Memorial of Verdun
Text & Pictures: Serge Van Heertum - ©SBAP 2012 

The Hermeskeil Air Museum located not far away of Trier is Europe's largest private aviation museum. You can find it a couple of miles outside the town on the road to Koblenz. The museum was set up by Leo Junior in 1973. The owner stared with his private collection and along the years many donations arrived at Hermeskeil. Currently, there are over 100 aero planes and helicopters, as well as a collection of over 60 aircraft engines. Other interesting items are also exposed like different control panels (Stuka, Me 109, FW 190) and a collection of ejection seats. Some are presented "in action". Amongst the most notable aircrafts in residence are a De Havilland Comet and Vickers VC-10 (both classic jet airliners), military jets like Harrier, Tornado, Delta Dagger and other Migs or Sukhoi. A great part of the collection is exposed outside in a park, very pleasant when the weather is sunny.


North American F-100F Super Sabre USAF De Havilland DH-112 Venom (Swiss air Force)  & Junckers JU-53-3M
Kamov Ka-26 German Police Bristol 171  Sycamore Mk 52
Westland Whirlwind HAR 10 RAF Westland Wessex HC.Mk2 RAF
Mil-Mi 1 Bulgarian Air Force Vinten V122/R-R
Bell UH-1D Dassault-Breguet-Dornier Alpha Jet Luftwaffe
Hawker Hunter F.58 Swiss Air Force Messerschmitt Me 108 Taifun Luftwaffe
Interesting presentation of an ejection
A big engine collection is also presented  
Didactic presentation  
Dornier DO.28 De Haviland DH-104 Sea devon Royal Navy
Douglas C-47A Jordanian air Force C-47A in paratroop configuration
Hunting Percival P-66 Pembroke Luftwaffe Nord 2501 Noratlas
Heinkel He 111 (CASA 2.111) Back to the battle of Britain
Tupolev TU-134A Interflug East Germany De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C Dan Air London
Mil-Mi 6A A giant rotary wing !
Potez CM 170R Fouga Magister...not a real belgian (see our book) Hawker Seahawk FGA.6 Royal Navy
Fairey Gannet AEW. Mk3 with his double srew...
BAC English Electric Lightning F.2 RAF Convair F-102 Delta Dagger  USAF
Fiat G.91R/3 Gina Italian Air Force Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Luftwaffe
North American F-86E Sabre Luftwaffe Mc Donnell F-4C Phontom II USAF
Dassault Mirage V French Air Force Dassault Super MLystère B.2 French Air Force
Lockheed F-104G Belgian Air Force Hawker Hunter F.6 RAF Blue Diamond
Panavia Tornado Pre-series aircraft Mc Donnell F-4C Phontom II USAF
Lochedd F-104G Luftwaffe Saab J.37 Viggen Swedish Air Force
Boeing Vertol - Piaseki H-21 Bundesheer in restauration BAC Vicker 1101 VC-10 United Arab Emirates
Mig 17F Polish Air Force Mig 21F-13
Sukkoi SU-7B Polish Air Force Mig 21 MF
Mil-Mi 4 Mil-Mi 8T East German Air Force
Mil-Mi 14 PL East German Air Force Iljushin Il-14 Polish Air Force
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation In Lufthansa colours
The "Connie" pilot office
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