Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum

One training base near Monino was disbanded and now available for any visitors. It’s the place that does not function anymore but where still so much interesting can be found. We gonna spend some time here: inside the base premises and around the territory where old aircrafts must have found their final stand.

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Educational building is abandoned but still guarded.

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Huge hangar nearby was allegedly used during WWII.

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Have you ever hidden from rain under a plane?

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Can’t get in…

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Fuel tanks

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The size of the school installation can be compared with a size of a cellphone.

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Who knows what this is?

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Still functioning bunker

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They look like aerial bombs

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Another closed bunker

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On the territory of the base there is a place often called Museum of Monino.

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Some aircrafts are in pretty good condition!

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Fighters

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Everything that could be sold was stolen…

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Air inlets

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They say it is M-17 “Stratosphere” and it looks amazing! It has only one engine – in the rear of the cabin, the air inlet canals are on both sides of this very cabin.

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“State committee inventions of the USSR”

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In the air inlets

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Dangerous

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Its cabin is destroyed, its blade is broken.

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Lock

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Some supersonic vehicle

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So pity such a beauty is often hidden behind barbed wire and concrete fences so one has to penetrate into such object illegally to see them.

Construction of all these vehicles in the USSR together must cost more than a billion!

Location: Monino

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17 thoughts on “Air Force Museum”

  1. Correct me if I’m wrong cause I’m not an expert (also I hope i didn’t miscount photos):
    Yak-28 on first photo,
    photos 7-16 and 18-19: Tu-95,
    photo 66 – Su-25
    photo 67 – Il-76 in flight
    photo 69 – An-12
    photo 70 – (left to right) An-12, An-22, An-12
    photo 71 – Bartini Beriev VVA-14
    photo 72 – Mi-24
    photo 73 – Yaks-28 and others (i think MiG-15’s canopy and MiG-25’s fin can be seen )
    photo 74 – Yak-28 and MiG-25(?)
    photos 75-77 – Yak-28
    photos 78-81 – MiG-25
    photos 82-86 – MiG-23 or 27
    photo 87 – Yak-140 probably
    photo 88 – Yak-28
    photos 89-97 – M-17 if you say so 🙂
    photos 98-99 – Yak 28
    photos 100-103 – MiG-23 or 27
    photos 104-108 – Mi-24
    photo 109 – Tu-114
    photo 110 – Il-76 in the middle, right is M-55, left is Tu-22M(?)
    photo 111 – An-26 and An-22 in the backgroung
    photo 112 – Mi-26 tail rotor
    photo 113 – Tu-144
    photo 114 – An-12
    photo 115 – Il-18(?)
    photo 116 – Su-25 and VVA-14 in background

    • Hello JC,
      I was there in the 90’s when the military where still in charge ; really sad to see the Museum today. There are many very interesting aircraft iside the hangars, even 2 ‘flying saucers’ from the 50’s. The Museum is about 40 KM north to Moscou
      Regards, John

  2. 55.835373,38.186883 Hangar location.
    Other pictures = kids playing in the junk on the SW corner of the museum grounds.
    The museum is quite amazing and definitely worth a visit!

  3. I can’t believe what this once glorious place looks like. I used to go to <> museum as a kid, and it was in a good shape, nothing was broken/stolen.

  4. I have done a lot of exploring in the UK and some of the pictures I have seen from Russia look simply amazing. If I was to visit, how safe would exploring a site like this usually be? Thanks

  5. I could spend days walking around this place. I bet there are a bunch of Nixie tubes out in those piles of junk.

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