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ROMANIAN MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM in BUCHAREST.

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Its my pleasure to show a small tour through the Romanian Military Aviation Museum.

located in Bucharest, at Strada Barbu Vàcàscu

The nearest Metro (Underground) station, (10 mins walk) is the appropriately named

AUREL VLAICU station, which most people going to the museum will access via

the central Metro PIATA UNIRIIstation.

My very first visit and some aircraft, Uniforms, Medals,Equipment

and other objects of interest can be found there.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Romanian Military Aviation Museum, March 19th 2011 visit.

Gate Guardian.

You pass between these tall pillars and walk up the road to the main gates.

Do not be afraid of the street dogs who inhabit the Museum car park area

and even inside the Museum grounds.

Their bark is worse than their bite. :cheeky:

Kevin in Deva.

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Romanian Military Aviation Museum, March 19th 2011 visit.

The main gate, as can be seen here the road has been opened to facilitate water pipe

replacement, dirty shoes for sure in wet weather. The small building to the left

houses a civilian security guard, he opens the gate then calls for the military

Guard Commander, who then escorts you to the main Museum building,

after that you are more or less free to wander around inside or outside amongst the exhibits.

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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Romanian Military Aviation Museum, March 19th 2011 visit.

The main building, a reception area inside the glass doors

and there was no Entry Fee :jumping: or Photographic Fee :jumping:

I went with my step-son Adrian and as the morning was still chilly

we decided to start the tour in doors first, a very nice lady accompanied us

at the start of the tour to explain some of the exhibits, but as soon as she

heard my son discussing aero engines and the principles of flight

and even though I was a foreigner, but had a good grasp of the Romanian medals

and Airforce insignia, she tended to let us wander around alone.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Romanian Military Aviation Museum, March 19th 2011 visit.

Diorama showing early experiments with gun-powder & rockets.

Now for a first visit I did not photograph each and every exhibit :P

Always a sucker for "Eye Candy" I cant let these slip by.

Kevin in Deva :beer:

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Romanian Military Aviation Museum, March 19th 2011 visit.

Pilots Brevet and Romanian Officers 25 year Service Medal.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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One of the many large models on display.

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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Early Pilots uniform jacket and cap.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Close up of the picture of the Pilot,

Lieutenant Dumitru Darian wearing the

Knight of the Mihai Viteazul Order,

Order of Michael the Brave

Officer of Marine (Navy) Aviation.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Knight of the Mihai Viteazul Order medal.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Brevet authorizing the award of the Knight of the Mihai Viteazul Order,

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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The Pilots Brevet, Pilots badge, Medals and awards of:-

2nd Lt. Dimitru Hádulescu

Top Row:-

Romanian Order of the Star of Romania with swords on Military Virtue ribbon.

Romanian Order of the Crown of Romania with Military Virtue ribbon.

Romanian Order of the Crown of Romania, Civil / Peacetime version.

Romanian Aeronautical Merit Medal.

Second Row:-

Romanian Pilots Badge.

Romanian Officers Military Service Medal.

Romanian Cross of War, with Battle Bars:-

"MARASESTI" - "1918" - "1919" - "TARGOVISTE"

Romanian Commemorative Medal 2nd Balkan Campaign.

Romanian Inter-Allied Victory Medal for WW1 (Unofficial type).

Czechoslovakian Order of the White Lion.

Romanian R.P.R. Communist "VIRTUTEA OSTASEASCA" I Class Medal.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Pilot Brevet & Tsarist Russian Order of Saint George Cross.

Picture showing his medals amongst which are:-

Romanian Commemorative for 2nd Balkan Campaign.

Romanian Officers Military Service Medal.

Romanian Cross of War for WW1 with battle bars.

Romanian Inter-Allied Victory Medal for WW1.

Tsarist Russian Order of St. George Cross.

Fob-watch.

Belonging to:- Sergeant Atanasiu Cezar, Squadron E8 in WW1.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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I suppose I better post a picture of an actual plane

or there might be a riot amongst the Aviation enthusiasts. :cheeky:

Ok. Ok. I confess,

its not an actual plane, its one of only two 1:1 mock ups of the Romanian WW2 IAR 80

as no original examples remain in the world today.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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In use with the R.S.R. period Romanian Red Cross for Medical evacuation.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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My step-son Adrian next to the wing of a downed Me.109

recovered from the Black Sea off the port of Constansa.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Mouth of the Mig.

R.P.R. Communist period colours.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Top Left:- Romanian Pilots Badge W.W. 2 period.

Top Right:- Romanian Air Observer's Badge W.W. 2 period.

Bottom:- Group 8 Fighter IAR 80 Squadron Insignia.

Close-up of the Group 8 Insignia.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Another set of awards to a Romanian Aviator.

Top Row:-

Romanian Order of the Star of Romania on Military Virtue Ribbon.

Romanian Aeronautical Merit Medal.

Romanian Pilots Badge.

Romanian Inter-Allied Victory Medal of WW2 (without ribbon.)

Romanian order of the Crown of Romania on Military Virtue Ribbon.

Middle Row:- (3 Minis).

Romanian Order of the Star of Romania on normal ribbon.

Romanian Order of the Crown of Romania on Civil / Peacetime ribbon.

French Legion du Honour.

Bottom Row:-

Romanian Aeronautical Merit Medal with bar (denotes a second award.)

Romanian Order of the Crown of Romania on Civil / Peacetime ribbon.

Romanian Aeronautical Merit Medal.

Romanian Cross of War for W.W.1

Romanian Manhood & Loyalty Medal.

Romanian Carol 1 Commemorative Medal.

Romanian R.P.R. Communist "VIRTUTEA OSTASEASCA" I Class Medal.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Autographed period picture of Miss Smarandra Braescu

who in 1931 establishes the New World Record for a

Parachute jump from over 18,000 feet.

Miss Smarandra Braescu's original costume worn on he record breaking jump.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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