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A small private air museum on the outskirts of Rechlin-Lerz airfield (Germany)

Since (for a number of objective reasons) the German topic has recently en massely begun, I will continue to aggravate. After the memoirs of the German ace test, a series of reviews of the same German aviamuseev will be launched. To begin with - missed and almost forgotten from my summer campaign.

So, this rather modest museum is located near the village of Lerz, near a small airfield (ICAO code: EDAX, IATA code: REB). And the village itself is located ten minutes from another air museum - in Rechlin. By concentration aviamuseev per square. kilometer area is probably a record. Report on the museum in Rechlin, I prepared a little more quickly. Now it's his brother’s turn.

This museum, like the first one, is located within the territory of the former German test center aviation - Erprobungsstelle Rechlin. After the war, the Soviet garrison was located here, including, among other things, the 125th ADIB of the 16th Air Army. After the departure of the "CIS troops" - as Germany called the ZSGVG (Western Group of Soviet Forces in Germany) after 1991 - the airfield became very dead, its runway was greatly shortened and transferred to private hands.

1. The building of the museum is the former shelter of the aerodrome commandant. The address written on a banner has long since been drunk and does not work and can be easily acquired by mere mortals at an auction of expired domains:

A small private air museum on the outskirts of Rechlin-Lerz airfield (Germany)

2. On the other side of the building are the main exhibits: two MiGs and one antisubmarine patrol miracle Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic:

3. Here it is closer, the rudder will soon fall off:

4. I should note that Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic is not present in the rare avia-museum in Germany:

5. Looks like my camera took this day a bit more sunny than it actually was. By the way, it was only later that I learned that if you say the correct password, the museum owner willingly opens the hatch and allows you to wander inside this unit:

6. It is from here that things that submarines usually dislike very much fly out. You can see the airfield in the distance:

7. Another important exhibit is the Mi-8T, which served in German naval aviation. The lawn under the technique has been well mowed:

8. PZL-104 "Wilga" ("Oriole") - Polish light training and sport aircraft:

9. MiG-17 closer:

10. MiG-21, near lying around something similar to the aircraft engine part:

11: The same MiG-21 on the background of the museum building:

12. On the other hand is hell and other thrash. For this, I love small private museums. The remains of the Italian light fighter-bomber Fiat G.91-R3:

13. Beech King Air C90 Lufthansa Flight Training:

14. The pride of the auto industry GDR Wartburg 1.3 in take-off position. One such type at the beginning of the 90-x often parked near the Finland Station in St. Petersburg, and I had to pass by this miracle on the way to the subway:

15. Now let's see what is inside this museum. For a start, the view from the Supreme Command headquarters, where I was admitted due to my general softness and also (mostly) due to the fact that I am from Russia. The photo on the wall captures, by the way, the owner of the museum with the Russian ambassador to Germany:

Here, local aviation enthusiasts gather on holidays and, drinking good (not Bavarian) beer, discuss current affairs. Since in the parking lot in front of the museum there remained a car with my family, not located to aviation, I decided to hurry with a further detour:

16. Screw from Me 109 immediately behind the entrance to the museum:

17. The recreated interior of a military test test pilot dwelling:

18. And here came the exhibits - above all, all that remained of the test center during the war. In the sleeve you can throw donations:

19. View of one of the halls with an exposure:

20. As you can see, among the exhibits are many models of airplanes, as well as various technical artifacts:

21. The image of the Order of Victory on the wall inspires:

22. This is not a diagram of this particular airfield in Lerets, but something abstract-educational:

23. Piece of plating:

24. Another room:

25. The corner is dedicated to the aircraft fuel system:

26. Various dashboard elements:

27. Model of the night fighter Heinkel He 219 "Uhu" (Filin):

28. Dead aircraft engines like Jumo 213:

29. Dashboard layout:

30. Angle with different screws:

31. Another dashboard layout, this time from the heavy Dornier Do 335 fighter (see model below):

32. Hall with bombs:

33. The results of test firing when testing various materials for strength:

34. Airborne weapon:

35. Bombs, etc .:

36: Systems for setting fuses and dropping bombs:

37. FuG 10 On-Board Modular Radio (for Ju 88, He 111, Do 217 and Me 110):

38. Later autopilot:

39. Part of the cockpit Me 109:

40: Storms with a stray AS 34 "Kormoran" anti-ship missile (left):

41. She is:

42. Some kind of antediluvian resistor and autotransformer (?):

43. The room dedicated to the origins of aeronautics:

44. Corridor connecting all halls and rooms:

45. Pre-war advertising of German civil aviation:

46. Special suits of the Air Force - rescue, unloading, etc .:


48. The military "Trabi" is here:

49. Hall dedicated to the aviation countries of the Warsaw Pact:

50. But this is how the airfield in Lerets actually looked like in 1992 g.:

51. !!!

52. Container SPPU-22 (removable mobile gun installation) with a Soviet aircraft gun GSH 23-2:


54. Emergency radio station:

55. Unexpected supply (emergency ration):

56. Ejection seats:

57. But for the sake of this frame of the exhibit (on the right), I dug in this wilderness:

Finally, some useful information about the museum:

Official name:
FIG knows it, but sort of like "Luftfahrtmuseum Rechlin-Lärz"

Am flugplatz
17248 Lärz, Deutschland

How to get to B&B King`s Residence
If humanly, then only by car. From Berlin to go about 2 hours.

Not known

Work schedule:
Not known

How much is: forgot, but it seems like something around 5 euro.

Additional Information:
Parking is free. There is no site. The museum is private, managed by a German - a fan of everything Russian, which in itself is worth a lot.
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  2. mirag2
    mirag2 19 December 2015 07: 41
    I envy such things as, for example, the Americans also envy that they have a whole industry in the country for the restoration and customization of old cars: people are busy, and some kind of loot is earned ...
    We have a certain museum "Kamyshmash" where there are also interesting rare cars:
    link to the YouTube homepage, and a couple of videos from there:

    video taken from the playlist "reports" on the main page "Kamyshmash auto repair shop", they are also on "Zenkevich2"
  3. Para bellum
    Para bellum 19 December 2015 07: 48
    Thank! Wonderful tour!
    1. cayman gene
      cayman gene 19 December 2015 11: 21
      U. Edward, I do not dare to criticize your point of view, but in my opinion this is ukroavimprom today.
  4. Stoler
    Stoler 19 December 2015 10: 30
    Interesting exhibits. It’s bad that somehow everything is running, but thanks to the owner of the collection! good
  5. popandopulo
    popandopulo 19 December 2015 10: 38
    a cross between the auto-demolition site and the waste storage facility.
  6. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 19 December 2015 12: 43
    At one time there was a joke: "Trabant" is a favorite delicacy of rodents! .. ":)
  7. NIKNN
    NIKNN 19 December 2015 12: 57
    Thanks to the author! The story is always interesting, and aviation (for me) especially. It is good that the Germans cherish the history of the USSR and, as it seemed, are proud, unlike Ukraine. hi
  8. slaw14
    slaw14 19 December 2015 20: 46
    Met this article a little earlier, the author's "address is drunk" is crossed out ie joke.
    Figure 17 surprised how the aviators lived in such conditions, even in the area the camera will be larger and the carbine at the entrance is not appropriate - the pilots were given one hand weapon.
    The owner of the museum itself is obsessed with Russia (USSR), but snapshot 15 of the flag is strung incorrectly.
    The article itself was liked by the lover of antiquities and museums.
    1. bocsman
      bocsman 20 December 2015 06: 01
      image 17 surprised how aviators lived in such conditions, even in the zone the camera will be larger
      Judging by the recollections of the pilots, they lived at the airport. And in this room, they spent the night!
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  10. Megatron
    Megatron 20 December 2015 13: 28
    A cons article for what they set ???
  11. ABE1
    ABE1 23 December 2015 00: 01
    Many thanks to the author. He served in Lerz 1989-1991. Strictly speaking, GvAPIB did not belong to 19, but the village was remembered forever. The building in photo 1 is very similar to the headquarters of the Guards. The place itself is very significant. Testing center, etc. On the far crust (from the photo) there is a destroyed bunker. They say Goering. There was also a legend about the sinking of the strip at the right moments of the Second World War. The benefit of the water nearby is a lot, oz. Müritz, canals. In the garrison (Lerz), officers and officers lived in German cottages. I don’t know what is left now. Rehlin was treated with a stretch)). Maybe not the message format, but thanks again. I don’t know where they are doing it, but human thanks are guaranteed!
  12. pts-m
    pts-m 8 January 2016 14: 06
    An interesting article, as well as short films. Informative and useful.!