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Arriving by Uber at the main gate of the Air Force base at Kbely rather than the museum.
Kbely, Czechia. Left my iPhone in the Uber car, but the driver brought it back to where we got dropped off. Gave him a big tip!
Walking east 1200 ft gets us to the entrance of the Prague Aviation Museum, Letecké muzeum Kbely
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Quite a long history of Czech fighting machines
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Our first plane of the day, an IL-18 hijacked to Frankfurt in 1978. Missing outer wing panels.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
SA-2 Guideline and launcher on display near the toilets.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
SA-2 Guideline anti-aircraft missile and launcher guarding the toilets.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
First Soviet era jet fighter spotted! Mig-17F Fresco C.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Antonov An-24V, Nato: Coke,7109, short-range utility aircraft.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Czech roundel on tail of Antonov An-24V, 7109, short-range utility aircraft.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Czech lion on fuselage of Antonov An-24V, 7109, short-range utility aircraft.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Mig-17F Fresco C fighter
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Superwide view of Mig-17F Fresco C fighter
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Nose-on view of Mig-17F Fresco C fighter
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
MiG-17PF Fresco D fighter with its Izumrud RP-2 radar.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Nose on view showing radome of MiG-17PF Fresco D fighter with Izumrud RP-2 radar.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Avia Av-14T twin engine transport, license built Ilyushin Il-14 Crate
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Translates to: "Closed for technical reasons." Darn!
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Helicopter row to the south, left PZL-Swidnik Mi-2 Hoplite, right Mil Mi-1 Hare
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Mi-24D Hind-D, looking lethal even when sitting still.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Tail gunner station on Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the Beagle Soviet jet bomber.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the Beagle Soviet jet bomber.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Front view of Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the Beagle Soviet jet bomber.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Saab JA 37 Viggen fighter. Why is it in the Czech Republic? The Czechs did purchase Gripens...
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
A Northrup F-5 fighter, first flown by South Vietnam, then Vietnamese Socialist Republic.
It was then sent to Czechoslovakia where it was disassembled and studied. Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Closer view of Northrup F-5, looking pretty intact externally.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Nose on view of Northrup F-5 lightweight fighter.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Mi-24D Hind-D up closer. 12.7 mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun in nose turret.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Superwide front view of Mi-24D Hind-D. It is both a gunship and a transport helicopter.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Superwide nose on view of Mi-24D Hind-D
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Regular wide angle side view of Mi-24D Hind-D
Growing up during the latter part of the Cold War, I have a fascination for Soviet military aircraft and equipment. Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Mil Mi-8T Hip set up as an armed gunship with quad rocket pods.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Mil Mi-8T Hip set up as an armed gunship with rocket pods.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Nose of the Avia Av-14T twin engine transport, license built Ilyushin Il-14 Crate
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Mil Mi-4 Hound set up as a gunship with rocket pods and nose mounted machine gun
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Mil Mi-4 Hound set up as a gunship with rocket pods and nose mounted machine gun
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Il-28 Beagle jet bomber, possibly license built by Avia.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Superwide view of the Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the IL-28 Hound.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Saab J-35J Draaken jet fighter. Still don't know why there is one in the Czech Republic...
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Nose on view of the Saab JA 37 Viggen fighter.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Front view of the Saab JA 37 Viggen fighter. Nose mounted camera system seen well here.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Retired Antonov An-26, pretty recently used with NATO.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Into the hangar nearest the helicopters, detailing the Czechoslovak Air Force 1925-1938
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Aircraft from biplanes to monoplanes as technology advanced in the interwar period.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Beautifully restored Aero A.12 light bomber and recon aircraft from just after WWI.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Aero A.10 passenger plane could carry up to 5 passengers with a cruise speed of 87 mph.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Aero A.10 passenger plane could carry up to 5 passengers with a cruise speed of 87 mph.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Aero A.32 AP-32-25 2E recon and light bomber. Max speed 140mph
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Avia B-534, pre-WWII fighter. Max speed 252 mph.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Cockpit and observation bubble of a Let L-410 Turbolet, light transport.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Antonov An-26 Curl, tactical transport, superwide angle view.
Letecké Muzeum Kbely, Kbely, Praha
Arriving by Uber at the main gate of the Air Force base at Kbely rather than the museum. Walking  east 1200 ft gets us to the entrance of the Prague Aviation Museum, Letecké muzeum Kbely Quite a long history of Czech fighting machines Our first plane of the day, an IL-18 hijacked to Frankfurt in 1978. Missing outer wing panels. SA-2 Guideline and launcher on display near the toilets. SA-2 Guideline anti-aircraft missile and launcher guarding the toilets. First Soviet era  jet fighter spotted! Mig-17F Fresco C. Antonov An-24V, Nato: Coke,7109, short-range utility aircraft. Czech roundel on tail of Antonov An-24V, 7109, short-range utility aircraft. Czech lion on fuselage of Antonov An-24V, 7109, short-range utility aircraft. Mig-17F Fresco C fighter Superwide view of Mig-17F Fresco C fighter Nose-on view of Mig-17F Fresco C fighter MiG-17PF Fresco D fighter with its Izumrud RP-2 radar. Nose on view showing radome of MiG-17PF Fresco D fighter with Izumrud RP-2 radar. Avia Av-14T twin engine transport, license built Ilyushin Il-14 Crate Translates to: "Closed for technical reasons." Darn! Helicopter row to the south, left PZL-Swidnik Mi-2 Hoplite, right Mil Mi-1 Hare Mi-24D Hind-D, looking lethal even when sitting still. Tail gunner station on Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the Beagle Soviet jet bomber. Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the Beagle Soviet jet bomber. Front view of Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the Beagle Soviet jet bomber. Saab JA 37 Viggen fighter.  Why is it in the Czech Republic? The Czechs did purchase Gripens... A Northrup F-5 fighter, first flown by South Vietnam, then Vietnamese Socialist Republic. Closer view of Northrup F-5, looking pretty intact externally. Nose on view of Northrup F-5 lightweight fighter. Mi-24D Hind-D up closer.  12.7 mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun in nose turret. Superwide front view of Mi-24D Hind-D. It is both a gunship and a transport helicopter. Superwide nose on view of Mi-24D Hind-D Regular wide angle side view of Mi-24D Hind-D Mil Mi-8T Hip set up as an armed gunship with quad rocket pods. Mil Mi-8T Hip set up as an armed gunship with rocket pods. Nose of the Avia Av-14T twin engine transport, license built Ilyushin Il-14 Crate Mil Mi-4 Hound set up as a gunship with rocket pods and nose mounted machine gun Mil Mi-4 Hound set up as a gunship with rocket pods and nose mounted machine gun Il-28 Beagle jet bomber, possibly license built by Avia. Superwide view of the Ilyushin IL-28RTR Mascot, trainer version of the IL-28 Hound. Saab J-35J Draaken jet fighter.  Still don't know why there is one in the Czech Republic... Nose on view  of the Saab JA 37 Viggen fighter. Front view of the Saab JA 37 Viggen fighter.  Nose mounted camera system seen well here. Retired Antonov An-26, pretty recently used with NATO. Into the hangar nearest the helicopters, detailing the Czechoslovak Air Force 1925-1938 Aircraft from biplanes to monoplanes as technology advanced in the interwar period. Beautifully restored Aero A.12 light bomber and recon aircraft from just after WWI. Aero A.10 passenger plane could carry up to 5 passengers with a cruise speed of 87 mph. Aero A.10 passenger plane could carry up to 5 passengers with a cruise speed of 87 mph. Aero A.32  AP-32-25 2E recon and light bomber. Max speed 140mph Avia B-534, pre-WWII fighter.  Max speed 252 mph. Cockpit and observation bubble of a Let L-410 Turbolet, light transport. Antonov An-26 Curl, tactical transport, superwide angle view.
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