The Type 10 (Hawk 3), a fighter aircraft, played a significant role during the Indochina War. This is only one of its kind remaining in the world today.
The Royal Thai Air Force museum was set up in 1952 with the purpose of collecting and restoring defense articles of different periods including equipments and aircraft in use during the early period of Thai aviation history up to the present. The RTAF museum was first located at a hangar west of Don Muang airfield and was not opened to public until 27 March 1959. The present musem was constructed in 1968 at a total cost of 6,635,000 Bahts. The museum was officially opened to the public on 24 January 1969.
The exhibits at the Royal Thai Air Force museum feature many types of aircraft rarely found anywhere else in the world. Many of the were in the service during the war and played a vital role in the safeguarding of our nation’s independence. The numerous victory Medals awarded to the RTAF pilots attest to the bravery and valour of our heroes. The Royal Thai Air Force has tried to develop its museum to ensure that it has complete historical records of the Royal Thai Air Force.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Address: Phahon Yothin Road, behind Don Muang Airport
Tel: 0 2534 1853, 0 2534 2113
Fax: 0 2534 1936
To get there:
Buses no. 34, 39, 114, 356
Air Conditioned Buses no. 3, 21, 22, 25, 34, 39, 114, 356
Open: 09.0-16.00 daily
Admission: Free, but must be in groups; guide can be hired in advance.
Misc.: Closed on Arms Forces Day (Jan 25) and on public holidays.
RTAF Headquarters, Royal Thai Air Force Academy, Army Air Defense Command Museum.