Main Entrance
Driving onto the grounds of the Air Force Armament Museum, visitors first notice the array of numerous aircraft on display. The fastest plane ever built, the SR-71 Blackbird is the centerpiece flanked by numerous planes from the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf War eras.

Inside the museum are four aircraft as well as a wide variety of bombs, missiles and rockets. Including the AMRAAM and GBU-28 bunker buster developed for use during Operation Desert Storm.

Children young and old will find many interactive displays that entertain as well as educate.

A young boy gets to try out the cockpit exhibit.
The Air Force Armament Museum is located on the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle. It is on Highway 85 South, 7 miles north of Fort Walton Beach. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time. It is closed on federal holidays. Tours are self-guided. Photography is permitted and encouraged.

Kids love learning about bombs and missiles.
There are over 25 different aircraft that have found a home at the Air Force Armament Museum including an AC-130, B-17, B-25, B-52, P-51, A-10, F-15, F-16, F-100, F-101, and many other aircraft from the WWII era to the present. There are also several hundred pieces of armament to include a gun collection, bombs, bomblets and missiles to include the Sparrow, Sidewinder, cluster bombs, Bunker Buster and the MOAB. A 32-minute film on the history of Eglin Air Force Base and its role in the development of armament is shown continuously throughout the day.

Visitors stroll along the many aircraft exhibits.
No advance notice is necessary for groups; however, it is best to call ahead at (850) 882-4062 to insure there are no other functions occurring at the same time. Groups with children under 10 years of age must have one adult for every five to seven children.

There is a lot to see and do at the Air Force Armament Museum. If you don’t see everything in one visit, there’s always tomorrow and chances are good that we’ll be open.

SPECIFICATIONS: Span: 55 ft. 7 in. Length: 107 ft. 5 in. Height: 18 ft. 6 in. Weight: 170,000 lbs. loaded Armament: None Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney J58s of 32,500 lbs. thrust each with afterburner Crew: Two
PERFORMANCE: Maximum speed: Plus 2,000 mph Range: Plus 2,900 miles Service ceiling: Plus 85,000 ft.

SR-71 Blackbird

Span: 132 ft. 7 in. Length: 96 ft. 10 in. Weight: 124,200 lbs. maximum Armament: Two 7.62 miniguns plus two 20mm and two 40mm cannon Engines: Four Allison T-56-A-9D turboprops of 3,750 equivalent shaft hp each Serial number: 54-1630 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 380 mph/330 knots Cruising speed: 335 mph/291 knots Range: 2,500 statute miles/2,172 nautical miles Service ceiling: 33,000 ft.

AC-130 Spectre

Span: 103 ft. 10 in. Length: 74 ft. 4 in. Height: 19 ft. 1 in. Weight: 55,000 lbs. loaded Armament: 13 .50-cal. machine guns with normal bomb load of 6,000 lbs. Engines: Four Wright Cyclone R-1820s of 1,200 hp each Cost: $276,000 Serial number: 42-32076 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 300 mph Cruising speed: 170 mph Range: 1,850 miles Service ceiling: 35,000 ft.


Span: 67 ft. 6 in. Length: 54 ft. 1 in. Height: 14 ft. 10 in. Weight: 27,310 lbs. (maximum) Armament: Three .30-cal. and one .50-cal. machine guns, plus 3,600 lbs. of bombs Engines: Two Wright R-2600-9 turbo-supercharged radials of 1,700 hp each (takeoff power) Crew: Five PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 322 mph at 15,000 ft. Cruising speed: Approx. 262 mph Range: 2,000 miles with 3,000-lb. bomb load Service ceiling: 30,000 ft.


Span: 185 ft. Length: 156 ft. 6 in. Height: 48 ft. 4 in. Weight: 450,000 lbs. maximum Armament: Four .50-cal. machine guns in tail plus bombs -- nuclear or up to 60,000 lbs. of conventional Engines: Eight Pratt & Whitney J57s of 12,100 lbs. thrust ea. with water injection Cost: $7,000,000 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 638 mph Cruising speed: 526 mph Range: 8,338 miles without refueling Service ceiling: 49,400 ft.


Span: 37 ft. 0 in. Length: 32 ft. 3 in. Height: 13 ft. 8 in. Weight: 12,100 lbs. maximum Armament: Six .50-cal. machine guns and 10 5-in. rockets or 2,000 lbs. of bombs Engine: Packard-built Rolls-Royce "Merlin" V-1650 of 1,695 hp Cost: $54,000 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 437 mph Cruising speed: 275 mph Range: 1,000 miles Service ceiling: 41,900 ft.


Span: 57 ft. 6 in. Length: 53 ft. 4 in. Height: 14 ft. 8 in. Weight: 47,000 lbs. Armament: One GAU-8/A 30mm Gatling gun and 16,000 lbs. of mixed ordnance Engines: Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans of 9,000 lbs. thrust each Crew: One Cost: $2,400,000 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 450 mph Cruising speed: 335 mph Range: 800 miles Service ceiling: 44,200 ft.


Span: 42 ft. 9 3/4 in. Length: 63 ft. 9 in. Height: 18 ft. 7 1/2 in. Weight: 56,000 lbs. maximum Armament: One 20mm M-61A1 Vulcan cannon, four AIM-7 Sparrow and four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, plus 15,000 lbs. mixed ordnance carried externally Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 turbofans of 25,000 lbs. thrust each Cost: $10,890,000 Serial number: 72-0119 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 1,600+ mph Range: 3,450 miles with external fuel tanks Service ceiling: 65,000 ft.


Span: 32 ft. 10 in. Length: 49 ft. 6 in. Height: 16 ft. 6 in. Weight: 29,896 lbs. loaded Armament: One 20mm M-61A1 cannon and various combinations of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles and bombs Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-200 of 23,830 lbs. thrust with afterburner Crew: One Cost: $8,200,000 Serial number: 81-0663 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 1,345 mph Cruising speed: 577 mph Range: 1,407 miles Service ceiling: 55,000 ft.


Span: 38 ft. 10 in. Length: 53 ft. 11 in. (with pitot boom extended); 47 ft. (with boom folded) Height: 15 ft. 6 in. Weight: 36,549 lbs. maximum Armament: Four M39 20mm cannons and 42 2.75-inch rockets or 5,000 lbs. of bombs Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21 of 16,000 lbs. thrust with afterburner Cost: $664,000 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 900 mph Cruising speed: 600 mph Range: 1,350 miles Service ceiling: 51,000 ft.


Span: 39 ft. 8 in. Length: 71 ft. 1 in. Height: 18 ft. 0 in. Weight: 52,400 lbs. max. Armament: Two AIR-2A rockets plus two AIM-4 guided missiles Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55s of 16,900 lbs. thrust each (with afterburner) Crew: Two Cost: $1,819,000 Serial number: 58-325 C/N: 697 PERFORMANCE:
Maximum speed: 1,095 mph Cruising speed: 545 mph Range: 1,754 miles Service ceiling: 52,100 ft.


21,000 lbs total weight 18,700 lb BLU-120/B warhead bomb with KMU-593/B GPS/INS GPS-guided munition

GBU-43/B "Mother Of All Bombs" MOAB

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