Airplane Museum of Szolnok

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Airplane Museum of Szolnok
JA 37 Viggen front view.jpg
Saab JA 37 Viggen at the Airplane Museum
Established 1973
Location Szolnok, Hungary
Type Aviation museum
Website http://www.repulomuzeum.hu/

The Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum ("Airplane Museum of Szolnok") is a large museum displaying old military and civilian aircraft and aircraft engines in Szolnok, Hungary. It is located next to the "Lt. Ittebei Kiss József" Helicopter Base of the Hungarian Air Force.

History[edit]

The museum started out as the aircraft and technical peripherals collection of the "Kilián György Flight Technical College" in 1973. Since then many things changed but the collection remained, growing always bigger. Originally the museum focused on military aviation but later civil and utility aircraft were introduced to the collection which is divided into two: the open air part, and a separate indoor area with weaponry, uniforms and photographic collections. The museum also stores the remains of a number of Second World War warplanes shot down over Hungary and it plays a leading role in salvaging and conservation of such wrecks. As result of these efforts the museum recovered an Il-2, two Me-109s and a LaGG-5. The collection also included a Lisunov Li-2 which was since restored to airworthy condition, thus becoming the only airworthy exemplar of the kind.

Collection[edit]

Fixed-wing motorized aircraft[edit]

Ilyushin Il-28 light bomber
Yakovlev Yak-11 (LET C-11) trainer aircraft, sold in 2006

Gliders[edit]

Helicopters[edit]

Kamov Ka-26 helicopter

Engines[edit]

  • Avia M-462 RF
  • BMW 801
  • Daimler-Benz DB 605
  • Fejes Jenő's experimental engine
  • Isotov GTD-350
  • Isotov TV2-117A
  • Ivchenko AI-14 R
  • Ivchenko AI-26V
  • Ivchenko AI-20M
Isotov TV2-117A turboshaft engine

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • A unique Fiat G.12 fuselage section
  • Ejector seats
  • Various onboard weapon systems
  • Aerial photo reconnaissance cameras
  • Radar systems

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°7′53″N 20°13′11″E / 47.13139°N 20.21972°E / 47.13139; 20.21972