Founded in 1957, it owns various types of aircraft, engines, equipment, aircraft models and photographs. The exhibits are displayed within an architecturally striking building of the museum, and in the surrounding patio. The museum is valued world-wide for its collection of WW2 fighter aircraft: Messerchmitt Me-109, Hurricane Mk IV, Spitfire Mk Vc, Yak-3, Illushin IL-2, Thunderbolt P-47, and the only surviving Fiat G-50 in the world. It houses the remains of the only downed F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter in the world, a wreckage of US F-16, as well as cruising missiles and unmanned aircraft shot down in 1999. Admission 200 dinars, students and children 170 dinars, foreigners 450 dinars.