Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina

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Coordinates: 34°40′18.05″S 58°38′12.45″W / 34.6716806°S 58.6367917°W / -34.6716806; -58.6367917

Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica (MNA)
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Main hall, with Gloster Meteor (foreground), Huanquero (background) and Urubu (hanging from roof)
Established 13 January 1960
Location Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Type Aviation museum
Website www.fuerzaaerea.mil.ar/historia/museo_aeronautico.html

The Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica (MNA) (English: National Aeronautics Museum) is a museum located in the city of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, dedicated to the history of aviation, in particular the Argentine Air Force.

Its collection includes some unique aircraft, like the Pulqui I and Pulqui II fighter prototypes and a Latécoère XXV flown by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.

History[edit]

Gloster Meteor, at the previous location of the MNA, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, 1975

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, where the aircraft were displayed in the grounds without protection from the weather. In the 1980s it was proposed to relocate the museum to provide protection to the aircraft, a new facility close to the Ezeiza airport was suggested.

In the 2000s was relocated to the Morón Airport and Air Base, site of Argentina's first international airport, where hangars were available to protect most of the collection.

Collections[edit]

McDonnell Douglas MD-81 LV-WFN in 2009; currently donated to the museum

Aircraft on display include:

In February 2013, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81 (ex-Austral, LV-WFN) was donated to the museum, for restoration and exhibition. This aircraft is notable for having the highest number of flight hours worldwide for its type (70,444 hours in 60,350 cycles) as of March 2012, when it was retired.[2]

Other exhibits include:

  • an Anasagasti car, which was used by the Argentine Air Force.

Facilities[edit]

The museum is divided in differents halls, dedicated to specific themes:[3]

In addition there is a gift shop.

Gallery[edit]

Aircraft displayed[edit]

Other objects displayed[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FERNANDEZ VIVAS, Leandro. "Un millón de personas visitaron el Argentina Air Fest 2010". Rumbos Aeronauticos (Issue 18, Year 9) (in Spanish). Fuerza Aerea Argentina. Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Una nueva aeronave para el MNA" [A new aircraft for the MNA]. Aeroespacio (in Spanish) (Argentina: Fuerza Aerea Argentina (Argentine Air Force)). 27 February 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ MNA Website

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