Tuesday 9 September 2008

 In and around Moscow.

Lavochkin monument

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Interesting way to display an La-7...

... not sure about the authenticity of the camouflage though...

The murals were interesting....


Vadim Zadorozhny Technical Museum

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M3 Half Track .......

....and its German equivalent - the SdKfz 251.

M4 Sherman suppplied to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease.

Inside the main building was this superbly restored Yak-9.....

....in the markings of Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Kleshev.

Another superb exhibit - a Yak-3.

A Yak-11 trainer.

Restored Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 - Werke Nummer 411768...





This SPAD Replica is about to be raised into place inside the main hall.

Yakovlev 'Pchela 1M' UAV.

Photo on the wall showing a Yak-3 in formation with a Yak-38.

Wind tunnel model of the Yak-44 Shipborne AWACS project.

Another wind tunnel model - this time a Yak-141.

Selection of Yak trainers hanging from the ceiling....


Yakovlev 'AIR-14' or 'UT-1'.

Yakovlevs first powered aircraft - the 'AIR-1'.

Yakovlev UT-2.

The car collection is fantastic - although I couldn't identify them all (although they all have labels). This is a BMW....

....as is this.....

The badge says Delahaye!

Mercedes 540K (I think?)

Alfa-Romeo ?

This Alfa-Romeo looked magnificent!


Massive Soviet-era Zil limousine.

As well as aircraft and cars - there were some motorbikes...

The badge identifies this as a BMW!

...don't know about this one though....

In the grounds outside was this tank - the label of which identified it as an experimental RPTK tank 'Rubin'.

T-55 tank.

I think this is a T-72?

Russian SP Gun.

Yak-38 'Forger'.

Mil Mi-1 helicopter.

Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI)

Although we were not allowed to take photographs this year - I did get permission to snap this wing panel from a Baade 150..

....and the escape capsule from a USAF F-111 shot down over Vietnam.