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Military Aircaft Museums

Mon Jun 04, 2001 6:41 am

Most countries have a least one or more major military aircaft museums.

What are the major ones that you visit and the types of aircraft they have.

Is enough being done to maintain the military aviation history in your Country!
 
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Mon Jun 04, 2001 7:31 am

I've been to aviation museums all over the world, and let me just say, by far the best one I have ever seen is Duxford Imperial War Museum in England. The Brits really take the cake when it comes to acft preservation, not only at Duxford, but all around. They have more aviation museums than anywhere else I have seen, and the public seems to really support them. It is a great thing to see.

As with anything else in life, most people don't see the value of things until they are gone. You would think we would've learned a lesson from this by now, but the cycle continues. I applaud those who are taking the time to preserve our aviation history, but especially those who are taking steps to prevent the legends of today from being lost tomorrow.

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ChD
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Mon Jun 04, 2001 7:38 am

I've been to quite a few myself. I really enjoyed the USAF Museum at Wright-Patt. Also, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum is pretty good and will soon be great once the remod is finished!
 
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Tue Jun 05, 2001 1:58 am

RAF Museum, London, UK
RNthAF museum, Kamp Zeist (Soesterberg AB), the Netherlands
Twente AB museum, Twente AB, the Netherlands (small, private run, well worth it if you can find it  Smile ).
US Navy museum, Pensacola, USA
USMC Museum, Quantico, USA
Castle Air museum, Castle AFB, USA
Smithsonian A&S museum, Washington DC, USA

All different, all fun. US seems to concentrate more on the aircraft themselves, and Europe more on the history surrounding them.
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Tue Jun 05, 2001 6:17 pm

Hey Guys!

Ist a shame forme but I have never been to one in my country...

However, I just came back from Munich, Germany. There is a german science museum there and the aviation section is great!!! It has all sorts of planes such as F-104 and Mig-23 and -29 from the German AF.

I think more is been done in my country to develop the military a/c rather then to maintain military aviation history...


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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Tue Jun 05, 2001 8:30 pm

Deutsches Museum is great. Must really find some time to go back to Munich, it's been years.
Last time, they didn't have all those, must have been late 1980s.
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Wed Jun 06, 2001 7:31 pm

I went only to two aviation museums up to now:
RAF Museum at Hendo, London
Sea Air & Space Museum on the USS Intrepid at Manhattan, New York

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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Thu Jun 07, 2001 1:20 pm

Here are the ones I have been to:

The Boneyard, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona
Thunderbirds Museum, Nellis AFB, Nevada
Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona (My favorite, a must-see for any military av. lover)
National Air/Space Museum, Washington
USS Intrepid, New York

Thats all I can think of, I have a few I would like to see:
Dover AFB Museum
USAF Museum, Dayton
Museum of Flight, Seattle

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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:07 pm

USAFHummer,

I have been to those you want to visit. They are definitely worth the trip, especially the USAF Museum.

Mike
 
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Fri Jun 08, 2001 10:56 pm

MikeN,
Ok, Dover is about a 75 minute drive from my house, I plan on getting there this summer hopefully...as for Dayton and Seattle, those are going to be hard to get to... Does Dover have an airshow??

Thanks,
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Fri Jun 08, 2001 11:47 pm

I was stationed there for 7.5 years and we only had 2 during that time.

Mike
 
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Sun Jun 10, 2001 11:36 pm

Ok...its not a regular thing then like McGuire or NAS Willow Grove...

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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Mon Jun 11, 2001 12:45 am

It may be a regular thing now since they have the museum there, but I really don't know. Your best bet would probably be to call down there to get the full scoop.

Mike
 
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RE: Military Aircaft Museums

Sat Jun 16, 2001 9:40 pm

hey guys
i live in VIC, Australia and iv only been to the RAAF Museum at point cook and The Moorabbin Air Museum. The RAAF museum has more money to spend and they have some flying displays but Moorabbin museum is closer to me and i am a member there. We have a few kool planes but not enough hands on members and/or money but it still worth a visit. I tyr and go there when ever i can and work on the planes. Probably the most prized posetion we have there would be the beaufighter.

http://members.optushome.com.au/vickersviscount/beaufighter/

andother plane you can see pictures of is the viscount
http://members.optushome.com.au/vickersviscount/

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