Tag Archives: Aviation

Virginia Aviation Museum to close

The Virginia Aviation Museum located on the edge of Richmond International Airport, is closing at the end of June. The museum has a collection of 38 military & civilian aircraft, some original, some reproductions, that will hopefully be relocated and preserved. They include a 1917 SPAD VII;...

Messerschmitt Bf 109 Relocated

The rather spectacular Bf 109 that has been displayed at the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (Luftwaffe museum) in Gatow on the outskirts of Berlin for the last 21 years has been moved to the Luftfahrt Technisches Museum (Aviation Technical Museum) in Rechlin, Germany where she is now...

Fokker DR.1 Dreidecker

This Dreidecker (“triplane”) is a reproduction at the Luftwaffe Museum in Gatow. According to Wikipedia, 320 of these machines were built, but only three are thought to have survived WW1. Serial 528/17 was retained as a testbed by the Deutschen Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt (German Aviation Research Institute)...

Messerschmitt Bf110F-2 – 5052

BF110F-2 Werknummer 5052 is on display in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin. This aircraft served with 13./Zerstörergruppe JG5 at KemiJarvi, Finland during 1943. On January 11, it was damaged by train-mounted flak while flying a four plane mission against railway lines between Murmansk and Leningrad. Pilot Helmut Ziegenhagen...

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