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Luftfahrtmuseum Finowfurt

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Tucked away at the far end of Finow's runways is the Luftfahrtmuseum Finowfurt on the site of a former Soviet Air Force and LSK fighter base. Located an hour's drive outside Berlin, Finow has an interesting history, as during Nazi times it was one of the main airfields of KG 200, the secretive experimental unit that operated a handful of Allied types alongside standard Luftwaffe aircraft, including B-17s and B-24s. Unfortunately at the small and rather rustic site, there is nothing that indicates this facet of the site's history. The images have had the colour drained out of them; I wanted to experiment with colour to reflect the general rustic nature of the place. Finow is still an active airfield, with a small portion of the hard standing built as a fighter station for the Soviets in use, the rest is covered by a solar farm. Finow's control tower.

 

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Su-22 gate guard. A taste of the state of the collection.

 

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Arrestor barrier.

 

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There are aircraft and displays inside the hardened aircraft shelters, including this MiG-15UTI and MiG-21F-13.

 

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PZL Dromader in front of a shelter capped by a radome.

 

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LSK MiG-23BN.

 

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VEB-14P, licence built Il-14 in Dresden.

 

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Yak-28R, one of the types stationed at Finow.

 

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PZL An-2T.

 

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L-29, evidence that the staff do work on the aircraft.

 

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Interflug Tu-134.

 

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Mi-8T.

 

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Cosmetically challenged MiG-23S.

 

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Lenin looking on sternly at the foreign tourists.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

 

Edited by nuuumannn

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Wow, very atmospheric shots and what a sad state some of those planes are in. Thanks for sharing this.

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Great photos from a great museum

 

Andy

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A really interesting line up, such a shame the up keep has let the look of the collection down. :(

Thanks for sharing them Grant.

Steve.

 

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:wow:  Those have gone to rack and ruin  but just shows how they  once were supreme looking. Lenin looks as stern and formidable  as ever!

credit to the staff who are still making the effort to look after them.

 

thanks for sharing your photos. much appreciated.

 

 

Edited by HOUSTON

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These pictures now freely easy to take and post. To think not long ago you’d have to be a spy. Nice pictures, like to these in person someday.

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