Museums around the World

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    What about a walk around the air force museums of the world? Trough this thread I will post pictures and information of all (well, not all, most of them) the air force museums of many different countries. The only thing I am going to tell you is that you are going to be surprised about certain planes that have managed themselves to survived to the time. Make sure of it....
     
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    #2 gekho, Dec 9, 2010
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    The Aviatio Flab Museum has a collection of more than 40 airplanes and helicopters. These are some of the planes displayed:

    UH-12B
    Dewoitine D26
    Dewoitine D27
    Nieuport 28C-1
    Bu-181
    Bu-131
    Fi-156C-3
    D-3801J
    Bf-109E-3
    Pilatus P.3
    P-51D
    EKW C35
    Fokker C.VE
    Fokker D.VII
    Hanriot HD.1
    Alouette 2
    Hafeli DH.1
    Hafeli DH.5
    Bleriot XI
    UC-45F
    P2-06
    C3605
    Beech E50
    Mirage 3S
    Hawker Hunter (x2)
    FFA P16
    N20 Aiguillon
    P3-02
    Pilatus PC-7
    De Havilland Vampire (x7)
    CASA 113
    CASA 352L
    Junker Ju-52 (x3)
    Nord N1203
    Beech G18S
     

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    The Museum of Aviation in Belgrade was founded in 1957 as the Yugoslav Aeronautical Museum (MJV - Muzej Jugoslovenskog Vazduhoplovstva now MVB - Muzej vazduhoplovstva-Beograd). The facility is located adjacent to Nikola Tesla Airport. The current facility opened to the public on May 21, 1989.The main collection is housed in an architecturally noteworthy geodesic-based glass building, with additional aircraft displayed on the surrounding grounds. The museum owns over 200 aircraft that have been operated by the Serbian and Yugoslav Air Forces, Aeronautical clubs and Avio-companies, from gliders to helicopters to jet fighters. At any given time, around 50 are on display inside the building. A few of the aircraft on display are the only surviving examples of their type, including the Fiat G.50. The museum also displays relics of US and NATO aircraft "donated" during the 1990s Balkans conflicts, including wreckage from a US F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter. In addition, the collection consists of more than 130 aviation engines, more radars, rockets, various aeronautical equipment, over 20.000 referent books and technical documentation as well as more than 200.000 photographs.
     

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    #5 gekho, Dec 9, 2010
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    Good stuff! Looking forward to more.
     
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    A good idea!
     
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    Great photos Gekho. Especially from our Musem. Were you there yourself or you compiled this photos from the internet? I've also posted a thread about our Museum on this forum some time ago. Anyway nice shots.

    Just some updates. The Fiat G.50bis, which is in property of the Museum (the only surviving example of this type in the world) is not yet on display.It's being kept in the depo awaiting/under the restoration.
    MiG-23 which could be seen outside of the building is former Iraqi aircraft which (along with several other Iraqi aircraft, including some MiG-21s) happened to be in Yugoslavia for overhaul at the time of First Gulf War. Because of this and disintegration of Yugoslavia, these aircraft were never returned to Iraq. This particular MiG-23 aircraft was never donated to the Museum, but just left there for "safe-keeping" and last year it was removed for there by the Air Force and presumably transported to Batajnica Air Base. What will be the final fate of this and other Iraqi aircraft is unknown. There were some unconfirmed rumors that they will be handed over back to the Iraq, which is a shame because MiG-23 would be a nice addition to our Museum collection.
     
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    I took the pictures from internet, I have never been there.

    Do you have a G.50??? I had no idea. We also had this plane in our Air Force. I hope you restore it soon; it a very beautiful aircraft. Do you have any pic of it?
     
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    #12 gekho, Dec 10, 2010
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    The Indonesian Air Force has an excellent but little known air museum in Yogyakarta called the Museum Dirgantara Mandala. The museum is located behind the main Yogyakarta airport. All aircraft are under cover and beautifully maintained in static condition. A tribute to the curator who must work with a very limited budget. The museum also has excellent well maintained displays of missiles, radar and aircraft related equipment as well as model displays telling the history of the Indonesian Air Force and the fight against the Japanese and Dutch.

    A check of the visitors book revealed that only locals and school children visited. Admission was by Rp10,000 or larger donation. The museum is supposedly open every day from 8am to 1pm except Friday (Islamic holy day) and public holidays. The museum is mostly manned by volunteers and as such may be closed when none can be found. The guard at the gate requires a bond such as your driver’s licence or credit card before allowing you to enter as the museum is on the Air Force base at Yogyakarta.
     

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    - Consolidated PBY Catalina
    - Grumman flying boat
    - Auster MkII
    - Lavochkin LA-11
    - PZL-104 Wilga
    - Mitsubishi Army type 98
    - Nakajima KI43 Oscar
    - Mitsubishi Zero
    - North American Mustang
    - North American T-6
    - North AMerican B-25
    - Vultee Valiant
    - Martin B-26 Marauder
    - Douglas C-47
    - Hillier 360
    - DH114 Vampire
    - Sikorsky UH34D
    - Boeing Stearman
    - MIG 15,
    - MIG 17
    - MIG 19
    - MIG 21
    - MI4
    - L-29 Dolphin
    - CAC F-86 Sabre
    - Lockheed T-33A
     

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    - Aeronca L-3B Grasshopper
    - Avro 504K
    - BAe Harrier GR.3
    - Beech 56 Turbo Baron
    - Beech 65 Queen Air
    - Beech C-45 Expeditor (x2)
    - Beech T-34A Mentor (x2)
    - Bell 47D-1
    - Bell UH-1H Iroquois
    - Bleriot XI
    - Boeing 707-320B
    - Boeing/Stearman PT-17 Kaydet
    - Bolkow Bo105LS
    - Canadair CL-13 Sabre 4
    - Canadian Vickers OA-10A Catalina
    - CASA 1131E
    - CASA T-36 Halcon
    - Cessna 150B
    - Cessna 195
    - Cessna 320D Skynight
    - Cessna 337 Skymaster
    - Cessna T-37A Tweety Bird (x3)
    - Culver Cadet LFA
    - Dassault Mirage 5 (x3)
    - Dassault Mystere IVA
    - de Havilland DH.60X Moth
    - de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
    - de Havilland Sea Vampire T.22 (x2)
    - Douglas B-26D Invader
    - Douglas C-47A Skytrain (x5)
    - Druine D.31 Turbulent
     

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    - Embraer EMB110CN Bandeirante
    - Enaer ECH-02 Namcu
    - Enaer T-35 Pillan (x2)
    - English Electra Canberra PR.9 (x2)
    - Extra EA.300
    - Fairchild F27J
    - Fairchild FC-2
    - Fairchild PT-19A Cornell
    - Fokker Dr.1
    - Grumman SHU-16B Albatros
    - Hawker Hunter (x6)
    - Let L-13 Blanik
    - Let L-23 Super Blanik
    - Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star
    - Lockheed T-33A
    - McDonnell F-4C Phantom
    - Miles Hawk Major M.2R
    - Minimoa Go.3
    - Monoplane M.1C
    - Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-1
    - North American A-6D Texan
    - Northrop F-5E Tiger II
    - Piper PA-28-300 Cherokee
    - Pitts S2A Special (x3)
    - Republic TF-47D Thunderbolt
    - Royal Aircraft Factory SE-5a
    - Schulgleiter SG.38
    - Sikorsky HSS-1N Seabat
    - Sikorsky S-55T
    - Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher
    - Vultee BT-13B Valiant
     

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    #16 imalko, Dec 10, 2010
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    Yes, we do. Why, you mentioned it yourself in your introductory text about our Museum. One squadron of these aircraft were in service with Air Force of so called Independent State of Croatia towards the end of war and surviving examples were captured/taken over by new Yugoslav AF. Only one example of ex. Croatian G.50 found its way to the Museum and here's how she looks at the moment. The lack of funds is delaying the restoration project...
     

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    The Swedish Air Force Museum (in Swedish, Flygvapenmuseum) is located at Malmen, just outside of Linköping, Sweden. Malmen is where Baron Carl Cederström, nicknamed the "Flyer Baron" founded his flying school in 1912. Along with the Swedish Army Museum (Armémuseum) in Stockholm, and the Marinmuseum at Karlskrona, it constitutes the government agency Statens försvarshistoriska museer ("Swedish Museums of the Defence Forces").

    Aircraft from every stage of Swedish military aviation history are on display. Noteworthy exhibition objects from the pioneering days of World War I include an Albatros 120 trainer, as well as a Nieuport and Bréguet combat aircraft. A Saab-built Junkers Ju 86 twin-engined bomber, and a wide range of British, American, Italian and Swedish-made planes reveal the diversity of aircraft types used by the Swedish Air Force during World War II . All service aircraft of significance from the post-war years are exhibited, from the Saab J 29 "Flying Barrel", a sturdy fighter of the 1950s, to the contemporary 4th generation multirole fighter JAS 39 Gripen. Recently, a new exhibition has been added, based around the salvaged Tp 79 (Swedish Air Force designation for C-47) ELINT aircraft, shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 in 1952. The museum also hosts a Saab 39 Gripen simulator. The museum has recently major expansion and rebuild.
     

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    - Albatross B.II
    - Breguet CD-1 (replica)
    - SE.101
    - Junkers Ju-86
    - Fokker C.V
    - De Havilland Tiger Moth
    - Raab RK-26
    - F-5
    - Focke Wulf Fw-44
    - Sparmann S.1A
    - Phonix 122
    - Seversky EP.106
    - Reggiane Re.2000
    - Fiat Cr42
    - Fieseler Fi.156
    - Klemm 35
    - De Havilland DH.60
    - Kranich II
    - Vertol 44
    - Alouette II
    - H.300
    - North American T-6
    - FFVS 22
    - Bu.181
    - North American P-51
    - De Havilland Vampire
    - Spitfire PR.XIX
    - de Havilland Venom
    - Hawker Hunter
    - Saab 210 pr
    - Caproni CA.313 (replica)
    - Gloster Gladiator
    - Hawker Hart
     

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    - AB.204
    - KV.707)
    - Bu.181
    - Vampire T.55
    - SE-KUA
    - Do.27
    - MFI.10C)
    - Bristol Bulldog
    - AT-160 T
    - Beech E.18S std, ex Marocco AF
    - SE-CAS Meteor
    - Douglas Skyraider
    - NC.701
     

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