Chinese Aviation Museum

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Chinese Aviation Museum
中国航空博物馆
China Aviation Museum Logo.jpg
Established 1989
Location Datangshan, Beijing, China
Type Aviation museum
Website www.chn-am.com
The main building of Chinese Aviation Museum
Visitors in civil aviation area, 1st floor of Chinese Aviation Museum
Rocket artillery at outdoor area
The underground bunker system
Chinese-built S-75 Dvina missiles, with the Chinese designation HQ-2 are displayed at the museum.
Uniforms of the Republic of China Air Force Display at Aviation Museum

The Chinese Aviation Museum (simplified Chinese: 中国航空博物馆; traditional Chinese: 中國航空博物館; pinyin: Zhōngguó Hángkōng Bówùguǎn), sometimes referred to as the China Aviation Museum and the Datangshan Aviation Museum (due to its location adjacent to the mountain of the same name), is an aviation museum close to Beijing in China. The museum was first opened to the public on 11 November 1989, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Air Force.[1][2]

The museum is located 40 km (25 mi) north of Beijing city.[1][2]

Part of the museum is located inside a cave in the side of Datangshan Mountain. The cavern was originally part of the tunnels and underground bunker system of Shahezhen Airbase, and is 586 metres (1,905 ft) long by 11 metres (36 ft) high by 40 metres (130 ft) wide.[1][2] The road leading to the museum is actually also used as a taxiway between the base and bunker system.

Admission[edit]

The entrance fee is RMB ¥50 for the indoor displays, and some smaller exhibits inside the museum, such as the Orbis flying hospital airplane or Mao's airplane, cost ¥5 to enter. However, the outside displays are free to enter.

Collection[edit]

There are more than 200 aircraft on display, with an emphasis on the Korean War and the Cold War. The collection includes many unique machines, including a 1903 Wright Flyer replica.[1][2]

Aircraft on display include:[1][2]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Canadian Owners & Pilots Association Flight 8 (May 2008). "A Visit to Datangshan". Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Hunt, Adam (August 2008). "A visit to Datangshan". Retrieved 14 May 2010. 

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Coordinates: 40°10′59.4″N 116°21′24.3″E / 40.183167°N 116.356750°E / 40.183167; 116.356750