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Royal Thai Air Force Museum, Bangkok

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OverviewThe Royal Thai Air Force Museum is located in Don Mueang District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located on the Phahonyothin road just to the south of Wing 6 of the domestic terminal of the Don Mueang Airport. The museum is open daily from 09:00 to 16:00 every day, except special holidays.The museum was established in 1952 to collect, preserve and restore different airplanes and other aviation equipment used by the Royal Thai Air Force. In addition to one F11C and other rare aircraft, the museum's collection also includes one of only 2 surviving Japanese Tachikawa Ki-36 trainers, the last surviving Vought O2U Corsair, one of 3 surviving Curtiss BF2C Goshawks, a Spitfire and several Nieuports and Breguets.The museum provides details of Thailand's role in World War II. Imperial Japanese forces landed in southern Thailand on 8 December 1941 and after a skirmish of several hours Thai forces were ordered to cease fighting the Japanese. Thailand declared war on Britain and it is said also on the United States in January 1942 and remained a Japanese ally until the Japanese surrender in August 1945. The museum contains several paintings of Thai fighter aircraft intercepting US B-29s, P-38s and P-51s.
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  • A great selection of aircraft, especially the Vought Corsair bi plane which is the only one left in the world. It can take longer than expected to get there due to traffic but it is well worth a visit...  more »
  • Very nice place to see history of Royal Thai Air Force. They give a modern way to explain about it..  more »
  • The Royal Air Force museum in Bangkok is a hidden treasure trove of military and passenger planes, helicopters and other aircraft. When we went, it was a nice cold oasis from the heat outside, and we ...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum, easily one of the best days out in Bangkok! Great value gift shop and cafe as well. Plus all the Royal Thai Air Force guys were really friendly. A credit to the Kingdom of Thailand!
  • Not the easiest place to find, even for Bangkok taxi drivers. Nothing complicated about it from the map, but one needs to take the right turn around Don Muang Airport. It's great for all the biplanes, post-World War II piston aircraft, Sabres, transports, helicopters and a MiG-21 and a 737. A new section is due to be opened with medals and flight suits. Some websites erroneously list the closing time at 1700, whereas the museum closes at 1600 hours.
  • A fantastic Aviation Museum with lots and lots of Planes to see and touch! Some of them you can even crawl into! A great day out for young and old plane fans! Plan at least 3 hours to see everything in detail!
  • There are a lot of ancient planes. However, almost of them are warplanes. Almost of exhibitions here are about wars.
  • Very good butikk would be Even better with more english posters with info om planes and such . Some have some not today