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Is the Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum MIA?

24 February 2021

03º 07′ 01″ N / 101º 42′ 13″ E

Of concern is the most recent Google Map satellite and street imagery indicating the aircraft I expected to see in the open are now absent. The grass field they were on is now a concrete ramp area, as well. Additionally, the de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou as well as the Grumman HU-16 Albatross are present but seem to be in an out-of-the-way corner of the overall grounds. However, a handful of additional buildings have been added, since 2013, so the remaining aircraft may have been relocated within some of them—but who knows? A bad omen, though, is the disappearance of the aircraft on a plinth (part of a memorial) which marked the museum’s entrance.

FYI—here is the museum review post from my visit to this museum.

Most of the outside display area of the Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum in Kuala Lumpur—©2013 Joseph May/Slipstream Photography

A view of Kuala Lumpur’s landmark Petronas Towers (about 4 miles distant) from the Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum grounds—©2013 Joseph May/Slipstream Photography

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