Museu Aeroespacial


Museu Aeroespacial is a national aviation museum located in the West Side of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the Administrative Region of Realengo. The place is known as "the Brazilian Aviation cradle".[1]

Museu Aeroespacial
Established18 October 1976
LocationCampo dos Afonsos, Brazil
TypeAviation museum


Av. Marechal Fontenelle, 2000 - Campo dos Afonsos (Realengo), Rio de Janeiro/RJ


The Museu Aeroespacial (Aerospace Museum) was inaugurated on 18 October 1976 at the installations of the old Escola de Aeronáutica (former Brazilian Air Force officer graduation school, replaced by the Academia da Força Aérea), at Afonsos Air Force Base—the "Cradle of Military Aviation", in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The idea of an "Aeronautical Museum" dates from 1943 when the Minister of Aeronautics, Dr. Salgado Filho, determined its organization, but the initial work and subsequent attempts were interrupted by lack of suitable space and installations.

Given the explanatory memorandum from Lieutenant Brigadier Joelmir Campos do Araripe Macedo, Minister of Aeronautics, President Emilio Garrastazu Medici established the Nucleus of the Aerospace Museum on July 31, 1973, through Decree No. 72552. Building and hangar restoration started in January 1974, at the same time as the collection and restoration of aircraft, engines, weapons, documents, photographs, maps, paintings, memorabilia and other items of historical value.

The Aerospace Museum is part of the University of the Air Force's campus (UNIFA), being administratively subordinate to the Historic-Cultural Institute of Aeronautics (INCA) since 1986.


The following aircraft are on permanent display at the museum, some of them in flyable condition:

Designation FAB desig Identity Notes Image
Aerotec Uirapuru T-23 PP-ZTT
Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing UC-43 2778
Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan T-11 1371
Beechcraft D18S UC-45 2856
Bell 47J H-13J 8510 not on display Sept. 2012
Bell 206 JetRanger VH-4 8571
Bensen B-8M PP-ZWR Gyrocopter
Boeing-Stearman A75L3 K132  
Bücker Bü 131D-2 Jungmann FAB 07
CAP-4 Paulistinha PP-TJR
Caudron G.3  
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog L-19E 3155
Cessna AT-17 Bobcat UC-78B 22
Cessna T-37 T-37C 0922
Consolidated PBY Catalina C-10A 6527 Canso A
Curtiss C-46 Commando C-46 2058
Curtiss Fledgling J-2 K-263  
Curtiss P-40N P-40N 4064  
Dassault Mirage IIIEBR F-103E 4913
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide PP-VAN  
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth 12HI 105  
De Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo C-115 2371
Douglas A-20K Havoc A-20K 6085
Douglas B-26 Invader A-26 5159
Douglas C-47 Skytrain C-47 2009
Douglas DC-3 PP-AVJ Aerovias Brasil
Eipper Quicksilver MXL Microlight
Embraer EMB 326 Xavante AT-26 4525 frame on display carries AT-26-4462 Sept. 2012
Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante YC-95 2130 Prototype
Aeritalia/Macchi/EMBRAER AMX YA-1 4201 Prototype
Fairchild 22-C7G PP-TBD Aeroclube de Ribeião Preto
Fairchild 24-W41 Forwarder UC-61A 2683
Fairchild PT-19 Cornell PT-19 0500
Fairchild PT-26 Cornell PT-26 0310 not on display Sept. 2012
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar C-119G 2305 not on public display Sept. 2012, can be seen in adjacent maintenance hangar  
Fairchild Hiller FH-1100 PP-EFN
Focke-Wulf Fw 44 11AvN 161
Focke-Wulf Fw 58B-2 Weihe AT-Fw 1530
Fokker S.11 T-21 0789 not on display Sept. 2012
Fokker S.12 T-22 0811 not on display Sept. 2012
Fouga CM.170 Magister T-24 1720
Gloster Meteor F.8 F-8 4460  
Gloster Meteor T.7 TF-7F 4309
Grumman G-44A Widgeon 14
Grumman HU-16 Albatross SA-16 6529
Grumman S-2A Tracker P-16A 7016
Grumman S-2E Tracker P-16E 7037
Hawker Siddeley 125 VU-93 2113
Hawker Siddeley 748 C-91 2504
IPT-0 Bichinho II PT-KYL
Jacobs Hols der Teufel Hendrich Kurt's Glider
Lockheed F-80S Shooting Star F-80C 4201
Lockheed F-104S Starfighter MM6890 Aeronautica Militare (Italian AF), marked 9-51, Sept. 2012
Lockheed P-2E Neptune P-2E 7010
Lockheed T-33 Shooting StarA TF-33A 4364  
Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar C-60A 2006
Lockheed 188 Electra PP-VJM Varig
Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris C-41 2932 carries C-41-2932, Sept. 2012
Muniz M-7 13 no marks, Sept. 2012
Neiva Paulistinha L-6 3095
Neiva Regente YL-42 3120
Neiva Regente L-42 3225 not on display Sept. 2012
Neiva Universal YT-25 1830
Nieuport 21E.1 N2102
North American B-25 Mitchell B-25J 5127  
North American F-86K Sabre 0014 FA Venezolana
North American T-6D Texan T-6D 1559
North American T-6D Texan T-6D 1617 not on display Sept. 2012  
North American T-28A Trojan N-703 Marinha
Northrop F-5B F-5B 4800
Pilatus P-3 O-3 3182
Piper L-4 PP-TUF
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt 420339 marked 419662, Sept. 2012
Santos-Dumont 14-bis Replica
Santos-Dumont Demoiselle Replica
Stearman A-76 K210
Stinson SR-10E Reliant UCSR10 2653  
Vickers Viscount VC-90 2101 Presidential Airplane  
Vultee BT-15 Valiant BT-15 1072
Waco CJC C66
Waco CPF-5 C80
Waco CSO F154 no marks, Sept. 2012
Waco RNF K162
Westland Wasp HAS.1 N-7039 Navy
Also on site Sept. 2012:
PT-ZJA Embraer EMB-140, PP-ZVB Embraer/FMA CBA 123 Vector, PP-ZTU glider, PP-ZDB IPT-16 Surubim, PT-ZBN dismantled, Boeing 737-2N3 VC96-2116 732, K162 biplane, VU9-2654 Embraer EMB 121 Xingu, 5701 Embraer EMB-314-ALX-Super Tucano, 4634 Aermacchi MB.326, U7A-2632 Embraer EMB-810, Embraer AT-26 Xavante-4462, G-19-0151 Embraer EMB-201 Ipanema, Lockheed B-34/PV-1 no marks, 4904 Dassault Mirage III, Douglas C-47 2015

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Ogden (2008)


  • Ogden, Bob (2008). Aviation Museums and Collections of The Rest of the World. UK: Air-Britain. ISBN 978-0-85130-394-9

External linksEdit

  • Museu Aeroespacial website

Coordinates: 22°53′4.35″S 43°23′24.09″W / 22.8845417°S 43.3900250°W / -22.8845417; -43.3900250