7 The Museum Of Civil Aviation In Ulyanovsk

The Museum Of Civil Aviation In Ulyanovsk


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The museum of civil aviation in Ulyanovsk is one the largest aviation museums in Russia. It contains over 9000 exhibits including hundreds of originals.

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The Antonov An-14 Pchelka (“Little Bee”) was a Soviet utility aircraft which was first flown on 15 March 1958. It is one of the most interesting and beautiful machines among other Soviet light aircrafts. With very stable flight characteristics, the An-14 could be flown by anyone after a few hours of basic training. A small number of An-14 are still in airworthy condition.

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Serial production started in 1966, and about 340 examples were built by the time production ended in 1972. An-14 couldn’t replace a more modern model of An-2. An-28 and An-38 were later modifications of the plane.

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The Antonov An-24  is a 44-seat twin turboprop transport designed and manufactured in the Soviet Union by the Antonov Design Bureau from 1957.

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Flying range is 3000 km, course speed is 490 km an hour, maximum take-off mass is 21 tons. Over 1000 of the airplanes were produced and 300 machines are exploited today. By the 6th of September 149 An-24 planes were lost in the result of accidents, and 2034 of people died. One serious accident occurred on August 8, 2011 in Blagoveshchensk city when a plane landed 200 meters away from the flight strip because of the storm. 10 passengers got severe traumas. The machine is not subject to restoration.

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M-15 is an agricultural aircraft that was developed in Poland in 1970 following the order of the USSR.

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The Let L-410 Turbolet is a twin-engined short-range transport aircraft, manufactured by the Czech aircraft manufacturer LET, mostly used for passenger transport. Since 1969 more than 1100 airframes have been produced.

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The Mi-1 was a Soviet three- or four-seat light utility helicopter. It was the first Soviet helicopter to enter serial production. It is powered by one 575 hp Ivchenko AI-26V radial. It entered service in 1950 and was first seen on the 1951 Soviet Aviation Day, Tushino and was produced for 16 years. More than 1,000 were built in the USSR and 1,594 in Poland, as SM-1.

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7 Responses to “The Museum Of Civil Aviation In Ulyanovsk”

  1. Daniel says:

    Those historic aircraft deserve better storage conditions. I guess it’s a question of funding, not of interest.

  2. MegaByte says:

    Mi-4 copter looks like american Sikorsky H-19 from 1950.

  3. Hirsh says:

    With good reason. Soviet designers were smart enough to adopt a good idea when they saw it, and the layout of the then new H-19 opened up cabin space and put the engine in a more easily serviced position, among other advantages. It was a good design layout and the Soviets appreciated that, that’s all. Other then a rather uncanny passing resemblance they are quite different from the H-19.

  4. Ham are sick, Al says:

    Would like to see photos of the interiors of the larger aircraft…

  5. Sanjok says:

    Anyway, Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was born in Russian Empire. So… No Russia -> No Sikosrsky -> No choppers for the US. Ha-ha.

  6. CaptainGroove says:

    Man, get those beautiful things indoors now! The ANT-4??!! Out in the meadow???!!! Are you crazy?? Jeeezz Louise.

  7. METEORMAN says:

    Love them all but the TU-114 is still my favourite airliner. Would have loved to make the trip from Moscow to Havana in one.

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