The Lockheed F-104 "Starfighter" is a single-engine fighter aircraft from US-American production. Starting in 1956, Lockheed and later Canadian and European licensees built the model in large numbers. It was the first aircraft ever to combine world records for maximum speed (2.2 Mach), maximum altitude (31,513 m) and maximum rate of climb (244 m/s). In Germany alone, more than 100,000 employees worked in various companies on the production of the Starfighter.
The Mikojan-Gurewitsch MiG-21 is a single-engine interceptor developed in the Soviet Union. The MiG-21 entered service in 1959. Outside the USSR, it was first stationed in East Germany at the Soviet 16th Air Army.
Top speed: 2,229 km/h,
Mass: 5200 kg,
Length: 16 m.
Our museum aircraft is a gift from the Hungarian Air Force and was one of the 4 aircraft of the legendary Hungarian aerobatic squadron "Sky-Hussars".
MBB Lampyridae (Pre Prototyp Stealth-Jäger).
While experts from all over the world were puzzling over the appearance of the American Lockheed F-117 stealth bomber, German engineers were also working on this technology under the strictest secrecy. From 1981 to 1987, a concept was developed at MBB under the code name Lampyridae (Latin for firefly).
The exhibit here is the world's only existing wind tunnel model on a scale of 4:5
The fighter jet is equipped with the latest technology and has caught up with the USA in military terms for Europe. Its top speed with afterburner is Mach 2.0. In supercruise, i.e. without afterburner and without external loads, it reaches Mach 1.5. Our exhibit is the original wind tunnel model from Eurofighter development.
General Electric CF6-50C2
The General Electric CF6-50C2 is a two-shaft turbofan engine for widebody aircraft like the Airbus A 300 or Boeing B 747. This successful model is one of the best-selling engines in its class and was MTU's first engine for commercial aviation 50 years ago. Max thrust 23,200 kp / 51,000 lbs. Length 757 cm. Fan diameter 2,667 mm. Weight 4720 kg. Fuel consumption 9,300 kg/h. This engine could hold 23.2 tons vertically in the air from a standing start. Gerhard Neumann played a major role in the development of this engine, as can be seen from the variable stators integrated in the compressor, Neumann's ingenious invention. These are installed in the large engine just as they are in the J-79 engine of the starfighter.
Training Glider SG 38
The SG 38 training glider is the most widely built solo flight training aircraft of the 1940s. This glider was developed from 1936 and produced in large numbers from 1938, both in amateur and industrial construction. The SG 38 training glider is a steel-rope braced high-wing monoplane of wooden construction. Glide ratio 8.3 at about 58 km/h. The abbreviation "SG" refers causally not to the designation Schulgleiter, but to Schneider in Grunau, year of introduction 1938.
HFB 320 Hansa Jet
The HFB 320 was the first jet aircraft to be developed from the drawing board to production readiness in the Federal Republic after World War 2. Hamburger-Flugzeug-Bau GmbH (HFB) began planning and designing a twin-engine touring aircraft in 1962. The result was an unconventional and remarkable wing design with a negative sweep of 15 degrees. The HFB 320 reached a top speed of 835 km/h and had a range of 2.370 km. Only 47 Hansa-Jets were built, and very few have survived till today, one of them in our museum with a very special history: Even the former Minister of Defense Franz Josef Strauß flew with it several times.
The Bölkow Bo 105 is a light helicopter made by the German manufacturer Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB). It was designed from 1961 and made its maiden flight on February 16, 1967.
Besides using it as a civil helicopter, it was also used by government users such as the police, military, civil defense, disaster control and air rescue. The Bo 105 introduced the newly developed hingeless rotor head and, for the first time in civil helicopter construction, used a twin-engine propulsion system with two shaft turbines.
A special attraction in the museum is a Starfighter with the outer skin removed. This exhibit generates a lot of astonishment, as the view into the interior of the aircraft illustrates how all systems have been accommodated in a very confined space - a master stroke in aircraft construction !