Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

This bay in Safonovo village under a northern Russian city of Murmansk is a place of the first aircraft seadrome that appeared in 1936. Today it’s a location of the Museum of Northern Fleet Aviation.

It was reopened last year after reconstruction, now it has a new hangar for aircrafts which is a good historical exposition.

On the image above is a Be-6 monument in the bay.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

At the entrance to Safonovo one can see a monument to a legendary commander of the 2nd guard group B.F. Safonov, who was given a title of the Soviet Hero twice.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

At the museum itself is a monument to the fallen in WWII.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

The history of the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation goes back to 1976. The initiative of its creation belongs to aviators. It was built, repaired and filled with exhibits by pilots, engineers and aircraft technicians.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

MiG-15 monument standing at the museum.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

People are coming for an excursion too.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

The museum has three halls: of military time, memorial one and of the after-war period.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

The exposition has photo materials and documents revealing the history of the Northern Fleet aviation, that dates back to 1936.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Personal belongings of aviators-veterans, 53 Soviet Heroes among them, seem to be utterly interesting.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Photographs, documents, personal stuff of Northern Fleet fighters, models of aircrafts from different times…

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

In present days six pilots of marine aviation are honored to have the title of the Hero of the Russian Federation.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Real remains of bombs and crashed German aircrafts.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

This handmade table is a present to Safonov from England.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Model of aircraft-carrying heavy cruiser “Kuznetsov”.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Next to the main building is a house-museum of Yuri Gagarin – this is exactly where Yura, the first cosmonaut, lived with his family while being an ordinary militaryman. The house was brought here in 1983 from Korzunovo village.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Memorial rooms and interiors were recreated from memory of Yuri’s wife.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Moving forward to the aircraft hanger and tanks nearby.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Steam winch of a ship.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Air defence gun 1943.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

There are war time and after-war aircrafts in the museum hangar. Many of them were found in the mountains and restored by aviators of the Northern Fleet.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Until 2013, when the reconstruction was started, the hangar required some attention as well… The roof was in a poor condition, some fragments even fell down and damaged one of valuable retro planes.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Local journalists wrote a letter to President and in spring 2010 they finally started to receive funds. The museum used to have only two employees, now it has fifteen.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

This observation scout is the first aircraft in the Northern Fleet. It could speed up to 245 km/h, had a crew of three persons. Its body is fully made from wood.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

It took off only from water and landed on water as well. All personnel of 38 members had to take efforts to make it fly. They were pushing the craft to the tow line, removed wheels and then could see it taking off.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

English Hurricane.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

I-153.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Bell P-39 Aerocobra.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

High-speed bomber SB-2M-103.
In general 6656 units of different modifications were produced.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

I-16.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Another view.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Legendary ZIS-5.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Il-2.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Torpedo plane Il-28-T.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

The marine aviation began to use them since summer 1951. Ordinary bombers were reequipped into torpedo planes.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

S. V. Ilyushin and its engineers received Stalin Prize for creation of Il-28 S.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Interceptor Su-9.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

One of the newest exhibits – antisubmarine helicopter Ka-25PL.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Front view.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

The helicopter was designed by the bereau “Kamov” and put into production in 1965, into operation – on the 2nd of December, 1971. It served as a basis for various modifications with different purposes.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

The most popular fighter of the war time – Yak-9.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Soviet jet MiG-17 was used by many countries and participated in many armed conflicts, including ones in Vietnam and Middle East.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Shore-based attack helicopters Mi-4M.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Mi-4M were subsequently replaced by Mi-14.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft Yak-38.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Drone target aicraft La-17MM.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Messerschmitt 109.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Long-range bomber aircraft Il-4.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

This one was even shot in a movie.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Battle-plane Su-25.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

Po-2 По-2 is waiting for some attention.

Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?

People are having a good time here just like us and blogger fotografersha who has taken these photos!

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4 thoughts on “Whats New in the Museum of the Northern Fleet Aviation?”

    • I saw real versions of the migs 15, 17, 21 and 23 at the military museum in Bucharest Romania, the migs 15 and 17 are really small airplanes in real life, I didn’t expect them to be that small, the Mig 23 is the biggest one and the mig 21 lancer (the romanian version of the mig 21) is smaller than the mig 23

  1. Nice to see someone taking the time to keep & preserve these aircraft, and the history of the men & women who built & flew them.

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