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State Aviation Museum of Ukraine (Zhuliany)

State Museum aviation Ukraine (Zhulyany) is the youngest and, at the same time, the largest historical and technical museum of the country. It was created in 2003, having crowned with its discovery the largest date - the 100th anniversary of world aviation. The museum is located on the territory of the former training aviation base (UATB) KIIGA (now NAU), and the aircraft assigned to it became the core of his collection. However, having begun with just 30 aircraft, today Zhulyany owns an exposition already in almost 70 aircraft and helicopters. Another area - samples of aviation weapons and UAVs, as well as the exposure of aircraft engines. The museum’s on-site funds showcase the development of almost all the leading aviation design bureaus of the Soviet period - Tupolev, Yakovlev, Ilyushin, Antonov, Sukhoi, Mikoyan-Gurevich, Kamov, Mil, Beriev, as well as replicas of the early twentieth century. In turn, the collections are formed both on the basis of the designation of the aircraft, and by belonging to individual design bureaus. The exception is KB. A.N. Tupolev - here is a separate "Beckfire collection", which includes Tu-22M family bombers.

The collections of the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau aircraft, as well as the M. M. Mil Design Bureau helicopters presented in our funds, are among the most complete in the world. It also exhibits the now rare MiG-15UTI and Mi-1M. And the museum is the second largest collection in the CIS in terms of the number of experienced and single sides - more only in the Russian Monino. In Zhulyany, you can see the first prototype IL-86, the second prototype / first serial Il-18, the first serial Tu-104, the pre-production Tu-134, as well as the Tu-22M0 from the experimental series and others. Each of these machines is at the same time also the oldest model of its type that has survived to this day. Sources of constant replenishment of the exhibit number of the museum are airfields, on which decommissioned sides are preserved - historical evidence of the development of domestic aviation. These machines were brought into the expositional state by the efforts of the enterprises of the Ukrainian aviation industry, after which they took their place on the site in Zhulyany. On many of the airplanes presented at the museum, the main systems are still operational. In particular, all the electronics are functioning properly on such machines, and more recently, they started engine starts. Thanks to this, the interest of the guests in visiting the pilot cabins of the IL-62 plane and the Mi-8 helicopter does not cease, because anyone can sit at the helm. The close proximity of the existing airport "Kiev" (Zhulyany), whose runway runs 100 meters behind a transparent fence, gives a special flavor to the museum. From here, takeoff and landing make an unforgettable impression on the audience.

From the moment of its foundation until today, many airplanes and helicopters have replaced each other on the territory of the UATB KIIGA (NAU). Among them were many unique cars worthy of taking the best places in the exposition of any aviation museum in the world. Ironically, they all died here - in Zhulyany - sent for scrap metal in strict accordance with the requirement of the USSR State Planning Committee for the surrender of non-ferrous metals. As soon as, for various reasons, the plane became unsuitable for training students, a knife was waiting for him. Thus, rare samples of experimental aircraft were killed - Tu-110 USSR-5600, experienced Tu-104G (Tu-16G) USSR-L5411, second flight prototype Il-62 USSR-06176 (003), prototype Tu-124 USSR-45000 and others . At the beginning of the 1990-s. KIIGA training airfield was exposed to the most natural, and at the same time the most destructive processes - the influence of time. For a whole decade, the planes lost their former appearance and fell into disrepair, while the airfield itself became overgrown with wild grass. The territory of the future museum during this period gradually turned into an aviation cemetery.

The situation changed radically only by 2003, after, according to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, it was decided to establish a State Aviation Museum on the basis of the UATB. Surprisingly, just three months before the opening of the new museum, the hand of restorers had not yet touched its future exhibits. In an extremely short time, having organized extensive cooperation with dozens of aviation enterprises throughout the country, it was possible to prepare the museum for the opening, which consisted of 30 of September of 2003 of the year. The then President of Ukraine L.Kuchma, representatives of domestic and foreign aviation circles, as well as guests and representatives of numerous media outlets attended the ceremony. Soon after the opening, the first expert assessments were also heard - in terms of the quality of the full-scale exposition, the Ukrainian aviation museum deserves to take its place in the top ten European museums. The development of the exposition of the State Aviation Museum of Ukraine is constantly ongoing. The existing equipment is carefully preserved, new exhibits are found, delivered to the museum, where they are carefully restored and occupy their rightful place in the collections. At the same time, an archive fund is being formed and streamlined, and cooperation with aviation organizations around the world is being established.

State Aviation Museum of Ukraine (Zhuliany)

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  1. Apollo
    Apollo 9 November 2013 08: 39
    Good morning everybody hi

    citation — The State Aviation Museum of Ukraine (Zhulyany) is the youngest and, at the same time, the largest historical and technical museum in the country. It was created in the 2003 year, having crowned with its discovery the largest date - the 100 anniversary of world aviation.

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    1. Anthony
      Anthony 9 November 2013 12: 29
      State Aviation Museum of Ukraine [/ quote]

      Very good build cars. There are even unique models. I am glad that they do not abandon all this, but restore and show.
      On the territory of the Kharkov Aviation Plant and on the territory of the Aviation Institute, next to which there are museums near KhAZ. But they are not accessible to ordinary people. Can only be seen on open days.
      1. bereg
        bereg 10 November 2013 21: 59
        I especially liked the state of the art, give 160
        1. White
          White 17 November 2013 15: 34
          160th there and no why they stuck the photo is not clear at all. So do not boil.
    2. Far East
      Far East 9 November 2013 14: 37
      Quote: Apollon
      Good morning everybody

      it's not fair! you all wake up! when we go to work! sho for not respect! hi
      1. Turik
        Turik 11 November 2013 11: 00
        Judging by the photo, the number of copies of the exposition exceeds the Ukrainian Air Force fleet.
        Moreover, judging by the appearance of the "samples" their condition is even better than in most parts.

        But 160 is a pity, not for that the car was made to entertain the kids. Her vocation is to terrify one with her appearance and the fact of being present at the adversaries.
  2. makarov
    makarov 9 November 2013 08: 54
    A museum is very good and noble, like preserving memory for posterity. The author of the material thanks for the work.
    1. Argon
      Argon 9 November 2013 11: 40
      What can I say, well done, there are people in Ukraine who are interested in the aviation component of the state. The exposition as a whole makes a very good impression, its condition is clearly better than that of Monina. A special feature of the museum is a demonstration of the interior of the cars. I agree with the author, there are unique cars (most of all for me Be-6 looked at me.) In my opinion, there are those who simply shouldn't be there (I'm talking about the TU-160), Russia is unlikely to be able to create such a machine now, and each board counts, even if not flying. which, however, is typical of a museum in the entire territory of the former USSR. It remains to wish the neighbors to maintain the state of the exhibits at the current level, increasing the number of indoor exhibits.
  3. Ols76
    Ols76 9 November 2013 09: 00
    Thanks to the author for an interesting article.
  4. maniac
    maniac 9 November 2013 10: 15
    open-air engines in the open - not long stretched. The selection of equipment is good.
    1. Pashhenko Nikolay
      Pashhenko Nikolay 9 November 2013 11: 52
      There is practically nothing to rust in the engines. Steel tubes and those with anodized coating.
  5. Chukcha
    Chukcha 9 November 2013 11: 55
    Appliances, judging by the photo, are in good condition. This makes me happy.
    Thanks to the author.
    By the way, what is it about the Yak-3? Modification is not defined.
  6. Chukcha
    Chukcha 9 November 2013 11: 55
    Appliances, judging by the photo, are in good condition. This makes me happy.
    Thanks to the author.
    By the way, what is it about the Yak-3? Modification is not defined.
  7. svp67
    svp67 9 November 2013 12: 05
    Who knows, what kind of an AEROPLANCH is ...
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 9 November 2013 12: 10
      Product 181 is an experimental aircraft developed at the Anton Antonov Antonov Aviation Technical Complex in Kiev in the late 1980s.
      A peculiarity of the aircraft is the unusual shape of the wings of the arch arch. In 1991, at the air show in Gostomel, “Product 181” was only once shown to the general public. As part of the current bilateral program between the Zhulyany Museum and Antonov State Enterprise to create the title collection of AN aircraft, in July 2010 the Item 181 aircraft, which was built in a single copy and was in excellent condition, was transferred to the museum.
      1. svp67
        svp67 9 November 2013 12: 19
        Sasha ... hi
        It's a pity that this airplane could have become a full-fledged replacement for the An2 in some way, but most of all they like "motors" as "toy" ones, how much fuel do they consume?
        1. Alex 241
          Alex 241 9 November 2013 12: 53
          Hourly fuel and oil consumption

          Engine operating mode
          l / hour
          l / hour
  8. svp67
    svp67 9 November 2013 12: 11
    An 71 - this machine was created as a replacement for the Tu-126. It was originally planned to create an aircraft based on existing transport vehicles: An-32, An-12, An-72; or creating a special medium. However, it was decided to create on the basis of the promising An-72. The first flight of the experimental An-71 took place on July 12, 1985.
    The aircraft is designed to detect, track air, ground and surface targets, at a distance of up to 350 km and altitudes from 0 m to 30 km. Up to 120 targets can be followed at a time. The tasks of the group of operators on board the aircraft included not only the detection and tracking of targets, but also the control of aviation forces. When used with an aircraft carrier, the aircraft could also control a ship’s constellation (Similar to the American E-2). The large height of the aircraft and the impossibility of reducing it during parking did not allow the An-71 to be included in the wing of the then-Soviet aircraft carrier Ulyanovsk, and even more so, there was no point in including it in the Tavkr air group Tbilisi (now the USSR Fleet Admiral Kuznetsov ”) due to the lack of a catapult on it.
  9. wow
    wow 9 November 2013 12: 46
    "Nezalezhnaya" is generally a museum of everything that was "in the open air"!
  10. Ofellon
    Ofellon 9 November 2013 14: 56
    they’ve added something new from the moment of my training there I need to come to see)) and I advise everyone to go there. Some planes can be visited to sit and moo))
  11. Akim
    Akim 9 November 2013 15: 46
    Very nice pictures!
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 10 November 2013 19: 11
      Quote: Akim
      Very nice pictures!

      Indeed, a wide exposure.
      But her (like most others in the CIS) "minus" is that the equipment is in the open air all year round, experiencing all the "charms" of ecology.
      To preserve sometimes unique samples, appropriate storage conditions are necessary.
  12. Turkestan
    Turkestan 9 November 2013 15: 55
    I was always outraged. Why in the Soviet Union in the country with a great aviation history there was only one Aviation Museum in Monino, which was not possible to get to during the Soviet era, and now this museum is breathing NALADOM.Why in 7 million Israel under the city of Bershev a magnificent aviation muse has been deployed by the way Soviet aviation equipment was also exhibited there. Ukrainian aviation enthusiasts can only envy kindly. BRAVO.
  13. Taoist
    Taoist 9 November 2013 19: 24
    The museum is certainly great. But why doesn’t it leave a feeling like in a cemetery ... Maybe because I still found a time when all this was not only a museum?
  14. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 9 November 2013 19: 28
    Soviet power was strong.
  15. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 9 November 2013 20: 02
    Ukrainians - respect! Even the photos were amazing! It’s a pity that there is nothing like it in KZ, but oh well. Once again, accept my admiration for your museum!
    Z.Y. Honestly, I thought everywhere in Ukraine a mess and devastation, and I did not expect to see such a beautiful museum, especially created recently. Everyone who was involved in its creation - well done and well done again!
    1. Akim
      Akim 9 November 2013 20: 29
      Quote: Marek Rozny
      Honestly, I thought in Ukraine everywhere a mess and ruin,

      And we still have nothing ...
      Well, this is politics. Towards her. In May I’ll definitely go there, after these photos, I want to see everything live.
  16. moroz656
    moroz656 9 November 2013 23: 37
    I’m interested for a long time ... Why doesn’t anyone take off information about the Scientific and Technical Museum of Togliatti-unique samples of science and technology are collected ......
  17. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 10 November 2013 15: 20
    Well done Ukrainians. Careful attitude to the Soviet aviation past evokes a feeling of deep respect!
  18. mark1
    mark1 10 November 2013 16: 12
    The exhibits are wonderful, but storage ... as indeed in Russia. We must quietly translate the airplanes under the roof if we want to keep them for a long time, especially all linen and wood (and if they are also brought into flight condition ...)
  19. Des10
    Des10 10 November 2013 17: 09
    It is all about desire and energy.
    Back in the USSR, the head of the city brought so much equipment to the pioneer camp - from airplanes, tanks, self-propelled guns, guns, howitzers to coastal guns ... Some of them got into the city.
    And in the 90s, the proud Il-28 was bought from the administration and for color ...
    And the pioneer camp defended all the equipment.
    And with Monino - yes, I dreamed of getting there in childhood ...
    Ukrainians - thanks and good luck in continuing.
  20. dmitry21
    dmitry21 10 November 2013 21: 24
    Pts informative article, many thanks!
    many models are recognizable, but how the captions to the photos would help ... I never recognized four ...
  21. aviator65
    aviator65 10 November 2013 23: 01
    Thanks for the report!
    Judging by the photographs, the equipment is in a very worthy "museum" condition. Well done!
  22. cap-blood
    cap-blood 11 November 2013 00: 10
    Thanks to the author! However, for those who still live, or rather, still live in Ukraine, all this somewhat resembles a cemetery. Not because these aircraft have served their purpose and found peace here, but because nothing like this will NEVER be created here. It is strange that the planes do not yet have the fascist swastika, the OUN-UPA symbols or slogans like "Under the patronage of such and such." I beg your pardon for the sarcasm and pessimism, but the experience of 22 years of living in conditions of independence leaves no other choice.
  23. ded_73
    ded_73 11 November 2013 10: 51
    A little addition. The museum is located not only on the basis of KIIGA, but also on the squares of the training airfield of the no less legendary educational institution - the Kiev Higher Military Aviation Engineering School (KVVAIU). On the plan - this is the upper left part, large. And part of the military equipment, it is school, and very rare. This is the Tu-22M0 and Su-25, which received huge damage in Afghanistan, but repaired and flew to Kiev to eternal parking. There was also a prepared Su-27 in the hangar, the second (!) Instance. It was the first copies that did not go into the series ... And there are still a lot of friends.
  24. Sirozha
    Sirozha 11 November 2013 11: 00
    Interesting! Must visit!
    That's just very frustrating the lack of any signatures in the museum with the names of equipment, etc. Or did they just not get on the photo?