The Istanbul Aviation Museum, 6 km from Istanbul Ataturk airport, principally displays planes used by the Turkish airforce, but it also holds substantial number of civilian aircraft, some of considerable importance in the history of aviation. Displays tell the story of Turkish aviation from the Ottoman times onwards. Proposals for an air museum were first made after the First World War, when it was suggests that aircraft in left in Turkey by German forces should be put on display. The present museum dates from initiatives of 1960s and work on the present site begun in 1977 and was completed in 1983.The museum is dominated by rows of Phantoms, Sabres and other fast jets, but the collection also includes a Douglas DC3 or C47, of the kind found in many other air museums, a Douglas DC6 or C54, a Sud Caravelle from France, a Dornier Do28 D-1 from Germany, and a De Havilland Dragon Rapide and a Vickers Viscount from the United Kingdom. There are also military helicopters, anti-aircraft guns and missiles.