Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, Poltava

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  • Were in the summer of 2017. The Museum is located on the territory of the current part. Therefore, to get there, be sure to have documents at least 1 person from the group. Tour lead real pilots. They can talk about airplanes. In each exhibit, you can climb up and sit behind the wheel. Did you know that the "black box" actually looks like an orange ball? This discovery does not let me sleep last days:)
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  • Open-air museum in Poltava this won't see anywhere else in Ukraine for sure. I advise to visit children and adults and better families. Many will see and learn about airplanes and aircraft. Better to see than hundred times to read the review. RECOMMEND-tickets Penny UAH 20 adult and 10 children.
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  • Visited the Museum in the summer of 2017. Before you get into the Museum, it is best to call the telephone number provided on their website-or you may simply not be there. Find the Museum turned out to be not so simple-GPS Navigator long led us to the cottage to cooperatives and led to the fence of the aerodrome)). Better to address military CHECKPOINT, where just by taking Museum. But the exhibition cost make it so hard to get to it and the excursion was very informative.
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  • Amazing and interesting museum for those, who are passionate about military aircraft! Very friendly and experienced guide, who actually was a pilot of Tu-142, marine bomber, told us numerous stories and unknown facts, you would never find on the internet! Highly recommend!
  • One of the most underrated museums in the city. The Museum of Heavy Bomber Aviation is a museum of aviation equipment located in Poltava on the territory of the former air base "Poltava-4". Prior to 2004, the 13th Guards Dnepropetrovsk-Budapest Heavy Bomber Air Division was based at the airbase. According to the Ukrainian-American Agreement on the Elimination of Strategic Nuclear Weapons, in February 2006 the last Tu-22M3 bomber of the Ukrainian Air Force was destroyed at the Poltava military airfield. For the museum exposition, 2 bombers were retained, several more were brought from other cities. In 2007, on the territory of the former air base, a museum was created thanks to the enthusiasm of former military pilots. As of January 2014, the air museum exposition consists of 9 aircraft, air cruise missiles (KSR-2, KSR-5, X-22) and aircraft bombs weighing from 100 to 9000 kg. Aircraft Strategic planes - rocket launcher Tu-160 (according to NATO codes: Blackjack - Dubina) is a nuclear weapon carrier. The most powerful airplane in the world. The only museum exhibit in the world. Tu-95MS (according to NATO codes: Bear - "Bear"), a nuclear weapon carrier. Far-flying planes Tu-22KD (according to NATO codes: Blinder - "Boyfriend"), a nuclear weapon carrier. The first Soviet supersonic bomber. Tu-22M3 "Alexander Molodchy" (according to NATO codes: Backfire-C - "Reverse Flash-C"), a nuclear weapon carrier. Tu-16K (according to NATO codes: Badger - "Borsuk"), a nuclear weapon carrier. The first Soviet jet bomber. Fighters Su-15UM (according to NATO codes: Flagon - "Big bottle"), Soviet interceptor fighter Transport aircraft An-26 (according to NATO codes: Curl - "Vijunkiy") An-2 (according to NATO codes: Colt - "Losha") Training aircraft (training and combat aircraft) Tu-134UBL (according to NATO codes: Crusty-B - Hard-B) Aero L-29 Dolphin (Aero L-29 Delfin), (according to NATO codes: Maya - Maya) Aero L-39 Albatross (Aero L-39 Albatros) Aviation means of defeat and rescue air bombs weighing from 100 kg to 9 000 kg (models) In 1994, on the territory of the airbase "Poltava-4", the 50th anniversary of the launch of Frantik Operation , a joint Soviet-American military operation with shuttle flights of American heavy bombers Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, was celebrated for strategic purposes in Nazi Germany and its satellites. During the celebration, the following US Air Force aircraft were represented: ll Douglas KC-10A Extender, Boeing B-52H Stratofortress and B-1B Lancer. Operation Frantic was a series of seven shuttle bombing operations during World War II conducted by American aircraft based in Great Britain and Southern Italy which then landed at three Soviet airfields in Ukraine. The operation began in June, 1944 and ended in September. After meeting with Stalin on 2 February 1944, Harriman radioed back that "Stalin approves project limited to 200 bombers and six airfields." In the end only three bases were set up. In haste, the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe established a headquarters detachment at Poltava Airfield, in Poltava region in the Ukrainian SSR in late April, 1944. Poltava was designated as USAAF Station 559 for security purposes and was thus referred to in all messages and written correspondence. Poltava was one of three Ukrainian installations operated by Headquarters, Eastern Command USAAF. The others were Pyriatyn Airfield (AAF-560) and Myrhorod Airfield (AAF-561). All three bases were situated along the Kharkov-Kiev railway and were already far behind the front. Poltava and Mirgorod were to be used by heavy bombers (B-24 Liberators, B-17 Flying Fortresses), while Piriatyn would be used for long-range escort fighters (P-51 Mustangs, P-38 Lightnings).
  • Great display of cold war aircraft.
  • Very interesting and you can look inside the airplane
  • The first impression is very pure and true, the whole territory in perfect order. Were with her son in Saturday, some circumstances might not have to go to an open area with aircraft, but already quietly flew for two hours. At the entrance of the teller very clearly told us-in what price the entrance, ekskursovod, like a bus free in an open area (the bus though and is sent to fill, but was ready to take the two of us). Tourist guide-served, dear man, told with great interest. So many interesting instances in the halls. All advise. All useful advice-if you are a first-time and not go by car Navigator! Drive through the military camp.
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