Riga Aviamuzeum (photo topic)

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Riga Aviamuzeum (photo topic)

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Here are some pictures from the aviation museum at Riga airport, which I visited at 11 July 2008. I have more pictures, so shout if you would like to see them :loud:

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An-2, as can be seen, not all planes are in immaculate condition

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Four L-29s are preserved in a row.

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One of the rarer Mil helicopters, an Mi-1, formerly with DOSAAF

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The whistling giant, an Mi-6. I asked my girlfriend to sit in front to show how big the beast really is!

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A nice Mi-24 Hind-A. Never seen one before

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Big gun on a MiG-15U

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Can anyone tell me why a MiG-23 has three 'MiG-kill' markings? Must be for something else.... I hope.

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Another type you don't see too often, a MiG-25RBS

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Su-7BKL together with a L-13

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And the biggest surprise to me, a Yak-28 Brewer. One of my favourite Russian types!

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nice, very nice Pics, pleas more :shock:
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Post by Redskin »

:loud: MORE :loud: MORE :loud: MORE :loud: MORE
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It's good to see they actually took action since the nineties and put a lot of aircraft from storage up on display. Thx for the pics!

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VET. Your surprise looks like a PPA.
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Post by Flanker27 »

Nice to see some (and more).
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Thanks all for the comments, and
Key wrote:It's good to see they actually took action since the nineties and put a lot of aircraft from storage up on display. Thx for the pics!
Yes indeed, although they still have a lot to do. But it is clear they are working on many of the exhibits (look at the MiG-29 below).

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One of the two Mi-2s in the museum

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Mi-8 with rocket pods

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Su-7U, too bad of the covers on the cockpit. Why in a museum I wonder?

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Second MiG-15U

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One of the five MiG-21s in the museum. This is a MiG-21SMT

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An-24 with Soviet and Latvian registration. In the back you can see the Tu-154 and Tu-22M. Unfortunately, both are in storage outside the museum grounds and are not good for pictures....

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This one gives a bit of an idea how the planes are parked, with a lot of other stuff in between....

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MiG-27 that could use a bit of paint.

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And half of a MiG-29. I am sure the rest of the parts are somewhere as well, hopefully they get it back together.

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Nice shots...more please !!! :wink:

It seems, the museum is close to the active runway: is it easy to photograp 'normal' traffic from there :?:
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You can see the taxiway and runway easily from the museum and behind the L29s you can probably take some shots as well. I haven't tried that though.

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It looks very interesting. I am planning a trip to Riga in the near future so I might check it out.

Do you have an address for the museum?
Is it possible to walk from the terminals to the museum?
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The website of the museum is this: http://aviamuseum.org/EN/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And you can easily walk from the terminal to the museum. It is only about 200m (exit the terminal and walk to the left).

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ehusmann wrote:The website of the museum is this: http://aviamuseum.org/EN/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And you can easily walk from the terminal to the museum. It is only about 200m (exit the terminal and walk to the left).

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Re: Riga Aviamuzeum (photo topic)

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ehusmann wrote:I asked my girlfriend to sit in front to show how big the beast really is!
Is the beast still your girlfriend, if you talk about her like that :lol:

No seriously.......... great pics, of an interesting museum.

More please :!: :!: :!:
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