More pictures from Sinsheim Auto & Technik museum - aeroplanes

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Here are the aeroplane pictures from last Thursday, to go with the car ones here.

Weather was fairly grim (raining & windy), and only taken with a compact. No time to tweak them (some could do with levelling, for a start :eek:!) - these are straight from camera, resized.

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The wrecked plane is a JU-87 Stuka that was recovered from the Mediterranean.

They also had an abandoned & unrestored Panzer V tank that had been recovered from somewhere remote in Russia.

The JU-88 was unusual, not seen one before.

Only naughty thing I spotted was a Spanish CASA 2.111 painted in Luftwaffe colours and described as a Heinkel 111 H :rolleyes:

The JU-52s were nice ... next day we saw 6 of them airborne at the Oldtimer airshow at Hahnweide airfield. Pictures from that to follow!
 
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What a fabulous museum! And great pics in spite of the limitations you mentioned. Vielen dank!

I was going to say that the Ju-87 looks like it had had a tough time, but it makes it all the more interesting, don't you think? I like the FW-190 too, but of course you will have actually seen one flying on your travels, I believe? Well OK, a replica, but still...

It would have been interesting to get a shot of the Tu-144 flight deck - for comparison purposes!

This has now climbed substantially in my 'to do' list pecking order. Many thanks again.
 

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Fabulous place :p.
Is there anywhere in the UK like this? I doubt it.
The Russian 'Concordski' looks bigger than our Concord, was it?
 

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Many thanks for that Bill.
 
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It would have been interesting to get a shot of the Tu-144 flight deck - for comparison purposes!

I tried, but the flight decks are protected by a perspex door ... which was really smeary and horrible in the 144 :(

The panels were all painted a nasty green, and things looked distinctly 'agricultural' compared to the Concorde flight deck!

The cockpit of the JU-52 was interesting ... incredibly cramped.
 
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Fabulous place :p.
Is there anywhere in the UK like this? I doubt it.
The Russian 'Concordski' looks bigger than our Concord, was it?

They have a 'sister' museum at Speyer (also in Germany) - that has a Boeing 747!

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Not sure about the size of the 144, think it was pretty comparable with Concorde. There was a fascinating documentary about the 144 some years back.
 

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Big difference between the Concorde and the Tu144 inside, isn't there? I have a pic of the Tu144 flightdeck somewhere - I'll dig it out and post it later. The Tu144 was slightly larger than the Concorde and faster, but it lacked the range because supersonic cruise required reheat, whilst Concorde didn't.
 

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That TU144 cockpit - urgh!

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Most, if not all, Soviet aircraft - civil and military - seem to have that exact same shade of paint for the cockpit panelling.

Keep you awake, it would!

Good to see some British types on display. Is that a Britannia? And a Viscount?

P.S. I have seen pictures of that B747 before - note the gantry along the wing - you can go out and do your very own wingwalk. :crazy:
 
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Good to see some British types on display. Is that a Britannia? And a Viscount?
Viscount - yes. The other one was an Ilyushin of some sort.
 

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It would have been interesting to get a shot of the Tu-144 flight deck - for comparison purposes!

Here you go... from my visit there a few years ago. And as BTB mentioned - bit smeary due to the perspex screen.





Great museum and well worth a visit.
 

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