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Section - G.1. Where can I see surviving examples of famous aircraft?

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There are many museums all over the world with historic aircraft in their
collections; the following are just the random sample I've assembled from
posts on the newsgroup and contributions by email.  Further contributions
are solicited.

United States:

    * EAA Aviation Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin (B-17, Voyager)
    * Hill AFB Museum, Utah (SR-71C, others)
    * Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington (707 and 747
prototypes, B-29, B-47, F4U, SR-71 + D-21, others)
    * Pima County Air Museum, Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona (B-29,
B-58, SR-71, YF-107, others)
    * San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego, California (Bf 109, F-4,
Spitfire, SR-71)
    * Sea, Air, and Space Museum, New York City (A-12, others; the museum
itself is the retired aircraft carrier USS _Intrepid_)
    * Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (many historically
significant aircraft)
    * Wright Field USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio (B-36,
B-58, Fw 190, Kawanishi N1K2 Shinden, Me 262, P-75, Storch, Wright 1909
Military Flyer, XB-70, many more; probably the largest aircraft museum in
the world)
    * US Navy Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida
    * Virginia Air and Space Museum, Hampton, Virginia (F-4, F4U, F-84,
F-104, F-106, Langley Aerodrome, P-39, YF-16)

United Kingdom:

    * Brooklands Museum, Weybridge (SW of London)
    * Cosford Air Museum, Wolverhampton (Avro 707, F.D.2, Hunter, Lincoln,
Me 163, P.5, S.R.177, TSR.2, many others)
    * Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset
    * Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire (probably the biggest
collection in Europe)
    * Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, London
    * Mosquito Museum, Salisbury Hall, near Hatfield, St Albans (several
Mosquitos, including the first prototype; closed in winter for restoration
    * RAF Museum, Hendon, London
    * Science Museum, South Kensington, London
    * Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden, Sandy, Bedfordshire ("string and
fabric" planes)
    * Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Force Memorial, Elvington, near
York, North Yorkshire (Halifax, Lightning, Mosquito, Vampire, Victor,

Western Europe:

    * Aviodome, Schiphol, Netherlands (many Dutch aircraft)
    * Caproni Museum, Trento, Italy (Breda 19, Ca 6, Ca 9, Ca 100, Ca 163,
Ca 193, Fokker D.VIII, others)
    * Deutsches Museum, München, Germany (Ba 349, Do 335, Ju 52, Me 262
many other aircraft from pre-WW1 to present)
    * Le Bourget, Paris, France (large collection)
    * Luftwaffenmuseum Untersen, 2081 Appen, near Hamburg, Germany (all
aircraft flown by both Germanies since 1945)
    * Military Museum, Brussels, Belgium (CF-100, Draken, F-86, Hanriot
HD-1, Hurricane, MiG-15, Spad XIII, others)
    * Motor und Technik Museum, Sinsheim, Germany (F-104, Fw 190, He 111,
Ju 52, Ju 87, Ju 88, Me 109, MiG-21, MiG-23, Venom, others)
    * Musee de l'Hydravion, Biscarosse, France
    * Museo Nazionale Leonardo da Vinci, Milano, Italy
    * Museum of the Aviation Legere de l'Armee, Dax, France (mainly

Eastern Europe:

    * Aviation Museum, Krakow, Poland (large collection, including An-2,
Il-2, Il-10, Il-28, MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-19, MiG-21, PZL P-11, Yak-9,
Yak-11, many others)
    * Monino, Moscow, Russia (vast collection of rare and unusual Russian
types, e.g.  La-250, M-52, T-4, T-6, V-12, Yak-36, Ye-166, Ye-231, many
    * Plovdiv Museum, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Ar 196, Il-2, Il-28, Li-2, Mi-1,
Mi-4, MiG-15, MiG-17, Yak-9, Yak-11, Yak-23, many others)


    * Chinese People's Revolutionary Military Museum, West-City Region,
Beijing (J-5/MiG-17, MiG-15, captured U-2, many missiles, tanks, model
    * Datang Mountain Aerospace Museum (Da4-Tang1-Shan1-Hang2-Kong1-Bo2-
Wu4-Guan3), Chang-Ping, Beijing (all Chinese military aircraft, including
prototypes such as J-12 and Tu-4/B-29 AWACS plane, plus many missiles and
Russian aircraft; this is the Chinese equivalent of Monino in Russia, and
is probably the largest aircraft collection in Asia)


    * Airworld, Wangaratta, Victoria (Dragon, Hudson, Rapide, Staggerwing,
others; mainly civil aircraft)
    * Australian War Memorial Museum, Canberra, ACT (Bf 109, Lancaster, Me
163, Me 262, P-40, Spitfire, Zero, others)
    * RAAF Museum, Point Cook, Victoria (Boomerang, Canberra, F-4, F-86,
Meteor, Mirage, P-2, P-51, Vampire, Ventura, Walrus, Wirraway, others;
claimed to be the largest collection of military aircraft in the Southern
    * RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, NSW (A-4, Firefly, Gannet, MiG-15,
S-2, Sea Fury, Sea Venom, Vampire, others)


... Ross Smith (Wellington, New Zealand) <> ...
"Being in the air farce and navy means you only get to kill people by
remote control, which takes some of the fun out of it."
                                  (Steve Kieffer-Higgins, in alt.tasteless)

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