Sunday 26 August 2007
St Basil's in Red Square - after its recent clean
T-34 at the entrance to the Central Armed Forces Museum.
The wreckage of Gary Power's U-2 is again on display.....
....another view of the infamous U-2.
Not much has changed outside - this Mi-24A still looks the same.....
.....as does this MiG-17.
Lenin University at the top of Sparrow Hills.
Steam Locomotive at Victory Park...
US built Sherman tank.....
British Matilda II tank supplied under Lend-Lease.
Soviet made T-34.
This Kamov Ka-26 sports Soviet Navy markings - although I'm not sure that the type actually served with the AVMF?
Superbly restored Ilyushin Il-4 medium bomber.
Tucked away behind the Li-2 is this restored cockpit section from a Ju-88.
Park Pobed (Victory Park) is a really beautiful memorial to the Great Patriotic War - with magnificent buildings, parkland,
flower beds and fountains - well worth a longer visit.
Fountains at Victory Park.
The 'restoration area' at Victory Park had the remains of a Hurricane being rebuilt for display.
Another ongoing restoration is this Japanese Ki-43 'Hayabusa'
Yak-38 recently moved from the Yakovlev Mueum.
Mi-1 Helicopter beautifully restored.
Jaguar XK-120 waiting to go inside.
Scale model of the Yak-44 - another ex-Yakovlev Museum exhibit.
Genuine Messerschmitt Bf-109G awaiting re-assembly.....
...another shot of the 'Gustav'.
What the exhibits will eventually look like after the rework - this immaculate Chrysler is in the entrance hall.
The A-90 'Orlyonok' (Sea Eagle) has been moved from the water alongside the submarine onto its own display mounting.
The Project 641B submarine 'Novosibirsk Komsomolets' (NATO Foxtrot) is open to the public -
unfortunately it had closed by the time we got there.
The Orlyonok is not yet open - and is difficult to photograph over the surrounding fence!
A better view can be had from the opposite bank of the small inlet.
Another exhibit in front of the A-90 is this naval assault hovercraft..