Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina
The Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica (MNA) ( English: National Aeronautics Museum ) is a museum located in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, dedicated to the history of aviation, in particular the Argentine Air Force.
The museum was created on January 13, 1960, by decree 264/60 of the President of the Republic, its first director and main supporter being Brigadier Edmundo Civatti Bernasconi. It was initially located at the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, and in the 2000s was relocated to the Morón Airport and Air Base, site of Argentina's first international airport.
Aircraft on display include:
- Latécoère XXV flown by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for Aeroposta Argentina
- Junkers Ju 52
- FMA I.Ae. 22 DL built by the Fabrica Militar de Aviones
- Fiat G.55
- FMA I.Ae. 27 Pulqui I prototype, the first jet designed and built in South America
- FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II prototype 5, first swept-wing jet fighter designed and built in South America
- I.Ae. 41 Urubú flying wing designed by Reimar Horten
- FMA IA 50 Guaraní II
- North American F-86 Sabre
- Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
- Sikorsky S-55 helicopter
- Bell UH-1 Huey
- Sikorsky S-61 used by the Presidential flight
- Avro Lincoln
- Gloster Meteor
- FMA IA 58 Pucará
- English Electric Canberra
- Dassault Mirage III
Also included is an Anasagasti car, which was also used by the Argentine Air Force.
The museum is divided between differents halls:
- Motores: displaying aviation engines.
- Malvinas: which includes a Grumman HU-16 Albatross amphibian used in the 1970s to establish a route line between Comodoro Rivadavia and the Falklands Islands.
- Antartida: for material used in Antarctica.
- Pioneros: dedicated to Aviation pioneers.
- Torre de control: details the interior of a control tower.
- Pegaso: to host events.
- Icaro: coffee shop.
In addition there is a gift shop.
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