Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Event Organizer: Combat Air Museum

Topeka Combat Air Museum: Advancements of Aviation Technology

Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka

3 exhibitions on view through 2018:

Advancements of Aviation Technology.

Aviation technology developed quickly at the beginning of the 20th century. Learn about how technology changed from the 1903 Wright Flyer, which had a maximum speed of 30 mph, to the 1918 Nieuport-Delage, which could fly 148 mph. See a replica of the Nieuport-Delage at the museum. ...read more

Topeka Combat Air Museum Exhibit: August 1914

Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka

3 exhibitions on view through 2018:

August 1914.

Learn more about the beginning of WWI in August 1914. This display contains artifacts from Germany, England, France, and Belgium including a Battle of the Frontiers Map, British Engineer’s Compass, Princess Mary Christmas box, rare German Saw Back Bayonet, trench mirrors, helmets, and medals. ...read more

Topeka Combat Air Museum Exhibit: World War I Aerodrome

Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka

3 exhibitions on view through 2018:

World War I Aerodrome. Includes a communications bunker, a Jenny 4 aircraft, and a German Taube airplane. The German Taube, because of its color scheme, was virtually invisible to combatants looking up at a clear sunny sky. As a result, pilots were able to fly over the enemy, gather information and then relay that data to generals on the front line. ...read more

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