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PostPosted: 15 May 2020, 22:47 
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If every you are in Germany I highly recommend you visit the Speyer Technik Museum for its abundance of aircraft.

https://speyer.technik-museum.de/en/

Here is video with a brief overview (though the limited commentary is in German):


And here are some of the crappy phone pics I took:


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Alongside boats, an impressive assortment of cars etc you will find all sorts of civilian and military aircraft - on poles, on the ground, in exhibition halls...

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Fancy a walk along a 747 wing, or a look into the cockpit? How about exploring the cargo bay all while airborne (well sort of)?

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Most famous though is its prize possession - a Buran Soviet spaceshuttle!

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Fighters everywhere - from both sides of the cold war. Here and F15, but also several Migs, F4s, F14s and many more.

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Here is a shape that we are bit more familiar with.


A full inventory list of pics and descriptors from somebody else here: http://www.sbap.be/museum/speyer/speyer.htm


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PostPosted: 15 May 2020, 22:59 
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and yes, you get to get inside the Buran!


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The Yanks won't let you forget who won the race.

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Buran cockpit

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Worth a day out?! :-k



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Not nearly as impressive as Speyer on the aviation front, the Berlin Technikmuseum is also worth a visit:

https://technikmuseum.berlin/en/


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A Dakota C-47 (no turbodak upgrade here) from the Berlin Airlift takes pride of place.

Lots of WW2 planes and early missiles.

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PostPosted: 16 May 2020, 15:30 
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Thanks for posting Sparrow!

Great stuff 8)

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PostPosted: 16 May 2020, 15:54 
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Wow, a B747 on a pole! :shock: :D

Definitely museums worth visiting.

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If you can, go and look at the German airforce museum in Berlin-Gatow

https://mhm-gatow.de/en/

There is an F4 Phantom 38 34 that uses to be with "Jagdgeschwader 72"

Very nice Plane....

Lost all the Pictures I had from the last flight to Berlin Schönefled. She was then move by road the Gatow


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PostPosted: 17 May 2020, 15:14 
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Another one is the Auto & Technik MUSEUM in Sinsheim,

https://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/en/concorde

They also have a Concorde an TU144 on the roof of some of the displays.

A lot of complaints about it, it can be seen from the A6 Autobahn and that is frowned on. can distract drivers


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Thanks Pepster. Yes we definitely have Sinsheim on our list. Concorde and TU144 together can't be missed. Will report back here!


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PostPosted: 03 Jul 2020, 16:25 
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Another nice museum is the "Air Park Zruč u Plzně" one in the Czech Republic

https://airpark.wz.cz/?page_id=32&lang=en

Very nice tour Guides
https://airpark.wz.cz/?page_id=400&lang=en


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