Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow

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Geographical coordinates: 52.4731 13.1447

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English Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow

The Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr – Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow (Bundeswehr Museum of Military History – Berlin-Gatow Airfield; formally known as Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr), is the Berlin branch of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum. The museum acts as an independent military department.

The museum is in Berlin at a former Luftwaffe and Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield, RAF Gatow. The focus is on military history, particularly the history of the post-war German Air Force. The museum has a collection of more than 200,000 items, including 155 aeroplanes, 5,000 uniforms and 30,000 books. There are also displays (including aeroplanes) on the history of the airfield when it was used by the RAF.

Aircraft include World War I planes such as the Fokker E.III as reproductions, and World War II planes such as the Bf 109, as well as at least one aircraft of every type ever to serve in the air forces of East and West Germany. Most of those postwar aircraft are stored outside on the tarmac and runways, however, and many are in bad condition. There are long term restoration projects, including a Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Because of that the museum is under construction, some exhibits can shortly removed for restoration, repainting or lending to other museums.

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German Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow

Das Militärhistorische Museum der Bundeswehr – Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow ist eine Außenstelle des Dresdener Militärhistorischen Museums der Bundeswehr. Es beherbergt einen Großteil der luftfahrtgeschichtlichen Sammlung der Bundeswehr und zeigt die Geschichte der militärischen Luftfahrt in Deutschland von 1884 bis in die Gegenwart. Die Sammlung geht auf das einst in Appen bei Hamburg gegründete Luftwaffenmuseum zurück. Neben Großexponaten (Flächenflugzeugen, Hubschraubern, Flugabwehrsystemen und Bodendienstgeräten) werden u. a. Dokumente, Uniformen, Ausrüstungsgegenstände etc. ausgestellt. Medienstationen und eine umfangreiche Filmsammlung ergänzen die Ausstellung und erlauben einen erweiterten Blick auf die Objekte.

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Russian Военно-исторический музей — лётное поле Берлин-Гатов

Военно-исторический музей — лётное поле Берлин-Гатов (нем. Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow) — военно-исторический музей, располагающийся на площади бывшего военного аэродрома в районе Берлин-Гатов. Экспонаты музея повествуют о развитии немецкой военной авиации с 1884 года до наших дней. Музей является филиалом военно-исторического музея в Дрездене.

Экспозиция музея разделена на постоянные и временные тематические выставки и включает в себя более 600 тысяч экспонатов: более 200 самолётов, более 60 ракетных систем и систем противовоздушной обороны, радары, образцы униформ различного времени, личные вещи, письма, открытки и видеоматериалы. Число экспонатов музея постоянно увеличивается.

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English Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr – Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow (Military Historic Museum; RAF Gatow)

At a former Luftwaffe and Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield, RAF Gatow. The museum's focus is on military history, particularly the history of the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr, with a collection of more than 200,000 items, including 155 aeroplanes, 5,000 uniforms and 30,000 books. There are also displays (including aeroplanes) on the history of the airfield when it was used by the RAF. Aircraft include reproductions of Otto Lilienthal's gliders, of World War I planes such as the Fokker E.III, and World War II planes such as the Bf 109 and Me-262, as well as at least one aircraft of every type ever to serve in the air forces of East and West Germany. Most of those postwar aircraft are stored outside on the tarmac and runways, however, and many are in bad condition. There are long term restoration projects, including a Focke-Wulf Fw 190. RAF Gatow is notable as the "missing third airport" of West Berlin. Each sector used to have its own airport; the French sector had Tegel, the American sector had Tempelhof and the British had Gatow. However, RAF Gatow never saw much traffic of any kind, was more kept as a political statement than for transportation value, and thus was shut down after reunification. Tempelhof, after having been shut down for civilian traffic from 1975 to 1981, finally closed for all flights in 2008, while Tegel is shutting down in November 2020.

Address Flugplatz Gatow 33
Last Edit2016-10-04

English Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr (German Air Force Museum; RAF Gatow)

At a former Luftwaffe and Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield, RAF Gatow, which served as West Berlin's third airport until 1994. The museum's focus is on military history, particularly the history of the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr, with a collection of more than 200,000 items, including 155 aeroplanes, 5,000 uniforms and 30,000 books. There are also displays (including aeroplanes) on the history of the airfield when it was used by the RAF. Aircraft include reproductions of Otto Lilienthal's gliders, of World War I planes such as the Fokker E.III triplane, and World War II planes such as the Bf 109 and Me-262, as well as at least one aircraft of every type ever to serve in the air forces of East and West Germany. Most of those postwar aircraft are stored outside on the tarmac and runways, however, and many are in bad condition. There are long term restoration projects, including a Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

Address Flugplatz Gatow 33
Last Edit2016-10-04
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