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Museo de Aeronáutica y Astronáutica

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Text:

Urs Schnyder

Pictures:

Urs Schnyder

Museum of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Cuatro Vientos Air Base
28024; Madrid

Di - So, 10.00 until 14.00
Monday closed

museodelaire@ea.mde.es

The museum opened its doors at the present location in May 1981. It occupies almost 67’000 square metres displaying more than 200 aircraft. The museum falls under the responsibility of the air force. Unfortunately it is only open from 10:00 until 14:00, so you may want to be there as early as possible in order to see all the exhibits.

Hangar 1 - Pioneers

 

This consists of several separate rooms. The beginning of flying in Spain is the theme in room 1 with several of the pioneering aircraft on display. You then pass into room 2 where the aircraft are displayed in dioramas that show Spanish army settlements in North Africa. Unfortunately room 3 was closed during our visit. This was a pity as it contains such interesting aircraft as the Dornier Wal or the Breguet 19 Bidon.

Pioneers (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Avro 504 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Avro 504 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Fokker CIII (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Myorane-Saulnier G  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

De Haviland DH-4 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

De Haviland DH-4 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Bristol F2B Fighter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Bristol F2B Fighter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hangar 2

A big selection of aero engines and aircraft armament forms the main theme of this hangar. There are also some aircraft with the skin removed to show the internal structure.

 

Aisa I-11B (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Bücker Jungmann (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Bücker Jungmann (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Stinson (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hangar 3

The hangar with most aircraft crammed into it. There are some examples from the civil war which have a different paint scheme on the left and right sides of the aircraft. That way it is possible to show how they were painted when used by the two opposing fractions.

   

AISA HM-1B (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

AISA I-11B (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

AISA I-22B (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

AISA I-115 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Aisa Schneider SG-38 Schulgleiter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Agusta Bell AB-47 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

(Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

(Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Bücker Jungmann (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Bücker Jungmann (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Bücker Jungmeister (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Trainer Line up (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Caudron C-272 left side (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Caudron C-272 right side (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

De Havilland 60 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

De Havilland Hornet Moth (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Dornier Do-28 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Fieseler Storch (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Caudron C-272 & Grunau Baby (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Hispano Suiza H-S-34 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Fiat CR 32 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Fiat CR 32 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Fiat CR 32 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Morane Saulnier 181 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Stampe SV-4 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Stinson 108 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Messerschmit Bf-108 Taifun (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Hispaño Aviación HA-1109 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hispaño Aviación HA-1109 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hispaño Aviación HA-1112 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Polikarpov I-15 left side (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Polikarpov I-15 left side (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Polikarpov I-15 right side (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Polikarpov I-15 right side (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Polikarpov I-16 right side. (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

         

Polikarpov I-16 left side. (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

     

Hangar 4 - Helicopter

This concerns mostly vertical flight with a number of helicopters on display. There are also some examples of Juan de la Cierva’s autogiros.

   

Autogiro Viena Capellanes (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

La Cierva C-6 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

La Cierva C-19 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

La Cierva C-30 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Aerotecnica AC-14 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Sikorsky S-55 Whirlwind (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Sikorsky S-55 Whirlwind (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Sikorsky S-55 Whirlwind (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Hughes-300 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Bell OH-13H Sioux (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Aerospatiale SA-318C Alouette II (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Aerospatiale SA-319B Alouette III (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hangar 5

There are a wide variety of aircraft from ultra light to the early jet fighters.

   

De Haviland DH-89 Dominie (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

De Haviland DH-89 Dominie (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

De Haviland DH-89A Dominie (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

De Haviland DH-89A Dominie (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Hispaño Aviación HA-200 Saeta (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hispaño Aviación HA-200 Saeta (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hispaño Aviación HA-220 Saeta (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hispaño Aviación HA-220 Saeta (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American F-86F Sabre (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American F-86F Sabre(Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

   

North American T-6 Texan (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American T-6 Texan (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Aisa Schneider SG-38 Schulgleiter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Consolidated Fleet 2 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hangar 6

This was unfortunately closed during the visit. Again it contains very interesting aircraft like the Dornier Do 24 or the only existing Heinkel He 111 E-1.

Outside

This is a big display area and the only one displaying aircraft that didn’t serve with the Spanish air force.

 

Aerospatiale SA-318C Alouette II (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Aerospatiale SA-319B Alouette III (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Agusta Bell AB-47 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Agusta Bell AB-205 Iroquois (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Bell 205 Iroquois (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

MBB Bo-105 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

MBB Bo-105 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Mil Mi-2 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Aerospatiale SA-330 Puma (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American F-86F Sabre (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American F-86F Sabre in Hangar No. 2  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA-Nortrop RF-5A Freedom Fighter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

CASA-Nortrop F-5A Freedom Fighter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Dassault Mirage IIIEE (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Dassault Mirage F-1EE (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Dassault Mirage F-1EE (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Dassault Mirage F-1BE (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Mc Donnell Douglas F-4CPhantom (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Mc Donnell Douglas F-4CPhantom (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Mc Donnell Douglas RF-4CPhantom (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American T-6 Texan (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American T-6 Texan (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Junkers CASA C-352L (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Junkers CASA C-352L (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Junkers CASA C-352L (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

North American B-25 Mitchell (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

North American B-25 Mitchell (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Boeing KC-97L Stratotanker  (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

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Piper PA-23 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Piper P-24 Comanche (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Beech B-55 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina(Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina(Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Grumman SA-16B Albatross(Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Canadair CL-215 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Canadair CL-215 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Lockheed P-3C Orion (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Douglas DC-3 Dakota (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Douglas DC-4 Skymaster (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Dornier Do-27 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA-Dornier Do-27 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Hispaño Aviación HA-220 Saeta (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

CASA C-101 Aviojet (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA C-101 Aviojet (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA 207 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA 207 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

CASA 207 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA 207 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA-212 Aviocar (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

CASA-212 Aviocar (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Mykoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Mykoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Mykoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Mykoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 

Mykoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Morane Saulnier MS-733 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Sukhoi SU-22 (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Saab Lansen (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

     

Saab Viggen (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Saab Viggen (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

Transavia Airtruck (Picture courtesy Urs Schnyder)

 
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