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The collection runs through the history of flying, from pioneering times to jet aircrafts. The Air & Water Transport Building has eleven aircrafts on exhibition. Among these: the first Italian fighter Macchi-Nieuport Ni10 (1915) , the Macchi 205V which has been perfectly restored with its original livery from the 40s and the Vampire MK52, the first jet fighter aircraft of the Italian Air Force. Among the engines on display are the three-cylinder fan type Anzani engine (1909) and the more common radial engines. Outside there are three jet aircrafts from the post WWII like the G91R (1957), renowned fighter and ground attack aircraft for reconnaissance photos.

Areas

HELICOPTERS



Air Transport

Area Helicopters


Area Helicopters

From the centre of the Air & Water Transport Building, looking upwards, is the Volpe 126. It is the special version of the A109 Italian helicopter, the first project on an industrial scale by the Augusta company. This modern helicopter closes the exhibition dedicated to the technical and technological development of rotating-wing aircrafts. In this area are the first intuitions of Leonardo, the use of contra-rotation and the building of light engines which enabled Forlanini to lift the first helicopter prototype of the ground (1877). One can discover how an aircraft fitted with a main rotor and a tail rotor works thanks to a mechanical simulator and a multimedia station.

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Credits

Creation and design:
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia

With the collaboration of

FLIGHT SIM
Aerosviluppi

ICONOGRAPHIC SOURCES
AgustaWestland
Archivio famiglia Von Baumhauer
Médiathèque intercommunale André Malraux
Smithsonian Institution Archives







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