The Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes is looking forward to adding a very rare piece to its aviation fleet in the coming days.
After more than two years of planning, an F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet is expected to arrive at the museum by next week.
Museum Curator Jim Osborne says the F-4 was the main combat jet used in the Vietnam War, but is scarce today, with most units of the aircraft sent to other countries.
Osborne says Indiana Air National Guard Brigadier General John McGoff has played a key role in helping the museum secure the F-4, which has been on reserve at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Osborne says moving the F-4 is a major feat in itself.
The museum is expected to pay around $30,000 to hire an engineering crew to handle the difficult process of taking the jet apart, transporting it and reassembling it once it has arrived at the museum grounds.
The Bierhaus Foundation has already donated $25,000 towards the project.