China Aviation Museum

China Aviation Museum

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China Aviation Museum

Introduction: IntroductionChina Aviation Museum is about 40 miles north of Beijing and located in the foot o..

Tickets:China Aviation Museum fee and opening hoursAdmission 50yuan,25yuan for studentsOpening hours 8

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China Aviation Museum Introduction

China Aviation Museum is about 40 miles north of Beijing and located in the foot of  fascinating Xiao Tang Hill (XiaoTangShan) in Chang Ping County. O­n November 11, 1989, it was opened to the public in the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
The museum was founded o­n part of an airbase; the runways are a mile distant and are connected to the museum by a long taxiway, which is also used as access for the traffic. Next to the museum the taxiway continues up the hill; in the hill is a large U-shaped tunnel, which, in the operational days of this part of the airbase undoubtedly sheltered numerous aircraft. Near to the taxiway there are some aprons and a hangar, so there is room for many, many aircraft, mostly military but also some civil o­nes.At present, the aviation museum collected more than 200 airplanes with the types exceeding 100, and weapon and equipped samples like ground-air missile, high cannon, radar, aviation bomb and aviation cameras. Among which, lots of them are the precious cultural relics of the country and world aviation treasure works.

China Aviation Museum Features

The museum has three parts. First the tunnel, of which both entrances are guarded by an F-7 (the Chinese MIG-21). More than fifty aircraft are parked inside the tunnel in two rows, but photographing is difficult as it is rather dark. At o­ne side there are a number of aircraft from WWII, both Chinese and captured Japanese aircraft. Then a number of aircraft from the period after the Second World War follow, like the MIG-15 and MIG-17, their Chinese alternatives F-2 and F-5, some F-6 and F-7s and an F-8. Some of the older F-2 and F-5s have the well known 'MIG-kills' under the canopy; in this case they shot American and South Korean aircraft during the Korean War. Five MIG-15s from the Korean War (air force of North Korea) are present.
The second part of the museum is a 'flight line' of nineteen fighters parked o­n the taxiway outside. No ropes, fences or information boards make these aircraft perfect for photographing. o­ne of the aircraft is a MIG-15 from North Korea, the others are from the Chinese air force. Four FT-2s (the trainer version of the MIG-15), o­ne FT-6 (the trainer version of the MIG-19, very rare!) and thirteen F-5s (the Chinese MIG-17).
The third part of the museum are the aprons, the grass, the corners of the airfield and even the small lake. Here the large aircraft and the helicopters can be found, together with even more fighters. Some aircraft worth mentioning are the following - two giant TU-4s (the Russian version of the B-29 bomber) in Chinese colors; a TU-16 bomber, although this type is still active in the Chinese forces; two C-46 Commandos without any registration; four Russian built C-47 Dakotas of the Chinese air force; an Il-10, Il-12 and Il-14; the o­nly Viscount the Chinese ever had; the AN-12, AN-24 and a TU-124. Also some AN-2s, two of which have floats! And a number of helicopters, include five Z-5s (MI-4) and two Z-6s (MI-8). Very fine is a Be-12 near a small lake, especially made for this flying boat.

China Aviation Museum Tickets

China Aviation Museum fee and opening hours
Admission 50yuan,25yuan for students
Opening hours 8:00-17:30

China Aviation Museum Transporation

Bus No. 912 at Andingmen station, and get off at the gate of Aviation Museum directly.

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