Military – B17 Radio Room

In military conflict, information is often the key to victory.  During World War I, radio rapidly evolved and was deployed to provide vital, real-time information.  Today, radio technology has evolved to the point where we can actually watch “smart bombs” hit their targets.

As happens in many technologies during war time, the driving need for the military to have “the latest and the best” to gain an advantage over the enemy pushed the radio technology envelope forward in quantum leaps.

This exhibit shows military radio artifacts and technology from World War I to some of today’s latest units.  A very special display is a complete, working radio room from a B-17 bomber.