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CHINESE AVIATION MUSEUM

 
   
 

The Chinese Aviation Museum is about 40 miles north of Beijing. located on a former air base that includes a hanger built into the side of Xiao Tang hill. The former runway is about a mile from this hanger with taxiways and aprons between them. The museum has about 200 aircraft plus many related weapons such as anti-aircraft cannon and radars.The aircraft include Soviet types such as MIG-15,MIG -17, and Tupolev TU-4. There are many Chinese built aircraft and several Japanese and American aircraft as well; also 5 MIG-15 from the North Korean air force. The Chinese aircraft have designations by type and the factories are named for the cities in which they are located - such as Shenyang, Xi'an, Chengdu, Harbin, and Nanchang.
There are three sections in the museum. The main one is the tunnel - former hanger - in which aircraft are parked in two rows. There are also models and displays on the walls. Immediately inside is a special display devoted to the Feng Ru No 2, early airplane. FengRu was the fist Chinese airplace designer. Six years after the first Wright Brothers flight, Feng Ru successfully flew his design.
The aircraft here include WWII Chinese and Japanese; then some post WWII types such as MIG 15 and MIG 17 and Chinese F-2, F-5, F-6, F-7, and F-8. There are also 4 A-5 attack aircraft and three B-5 (Chinese IL-28) and a B-5, a BT-5 trainer and a BR-5R recon aircraft. There is a Saber from the Pakistan air force, a US Army UH-1H from Vietnam and a F-104S (gift from the Italian air force).
Outside the tunnel is a line of 19 fighters. One is a MIG-15 from North Korea and the others are Chinese. Four FT-2 trainers and one FT-6 trainer version of the MIG-19; and 13 F-5, Chinese version ofthe MIG-17.
Further on is a large apron and grass area in which there are large transports and bombers. And behind them is a row of helicopters. The bombers include two TU-4's. There are also 2 C-46 Commandos, four Rusisan built C-47 Dakotas, an Il-10, Il-12, and Il-14. A single Vicount, the only one China has, and AN-12, An-24, TU-124 andsome AN-2's, The helicopters include 5 Z-5 (Mi-4) and 2 Z-6 (MI-8). There is a Be-12 flying boat on the specially built lake.

 
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A small theater area at the entrance to the tunnel - the copy of the Feng Ru aircraft is in the background

 
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Visitors inspecting the Feng Ru aircraft.

 
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Feng Ru fabric biplane

 
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Feng Ru fabric byplane

 
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Models of various aircraft from different countries.

 

The Italian air force F-104s

 
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F-6 Super sonic fighter from Shenyang company

 
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F-6 supersonic fighter Dongfeng 102 - based on MIG-19P - 1962 new delivery

 
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F-6A first all weather supersonic aircraft from Shenyang company

 
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F-6A first all weather supersonic aircraft from Shenyang company

 
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F-6B, Nachang company

 
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F-6 II Shenyang company

 
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F-6 IV, Shenyang company

 
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F-6 IV, Shenyang company

 
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FT-6 trainer

 
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F-6 III, advanced 1973

 
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F-6 III, advanced 1973

 
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RF-6 Recon aircraft

 
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Italian air force F-104s

 
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The Italian air force F-104s

 
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Italian air force F-104s

 
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View of part of the double rows of aircraft inside the museum

 
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Models of American and other aircraft

 
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More models or various aircraft

 
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More models or various aircraft

 
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AD200 - twin seat - rear prop

 
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AD200 - twin seat - rear prop

 
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Murals and displays along museum walls.

 
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Murals and displays along museum walls.

 
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Propeller driven biplane

 
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Propeller driven biplane

 
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propeller aircraft

 
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FT5 - Trainer - Cheng Du company

 
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MIG fighter

 
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MIG fighter

 
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MIG fighter

 
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F-8 supersonic - 1969

 
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F-8 supersonic - 1969

 
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Rosamonde 1 byplane - 1923

 
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Y-5 transport based on the A-2 - 1957

 
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F-6A fighter - Shenyang

 
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Propeller driven biplane

 
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MIG

 
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Japanese light bomber 1937 - World war II

 
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P-40E, Curtis Flying tiger fighter

 
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U.S. Air Force aircraft - T-28D trainer, North American 1949.

 
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MI 24D Helicopter 1972

 
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Qing Ting 5 - ultra light aircraft

 
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Row of MIG or Chinese versions

 
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Gyro plane

 
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Tu-2 bomber sent to China in 1950.

 
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General view of the museum with two rows of aircraft - and in the center the tail of a large bomber

 
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Models of various aircraft

 
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Model of the American P-38 Lightening.

 
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RB - 5 Recon bomber

 
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RB-5 recon bomber

 
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RB-5 Recon bomber

 
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Propeller aircraft

 
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P-51 Mustang

 
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Propeller aircraft - trainer?

 
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Chinese version of MIG

 
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trainer?

 
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P-40 fighter - Flying Tigers

 
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Trainer?

 
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RB-5 recon bomber

 
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View inside the museum - unfortunately the lack of light makes for a very poor photo.

 
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propeller aircraft

 
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models of aircraft

 
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Row of bombers and transport aircraft on museum grounds.

 
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Row of bombers and transport aircraft on museum grounds.

 
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Large transport aircraft

 
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Large transport aircraft

 
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Transport aircraft

 
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Transport aircraft

 
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Airborne radar aircraft

 
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Transport aircraft

 
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Transport aircraft

 
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Helicopter row in the distance.

 
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IL-62 aircraft

 
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ORBIS - flying hospital aircraft

 
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Tu-4 bomber

 
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DR-5 Recon drone under aircraft wing.

 
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Tu-124 bomber

 
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Anti-aircraft cannon on display in museum grounds.

 
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Anti-aircraft cannon on display in museum grounds.

 
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The hill in which the museum- hanger is located - with a shrine

 
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The hill into which the hanger - museum was built - with shrine.

 
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EB-5 Electronic jammer aircraft

 
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BE-6 sea plane

 
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BE-6 sea plane

 

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