Since the museum is situated on the territory of a military unit (Gagarin Air Force Academy), all visitors must pass the entrance gate to the military complex. As of summer 2006, special permission to visit is no longer required. As of March 2012 there are apparently only five full-time employees at the museum, which opens on an occasional basis. Visitors are advised to confirm in advance when the museum is open.
The Museum guide offers this advice for visiting the museum:
The Museum guide offers this advice for visiting the museum:
- by minibus or bus no. 362 from Schelkovskay metro station/bus station to Monino.
- by bus no 322 (Moscow - Noginsk route) from the bus station near Partizanskaya station to "Academy VVS" stop (38 km).
- by train from Yaroslavsky railway station (Komsomolskaya metro station) to Monino.
- by Yandex from/ to Central Moscow: Business Class ~2600 rubles, Comfort + about 1600 rubles. Door to door, takes about an hour each way depending on traffic. (Current as of January 2020). Entry fee 250 rubles.
03/Blue is a MiG-29 multi-purpose fighter powered by two RD-33 turbojets.
701/Blue is a Sukhoi Su-35, Flanker-E, multi-role air superiority fighter.
10/Blue (c/n. T10-01) is the first prototype of the Su-27 Flanker. She was manufactured in May 1977.
54/Blue is the first prototype of the Su-24, Fencer, ground attack aircraft.
61/Blue (c/n. T6-1) is one of the prototype's of the Su-24 "Fencer" attack aircraft, which was developed in early 70's. 1.400 units were build.
11/Red is one of the prototypes of the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon, which was a interceptor. 1.290 units were build since 1966.
A nice line-up of Russian hardware.
14/Red is a Sukhoi Su-11 "Fishpot-C", which was an interceptor. Between 1962 and 1965 108 units were built.
68/Red is a Sukhoi Su-9 "Fishpot" interceptors/reconnaissance jet. 1.100, "Fishpots" were build between 1962 and 1965.
The Sukhoi Su-17 (NATO reporting name: "Fitter") is a Soviet variable-sweep wing fighter-bomber developed from the Sukhoi Su-7. The export variant of the Sukhoi Su-17, was designated Su-22.
24/Blue is a Sukhoi Su-17 "Fitter".
93/Red is a Su-17M3 "Fitter", fighter-bomber.
56/Red is a Su-17 "Fitter" is a fighter/bomber. 2.867 Fitters were build between 1969 and 1990.
Wing fences, also known as boundary layer fences and potential fences are fixed aerodynamic devices attached to aircraft wings. Often seen on swept-wing aircraft, wing fences are flat plates fixed to the upper surfaces parallel to the airflow, typically wrapping around the leading edge. By obstructing span-wise airflow along the wing, they prevent the entire wing from stalling at once, as opposed to wingtip devices, which increase aerodynamic efficiency by seeking to recover wing vortex energy.
15/Red is a Sukhoi Su-7.
17/Red is a Su-26BKL fitted on ski's.
25/Red is a ground-attack Su-7B Fitter, which was build in the USSR between 1960 and 1962.
66/Blue a Su-25 Frogfoot. 1.024, of those close-air-support aircraft, were build from 1981.
An untitled MiG-21 "Fishbed". 10.645 Fishbeds were built in the USSR, 194 in Czech Republic and 657 in India.
01/Blue is a MiG-29 "Fulcrum".
202/Blue is a MiG-31 "Foxhound".
01/Red is a MiG-27 "Flogger" attack aircraft of which 1.075 were built. The MiG-27 was operational between 1970 and 1986.
25/Red is one of the 1.190 MiG-25 "Foxbats" built. They were operational between 1970 and 1984.
231/Blue was the MiG-23-IG "Flogger" prototype.
93/Red is a MiG-21 "Fishbed".
11/Red is one of the 5.500 MiG-19 "Farmers" built.
03/Red is a MiG-15 "Fagot".
01/Red is a MiG-9 "Fargo". The 598 airframes built were operational between 1946 and 1948.
This is the huge Mil Mi-26 "Halo".
39/Red is a Mil Mi-6B "Hook".
A Mil Mi-6 "Hook" fire-fighter.
141/White is one of two built Yakovlev Yak-141 "Freestyle" VTOL experimental aircraft.
37/Yellow is a Yakovlev Yak-38 Russian Navy STOL plane.
35/Yellow is the Yakovlev Yak-36 "Freeland". Since 1963 only 12 airframes were built of the VTOL experimental aircraft.
Between 1960 and 1992, 1.180 Yakovlev Yak-28 "Brewers", like this 44/Red example were operational.
14/Red is one of the 165 Yakovlev Yak-27 "Flashlights" built from 1958.
Yakovlev Yak-25RV (Razvedchick Vysotnyi) is a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.
Interceptor 03/Red is a Yakovlev Yak-25. Approximately, 625 units were built from 1955.
15/Red is a Yakovlev Yak-23 "Flora". In total 310 airframes of the jet-fighter were manufactured.
This is the Yakovlev Yak-24 "Horse".
05/Red is one of the 12.000 Mil Mi-8(T)'s built since 1967.
02/Blue is a 60 pax heli, Mil Mi-6 "Hook".
In the backgound is the unique Mil Mi-10 "Harke".
98/Red is one of the 18.000+ MiG-15's built from 1947.
48/Blue is a MiG-21 "Fishbed".
CCCP-17103, in her Aeroflot colors, is the interesting Myasishchev M-17 "Mystic" Experimental High-Altitude Aircraft.
MiG-23's in the late afternoon sun.
96/Blue is a MiG-31 "Foxhound".
05/Red is the Myasishchev M-141 cruise-missle.
751051101 is the MiG-105, Spiral EPOS Orbital Spaceplane.
E166/Blue is a Mikojan E166. Only one airframe was build in 1961.
01/Red is a Lavochkin LA-15 which was a russian fighter-jet from the late 40's.
04/Red is the Lavochin LA-250 "Anaconda" high altitude interceptor, which was developed in the mid 50's. Only 5 were build when the programme ended in 1959.
An earlier Tupolev bomber - the wartime Tu-2.
Ilyushin IL-10M is an armored attack aircraft developed in 1944.
The Tu-2 is a russian dive bomber developed in the 1940's and powered by two M-105pf piston engines.
The Tupolev Tu-2 was a front-line bomber, powered by two ASh-82FN piston engine.
The ASh-82FN piston engine.
The Tupolev SB ANT-40 was developed in 1934.
This a MiG-3 air-defense-fighter of the early 40's.
This Ilyushin DB-3 was build in 1936 and powered by two M-85 piston engine.
14/Yellow is a Douglas A-20G, powered by the well-known Wright Cyclone piston engine. During WW-II 2.771 A-20G's were delivered to the Soviet Union according to the Lend-Lease program.
91/White is a US build P-63 Kingcobra fighter which was delivered by the American Land-Lease programme.
Her tail-code is 26-9775.
50/Yellow is an US North-American B-25 medium bomber. During WW-II 862 B-25's were delivered to the Soviet Union according to the Lend-Lease program.
06/Yellow is one of the 4.937 Li-2's built.
The Li-2 is powered by two Shetsov Ash-62JR engines.