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.
Weapon carrier Tu-95K-22 with a suspended H-22.
Tu-134UBL. Trainer for pilots.
4 units of Tu-22. It was the breakdown record holder, only before 1975 70 vehicles had crashed. Sometimes crews simple refused to fly by it.
When the planes were given to Russia from Belarus they wrote these words: “Forgive us, Belorussian land, it was not us who separated you with Russia, we took care of you as of Russia, and loved you as much as we loved Russia”
An-12BP and An-24VSR
Missile carrier Tu-95K-22
Location: Engels, the Saratov region