Santa Teresa, New Mexico: Four Atomic BombsFour modern and surprisingly small nuclear hellfire weapons: a B57, a B61, and two versions of a B43. They're displayed at the War Eagles Air Museum because two of its planes, an F-84 and A-7, could have carried them. They have been altered so they won't explode.
War Eagles Air Museum
- 8012 Airport Rd, Santa Teresa, NM
- War Eagles Air Museum. At Dona Ana County Airport. I-10 exit 8. Turn west onto Hwy 178/Artcraft Rd. Drive about four miles. Turn right onto Airport Rd. Drive about 1.5 miles. When the pavement ends you've reached the museum, which is on the right.
- T-Su 10-3:30 (Call to verify)
- Adults $5.00
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Four Atomic Bombs
Located in the back of the hangar. Very interesting museum with a collection of classic cars, as well as aircraft. A kind volunteer informed us that each aircraft was flown into the airport, not transported. All are able to be restored to full working order, but are currently in "sleeper mode" (all fluids drained for display purposes).[Beth Fortkamp, 02/20/2017]
These nukes are not the car-sized Fat Mans of the 1940s, but sleek, surprisingly small modern-day weapons: a B57, a B61, and two versions of a B43. The B61 was deployed as recently as 2009. The bombs are displayed at the War Eagles Air Museum because two of its display planes, an F-84 and A-7, could have carried them. Not these particular bombs, however; they were driven to the museum from Albuquerque in a car trailer.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/12/2012]