(all photos copyright Ken Duffey)
Brand new purpose-built museum building.
Indigenous Beijing-1 - designed at the university.
Not sure about this one - I think it is a Czech design.
North American T6 Texan.
The crown jewels - the huge Northrop P-61 Black Widow.
Harbin H5 - based on the Il-28 Beagle.
RAF Harrier GR3.
Looking down from the balcony on the J-8.
J-8-IIA from the ground...
... and from above.
Harbin Z-5 - licence-built Mil Mi-4.
Fascinating entrance hall - in the shape of an airliner.
Cutaway J-6 in the entrance foyer.
RD-45 jet engine - a copy of the RR Nene..
PL-2 Sidewinder-based missiles.
Model of a Chinese space capsule.
'Silkworm' anti-ship missile.
What the well-dressed Chinese cosmonaut is wearing.
Keeping the square clean....
The entrance to the Forbidden City.
The front is being repainted - but Chairman Mao is timeless.
We're not inside yet.......
Panoramic view ....
Looking back at the entrance gates.
Entering the Porcelain museum.
Not the best conditions for photography.
Exquisite displays of porcelain.
Porcelain for export - note the writing.
Status symbols - the more animals, the more status.
Back to the central buildings.
Water container for firefighting.
Rear exit of the Forbidden City.
Surrounding moat and watchtower.
© Ken Duffey September 2013