We continue to acquaint readers with the memorable places of our stories. Our material is about the Museum of the Air Force in Monino.
The museum itself consists of several expositions. The first is in the museum itself. There are engines, weapons and communication models. The second - in the hangar near the museum. Soviet aircraft of the Great Patriotic War. The third is an open area where the main majority of the museum’s exhibits are located. And the fourth - a hangar with particularly valuable exhibits on the edge of the exhibition field.
In the first part of our narration, we will introduce you to the exhibits of the museum itself and the hangars. In the second - with an exhibition in the open.
With the help of this miracle of technology of the time, the first Russian sailor Mozhaysky tried to lift into the world
Mock-up of the project of a young engineer Tupolev
Aviation collimator sight PAK-1.
Sights PVBT-1 and SPB-22
Aviation machine guns PW-1 and HC-1
Bombs. The one on the left can rightfully be considered the first cluster munition in the world.
Machine gun from aircraft TB
One of the first official training aircraft of Russia and the USSR
Next we go to the hangar, which shows our winning aircraft. And the exhibition is good, albeit few, unfortunately, but there is a zest. These are guides. Not to tell about them separately is a crime. Unlike many museums, they are not middle-aged women of intelligent appearance and with a correctly delivered speech. Not.
These are two strong grandfathers with colonel manners. The fact that they did not spin the tails of the aircraft, it is clear at first glance. But on what flew - that is another question. Age obviously peers exhibits. Well, maybe a little younger. But strong.
On that day, when we were in the museum, three buses were brought there with pupils of elementary grades in accordance with the presidential program of patriotic education. So we also watched the program in action. How these guides were holding a herd of schoolchildren in their hands, it's nice to see.
And, by the way, their speech was not memorized, like that of ordinary museum workers. These were the stories of people who understood what they were talking about, and most importantly, they sincerely adored the subject of their story. Unforgettable impressions of how they speak.
And Roman Junior miraculously dodged a duralumin pointer, which one of the guides didn’t stretch it along his back. In order not clever and not confused under their feet.
And the final part of our today's excursion is the hangar of especially valuable exhibits. There are a lot of exhibits in it, only a little space. But we tried to hook the most, in our opinion, interesting.
ANT-2. The first Soviet all-metal aircraft. Yes, and passenger
ANT-25. This is a Chkalov copy. It was on him that Chkalov, Belyakov and Baidukov flew to America
Experimental discovery. I asked the caretaker if this thing was flying? And he replied that everything flew here. The only question is how
"Ilya Muromets". Looking at the year of construction, quietly shizeeesh
It did not fly. Catal. And still it can do. Air Car "North-1"
And this is a set of skis for him
Stratostat gondola "Volga"
Stratostat gondola "USSR-1"
BI-1. The first Soviet rocket fighter. It is a rocket, not a jet. But first