At the air base Engels there is a Museum of Long-Range Aviation that was opened in September, 6th, 2000.
A part of exhibits are in a building, planes are under open sky. It’s not easy to get there like to any interesting place. The museum is located on the territory of a working military unit and to enter it you have to undergo a difficult quest.
Strategic air launched cruise missile H-55 of “air-to-surface” class. Before the launch of the missile the tail and the wing are folded and open with help of cartriges only upon actuation of a catapult launching device.
Bypass turbojet R95-300 in the rear end unit on the special shoe that moves forward from the frame before a launch.
Cruise missile seeker KSR-2.
Actuating lever of a Tu-160 and a control panel
Catapult seat and airborne recorder
One of the first Soviet airborne recorders, this model recordered height only.
The upper one is H-55, the lower one is H-15
Exposition under open sky
An-2 was used by the first Soviet cosmonauts for parachute training
To the right is KSR-2UD, training model of an anti-ship missile KRS-2.
The largest in the world refuelling tanker ZMS-2. Made from a strategic bomber 3M.
The closer one is a king missile H-20M. It has a thermonuclear warhead with power 0,8-3Mt.