Junkers Jumo 004
The Jumo 004 turbojet was one of the most advanced powerplants to see service in World War II. Developed in Germany between 1939 and 1942, it was the first successful axial flow turbojet, the first to go into large volume production, and the first designed to use an afterburner. Inevitably, it also powered the first turbojet aircraft to enter combat, the legendary Messerschmitt Me-262 “Schwalbe.” Even the US and British air forces latest piston-engine fighters could not compete with the 540 mph Me-262 jet. The Jumo 004 also powered the Arado Ar 234B, the world’s first jet bomber, and a postwar copy of the engine was used in two Soviet jet fighters, the Yak-15 and Yak-17
Open to the public:
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Memorial Day Holiday Hours:
THE WINGS CAFE WILL BE CLOSED: Friday 5/25 through Monday 5/28.
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center will be following normal hours and be open Friday 5/25 and Saturday 5/26 but will be closed on Monday 5/28.
339 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
Tour our 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Experience our collection through static displays, self guided mobile tours and flight simulators. Take home a momento from our Gift Shop to remember your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. ‹more›