Air Force Museum
Air Force Museum (Vazduhoplovni muzej) in Belgrade belongs to ten most significant world institutions of this kind. The museum collection has over 200 aircrafts, 130 air-motors, a few radars, rockets. A special part is dedicated to NATO attack and bombing of Serbia in 1999. Aircrafts from the Second World War, such as Messerschmitt Me- 109, Harkin Mk. IV, Spitfire Mk. Vu, Jak- 3, Iljusin I1-2 and Thunderbolt P- 47, brought world significance to the museum .
It is situated at he airport "Nikola Tesla". You can either reach the museum by JAT airways buses (goes from the Railway station on every hour) or by public transport buses, 72 .
Messerschmitt BF 109
Messerschmitt BF 109 was one of the fastest and one of the best fighter aircraft of WW 2. Manufactured in many variants became the most famous German aircraft ever built. It made its operational debut in Spain in 1937. and was engaded in all important air battles of WW 2 over Europe and North Africa.
Yugoslav air force purchased some seventy BF 109E before the war and all of them played a leading role in war 1941.
Spitfire is one of the most famous fighter aircraft of the WW 2 and legend of the Battle of Britain. The exibit is in museum’s collection since 1961. This is on of 6479 spitfires MK VC built and one of few left in the world.
Britain’s first monoplan fighter, Hurricane, was the numerical mainstay of RAF fighter command in the battle of Britain. During the latter half of the battle Huricane was becoming outclassed by spitfire and was relegated to fighter – bomber duties. The exibit in museum’s collection since 1961. and another apecimen of the same mark known to exist in a private collection in UK.
Iljushin Il – 2
Il – 2 is undoubtedly the most famous Soviet combat aircraft of WW 2. It greatly contributed to the Soviet war effort in breaking German onslaught. Designed for ground – attack this “flying thank” had armour plate protection for the pilot, engine and fuel system.
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