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Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina

Coordinates: 34°40′18.05″S 58°38′12.45″W / 34.6716806°S 58.6367917°W / -34.6716806; -58.6367917

The Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica (MNA) (English: National Aeronautics Museum) is a museum located in the city of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, dedicated to the history of aviation, in particular the Argentine Air Force.

Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica (MNA)
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Main hall, with Gloster Meteor (foreground), Huanquero (background left), Focke Wulf 44 (background right), and Urubú (hanging from roof)
Established13 January 1960
LocationMorón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
TypeAviation museum
DirectorVicecomodoro D. Walter Cesar OLMEDO (2019)
WebsiteOfficial website (Archived)

Its collection includes some unique aircraft, like the Pulqui I and Pulqui II jet prototypes, the Urubú flying wing glider, the I.Ae. 22 DL trainer, and a Latécoère XXV flown by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.

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HistoryEdit

 
Gloster Meteor, at the previous location of the MNA, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, 1975
 
IA 35 Huanquero, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, 1975

The museum was created on January 13, 1960, by decree 264/60 of the President of the Republic, its first director and main supporter being Brigadier Edmundo Civatti Bernasconi.

It was initially located at the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, where the aircraft were displayed in the grounds without protection from the weather. In the 1980s it was proposed to relocate the museum to provide protection to the aircraft, a new facility close to the Ezeiza airport was suggested.

In 2001 was relocated to the Morón Airport and Air Base, site of Argentina's first international airport, where hangars were available to protect most of the collection.

CollectionsEdit

 
Latecoere 25, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, 1975
 
Percival Prentice, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, 1972

AircraftEdit

Aircraft on display include:

Fixed-wing
Rotary wing
 
McDonnell Douglas MD-81 LV-WFN in 2009; donated to the museum in 2013

In February 2013, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81 (ex-Austral, LV-WFN) was donated to the museum, for restoration and exhibition. This aircraft is notable for having the highest number of flight hours worldwide for its type (70,444 hours in 60,350 cycles) as of March 2012, when it was retired.[16]

EnginesEdit

OtherEdit

Other exhibits include:

  • an Anasagasti car, which was used by the Argentine Air Force.

FacilitiesEdit

The museum is divided in differents halls, dedicated to specific themes:[17]

In addition there is a small gift shop.

GalleryEdit

Aircraft displayedEdit

Other objects displayedEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cicalesi & Rivas, 2009. Page 36
  2. ^ Brea, Esteban (13 March 2012). "Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica: Más de medio siglo de preservación" [National Aeronautics Museum: More than half a century of preservation]. Gaceta Aeronautica (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ Forsgren, Jan (2017). The Junkers Ju 52 Story. Fonthill Media. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  4. ^ Homewood, Steve. "FMA I.Ae.22DL, EA-701 / 728, Museo Nacional de Aeronautica (Argentina) :". abpic.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b FERNANDEZ VIVAS, Leandro. "Un millón de personas visitaron el Argentina Air Fest 2010". Rumbos Aeronauticos (Issue 18, Year 9) (in Spanish). Fuerza Aerea Argentina. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  6. ^ Ogden 2008, p. 510.
  7. ^ Rivas 2008, p. 171.
  8. ^ "Individual History: Avro Lincoln B.2 RF398/8376M – Museum Accession Number 84/A/1182." Royal Air Force Museum, 2012.
  9. ^ Ogden 2008, p. 510
  10. ^ "El Canberra B 109 se ganó un lugar en el museo aeronáutico." La Nacion, 26 June 2000. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Los mirage vuelan a su destino en el museo de Moron" La Nacion, 11 December 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  12. ^ "LQ-MLV Fairchild Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II c/n TC-257-208". Historias Individuales (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Vickers Viking 1B, s/n T-9 ARA, c/n 163, c/r LV-XET". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Archived from the original on 25 April 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  14. ^ "LV-WTX Boeing 737-281 c/n 20561-292". Historias Individuales (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Sikorsky S-61R, s/n H-02 FAA, c/n 61.763". Aerial Visuals. AerialVisuals.ca. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Una nueva aeronave para el MNA" [A new aircraft for the MNA]. Aeroespacio (in Spanish). Argentina: Fuerza Aerea Argentina (Argentine Air Force). 27 February 2013. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  17. ^ MNA Website Archived 2010-06-07 at the Wayback Machine

SourcesEdit

  • Cicalesi, Juan Carlos; Rivas, Santiago (2009). Núñez Padin, Jorge Felix (ed.). Junkers F13 / W34 / K43 / Ju 52. Serie en Argentina (in Spanish). 3. Bahía Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. ISBN 978-987-20557-7-6. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  • Ogden, Bob. Aviation Museums and Collections of the Rest of the World. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2008. ISBN 978-0-85130-394-9.
  • Rivas, Santiago. "Pioneers & Prototypes: Pulqui, Pulqui II and IA-37/48." International Air Power Review, Issue 25, 2008, pp. 162–173. Westport, CT: AIRtime. ISSN 1473-9917.

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