After 30 years of service the TU-142M aircraft of Indian Navy was decommissioned and placed at Visakhapatnam sea beach by converting it to a museum.
Located just opposite to Submarine museum this became one more major tourist attraction at RK beach area.
There is an entry fee of Rs 70 / - per person. No extra fee for camera.
Before entering into the aircraft you can see display of various equipments and parts of aircraft placed inside one exhibition hall. Equipments like sonobuoys, propeller, engine , survival kit, anti submarine missile, data recorder etc are displayed with all details. After visiting the exhibition hall you will enter into the aircraft. Photography is not allowed inside the aircraft. After seeing various equipments inside the plane you can come out of the aircraft from its backside door.
Aircraft Length : 53.088 M
Wingspan : 50.0 M
Height 12.59 m
Propeller Diameter : 5.6 M
Outside the aircraft you can take photos and the area is well maintained. There is a flight simulator platform which can be enjoyed through VR headsets.
President Sri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated this museum in 2017.
You can visit INS Kurusura submarine museum located just opposite side of the road.