Technik Museum, Speyer, Germany, August 2005

A fun, fascinating museum for the whole family, with a superb variety of aircraft. As at the sister museum down the road at Sinsheim, there is a good-value hotel attached. The airfield next door has a friendly bar overlooking the activities.

Aircraft Registration Thumbs Notes
Aero Commander 680 D-ILUX Marked "Museum Airline". You get used to planes on poles at Speyer. I see they've got it pointing upwards now.
Aero L-29 Delfin OK-02 Czech Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros 2808 Displayed near the hotel.
Antonov An-2TP RA-41343  
Antonov An-22 Antei UR-64460 Ex LZ-SFD and LZ-SGB, 40 Red, 03 Red & CCCP-56391.
Antonov An-26S 52+04 Ex East-German 375, Interflug DDR-SBW, then a government VIP aircraft.
Beech E50 Twin Bonanza D-ITMS Ex N211EL, Swiss Air Force A-711.
Boeing 747-200 D-ABYM Lufthansa. It's unusual to photograph an airliner from its wing while 'in-flight'!
Canadair CL-13B Sabre 23042 Canadian Golden Hawks team livery. Ex German Air Force 01+04.
Canadair CL-215 F-ZBAR 21 French Securite Civile
Cessna 182S Skylane D-ECDF At Speyer Airport.
Cessna 525A Citation CJ2 D-IWIN Flying into Speyer Airport.
Dassault Mercure F-BTTB Air Inter
Dassault Mirage 3E 432 13-QJ French Air Force
Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet A 33 Probably a replica. Why-oh-why the Red Arrows livery?
De Havilland Vampire FB6 J-1801 Swiss Air Force
Dornier Do24 fuselage Unknown Salvaged from an East German lake in 1991.
Douglas DC-3A F-BFGX Air Inter livery. Ex 42-68795, SE-BAW.
Fairey Gannet AS4 UA-112 German Navy
FFA C-3605 D-FOXY Manufacturer also known as Dornier, EFW and F+W. Ex Swiss Air Force C-535, N7192V.
Fiat G.91R-3 31+47 Actually ex Luftwaffe, but painted in Frecce Tricolori colours.
Fokker DrI replica None Red Baron markings
Fokker-VFW 614 OY-TOR Cimber Air - first production aircraft of just 10 built.
Fouga CM-170R Magister 387 French Air Force
Hawker Hunter F6 XE656 RAF - approximate Black Arrows livery.
Junkers Ju52 VB+JA CA+JY Recovered from a Norwegian lake in 1986. CA+JY on the left side, VB+JA on the right.
Jurca MJ-5 Sirocco D-EJHD "Feeling like the Red Baron" titles.
Let (Zlin) Z-37A Cmelak D-ESUU Cmelak = bumblebee. Agricultural aircraft - over 700 built.
Lilienthal Normal-Segelapparat replica None I assume it's a replica.
Lockheed T-33A '56-3659 TR-659 42' USAF markings - actually 51-17471, ex German Air Force AB+708 & 94+01.
Lockheed F-104G 26+63 German Navy Vikings display team. Ex 22+01.
Lockheed TF-104G 28+27 Ex 63-8453
McDonnell F-4C Phantom II 63-7423 USAF - never a US Navy or Blue Angels plane, but painted in Blue Angels livery as 153072/TD>
McDonnell F-4C Phantom II 63-7446 USAF
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo 58-0265 USAF
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 74-0109 USAF
MiG-15UTI 18 Black Ex Soviet AF
MiG-21SPS C993 Indian AF Red Archers team livery. The museum says it's ex-East Germany (as SPS versions are), others say it's Hindustan-built.
MiG-23BN 20+39 Painted as German Air Force 22+02. Ex East German AF 690.
MiG-23BN 98+25 35 Czech Air Force
Mil (PZL-Swidnik) Mi-2 45 Aeroflot markings, ex Russian Air Force.
Mil Mi-8T CCCP-06181 Aeroflot
Mil Mi-14PL 637 black Ex East Germany.
Mil Mi-24P 9834 13 Ex 96+47
Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero) Unknown Captured by the RAF: ATAIU = "Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit. Possibly a replica of a similar item in the Imperial War Museum.
Mraz M-1D Sokol D-EJZO Ex OK-DKX, I-VARI
Nord 2501F Noratlas 154 French Air Force
Pilatus P-3 A-808 Swiss Air Force
Piper PA-28-161 Cadet D-EJTI Doing circuits at Speyer Airport.
Potez-Heinkel CM.191B D-9532 Four-seater Magister prototype
PZL-106 Kruk SP-ZBH Kruk = Raven.
Raab Krahe D-KONY Krahe = Crow. Unusual single-seat motorglider that evolved into the Brditschka series.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 52-6816 Italian AF Getti Tonanti ("Thunder Jets") team livery, misspelled as Getti Tonati. Ex USAF and German AF as DD-308.
Stampe SV-4C replica 1010 IF  
Sukhoi Su-22M-4 25+14 9 East German Air Force