Friday 19 August 2011

Monino, Star City & Ledovo-Dolgoye.


The new reception block at Monino is built - but not yet open.....

...... although the Great Patriotic War hangar is now open for business.

Ilyushi Il-2 'Shturmovik' looking good in its new setting.

On the opposite side is the Petlyakov Pe-2 fast bomber.

Yakovlev Yak-9U displayed with its Klimov VK-107A inline engine.

Bell P-63 Kingcobra and its Allison engine.

Replica MiG-3 and AM-35.

Polikarpov I-16 and M-25A radial engine.

A panoramic view from the balcony.

The new hangar is airy and well-lit.

Looking down on the I-16.

"Death to the German Occupiers" on the MiG-3.

A view from the hangar door.

The Tu-4 still stands guard at the entrance to the open air exhibits..........

....... as does the mighty Mil V-12.

The Tu-124 that was burned out is at last receiving some attention.

With the opening of the new GPW hangar, some of the outdoor exhibits have been moved inside the old hangar - including this Tu-2......

.... the Tupolev SB.......

.... and the Ilyushin DB-3.

The Sopwith Triplane replica has had a new coat of paint - I'm not sure of its authenticity though.......

Star City

Inside the massive centrifuge building

Mock ups inside the huge zero-gravity water tank.

Cosmonaut traing mock up.


Forlorn looking MiG-21MT.

Mi-24 Hind-A

Ken Duffey

August 2011

All Photos Copyright Ken Duffey