Aircraft Museum Kolkata – one of a kind museum of Bengal

The aircraft museum of kolkata is one of a kind museum in kolkata and it is the second museum after Visakhapatnam. 

The aircraft museum of kolkata is a great initiative taken by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA)  it is basically a naval museum in newtown, kolkata. Its exact location is DJ block, narkel bagan action area 1, next to newtown police station. It covers an area of 2.2 acres inside and the net worth of the project is around 11 crores. 
In the naval aircraft museum kolkata you will get to see a Dicomissioned 29-year-old Tupolev TU-142 that was handed over to the West Bengal government. It was brought to west Bengal from Tamilnadu in 6 pieces by road via trucks and was assembled back into an Aircraft by the West Bengal government. The aircraft had been in service for 30 years from 1988 to 2017 after which it was decommissioned. The aircraft, nicknamed the Bear was the heaviest and longest turbo propeller ever made in the world which was used for long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare operations of the Indian Navy for close to three decades.
Other exhibits for its interior and surroundings like a mannequin pilot, bombs, machinery etc.
The aircraft museum of kolkata was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 8th June 2022. Apart from the aircraft on display, there is a small children’s park and a coffee shop.

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