|Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Indonesia
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Indonesia
The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document Warplanes from the Second World War preserved in Indonesia. Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website. Photos are as credited. Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in Indonesia would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at email@example.com.
Data current to 17 Nov 2018.
Central Museum of Indonesian Air Force, Dirgantara Mandala Museum
Consolidated PBY Catalina.
Douglas B-26 Invader.
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero. This aircraft was used by the Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force during the Second World War. Museum Dirgantara Mandala in Yogyakarta
Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Sonia" of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force pictured in a camouflage paint scheme at an unidentified airfield.
Mitsubishi Ki-51 Sonia, G32. This aircraft was used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force during the Second World War. In 1945, Indonesian People's Security Force (IPSF) (Indonesian anti-Dutch Militia) captured a small number of aircraft at numerous Japanese air bases, including Bugis Air Base in Malang (repatriated 18 September 1945). Most of these aircraft were destroyed in military conflicts between the Netherlands and the newly proclaimed-Republic of Indonesia during the Indonesian National Revolution of 1945-1949. With 2 units of Yokusuka K5Y "Cureng", one surviving Mitsubishi Ki-51 "Guntei" also involved in the bombing operations against the Dutch on 29 July 1947.
Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar, H45. This aircraft was used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force during the Second World War.
North American P-51D Mustangs, Sumatra, Indonesia, 30 March 1948.
North American P-51D-30NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-74229), TNI-AU, F-362, on display at the Indonesian Air Force HQ. The Mustang was known popularly in Indonesia as "si Cocor Merah" (the Red Crane).
Yokosuka K5Y, trainer used by the Imperial Japanese Air Force during the Second World War.
Jakarta Armed Forces Museum
North American B-25 Mitchell Indonesian Airforce (Serial No. M-458).
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk and North American B-25 Mitchell, Indonesia, 1947.
Fairey Firefly crew, Indonesia, ca 1947.