Royal Thai Air Force Museum, Bangkok

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The Royal Thai Air Force Museum is located in Don Mueang District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located on the Phahonyothin road just to the south of Wing 6 of the domestic terminal of the Don Mueang Airport.OverviewThe museum was established in 1952 to collect, preserve and restore different airplanes and other aviation equipment used by the Royal Thai Air Force. In addition to one F11C and other rare aircraft, the museum's collection also includes one of only 2 surviving Japanese Tachikawa Ki-36 trainers, the last surviving Vought O2U Corsair, one of 3 surviving Curtiss BF2C Goshawks, a Spitfire and several Nieuports and Breguets.The museum provides details of Thailand's role in World War II. Imperial Japanese forces landed in southern Thailand on 8 December 1941 and after a skirmish of several hours Thai forces were ordered to cease fighting the Japanese. Thailand declared war on Britain and it is said also on the United States in January 1942 and remained a Japanese ally until the Japanese surrender in August 1945. The museum contains several paintings of Thai fighter aircraft intercepting US B-29s, P-38s and P-51s.
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  • This is one of the better aviation museums that I've been to globally, though it certainly has some issues. It has an excellent collection of rare and unusual aircraft, though they aren't necessarily ...  more »
  • If you like history, aviation, planes, motors, Thai history or your in or have been in, the armed forces this is a must do. The Thai Air Force museum is free. I am a history and aviation buff - this i...  more »
  • Is a large regional company, which makes the connection between Bang Koc and Krabi, where at times and its services are basic but accurate, its attentive staff and clean aircraft and flights are short-lived, this gives you a greater tranquility Despite the Aircraft have only two rows of seats on either side, with a low cost of your tickets, thanks.
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  • I am an aviation expert and crazy about airplanes. Civil aviation is absolutely my passion. I decided to visit this museum (free entrance) The Royal Thai Air Force Museum has a small but surprisingly interesting plane collection hidden away near the old Don Muang Airport. It doesn't compare with famous big air museums which you can find in Paris, London or the USA, but..... this museum covers the entire history of Thai Aviation since the very first double-winged planes. About thirty airplanes are displayed partly outdoors and partly indoors. Large hangars have been changed into a museum. Even if you are an aviation expert, you will not believe your eyes! Aviation history at its best! Definitely worth a visit. Opening hours: daily from 9am until 4pm, except (public) holidays.
  • The Royal Thai Air Force Museum is located in Don Mueang District, Bangkok, Thailand. It is located on the Phahonyothin road just to the south of Wing 6 of the domestic terminal of the Don Mueang Airport. The museum is open daily from 09:00 to 16:00 every day, except special holidays 、 。。 The museum was established in 1952 to collect, preserve and restore different airplanes and other aviation equipment used by the Royal Thai Air Force. In addition to one F11C and other rare aircraft,[1] the museum's collection also includes one of only 2 surviving Japanese Tachikawa Ki-36 trainers, the last surviving Vought O2U Corsair, one of 3 surviving Curtiss BF2C Goshawks, a Spitfire and several Nieuports and Breguets 、 。。 The museum provides details of Thailand's role in World War II. Imperial Japanese forces landed in southern Thailand on 8 December 1941 and after a skirmish of several hours Thai forces were ordered to cease fighting the Japanese. Thailand declared war on Britain and it is said also on the United States in January 1942 and remained a Japanese ally until the Japanese surrender in August 1945. The museum contains several paintings of Thai fighter aircraft intercepting US B-29s, P-38s and P-51s 、 。。 Great RTAF 's Museum 、。。 History of RTAF 、 One of the most interesting stories there 、。。
  • It's a great muesem to visit. Huge variety of aircraft on display in a large compound. You can climb in several of them too! It's also free. My kids absolutely loved it and it makes a great way to kill some time if you have a wait for a flight at Don muang airport. The main hall has English descriptions but other displays do not. Watch out for conflicting closing times... Both 3:30pm and 4pm are shown so best to play it safe and arrive early. If coming by taxi be careful that the driver doesn't take the air force base exit from vipawadi Rd... The guards will not allow a taxi through this way and you get sent back along vipawadi Rd to the south. Private cars can access though so if in an uber you are fine. This route is default route shown in Google maps so be aware if in taxi.
  • Kids love this place even my 3 year old daughter. Best free afternoon in Bangkok for a young boy.
  • Amazing to see so many planes and the Royal Thai Air Force in real life. One of the mist see amazing museum in Thailand and it's Free as well!

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