Deutches Museum Munich – Germany


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Messerschmitt Me 163, Me 262 and the Fieseler F103 -V1
Our last trip started with a visit to the Deutsche museum in Munich.
This is really a “flying” goldmine.
As the second World War connoisseurs already know, the German air force worked hard on the development of new fighter jets and missiles.Very successful, there developed multiple jets and rockets, they laid the basement for current warfare.
From radio controlled missiles to fighter jets and Jet bombers to the very famous jet powered flying wing of the Horten brothers the Ho229.The museum in Munich has an unique collection of this weaponry.
In addition to conventional aircraft such as the Messerschmitt BF 108 and Bf 109, Fieseler Storch, the Junker 52 and Bücker Bü 131 there are jet aircraft and missiles to see in the museum.

The fastest plane from WWII, the Messerschmitt Me163 is on display in the museum.
The most infamous of all, the swallow, Messerschmitt Me262 which is produced until april 1945, with some 1400 in number stands underneath the Messerschmitt 163.

A Fieseler Fi 103, a V1, hangs from the sealing next to the Me 163 jet.

And the strangest jet on display is surely the Bachem Natter ram jet, a jet specially created to collide in mid air with allied aircraft.

The Museum houses a treasure of high-grade German technology from WWII.
Messerschmitt Me262
Messerschmitt Me262
Messerschmitt Me2626
Messerschmitt Me163 and Messerschmitt Me262
Messerschmitt Me163
Messerschmitt Me163
Fieseler Fi 103 – V1
Bachem Natter

Very rare are the missiles on display in the Deutches Museum. The collection consists a V1 and a complete V2, a Ruhrstahl X-4, a Henschell Hs293 and a Rheintochter.
The Ruhrstahl X-4, a wire-guided missile, is fired in the air from a plane to a target in the air, another plane.
The radio-controlled Hs293 Henchell is a gliding bomb with a camera in the nose for “in fligth” control. And the huge Rheintochter missile is a land to air missile, fired from an undercarriage of one of the Flak guns and is radio controlled as well.

Bachem Natter en de Rheintochter
Bachem Natter
Rheintochter
Rheintochter

One of the Lüftwaffe’s helicopters, the Focke Achgelis, hangs from the ceiling, the Fa330 from 1942.
It was used by the Navy as reconnaissance from a ship. It took off on mid seas with a rope attached, with this rope it was pulled back when the reconnaissance session ended.
Focke Achgelis Fa330
Focke Achgelis Fa330
V2
V2
V2
V2
Henschell HS293 and the Kramer X-4
Kramer X-4
Henschel HS293

Below a small impression of the conventional collection of the Lüftwaffe’s planes from the Second World War.
A transport Junker 52, called Iron Annie by the troops, the infamous Messerschmitt Bf109, and less known Bf108 togehter with the Fieseler Storch a reconnaissance plane.

Junker 52 transport “Iron Annie”
Junker 52 transport “Iron Annie”
Junker 52 transport “Iron Annie”
Junker 52 transport “Iron Annie”
Junker 52 transport “Iron Annie”
Messerschmitt Bf109
Messerschmitt Bf109
Messerschmitt Bf109
Messerschmitt Bf109
Messerschmitt Bf109
Fieseler Storch with the Messerschmitt Bf108 and the Bf109 in front
Fieseler Storch
Fieseler Storch and Messerschmitt Bf108
Fieseler Storch with the Messerschmitt Bf108
Messerschmitt Bf108
Bücker Bü 131 (above), Jungmann and the Klemm L 25
Junkers F 13

There is also a section with 1st World War aeroplanes and a replica of the Red baron.
In the basement of the museum, there is a complete submarine from World War One, it is cut open so you can get a good impression from the inside of the sub.
A Second World War mini type submarine, the Seehund (seal) is on display here as well. A navy search light and a very rare tidal calculating machine are in the basement as well. The latter was unfortunately covered up during our visit, we took a picture of it anyway.
There is also a Würzburg Riese radar dish in the museum to see, this was in maintenance during our visit.
U1 from World War One
U1 from World War One
U1 from World War One
Seehund mini submarine
Seehund mini submarine
Seehund mini submarine
Kriegsmarine Swarchlight
Tidal calculating machine
Tidal calculating machine

The Museum housed a new object for us. In 1943 the German army had already have unmanned planes!!!
Radio controlled drones equipped with 2 cameras.
They flew above the battlefields and brought back information.
They produced 100 of the As292 Argus Drones, it could fly with a speed of 100 km/h for 30 minutes.
Originally created as target practice for the anti-aircraft cannons, but soon the Lüftwaffe saw more potential in the unmanned planes and they were deployed as unmanned reconnaissance planes.
How about modern warfare!

Unfortunately on our visit the drone itself is not at the museum, so we took some photo’s of the  photo’s.

As292 Argus Drones
As292 Argus Drones
a torpedo launch tube
A sea mine swiping device from the Kriegsmarine
A sea mine swiping device from the Kriegsmarine
A sea mine swiping device from the Kriegsmarine
A sea mine swiping device from the Kriegsmarine
Depthbomb launcher from the Kriegsmarine (made in England)
Depthbomb launcher from the Kriegsmarine (made in England)
Visit

The Deutsches Museum is a nationwide organization, they have musuems in Berlin and Munich among others.
So take caution if you want to visit this particular museum. There are two musuems, one in Munich and one near Munich.
The article above is from the museum in the Centre of Munich.

Due to our tight schedule we had only 3 hours in the museum. So we focussed on the objects from World War One and World War Two.
If you like to see the whole museum, we advise to take a whole day to see it all. There are restaurants and restrooms to make your stay comfortable.

Deutsches Museum München
Museumsinsel1
80538 München
Check the website voor current infromation.
A list of the World War One and World War Two objects at display in Münich:
Propeller aircraft till 1918
    Bleriot
    Etrich Taube
    Fokker Dr. I
    Grade
    Rumpler CIV
    Wright Biplane
    Wright engine

Propeller aircraft from 1918 till 1945
    Buecker “Jungmann”
    Fieseler Storch
    Junkers Ju 52
    Junkers A 50 “Junior”
    Junkers F13
    Klemm L 25
    Messerschmitt M 17
    Messerschmitt Me 108
    Messerschmitt Me 109
Jetplanes
    Bachem Natter
    Fieseler Fi 103, V1
    Messerschmitt Me 163
    Messerschmitt Me 262

Rockets

    Rheintochter
    Kramer X-4
    Henschell HS293
Kriegsmarine
    Search light
    U1
    Seehund
Würzburg Riese




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