"Danmarks Tekniske Museum"
Helsingør - Denmark

 

Photos © Ruud Leeuw

 

Danmarks Tekniske Museum · Fabriksvej 25· 3000 Helsingør
Danmarks Tekniske Museum · Fabriksvej 25· 3000 Helsingør


Driving through Helsingør, after a visit to Kronborg castle, we found even with the use of our TomTom gps the museum a little hard to locate. The building is rather anonymous, but the collection is worth a visit.
 

 

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
Besides a collection of aeroplanes, there is a considerable collection of automobiles. I must admit that I didn't know what to expect here and was pleased to see such a varied collection. The building is large enough to browse the collection at leisure.

The museum had 2 locations in the historic town but the last few years have seen many changes. At the main site displays of engineering, manufacturing and scientific equipment were on show. Tha traffic section housing vehicles and associated equipment was located on the other side of the town.
A former foundry building was acquired and this opened in 2000 as the Ellehammer Aviation Museum. Now the whole collection has moved here and the five large halls are in use. An important section is devoted to the pioneer aviator J.C.H. Ellehammer. He made a tethered flight on 12Sep1906 on the island of Lindholm. Several of his aircraft are on view including the historic machine.

The Danmarks Flyvemuseum acquired a large collection over the years and from 1989 to 1997 many of the aircraft were exhibited in a purpose built complex at Billund. When this was lost they decided to join the Technical Museum and stage this excellent exhibition. A number of airframes are in store and awaiting restoration.

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

 

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

A Beech 18 look-alike (though the engines looked quite different): the Skandinavisk Aero Industri (SAI) KZ IV, OY-DZU (c/n 70). S-16 is a deHavilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth.

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

Skandinavisk Aero Industri A/S (abbreviated SAI) was a Danish manufacturer of aeroplanes that existed between 1937 and 1954. The company was founded by technician Viggo Kramme (1905–1984) and engineer Karl Gustav Zeuthen (1909–1989) and based in Copenhagen.
The company's aeroplanes were labelled "KZ" for Kramme and Zeuthen, the first being the KZ I from 1937. The KZ IV was built as an ambulance plane for Zone-Redningskorpset and introduced in 1944. Post-war sales never reached the company's expectations, and production turned unprofitable in the early 1950s, driving the company to shutdown. In total, about 200 planes were built by the company.
A number of the KZ planes have been preserved. As of 2005, Dansk Veteranflysamling (The Danish Collection of Vintage Aircraft) exhibits a specimen of each of the 11 aircraft models manufactured by the company.
[WIKIPEDIA]

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
Retrieved from a watery grave...

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
The Blohm und Voss Bv 138 flying boat was located on the seabed just off the coast.
The airframe is in reasonable condition considering that it has spent over 50 years under water!
Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
A model of the Blohm und Voss Bv 138 flying boat
Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
Douglas DC-3A-456 (C-47A) 'OY-DDA' (c/n 9664); ex/ 42-23802, 23802 (Norway), LN-IAP, 68-691, K-681.

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
The navigator (engineer?)

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
The pilots

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
Passengers; in those days only people 'well off' could afford flying.

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
I was rather surprised to see a display here on pioneer & writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; what is the Danish link?

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
Sterling Airlines A/Sis well worth remembering.
See also my page Sterling Remembered.

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør

Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
The cockpit of Douglas DC-7C 'Seven Seas' OY-KNB (c/n 44929); only this cockpit has been saved. The museum also has the forward fuselage of DC-7C OY-KND (c/n 45211), but one needs special permission to see this.
Danmarks Tekniske Museum - Helsingør
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More photos taken during my visit can be found on my Flickr.com account

A page from Bob Ogden's monumental 'Aviation Museums and Collections of Mainland Europe' (2009, 2nd edition) on .PDF format

 

Danmarks Tekniske Museum


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