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On the outskirts of Blenheim (at the top of New Zealand’s South Island) you can find Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. An exhibition of WW1 planes, set up in such a way, that the viewer is transported back in time. A mixture of original planes and full size replicas fill the indoor exhibition space along with many artifacts and memorabilia of the time. Below are some photos taken inside and outside, at the exhibition centre. Their website is :  http://www.omaka.org.nz

 


BELOW : The Airco De Havilland DH-2 . In service June 1915 - July 1917.


BELOW : The Fokker E.111 ‘EINDECKER’. In service 1915 - 1916.


BELOW : The Morane - Saulinier Type BB. In service 1915 - 1916.


BELOW : The Breguet 14.A2. In service April 1917 - 1926.


BELOW : The Curtiss MF Flying Boat.


BELOW : The radiator used to cool the engine of the Curtiss MF Flying Boat.


BELOW : The engine for a Curtiss MF Flying Boat was mounted above the cockpit area. The propeller was mounted immediately behind the engine.


BELOW : The Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8.  In service November - Early 1919.


BELOW : The Etrich Taube.  In service 1910 - Late 1915.


BELOW : Various advertising posters from the war days.

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