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Koku-Koen Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line 航空公園駅
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In front of Koku-Koen Station. Notice the paper plane sculpture and YS-11 prop plane.
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Paper plane sculpture
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Another sculpture in the Aviation Memorial Park.
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Air Nippon YS-11 propeller plane. Donated by All Nippon Airways in 1997.
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YS-11 propeller plane. Open to the public on certain days of the year.
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Front of YS-11 propeller plane.
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Propeller
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Part of the original runway at the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park. 所沢航空記念公園
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Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park. 所沢航空記念公園
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Tokorozawa Aviation Museum. The building on the left is an IMAX theater, and the larger structure on the right is modeled after a blimp on the inside to show retired planes and helicopters. Looks like jet turbine too. 所沢航空発祥記念館
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In front of Tokorozawa Aviation Museum is a Curtiss-Wright C-46 transport plane.
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The C-46 was used by the Japan Air Self-Defense Forces for cargo transport from the 1950s.
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Monument for Japan's Birth of Aviation 日本の航空発祥の地・所沢
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Monument for Japan's Birth of Aviation 日本の航空発祥の地・所沢
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Back of Monument for Japan's Birth of Aviation日本の航空発祥の地・所沢
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Inside the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum. You are greeted by a replica of Kai-1, Japan's first military plane developed, produced, and flown at Tokorozawa on April 5, 1911. It flew 10 meters high and 800 meters long for 80 sec. 会式一号機
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Other more modern planes and helicopters are on display in the main exhibition hall. This is a North American T6G.
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Sikorsky H-192 comments
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Japan Air Self-Defense Force helicopter.
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Inside helicopter
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Helicopter cockpit with glass bottom.
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Above is a Piper L-21, below is Fuji T-1B.
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Remains of a Nieuport 81E2.
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Replica of Nieuport 81E2. This was first imported to Japan in 1918 and used to train Japanese pilots by a French mission.
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Model of Japan's first motorized flight.
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Turbine engines
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Flight simulator (Not as good as Microsoft Flight Simulator.)
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Control tower equipment.
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Very impressive and educational aviation museum. Great for kids too.
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Boeing 747 flight simulator (Not as good as Microsoft Flight Simulator.)
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Exhibits on Tokorozawa's aviation history.
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Pilots who flew at Tokorozawa.
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Pilot's goggles and cap.
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Map of Koku Ki'nen Koen Park or Aviation Memorial Park. Besides the museum, the large park has a baseball field, ponds, playground, and memorials.
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Bust of General J.P. Faure, a Frenchman who trained Japanese pilots in 1919.
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Bust of General J.P. Faure
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Statue of Japanese aircraft mechanics who worked at Tokorozawa. This is where the aircraft maintenance hangar was.
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