Datangshan visit by John Chapman, 2005


Photos © John Chapman

 

The China Aviation Museum (also called the China Aeronautical Museum) is still often called, and I do too, the Datangshan Air Museum. However, Datangshan is the name of the mountain at the museum, in which the tunnel (hangar) is located and this clarifies the misunderstanding.
I have visited this museum in 2002 and became interested in the unidentified airframes (e.g. the 3 Curtiss C-46 Commando's). I have compiled a list (see bottom page) from various sources and regularly receive welcome contributions and/or updates. Please bear in mind I have no knowledge whatsoever of most military types displayed here.
John Chapman sent me such a list and it became clear that since 2002 various aircraft (An-24, An-2) had been added; aircraft had been moved around too.
To illustrate this John sent me a large selection of images (herewith published with his permission) and added the following comment:
"I don't think there are many new planes - in fact some have gone ( a few CJ6s) for example.
The An-12 are certainly new, as are two of the An-24s and a few of the An-2s (plus of course the Be-6). Interestingly there seems to be another Li-2 (now 8 in total).

If you hover the cursor over the thumbnail, you will be able to read the info on the plane.

Jet

J-7 70162 J-7II? 1238 Type? 207..??

Fighters

no serial type? 14025 F-6B 14121 F-6II 40404 F-6III 11323
FT-5 2216 F-5 1488 F-5 31682 F-5 31685 F-5 3637
Type? 8604? MiG-15bis 63862 MiG-15UTI 63138 MiG-15UTI 84681 F-5 31481
F-6B 20158 FT-6 41483 Type? no serial J-12? 01 J-12?  01
F-5 0881 Type? no serial MiG-15UTI 633.. Type? 1931? F-5 2424
F-6I 40403 F-6 9214 J-6B 51312 Q-5B 31124 J-7 98071
Type? 31051 J-8A 20852 Type? no serial Type? no serial type? 83803??
F-5 8679 F-5 31681 F-5 31482 MiG-15 4169 MiG-15UTI 63635
F-5 31580 F-5 31581 F-5 51230 MiG-15UTI 42741 F-5 31584
MiG-15UTI 2348 F-5 31487 MiG-15 32 MiG-15? 35? F-5 31583
A-5 10262 A-5 10769 Type? 51208 J-5 31682 MiG-15UTI 63833
F-8II 0001 Type? no serial J-8 20255 JJ-6 56002 A-5A 0064

Jet
Airliners

Hs.121-2E 50055 Hs.121-2E 50055 Hs.121-2E 50055 Hs.121-2E 50055
Trident; B-2213 ? Tu-124 50256 Type? Serial? IL-62 B-2024

Multi-engined
Prop transports

IL-18 B-226 IL-18 B-226 IL-18 232 IL-18 208
C-46 no serial C-46s no serial C-46 no serial C-46 no serial
C-46s no serial
Li-2 311 Li-2 8205/15 Li-2 8205/15 C-47B 4766 C-47B 4766
close up ???? ???? type? no serial
Li-2 3029 Li-2 3029 ???? type? no serial Li-2 5070
Li-2 5070 Li-2 XT-115 Li-2 XT-115 An-12 1151 An-12 1151
An-12 1151 An-12 B-1059 An-12 B-1059 An-12 B-1059 IL-12 35046
IL-12 35140 IL-12 35140 IL-12 35140 IL-12 35140 IL-12 35141
IL-14P 4202 An-24 50954 An-24RV B-4060 Type? no serial Type? no serial
Viscount 50258 CV240 XT-610 CV240 XT-610

Single prop

P.149D JWTZ-205 La-11 24 P-51D 03? row An-2s
Y-11 351 Y-11 3884 DHC-2? no serial DHC-2? no serial Y-5/An-2 60066
Y-5/An-2 3129 Y-5/An-2 10996 Y-5/An-2 3139 Y-5/An-2 21397/10953 Y-5/An-2 21397/10953
CJ-6 67651 Y-5/An-2 3139 Type? 05 type? 35 Type? no serial
Type? no serial Type? no serial Type? Serial? Type? Serial? Type? 06
Type? 06 Type? Serial? Type? Serial? T-28B 138149 Y-5/An-2 7225
IL-2? 33 IL-10? 1219 Type? no serial?

Bombers
(props)

Tu-4 4114/2806501 Tu-4 4134/225008 4114/2806501

Bombers
(Jets)

Type? no serial Type? no serial H-6 10794

Helicopters

UH-1H 69-15576
Choppers Z-5 7272 Z-5 8673 Z-5 3889 Z-5 3529
Z-5 8919 Z-5 3685 Z-5 3685 Type? no serial Mil-8T 756
Type? no serial Mil-8T 770 Type? no serial Mil-8T 762 More Choppers

Various

F-104S mm6795 F-86 1783 dump Ki-48 308
MiG-9 30 Type? 9886 Tupolev TU-2; TU-2S? 0452? Tupolev TU-2; TU-2S? no serial Tupolev TU-2; TU-2S? no serial


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