Nieuw-Vennep Transport Museum
by Jan Koppen
In Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands (close to Schiphol Airport) there's a Transport Museum displaying coaches, military vehicles, motorpeds and a couple of airplanes. Enjoy the pics and captions.
A genuine DC-2 (DC-2-112) that survived. The Nederlands Transport Museum has its home in the former Bols (genever) factory in Nieuw-Vennep the Netherlands.
This particular airframe started life in 1934 as NC13738 (Eastern Air Lines) and via the USAAC (1941) it ended up in Australia flying for the Royal Australian Air Force (A30-14) and civil again with Marshall Airways (VH-CRH). In the late eighties it was incorporated in the collection of the Dutch Dakota Association as a derelict (wreck, actually) and recently ended up in the Collection of the Dutch Transport Museum in polished skin with the fake livery of KNILM's "PK-AFK".
Stearman-Hammond Y-1S is seen here in dull bare metal and still wearing the registration NC15521.
NX537 (PH-NIN) is an Auster Mk.III ex Netherlands Government colors.
Auster Aircraft Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer from 1938 to 1961. Auster derives after the Roman name for the south wind. The company began in 1938 at the Britannia Works, Thurmaston near Leicester, England, as Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Limited, making light observation aircraft designed by the Taylorcraft Aircraft Corporation of America. 1,604 high-wing Taylorcraft Auster monoplanes were built during World War II for the armed forces of the UK and Canada, primarily for the role of Air Observation Post (AOP).
The museum director is planning to turn this Cessna UC-78B Bobcat carcass into a tourist attraction. Her former registration was N58147.
The Cessna AT-17 Bobcat is a twin-engined advanced trainer aircraft designed and made in the United States, and used during World War II to bridge the gap between single-engined trainers and twin-engined combat aircraft. The AT-17 was powered by two Jacobs R-755-9 radial engines. The commercial version was the Model T-50, from which the AT-17 was developed.
A time capsule of aviation history.
Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman c/n. 365 wore registration CF-GLI during her working days in Canada.
This is an ambitious preservation project to keep this Norseman flying.
Rescued from the boneyard, this Norseman will be restored to pristine condition.
MT-37 is a Potez-Air-Fouga CM170 Magister trainer of the Belgian Air Force.
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