Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

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.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

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.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Bypass turbojet R95-300 in the rear end unit on the special shoe that moves forward from the frame before a launch.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Cruise missile seeker KSR-2.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Actuating lever of a Tu-160 and a control panel

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Catapult seat and airborne recorder

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

One of the first Soviet airborne recorders, this model recordered height only.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

The upper one is H-55, the lower one is H-15

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Exposition under open sky

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

An-2 was used by the first Soviet cosmonauts for parachute training

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

To the right is KSR-2UD, training model of an anti-ship missile KRS-2.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

The largest in the world refuelling tanker ZMS-2. Made from a strategic bomber 3M.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

The closer one is a king missile H-20M. It has a thermonuclear warhead with power 0,8-3Mt.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Weapon carrier Tu-95K-22 with a suspended H-22.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Tu-134UBL. Trainer for pilots.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

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.

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

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”

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

An-12BP and An-24VSR

Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels

Missile carrier Tu-95K-22

Location: Engels, the Saratov region

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6 thoughts on “Museum of Long Range Aviation In Engels”

  1. That’s quite a political statement on that fighter. Maybe the translation isn’t quite clear. It seems that the Russians are apologizing to Belarus, why would the Russians apologize when the plane was going from Belarus to Russia?

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