Saturday 13 November 2010

 Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

The imposing front entrance to the museum.

Missile patrol boat on display outside the museum.

Main central hall.

MiG-15 and mural.

Looking down from the balcony.

Shenyang J-8 dominating the aircraft display.

Another view of the twin-engined J-8.

This scale model Caudron biplane was hanging from the ceiling in one of the side halls.

M-26 Pershing in the outside display area.

Taiwanese F-86 Sabre.

P-51 Mustang.

Tachikawa Ki-36 Type 98 Reconnaissance aircraft in Red Army of China Air Force markings.

Tupolev Tu-2 bomber.

Ex-Taiwanese T-33

This Nanchang Q-5 was available for cockpit viewing - but there were too many kids in the queue......

Rickshaw ride.....

Which one will get the short straw???............

..... for the heavyweights.

Typical Hutong courtyard.

Approaching the Drum Tower.

The magnificent reverberating drum beating ceremony.

Climbing back down the dark, steep stairway......