The Naval Aircraft Museum is in under-construction in Kolkata, West Bengal. The West Bengal government will operate the museum. The Kolkata Naval Aircraft Museum is the second such museum in the country after the Vizag museum. It is going to be constructed by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. The museum costs around Rs 10 crore
|Location||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Type||Military aviation museum|
|Owner||West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation|
|Public transit access||Sub CBD 1 metro station|
Naval Aircraft Museum Starting Date
Naval Aircraft Museum is likely to be inaugurated in the recent months.
Timing of Kolkata Naval Aircraft Museum
Not announced till now
Naval Aircraft Museum Location
Kolkata Naval Aircraft Museum is located at DJ Block, Narkel Bagan, Action Area I of New Town, Kolkata , next to the New Town police station, opposite the Tata Medical Centre
Naval Aircraft Museum – Collections
The museum’s biggest exhibit, the Tupolev Tu-142M was donated by the Indian Navy. A decommissioned Tupolev Tu-142M maritime aircraft parked on a runway-like structure built solely for showcasing the aircraft at the New Town museum. The aircraft was brought from INS Rajali, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. Other exhibits for its interior and surroundings like a mannequin pilot, bombs, machinery etc. will be developed by the Navy
Tupolev Tu-142M was made by a Russian company. It was inducted in the Indian Navy in 1988. Tupolev Tu-142M is a long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft. TU-142M was decommissioned after 29 years of service. The fighter jet weights around 90,000kg. It had been in the employ of the Indian Navy’s air wing for reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare.This fighter jet is also known as the ‘Albatross’ because of its huge wingspan and size
How to Reach Naval Aircraft Museum
There are so many way to reach Naval Aircraft Museum. You will get bus from Howrah station or Sealdah station, Also you can book the cab for the museum
Available Facilities Of Naval Aircraft Museum
- Visitors will be allowed inside the aircraft and have a look at the cockpit.
- A children’s park has also been set up on the museum ground with rides modelled after fighter aeroplanes .