Compared with Aviation Museums in West-Europe or the USA the Royal Thai Air Force Museum is relatively small but yet it promises a great day out for small and big boys and everybody interested in planes! The museum is located close to Bangkok's old airport Don Muang, which is still in service and caters these days as hub for many low cost airlines. The planes and Helicopters shown cover the history of the Thai Air Force starting with early days double-winged planes. A few dozend airplanes are displayed in parts outdoor, in parts indoors of large hangars which were converted to become part of the museum.
At the Royal Thai Air Force Museum you’ll find many planes including the Vought O2U Corsair. Manufactured by Vought in the 20s of the last Century, Vought made only 580 of these planes back then. The last one still existing today is at the Royal Thai Air Force Museum. The Royal Thai Air Force bought 70 of them, which its pilots flew during the war with the French. But this is not the only noteworthy plane on display. You will also find a Japanese Tachikawa Ki-36, one of only two left in the world, a British de Havilland Tiger Moth and an American Curtiss BF2C Goshawk, to this date one out of just three surviving planes. All in all there are way more than 50 planes on display.
While most planes are there to be looked at only, some have windows or doors open to stick your head in or snap that great photo to show to your buddies back home. One transport plane and one huge Helicopter you can even climb into, getting really close to the action! Beside all the planes and Helicopters there are also other interesting exhibits like Air Force uniforms from several decades, Air Force Plane picture Gallery, Bomb Squad equipment, unmanned drones and much more.
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