Cold War Museum
The Cold War Virtual Tour is a linked set of 360 deg spherical panoramas of the Hardened Aircraft Shelter (HAS) interior at the Air Force Museum in Calgary, Alberta.
The Virtual Tour highlights all three aircraft in the museum, including an immersive view of each aircraft cockpit. The tour can be viewed on both desktop computers and mobile devices.
Navigating the Virtual Tour
Desktop Version: Click the photo to open the Virtual Tour.
Navigation: Hold the left-mouse button down and drag the mouse to move the panorama. The arrows and +,- buttons can also be used, but the mouse is the easiest way to navigate the panorama. The mouse wheel is used to zoom the panorama.
The main buttons are shown below, Home returns to the webpage and Map displays an interactive map of the museum. Use Full Screen to provide the most immersive experience. Next Panorama navigates to the next image in the sequence.
Virtual Reality Headset
The AFMSA Cold War virtual tour can also be viewed on Gear VR headsets. This headset is compatible with Samsung S7, S8 and S9 smartphones. If you have one of these smartphones you can download free virtual tour software from VRtourviewer and install it on your smartphone. After installing and enabling the application, you will be able to view the tour using your Gear VR headset.
The application also works with Google Cardboard and compatible smartphones including iOS and Android. Please refer to the VRtourviewer website and follow the instructions. Once the application is installed, the Cold War virtual tour is easy to find. As of May 2018, the developer of the VRtourviewer software has included the AFMSA Cold War tour as one of the featured tours on their home page.
Air Force Museum Virtual Tour
The Air Force Virtual Tour is a set of spherical panoramas of the inside of the Air Force Museum in main building of The Military Museums.
The tour highlights the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force from the First World War up to the present day. The tour can be viewed on both desktop computers and mobile devices.