I just returned from a short overnight trip to Munich, which included a visit to the Deutsches Museum (see Deutsches Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for a little info). (Come to think of it; the last time I went there must have been when I was still a teenager... some 25 years ago. How time passes!)
Well worth visiting, this is a large museum of technology and science, which is in no way focused on military history; but some of the exhibits on display - speficially in the aviation section - certainly are of interest in this respect. Thus, I thought I would share them with the membership here.
I must admit that the picture quality is not as good as I would have liked it to be, but lighting was not ideal and, to be honest, my camera is not the latest and greatest, either. Right, here we go...
Let us start with one of the best-known and popular German aircraft types of the pre-WW1 era, the Rumpler Taube [= pigeon], which even featured on the Imperial-era pilot's badges. This particular plane was donated to the museum way back in 1911:
Another plane by Rumpler, this is a Rumpler C IV. A successful design, which was built in large numbers during WW1, this is one of two still in existence today:
Much newer - it was built in 1975 - here is a 1:1 scale model of a Fokker Dr I triplane, made famous by the "Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen: