Beijing Air & Space Museum

Global Aviation Review has a fascinating photo essay on the Beijing Air and Space Museum. Located at Beijing University and sometimes called the China Aviaiton Museum, there’s a rare and unique collection of aircraft that those outside of China rarely get to see and it offers an interesting glimpse of Chinese aviation history.

Something you won't see anywhere else, a P-47 and across the way, a MiG-9.
Something you won’t see anywhere else, a P-47 and across the way a MiG-9.

The Beijing Air and Space Museum has one of the very few Northrop P-61 Black Widow:

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Another unique exhibit featuring the Chinese built MiG-15 and MiG-17 with the Northrop P-61 Black Widow.

Head on over to Global Aviation Resource to take a gander at more of the Museum.

Fascinating stuff behind the Bamboo Curtain

5 thoughts on “Beijing Air & Space Museum”

  1. I know it’s wrong, but when I hear “Beijing Air and Space Museum”, I think of a bunch of peasants making a human pyramid in a rice paddy.

  2. I wonder if anyone that visits this place pauses to reflect on how it is that all of the US-built aircraft just look better than do the Soviet/Chinese ones.

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