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Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
Paul E. Garber Facility
Tours: formally by appointment (public tours ceased in late 2001)

LinkPaul E. Garber Facility is a restoration and storage facility, located in Silver Hill, Maryland, that houses the National Air and Space Museum reserve collection of historically significant air and space craft. Though the facility has been used as an artifact storage and restoration center by the Smithsonian Institution since the mid-1960s, it was not until 1977 that some of the buildings were opened to the public as museum and restoration facility tour.

Many of the aircraft formally stored at the location have been moved, or are in the process of being moved to the new NASM Udvar-Hazy Center

Aircraft Collection
Formally, it displayed the entire NASM collection. Since 2003, many of these aircraft have since been moved to display at NASM Udvar-Hazy Center. Still, many aircraft, engines, propellers and other flight related objects are still stored here.

Restoration Facility
All of the NASM aircraft were restored at this facility, and continued restorations.

Pacific Collection
Of special interest for World War II Pacific aviation are the following aircraft in storage at the Garber Facility:

Sikorsky XR-5
Stored at the facility

G4M3 Model 34 Betty Tail T2-2205
Stored at the facility

P1Y1 Ginga (Francis)
Stored at the facility

B6N2 Tenzan (Jill)
Stored at the facility

N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
Stored at the facility

B7A2 Grace Manufacture Number 816
Stored at the facility

B7A Grace
Stored at the facility

Former Collection
Aircraft formally stored at the Garber Facility:

B-26B "Flak Bait" 41-31773 Code PN-O
During 2016, moved to NASM Udvar-Hazy Center

B-17D "Swoose" Serial Number 40-3097
Stored at the facility from 1961 until July 2008 traded to USAF Museum

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