The Zimbabwe Military Museum has its beginings in a number of historic aircraft stored at Thornhill Air Base. These aircraft were eventually moved to the premises of the School of Defence and a museum opened here in January 1974. Various displays portray the history of the Army, Air Force and Police. In addition to the aircraft, visitors can view aero engines, uniforms and equipment associated with Zimbabwe’s military history. A special display honours the efforts of the Rhodesian Air Training Group during World War Two.
In Gweru on the south eastern side of the Civic Centre.
Every day 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|SR26||DH.82A Tiger Moth||SR26||Complete||Displayed|
|RRAF112||DH.100 Vampire FB.9||RRAF112||Complete||Displayed|
|1380||DH.100 Vampire FB.52||1380||Complete||Displayed|
|‘4220’||DH.115 Vampire T.11||2406||Complete||Displayed|
|R2504||English Electric Canberra B.2||R2504||Complete||Displayed|
|1188||Hawker Hunter FGA.9||1188||Complete||Displayed|
|–||Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea||–||Complete||Displayed|
|SR48||North American Harvard IIA||SR48||Complete||Displayed|
|3614||Percival Provost T.52||3614||Complete||Displayed|
|PK355||Supermarine Spitfire F.22||PK355||Complete||Displayed|
Zimbabwe Military Museum, Lobengula Avenue, P.O. Box 1300, Gweru. Tel: 0154 2816.