Medyn – Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (John Tomlinson)

Then on to Medyn~Kaluga. This was going to be quite exciting, as few, if indeed no Westerners had yet been to visit here on invitation of the owner. This collection is what used to be within Moscow city limits at Khodynka and believed to have been taken away for scrapping.

We now know that Vadim Zadorozhny rescued most of them, with the hope of starting up a new museum. We had visited the old airfield at Khodynka as well as Vadim Zadorozhny’s Vehicle Museum at Archangelskoe the day before .

Grant had arranged for someone (Barbara, who we first met yesterday at the Vadim Zadorozhny’s Vehicle Museum) to drive a 200km round trip from Moscow to Medyn. We had gone with our usual driver and Barbara had made her own way.

She introduced us to the owner, Andrew. He was very enthusiastic, I imagine that you would have to be if you wanted to set up a museum of aircraft that were potentially going to be scrapped!

He took us along the three lines of aircraft and then the dump area, giving us quite detailed information of each type of aircraft, however not the C/n’s. That would have to be our work for the day.

We also enjoyed tea and some nibbles in his house, where his wife and father were also very interested in our hobby and reason for the visit.

A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Photographs at:

A few queries, a bit of a long shot. Any idea’s on the following three:

Unknown Mystere Fuselage with French roundels C/n Unknown Preserved: and
Unknown Type Unknown Fuselage C/n Unknown Preserved (Fuselage and wings separated): and
Unknown Cockpit Type Unknown: and

Google Map co-ordinates 54.949651, 35.854845



Trip Airfield Albums

Country Folders

Oxford Aviation Group

Noted between 0910-1130hrs and list is in order as taken from my photographs.

Helicopter / First line

20 blue Sukhoi Su-27 C/n 36911005705 Preserved
Unmarked Mil Mi-1 C/n 0302 Preserved
03 yellow Mil Mi-2U C/n 541835031 Preserved
33 red Mil Mi-24A C/n 3201902 Preserved
89 yellow Mil Mi-4 C/n 1189 Preserved (Unmarked)
74 blue Aero Vodochody L-29 C/n 395106 Preserved
Unknown Missile C/n N/a Preserved
Unknown KS-1 bomber wing missile C/n N/a Preserved
12 yellow Tupolev Tu-141 C/n Unknown Preserved

Middle Line – Fighters Second Line

111 white Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F C/n 54211768 Preserved
17 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 C/n 1215391 Preserved
93 yellow Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 C/n Unknown Preserved
98 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF C/n N76212122 Preserved
30 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21SM C/n 030AT22 Preserved
25 white Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23S C/n 229000615 Preserved
21 blue Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML C/n 390206759 Preserved
11 blue Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MF C/n 390209445 Preserved
37 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MLD C/n 390310645 Preserved
321 green Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23BN C/n 390217055 Preserved
710 blue Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye.266M C/n N84019175 Preserved
38 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25P C/n N84028605 Preserved
55 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25M C/n N02007033 Preserved
90 blue Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25RU C/n N22040418 Preserved
08 blue Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25PD C/n N84018081 Preserved

Outside Line – Fighters Third Line

57 red Yakovlev Yak-25 C/n 1314 Preserved
05 red Yakovlev Yak-28R C/n 6960604 Preserved
99 red Sukhoi Su-17UM3 C/n 17532389606 Preserved
95 red Sukhoi Su-17 M3 C/n 26918 Preserved
71 red Sukhoi Su-17M4 C/n 50820 Preserved
85 red Sukhoi Su-15TM C/n 0844 Preserved
37 red Sukhoi Su-15TM C/n 0115305 Preserved
42 red Sukhoi Su-15 TM C/n 0642 Preserved
50 red Sukhoi Su-15UT C/n 1010 Preserved
10 red Sukhoi Su-9 A C/n 0815348 Preserved
16 red Sukhoi Su-7 UM C/n 2502 Preserved
12 red Sukhoi Su-7B C/n 1228 Preserved
07 red Sukhoi Su-7BKL C/n 5717 Preserved

Dump and Store Area

27 yellow Mil Mi-2 C/n 542739013 Preserved
12 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F C/n 0615326 Preserved
16 red Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF C/n N76212318 Preserved
Unmarked Yakovlev Yak-58 C/n Unknown Preserved

Unknown Mystere Fuselage with French roundels C/n Unknown Preserved
Unknown Type Unknown Fuselage C/n Unknown Preserved (Fuselage and wings separated)
Unknown Cockpit Type Unknown C/n Unknown Preserved
Dump area has parts of many Yakovlev Yak-1’s. Unidentifiable.


Photo credit: John Tomlinson