Placing N numbers and labels on an aircraft is one of the many details necessary to complete each project.
Changing critical labeling in the aircraft to English makes the aircraft safer and more convenient to operate. Many of the English label sets were still available from the original Polish factory. Others had to be made.
With some of the original non-critical labeling still in place, there is an interesting mix that adds to the feel and authenticity of the aircraft.
The aircraft lighting system is equipped with both red and white lights for variable lighting conditions and night ops.
Rheostat adjustments allow lighting levels to be increased or decreased. The overall effect at night is dramatic and suitable for fine low budget movie special effects.
The Cold War Air Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of Cold War era aircraft with a special emphasis on aircraft flown by the former Soviet Union.
Most of the museum's 20+ aircraft are in flying condition or being made ready for flight.
The museum is located on Lancaster Municipal Airport, twenty minutes south of Dallas, Texas. The museum has tour hours of 10am to 4pm on Saturdays but is open all day most weekends. There is a cafe on the field that serves a full breakfast and lunch menu.