Snipes Museum in Lincoln has closed its doors Friday.
The museum, with more than 4,000 aircraft and memorabilia, is located at the northwest corner of downtown Lincoln.
It’s home to more than 250 aviation and aerospace artifacts.
The museum also hosts a replica of a Lincoln-Douglas C-47 transport plane that was shot down by enemy forces during World War II.
The aviation museum’s collection includes a few aircraft that haven’t been used in decades.
They include the Douglas Dauntless, a British Army airship that was the first in the world to carry troops in combat.
The Dauntles were destroyed in a Japanese attack in 1942.
The Daunties were also used in the final days of World War I, but that war was fought during World Wars I and II, and the aircraft was scrapped.
The collection also includes a C-141 Super Hercules, the Army’s version of the Douglas C-17 Globemaster III.
The C-131 was used for troop transport during World, II, the Korean War and World War III.