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Thunderbird Hangar

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1942, 1985–1986

Home of the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's aerobatic flight team, the 160-foot-by-200-foot hangar has a red, white, and blue exterior, distinguishing it from the other hangars on the base. A steel Warren truss system, clad in metal panels, supports the structure. The gable ends consist of ten sliding-door sections, each glazed with multipane metal sashes. The Thunderbirds have used the hangar since 1986.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "Thunderbird Hangar", [Nellis AFB, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 228-228.

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