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Air Force Museum

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Address: Sohra Road, Shillong, India

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Unexpected roadside attraction

En route to several natural sites, we came upon the museum. While not extensive, it's eye candy for aviation buffs. Several planes and missiles include the front section of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Taichionthebeach
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

En route to several natural sites, we came upon the museum. While not extensive, it's eye candy for aviation buffs. Several planes and missiles include the front section of a Russian MiG 21 and a Viet-era SAM-2, which Western museums don't always feature. Interior exhibits aren't fancy, but provide strong histories of Indian equipment and the always-uneasy conflicts with Pakistan.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there are some nice models of airplanes here and if one is interested you can learn something about flying . also in memory of the airforce personnel who dedicated their lives to the country.

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Thank sujatapant
India
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is smaller in comparision to the one in Bangalore. There is a small cafeteria serving good snacks.

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Thank chennaitouristIndia
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where you can see some of our real heroes and read about their bravery and dedication. Same time, see things like Ejection Seat, and canons, and guided missiles etc.

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Thank Avichal M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Kids will love the life-sized airplanes n will also get to see some miniature airplane models too. Good learning experience

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Thank David R
India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is not a big museum by any means, but quite an interesting one. There are a few generic displays like Mig-21, Hunter, Iskara Trainer, some missiles, bombs and other armament etc. The indoors section has a bit of information about operations of Indian Air Force in the area and exploits of some local servicemen. There is another section about... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Entry not allowed for foreigners. We have tried with our Bangladeshi Passport but apologies for this.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Here you will find our Indian army's gallery and the equipments used by them to fight with any other country

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Its on the way to elephanta falls..Its a well maintained property with more old redundant birds and more of theoretical knowledge . This could be more creative to attract esp children..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We came here after being recommended to come by the nearby cafe we stopped at for dinner the previous night. The history and sacrifice really makes you feel proud of the country.

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