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Photos Polish Aviation museum

Photos - Polish Aviation museum Krakow

The Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow has a large collection of Soviet and other Warsaw Pact aircraft. Comtourist visited Krakow in the winters of 2004 and 2011 and visited the museum on both occasions. Comtourist photographed almost every aircraft of the museum and you will find them in this article.

The Krakow Aviation Museum is located on Rakowice, a military airfield that closed in 1963. The hangars are used as exposition buildings and aircraft are displayed on the old apron. A new main museum building was constructed in 2011 and many other improvements were conducted to the exhibition. The museum also features a cold war exposition in a dedicated building. The museum has a collection of more then 100 aircraft including military and civil airplanes and helicopters. Many of these aircraft are models build by Polish plants WKS and PZL. Some of the highlights are the Ilyushin Il-14S, Ilyushin Il-28U, Yakovlev Yak-23, PZL M-15 and an Avia B-33. The museum also has a large collection of aircraft engines including the Tumansky RD-9 turbojet engine. Comtourist recommends every aviation enthusiasts to visit the Polish Aviation museum when visiting Krakow. This beautiful Polish city is really worth a visit and has many other attractions like the ski resort Zakopane and the communist 1950s model town Nowa Huta. . A new main museum building was constructed in 2011 and many other improvements were conducted to the exhibition.

Krakow - Museum entrance

Aircraft wing marking the entrance road to the Aviation Museum

Krakow - Museum entrance ticket

Entrance ticket off the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow

Krakow - Museum guide book

Polish Aviation Museum guidebook with a complete aircraft overview

Krakow - Museum leaflet

Plan of the outdoor exhibition of the Polish Aviation Museum

Krakow - Museum leaflet

Plan of the cold war exhibition of the Polish Aviation Museum

Krakow - Museum main building

Main building of the excellent Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow

Krakow - NATO vs Warsaw Pact expostion

Missiles and machines guns in the Warsaw Pact vs. Nato building

Krakow - NATO vs Warsaw Pact expostion

Old Soviet computer system used on Warsaw Pact air bases

Krakow - NATO vs Warsaw Pact expostion

Soviet posters in the NATO vs. Warsaw Pact exposition building

Krakow - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15UTI Midget

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15UTI Midget two seat dual control trainer

Krakow - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-19PM Farmer-E

MiG-19PM armed with 4 Kaliningrad K-5M beam riding missiles

Krakow - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21BIS Fishbed-L

MiG-21bis the ultimate development of this famous Soviet fighter

Krakow - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21F-13 Fishbed-C

MiG-21F-13, the first MiG-21 model to be produced in large numbers

Krakow - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed-J

A MiG-21MF equipped with RP-22 radar and R13-300 turbojet engine

Krakow - Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed-J

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed export version of the MiG-21SM

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