Description of the Museum of Military
Transport Aviation in Ivanovo
Museum of Military Transport Aviation opened
in Ivanovo on August 14, 1984. It is located in the center
of the training for combat flight personnel in garrison "Severny"
(North in Russian). The building itself has historical
background. During World War II it was the site of formation
of the legendary fighter squadron of French volunteers known
as "Normandy- Niemen". These French military pilots were
forced to abandon their homeland after France was conquered
by the Nazi German forces. They joined the Red Army air
forces and fought against German Luftwaffe (Air force).
Museum of Military Transport Aviation
contains and exposition dedicated to Soviet transport
Aviation in various complex. Much of the artefacts are
dedicated to World War II period. In addition to the museum
in the building several planes are presented outside. This
includes Lisunov Li-2 (Russian version of American Douglas
DC- 3), An- 2TD, AN- 12B and IL- 76.