Kyiv museum among the world's best aviation museums

Kyiv museum among the world's best aviation museums

The Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum in Kyiv entered Top 20 aviation museums around the world.

It took the 10th place in the rating compiled by CNN.

"This museum, operated by Ukraine's National Aviation University, houses one of the world's biggest displays of aviation technology," the report says.

The majority of the aircraft are ones built by the Soviet Union and exhibits include supersonic bomber planes, transport planes and nuclear missile carriers.

One of the most impressive exhibits is the Tupolev-104.

"On September 15, 1956, a very important event for civil aviation occurred. The world's first jet airliner, the Tupolev-104, made its first passenger flight between Moscow and Irkutsk. This plane is now in the State Aviation Museum of Ukraine, and it's the oldest surviving aircraft of this type," explains Professor Felix Yanovsky, head of electronics at the National Aviation University.

According to the rating, the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, the USA, is the best aviation museum in the world.


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