Collection area: Traffic & Transport

This area covers rail and road transport, aviation and shipping, as well as the infrastructure group of "Bridges and Tunnels". The railway collection holds the oldest locomotives outside Great Britain. The highlights also include early automobiles, the sectioned de Havilland DH 104 "Dove" aircraft (1957), and models of Österreichischer Lloyd and of oared and powered shipping on the Danube. The Transport collection concentrates on the first half of the 20th century, with a focus on Austria.

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Aviation and Aerospace
  • „Wimpel“ der Raumsonde Lunik II

    „Wimpel“ der Raumsonde Lunik II

    Unfortunately this article is only available in German.

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    Airport Wien Schwechat/Heidfeld

    The history of Vienna airport – from military air base to international aviation hub

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    AS 355 F-1 Ecureuil 2, built in 1983

    Air rescue ensures that medical assistance reaches the scene of an accident in less than 15 minutes, bringing hospital care on site as quickly as possible.

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    Aviatik Berg DI, built in 1918

    Preserved at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Technical Museum) is the only original World War I fighter plane of Austrian design and manufacture.

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    De Havilland DH 104 Dove, built in 1957

    The De Havilland DH 104 Dove was Britain’s first successful civil design aircraft after the Second World War.

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    Etrich-II Taube, built in 1910

    Imitating nature: Franz Xaver Wels designed a flying wing aircraft inspired by the seeds of a creeping plant. Equipped with a latticework fuselage it finally became a successful motorised aeroplane.

  • Dampfluftschiff von Heinrich Ressel

    Model of the Ressel airship project, built in 1871

    While Heinrich Ressel’s airship was patented, it literally never got off the ground. It exists only in model form, and for a very long time Heinrich Ressel was forced to repay the costs involved.

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    Vanguard I

    In 1958 the United States launched its second satellite, Vanguard 1, into orbit and, for the first time, there were also six silicon solar cells on board.

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