Aviation  

The Dewoitine D. 500

The Dewoitine D. 500 joined the French Air Force in 1935, and was its first modern all-metal monoplane fighter, with a top speed of 223 mph (359 kph). A total of 308 D.500s were made, but the type was soon obsolete and was withdrawn by 1941. This model was owned by the late Commander of the Turkish Air Force, General Mehmet Zeki Doğan, and was donated in 2004 by his daughter, Ms. Ünal Doğan.

 

‘Hadley’s Harem’ B 24 Liberator Model

‘Hadley’s Harem’ was one of 177 Consolidated B-24 Liberators from Benghazi that bombed oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania on August 1st, 1943 - "Black Sunday". After bombing the target, and crippled by a German fighter, the B-24 tried to fly to the British Base at Cyprus but ended up ditching near Antalya. The aircraft was salvaged in 1995 and, after being partly restored, was put on display at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum in Istanbul. The model of the aircraft and some parts, salvaged from the crash site, are on display at Çengelhan.

Albatros DIII Model

Aircraft modelling, or aeromodelling, is a hobby popular since the 1930s. It is constructing small airplanes using materials such as balsa wood, foam, fibreglass, etc. A vast array of designs is possible, from simple gliders to accurate scale models, some of which can be very large - 1/3rd scale or more. This scale flying model of a WW1 German Albatros DIII is typical of many such in our collection.

 

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