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Παρασκευή, 22 Απριλίου 2016

The rare warbirds of the Hellenic Air Force Museum - Part One



The Hellenic Air Force Museum, located at Dekelia Air Base (ICAO: LGTT), at the north of Athens, features some unique aircraft, ranging from WW2 to today. 


The Air Base started operating in 1918 and features a single runway with a length of 1764 metres. 


The airport is currently used by the Hellenic Air Force and is also home to civilian Air Clubs.



Many rare warbirds are exhibited at the HAF Museum, including WW2 salvaged aircraft, such as a Ju87 "Stuka", a Ju52 "Tante Ju", a Bristol Blenheim and parts of an Arado Ar-196.


Post-WW2 aircraft account for the vast majority of the exhibits, with some of them being unique worldwide, having seen active service with the Hellenic Air Force, over the past decades. 












Aircraft collection

Agusta Bell AB-47J-2
Agusta Bell AB-206A Jet Ranger
Bell 47G-5
Bell OH-13H Sioux
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IVF
Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk.2
Cessna T-37B Tweety
Cessna T-41D Mescalero
Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger
Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger
Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger
Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver
Dassault Mirage F1CG
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Dornier Do28D-2
Dornier Do28D-2
Douglas A-26B Invader
Douglas C-47B Dakota
Douglas C-47B Dakota
Douglas C-47B Dakota
Grumman Gulfstream I
Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Junkers Ju-52/3
Junkers Ju-87D-3
Lim-2Rbis
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
Lockheed T-33A
Nord N.2501D Noratlas
North American F-86D Sabre
North American T-6G Harvard
Northrop F-5A Freedomfighter
Northrop RF-5A Freedomfighter
PZL-Mielec M-18B Dromader
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Republic F-84G Thunderjet
Republic RF-84F Thunderflash
Sikorsky UH-19B Chickasaw
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXe (not exhibited)
Vought A-7H Corsair II

Address: HAF Museum, Dekelia Air Base, 13671, Tatoi
Exhibitions Office: +30 210 8195254, +30 210 8195255
Security Office: +30 210 8195275, Fax: +30 210 8195258, +30 210 2461661
E-mail: museum@haf.gr
GPS Coordinates: 38.1002204 - 23.7803797,375
Visiting Hours

Saturday - Sunday
10:00 to 16:00 during nightlight saving time (Last admission 15:00)
10:00 to 18:00 during daylight saving time (Last admission 17:00)
Working days (only for groups – students – associations)

Prearrangement is obligatory at least 4 days before the visit, on the museum’s phone numbers, from 08:00 to 14:30 (Last admission 13:30).

Public Holidays: Closed

Access

The central gate of Dekelia Air Base is located on Tatoiou str. (Acharnes, Attica), and it can be accessed through:

The Railway Station "DEKELIA", in a 50 meters distance from the central gate.
The 537 Bus line, at the stop "AER. VASI DEKELIA".
Athens - Thessaloniki Highway (E75). Take the "Thrakomakedones – Olympic Village" exit, follow Kimi’s Avenue. Take "Acharnes – Varimbombi" exit and the central gate is at 300 meters towards Varimbombi.
Entrance

For the entrance at Dekelia Air Base is needed:

1. For Greek Citizens, the demonstration of their ID.
2. For non Greek Citizens:
i. For Greek residents, the demonstration of their ID or Passport and residence permission or a photocopy stamped by Greek Authorities.
ii. For foreign citizens :
• Citizens of countries under Schengen agreement, the demonstration of their ID or Passport.
• Citizens of non-Schengen countries, the demonstration of their Passport, stamped for the entrance in Greece by a Greek Authority.
The entrance in the museum is free of charge.

The areas of the museum are easily accessible to persons with disabilities. If a special assistance is required, prearrangement with the museum’s personnel is advised.

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