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We also visited the Rahmi M Koç transport Museum, which is located on the northern shore of the Golden Horn Inlet. Our main reason was to photograph the old Douglas DC-3 TC-ALI which is on display. The best way to get there is to take bus number 47 (47E) from the downtown ferry harbor at Eminonue, which is located next to the Yeni Galata bridge.

The Rahmi M Koç Museum is the first major museum in Turkey dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications. Housed in magnificent buildings - themselves prime examples of industrial archaeology - on the shore of the historic Golden Horn, the collection contains thousands of items from gramophone needles to full size ships and aircraft.

The Museum is very easy to find, located as it is on the shore of the Golden Horn and close to the main motorways that run through and around Istanbul. Just a few minutes from the Old City, it can easily be incorporated into a day's sightseeing program. Parking is ample and free of charge, and there are also a number of convenient bus routes nearby. The entire Museum (with the exception of certain outdoor objects such as aircraft, the submarine and trains) is fully accessible by wheelchair.

Address: Rahmi M Koç Museum
Hasköy Cad. No: 5
Hasköy 34445 - Istanbul
www.rmk-museum.org.tr/english/exhibit/aviation.html

Turkish Airforce Museum

Turkish Airforce Museum

Turkish Airforce Museum

Turkish Airforce Museum

Turkish Airforce Museum

Turkish Airforce Museum

Turkish Airforce Museum

TC-ALI was built as a C-47A-20-DK model with c/n 12830 and delivered to the 8th Airforce Europe as 42-92970 (March 1944) She was sold to Ford Motor Company – General Motors Corp during June 1946 and received tail number NC57779. Reregistered as N51080 with the University of Nebraska May 1967 then as N622NU with Devils Nest Corp Again changed registration to N62DN with Two Jacks Incorporation during October 1971 She was cancelled from the US registration and went to the Yugoslav Airforce as JRV 71288 during 1976. Sold to Nesu Air as TC-ALI and flew with them; between August 1989 – June 1993: Was seen stored Istanbul airport (September 1996) Put on display at Koc museum during 2001



DC-3 info:
The DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 the First Seventy Years 2006 Air Britain publication – Jennifer M Gradidge

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