Air International 1992-10
Preserved down Mexico way /Veteran & Vintage/
At the Museum of Technology in Mexico City is this ex-Royal Canadian Air Force B-25J-20-NC Mitchell (44-29128); it shares the Museum frontage with the Aero Commander 680F on the left and DC-3 MT-203.
A full view of the DC-3 with the B-25 behind. One of five formerly operated by the Mexican Navy. MT-203 (MT-Marina Transporte) carries the current naval insignia on the fuselage and the earlier type on the fin.
Another DC-3 is 'El Mexicano', the country's first presidential aircraft delivered to Mexico in 1947 and operated until November 1978. Sited at the International Airport, the DC-3 amassed 8,904hr 40min accident-free flying only to be dropped and damaged when being lifted onto its present plinth.
The only aircraft displayed at the 'Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea' at Popotla is this North American T-28A, No 936.
At BAM No 5 'Santa Lucia' just outside the City sits this Beech AT-11 in the markings of 'Escuadron Aereo de Bombardeo 101'. One of 34 used by the FAM. BHB-1531 was delivered in August 1951. The fabric areas are in need of some attention due to the ravages of the climate.
P-47D-35-RA, reportedly PZT-1016 (44-90217), at BAM No 5 'Edo de Mexico' forming a monument to the World War Two Mexican Expeditionary Force. The aircraft was delivered to the FAM on November 7, 1945, and flown by the squadron commander of Esc 201.
At the Museum of Technology in Mexico City is this ex-Royal Canadian Air Force B-25J-20-NC Mitchell (44-29128); it shares the Museum frontage with the Aero Commander 680F on the left and DC-3 MT-203.
A full view of the DC-3 with the B-25 behind. One of five formerly operated by the Mexican Navy. MT-203 (MT-Marina Transporte) carries the current naval insignia on the fuselage and the earlier type on the fin.
At the Museum of Technology in Mexico City is this ex-Royal Canadian Air Force B-25J-20-NC Mitchell (44-29128); it shares the Museum frontage with the Aero Commander 680F on the left and DC-3 MT-203.