German Aviation Museum Photography
Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow
We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. I took a lot of photography of historical airplanes, jets, helicopters an so on. Here’s the link to the Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow; which isn’t very useful. The Wikipedia page about this museum is a little better.
Here’s an aerial view of the aviation museum in Gatow, near Berlin. ( Thanks Google Earth ).
Where is Gatow?
It’s in the foreground on the right, and Berlin is in the distance on the left. However, it’s 30 to 40 minutes of driving.
As you drive to the gate, you get your first glimpse of all the aircraft parked all over the place, on aprons, taxiways and runways.
But be warned, this former-airport is located at the edge of a quiet suburb. The staff at the gate don’t speak English; as well as the local taxi service of the town won’t want to take you into Berlin. So make sure you have transportation on your own. We didn’t, so we had to walk back into town; and find someone to help us call for a Berlin taxi. Eventually, we did get back into Berlin; but it was a bit scary.
I think we were very lucky.
Nonetheless, we had great weather for photography, and there were a lot more airplanes than the Google Earth picture showed. They have definitely increased their collection size drastically; since the satellite images of Google Earth shown above. OH, here’s a google earth image from March 2015; which was closer to what we saw. Also, you can see the suburban houses in the top-left corner.
Click on an airplane to see a higher resolution image.
Click on the “details” link to read (in German) the sign.
Here’s the very first plane you see, parked by the front gate. It’s the MBB HFB M Hansajet ECM. (details). Something about it reminds me of Mickey Mouse.
Armstrong Whiteworth Meteor NF.11. (details).
The Aero L-39Z0 Maya (details).
The Dornier D0 28 D-28 D-2 STOL- Transport plane. (details).
Mikojan-Gurewitsch MiG-21 MF Fishbed J (details).
And the Republic RF-84F Thunderflash (details).
- Page 0, You are currently on the homepage
- Here’s Page 2 of airplane photographs
- Page 3, some pictures of radar trucks, missile trucks and missiles.
- Page 4, more airplane photographs from inside a hangar
- Page 5, with some unknown jets and more labeled jets.
- Page 6, has the Messerschmitt, one of my favorites.
- Page 7, Older planes including the Fokker triplane.
- Page 8, Biggest planes in the collection, outdoors.