Photos Soviet Aircraft in the Netherlands
Photos Soviet Aircraft in the Netherlands

Photos - Soviet aircraft in the Netherlands

The Netherlands have two major aviation museums, Aviodrome in Lelystad and the Air Force Museum in Soesterberg. Both are specialized in the history of Dutch aviation with many vintage Fokker aircraft in their collection. There are some Soviet made aircraft on Display however, the Air Force Museum owns a MiG-21 like Aviodrome who also have two Antonov An-2 bi planes.

Aviodrome in Lelystad is a great Aviation museum. It owns a large collection of aircraft both in and outdoors including a Boeing 747, Lockheed Constellation, DC-3, Spitfire and many Fokker machines. The former Soviet Union is represented by an East German MiG-21PFM and two Antonov An-2 bi planes. One An-2 is still flying and not always present at the museum. The other An-2 is exhibited outdoors and visitors can enter it and sit in the cockpit. The Dutch Air Force Museum has a large collection of Dutch and NATO military aircraft plus a Soviet MiG-21PFM. None of these two museums has an impressive collection of Soviet aircraft but are still well worth a visit. Also some photos added from the Antonov An-2 at Texel, a Mil Mi-2 helicopter in Amsterdam and two more MiG-21s at Liberty Park and Wings of Liberation to complete the overview of Soviet aircraft on display in the Netherlands. We will add more pictures to this collection in case we are able to track more Soviet aviation heritage in the Netherlands.

Aviodrome Lelystad - Aviodrome entrance

Entrance of Aviodrome aviation museum in Lelystad The Netherlands

Aviodrome Lelystad - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F

East German Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PFM Fishbed F

Aviodrome Lelystad - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F

The Aviodrome MiG-21 is fully restored by the MiG Restore Team

Aviodrome Lelystad - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F

This MiG-21 was build in 1968 for the East German Air Force

Aviodrome Lelystad - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F

Inside the MiG-21 cockpit with instruments and control stick

Aviodrome Lelystad - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F

Side panel with many switches inside the cockpit of the MiG-21

Aviodrome Lelystad - Tupolev Tu-104 model

Model of an Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104 jet airliner on Schiphol

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

Antonov An-2R that Aviodrome bought from the Lithuanian Air Force

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

The An-2 is now painted in the colours of the Russian Air Force

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

Comtourist pilot Jochem ready to take this bird to the sky

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

Looking into the An-2 cockpit from the passenger compartment

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

Comtourist pilot Jochem is ready to fly this vintage Soviet beauty

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

Steering wheel and instruments in the cockpit of the Antonov An-2

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

Co-pilot position in the cockpit of the Antonov An-2 at Aviodrome

Aviodrome Lelystad - Antonov An-2R Colt

Throttle on the centre console of the Antonov An-2 bi plane

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