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Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow

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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.

Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr – Flugplatz Berlin Gatow
Bundeswehr Museum of Military History – Berlin-Gatow Airfield
MHM Berlin-Gatow Logo.png
Official Logo as of October 2011
EstablishedSeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
LocationBerlin-Gatow, Germany
Coordinates52°28′21″N 13°08′29″E / 52.472629°N 13.141431°E / 52.472629; 13.141431
TypeMilitary Museum
FounderHelmut Jaeckel
OwnerBundeswehr
Public transit accessbus 135, stops Seekorso or Kurpromenade, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Nearest car parkOn site (no charge)
Websitewww.mhm-gatow.de/en/

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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HistoryEdit

The museum traces its beginnings to 1957, when a former government official named Helmut Jaeckel started acquiring the personal collections of Wehrmacht soldiers and displaying them at Uetersen Airfield. In 1963 a board of trustees was founded to run the new museum. However, due to financial difficulties, operation of the museum was handed over to the Bundeswehr in 1987. From 1995 to 1996 the museum was relocated to the former airbase at RAF Gatow.[1]

BuildingsEdit

CollectionEdit

Airplanes up to 1945Edit

Country of Origin Model / Nickname Location Picture
  Australia Douglas C-47 original A65-69
from:
Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin next to Tower
 
  United Kingdom Avro 504K Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Bücker Bü 181 hangar 3  
  Spain CASA 2.111  
  Germany DFS 230 Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  France Farman III Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Fieseler Fi 156 Storch Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Fokker D VII (F) Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Fokker Dr.I Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Fokker E.III Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Grunau Baby II original
hangar 3
 
  Germany Junkers J 9 (DI) Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Etrich-Rumpler Taube Reproduction
hangar 3
 
  Germany Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun wreck[2]  
  Spain Hispano Aviación HA-1112 hangar 3  
  Germany Messerschmitt Me 163 original
hangar 3
 
  Germany DFS SG 38 Schulgleiter original
hangar 3
 
  Germany Siebel Si 204 original
depot
 
  Germany Siemens-Schuckert D.III Reproduction
hangar 3
 

NATO AirplanesEdit

Country of Origin Model / Nickname Location Picture
  Germany Breguet 1150 Atlantic
61+17
original
open air
 
  Germany Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6
D-9542
original
open air
 
  France Dassault Mirage III
13-OL
original
open air
 
  France Dassault Super Mystère
10-SA
original
open air
 
  Germany Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
41+50
original
hangar 7
 
  United Kingdom DHC-1 Chipmunk T-10
WG466
hangar 3[3]  
  Germany Dornier Do-27
57+38
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Dornier Do-28 D-2
59+20
original
open air
 
  Germany English Electric Canberra
99+35
original
open air
 
  United Kingdom English Electric Lightning F.2A
XN730
original
open air
 
  Germany Fairey Gannet AS.4
UA+106
original
open air
 
  Germany Fiat G-91 R3
99+12
original
open air
 
  Germany Fiat G-91 R4
35+41
original
open air
 
  Germany Fiat G-91 T3
99+40
original
open air
 
  Germany Fouga CM.170 Magister
014
original
hangar 7
 
  United Kingdom Gloster Meteor NF.11 original
open air
 
  United Kingdom Hawker Harrier GR Mk.1
XV278
original
open air
 
  United Kingdom Hawker Sea Hawk Mk.4
WV865
original
open air
 
  United Kingdom Hawker Hunter F Mk.6
XG152
original
open air
 
  Germany Hamburger Flugzeugbau HFB-320 Hansa Jet Hansa-Jet ECM
16+26
original
open air
 
  Germany Hunting Percival P.66 Pembroke C.Mk. 54
AS-558
original
open air
 
  Germany Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
26+49
original
open air
 
  Germany Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
20+37
original
hangar 3
 
  Germany Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
on Zero-length launcher
DB+127
original
open air
(next to tower building)
 
  Germany Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
27+90
original
open air
 
  Germany Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
29+06
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Lockheed T-33A
9455
original
open air
 
  United States Cessna T-37 original
hangar 7
 
  Germany McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II
38+34
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II
35+62
original
open air
 
  Germany Nord Aviation N2501D Noratlas
99+14
original
open air
 
  Germany North American F-86K Sabre
JD-249
original
open air
 
  Germany North American Harvard
AA+615
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Panavia Tornado IDS
44+68
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Piaggio P.149
90+78
original
open air
 
  Germany Piper PA-18 Super Cub
AS+525
original
hangar 3 (Decke)
 
  Germany Pützer Elster
97+03
original
depot
 
  Germany Raab Doppelraab IV
D-3547
original
depot
 
  Germany Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
DF-316
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Republic RF-84F Thunderflash
EB-344
original
open air
 
  Germany Rockwell OV-10B Bronco
99+33
original
open air
 
  Germany C-160 Transall
50+56
original
open air
 

Warsaw Pact AirplanesEdit

Country of Origin Model / Nickname Location Picture
  East Germany Antonov An-2
822
original
depot
 
  Germany Antonov An-26
52+09, ex 369
original
open air
 
  East Germany Ilyushin Il-28
208
original
open air
 
  East Germany Yakovlev Yak-11
225
original
hangar 3
 
  East Germany Yakovlev Yak-18
25
original
depot
 
  East Germany Let L-29 Delfin
311
original
open air
 
  East Germany Let L-39V Albatros
28–48, ex 170
original
open air
 
  East Germany Let L-410 UVP
53+10, ex 318
original
open air
 
  Czechoslovakia Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
3905
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F
346
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21M
596
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UM
23–77, ex 256
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13
645
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23BN
20–51, ex 710
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF
20–02, ex 577
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29G
29+03, ex 615
original
hangar 7
 
  East Germany Sukhoi Su-22M4
25+44, ex 798
original
open air
 
  East Germany Zlín Z 43
D-ENVA, ex 17
original
open air
 

HelicoptersEdit

Country of Origin Model / Nickname Location Picture
  Germany Alouette II
76+03
original
depot
 
  Germany Alouette II
75+46
original
depot
 
  Germany Bell UH-1D Iroquois
71+42
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Bell UH-1D Iroquois
D-HATE
original
open air
 
  Germany Boeing Vertol/Piasecki H-21
83+08
original
hangar 3
 
  Germany Bristol Type 171 Sycamore HR.52
78+04
original
hangar 7
 
  Germany MBB Bo-105
98+20
original
open air
 
  Germany MBB Bo-105 original
hangar 7
 
  East Germany Mil Mi-2
94+63, ex 393
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mil Mi-4A
565
original
open air
 
  Germany Mil Mi-8S
93+51, ex 914
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mil Mi-8T
93+14, ex 927
original
open air
 
  Germany Mil Mi-9
93+92, ex 411
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mil Mi-24D
5211, ex 521
original
open air
 
  East Germany Mil Mi-24P
96+43, ex 387
original
open air
 
  Germany Saunders Roe Skeeter original
hangar 3
 
  Germany Sikorsky H-34G
80+34
original
hangar 7
 

Unmanned systemsEdit

Country of Origin Model Location Picture
  Germany Canadair CL-89 (AN/USD-501) original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Canadair CL-289 (AN/USD-502) original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Fritz X original
depot
 
  Germany Henschel Hs 293 A-1 original
hangar 3
 
  Germany
  United States
MGM-1 Matador original
open air
(next to hangar 7)
 
  Germany MGM-31 Pershing original
open air
(next to hangar 7)
 
  Germany TUCAN-95 original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Rauchspurautomat 160, Schwarz-Propellerwerke Berlin original
depot
 
  Germany Q2 (FM) original
hangar 7
 

Antiaircraft and radar systemsEdit

Country of Origin Model Location Picture
  Germany 2-cm-Flak 38 original
depot
 
  Germany Rheinmetall Flak 20 mm Zwillig original
hangar 7
 
  East Germany ZU-23-2 original
depot
 
  Germany Bofors 40 mm gun original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Flak 8,8 original
hangar 3
 
  Germany 150 cm Flak-Scheinwerfer 34 original
hangar 3
 
  Germany Nike Hercules original
open air
 
  East Germany S-200 Vega original
open air
 
  Germany MIM-23 Hawk original
open air
 
  Germany loading vehicle XM 501 for Hawk original
hangar 3
 
  Germany MIM-104 Patriot original
open air
 
  East Germany S-75 Dvina original
open air
 
  East Germany Petschora S-125M original
open air
 
  Germany Roland 2 original
open air
(next to hangar 7)
 
  Germany Flakortungsgerät FuMG 65
Würzburg radar
original
open air
 
  Germany radar ASR-910 original
open air
 
  Germany radar BWB 23342 ARTUS Type ME 0632 GxJ/2 original
open air
 
  Germany radar FPN-36 original
open air
 
  Germany NP 510 (UHF-tracking) original
open air
(next to hangar 7)
 
  Germany radar PAR-C original
open air
 
  East Germany KRTP-86 TAMARA original
open air
 
  United States Westinghouse AN/TPS-43 original
open air
 
  East Germany Ramona KRTP-81/81M original
open air
 
  East Germany Ural-375D with secondary radar 1L22 Parol original
open air
 

VehiclesEdit

Country of Origin Model Location Picture
  Germany MAN 630 5t t-mil with
portable tower
original
open air
(next to tower building)
 
  Germany mobile tower FSA-90 original
open air
(next to tower building)
 
  Germany Clarktor CT 30 Pushback Tractor original
hangar 7
 
  Germany DKW Munga 4 (Typ F91/4) original
hangar 7
 
  Germany calibration laboratory trailer original
open air
 
  Germany NSU Kettenkraftrad HK 101 original
hangar 3
 
  Germany Hercules K 125 BW original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Magirus-Deutz tanking vehicle original
open air
 
  Germany MAN tanking vehicle original
open air
 
  Germany MJ1 VW bomb loading vehicle original
hangar 7
 
  East Germany Kleinkübelwagen P 601 A original
hangar 7
 
  Germany Volkswagen 181 original
hangar 7
 
  East Germany Ural-375D original
open air
 

EnginesEdit

Country of Origin Model Location Picture
  Germany Oberursel U0 hangar 3  
  United Kingdom Clerget Humber BR-1 hangar 3 (adjoining room)  
  Germany BMW 801 D hangar 3  
  Germany Daimler Benz DB 603 A original unrestauriert
depot
 
  Germany Daimler Benz DB 605 A original
hangar 3 (adjoining room)
 
  Germany Junkers Jumo 213 AG-1 original
hangar 3
 
  Germany BMW 003 hangar 3 (adjoining room)  
  Germany Junkers Jumo 004 original unrestauriert
hangar 3 (adjoining room)
 
  Germany Walter HWK 109-500 original
hangar 3 (adjoining room)
 
  Germany Walter HWK 109-509A original
hangar 3 (adjoining room)
 
  United States Allison J33 original
hangar 3 (adjoining room)
 
  United Kingdom Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba-ASMD-3 original
depot engine collection
 
  Soviet Union Klimov RD-33 original
depot engine collection
 
  Soviet Union Klimov TV3-117 original
depot engine collection
 
  Soviet Union Klimov VK-1A original
hangar 3 (adjoining room)
 
  United States General Electric J79-GE-11A original
depot engine collection
 
  Soviet Union Lyulka AL-21 F3 original
depot engine collection
 
  Germany Turbo-Union RB199 original
depot engine collection
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Die Geschichte des Museums" (in German). Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ http://museum-digital.de/nat/pdf/publicinfo.php?oges=32936
  3. ^ http://museum-digital.de/nat/pdf/publicinfo.php?oges=47558 | Sammlungsseite

External linksEdit