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Royal Australian Air Force

  1. 1. Military Aircraft of AustraliaSeries 1 – 1921-1934<br />
  2. 2. A1<br />DeHavilland DH-9A<br />
  3. 3. A2<br />RAF SE-5A<br />
  4. 4. A3<br />Avro 504K<br />
  5. 5. A4<br />Sopwith Pup<br />
  6. 6. A5<br />Vickers Vimy<br />
  7. 7. A6<br />DeHavilland DH-9<br />
  8. 8. A7<br />DeHavilland DH-60<br />
  9. 9. A8<br />DeHavilland DH-50<br />
  10. 10. A9<br />Supermarine Seagull III<br />
  11. 11. A10<br />Fairy IIID<br />
  12. 12. A11<br />Supermarine Southampton<br />
  13. 13. A12<br />Bristol Bulldog II<br />
  14. 14. Military Aircraft of AustraliaSeries 2 – 1935-1960<br />
  15. 15. 64 Aircraft 1937-1943<br />A1<br />Hawker Demon<br />
  16. 16. 1936-1946 24 serialed + 34 ex RAF Walrus with RAF serials<br />Supermarine Seagull V / Walrus<br />A2<br />
  17. 17. 202 aircraft 1941-1945<br />A3<br />CAC Wackett<br />
  18. 18. A4<br />Avro Anson<br />
  19. 19. A5<br />Westland Wapiti II<br />
  20. 20. A6<br />Avro Cadet<br />
  21. 21. A7<br />DeHavilland DH-60 Moth<br />
  22. 22. A8<br />DAP Beaufighter<br />
  23. 23. A9<br />Bristol Beaufort<br />
  24. 24. A10<br />DeHavilland DH-50A<br />
  25. 25. A11<br />Auster<br />
  26. 26. A12<br />Bristol Bulldog II<br />
  27. 27. A13<br />Link Trainer<br />
  28. 28. A14<br />Wackett Gannet<br />
  29. 29. A15<br />Miles Magister<br />
  30. 30. A16<br />Lockheed Hudson<br />
  31. 31. DeHavilland DH-82A Tiger Moth<br />A17<br />
  32. 32. A18<br />Short Empire Flying Boat<br />
  33. 33. A19<br />Bristol Beaufighter (UK)<br />
  34. 34. A20<br />CAC Wirraway<br />
  35. 35. DeHavilland DH-94 Moth Minor<br />A21<br />
  36. 36. A22<br />Fairey Battle<br />
  37. 37. A23<br />CAC Woomera<br />
  38. 38. A24<br />Consolidated PBY Catalina<br />
  39. 39. A25<br />Airspeed Oxford<br />
  40. 40. A26<br />Short Sunderland<br />
  41. 41. A27<br />Vultee A-35A Vengeance<br />
  42. 42. A28<br />Douglas A-20 Boston<br />
  43. 43. A29<br />Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk<br />
  44. 44. A30<br />Douglas DC-2 / DC-3<br />
  45. 45. A31<br />DeHavilland DH-86A<br />
  46. 46. A32<br />Percival Vega Gull<br />
  47. 47. DeHavilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide<br />A33<br />
  48. 48. DeHavilland DH-84 Dragon<br />A34<br />
  49. 49. A35<br />Douglas Dolphin<br />
  50. 50. A36<br />Fairchild 24R<br />
  51. 51. A37<br />Miles Hawk<br />
  52. 52. A38<br />Stinson Reliant<br />
  53. 53. A39<br />Beechcraft 17 Staggerwing<br />
  54. 54. A40<br />Cessna Airmaster<br />
  55. 55. A41<br />DeHavilland DH-83 Fox Moth<br />
  56. 56. A42<br />Lockheed 5 Vega DI-1A<br />
  57. 57. A43<br />DeHavilland DH-90 Dragonfly<br />
  58. 58. A44<br />Junkers G31<br />
  59. 59. A45<br />Ford Trimotor<br />
  60. 60. A46<br />CAC Boomerang<br />
  61. 61. North American B-25D Mitchell<br />A47<br />
  62. 62. Vought Sikorsky Kingfisher<br />A48<br />
  63. 63. A49<br />Dornier Do-24K<br />
  64. 64. A50<br />Ryan Trainer<br />
  65. 65. A51<br />Brewster Buffalo<br />
  66. 66. DeHavilland DH-98 Mosquito<br />A52<br />
  67. 67. A53<br />Bell P-39D/F Airacobra<br />
  68. 68. A54<br />Waco YQC-6<br />
  69. 69. Lockheed<br /> P-38E Lightning<br />A55<br />
  70. 70. A56<br />Republic <br />P-43A Lancer<br />
  71. 71. DeHavilland DHA G2 Glider<br />A57<br />
  72. 72. A58<br />Supermarine Spitfire<br />
  73. 73. A59<br />Lockheed Ventura<br />
  74. 74. Hawker Hurricane Mk.1<br />A60<br />
  75. 75. A61<br />Northrop Delta<br />
  76. 76. A62<br />CAC CA-15<br />
  77. 77. Celestial Navigation Trainer<br />A63<br />
  78. 78. Not Purchased by Australia – Serial assigned but not used.<br />Vultee Vigilant (not used)<br />A64<br />
  79. 79. A65<br />Douglas C-47 Dakota<br />
  80. 80. N2<br />Douglas C-47<br />
  81. 81. A66<br />Avro Lancaster<br />
  82. 82. A67<br />Lockheed Lodestar<br />
  83. 83. CAC CA-18 & North American P-51 Mustang<br />A68<br />
  84. 84. 150 Ordered – 10 delivered – none flown operationally by RAAF.<br />Curtiss A-25A Shrike (Helldiver)<br />A69<br />
  85. 85. 7 examples flown 1943-1946.<br />Martin PBM-3S Mariner<br />A70<br />
  86. 86. 14 examples from 1943 to mid 50’s. Only one (A71-11) survived to be scrapped! All others, like ex A71-14 shown, which was written off in the NT in 1952, crashed after RAAF service. Most in PNG.<br />A71<br />Noorduyn Norseman<br />
  87. 87. 386 examples flown operationally by the RAAF during WWII<br />Consolidated B-24D Liberator<br />A72<br />
  88. 88. 19 of 73 aircraft were converted to Maritime recon Version Mk.31 &gt;&gt;&gt;<br />A73<br />Avro Lincoln<br />
  89. 89. A74-1 the only example flown as a VIP transport 1945-1947<br />A74<br />Avro York<br />
  90. 90. Single example A75-1 flown as VIP transport 1945-1947.<br />A75<br />Percival Proctor<br />
  91. 91. 2 examples used for ARDU testing/trials 1952-1956<br />A76<br />Boeing B-29A Washington<br />
  92. 92. First RAAF jet<br />Korea 1952<br />A77<br />Gloster Meteor<br />
  93. 93. 3 ex RAF examples transferred to RAAF service<br />DeHavilland DH-100 Vampire (UK)<br />A78<br />
  94. 94. 54 aircraft served with 724, 805, 808, 816 Squadrons RAN<br />N4<br />DeHavilland Sea Venom<br />
  95. 95. N6 in RAN service (11 aircraft). 20 RAF serials used by 75 & 76 Squadrons RAAF in Malta 1952<br />DeHavilland DH-115 Vampire<br />A79<br />
  96. 96. N6<br />DeHavilland Vampire<br />
  97. 97. 3 examples flown by RAAF (first rotary wing A/c). A80-365 survived until 1964.<br />A80<br />Sikorsky S-51<br />
  98. 98. 4 examples flown between 1949 and 1967<br />A81<br />Bristol Freighter<br />
  99. 99. One example A82-1 flew liaison between Edinburgh and Woomera 1947-1951<br />A82<br />Vickers Viking<br />
  100. 100. One example borrowed from the RAF and tested 1948 – 1950 <br />A83<br />DeHavilland Sea Hornet<br />
  101. 101. 2 combat losses in Vietnam. 35 RAF examples operated from Edinburgh for Woomera tests.<br />A84<br />GAF Canberra B20<br />
  102. 102. Entered service in 1955 and retired in 1994!!!<br />A85<br />CAC Winjeel<br />
  103. 103. Aircraft never delivered. One prototype built and project cancelled.<br />A86<br />Hawker P1081<br />
  104. 104. Serial assigned but order cancelled before delivery. No examples operated by RAAF.<br />A87<br />Vickers Valetta C.1<br />
  105. 105. 10 examples used at Laverton & East Sale – all destroyed.<br />A88<br />RFD Winged Target<br />
  106. 106. A89<br />Lockheed Neptune<br />
  107. 107. 3 examples borrowed from the RAF for liaison between Edinburgh and Woomera 1952-1957.<br />A90<br />Percival Prince<br />
  108. 108. N5 in RAN service (13 A/c). 2 examples with A91 serials. 1951-1965.<br />A91<br />Bristol 171 Sycamore<br />
  109. 109. N5<br />Bristol Sycamore<br />
  110. 110. In service 1951-1996<br />N11 in RAN service<br />A92<br />GAF Jindivik<br />
  111. 111. 2 examples built as prototypes – 1 crashed 1951, C-2 on display at RAAFM<br />A93<br />GAF Pika<br />
  112. 112. A94<br />CAC Sabre<br />
  113. 113. 5 examples flown between 1955 and 1968. Used in Antarctica. 2 of them are still airworthy today. Note unauthorized roundels.<br />A95<br />DeHavilland DHC2 Beaver<br />
  114. 114. Only 2 examples used by 34Sqn for VIP 1956-1969<br />Convair C-440 Metropolitan<br />A96<br />
  115. 115. Lockheed <br />C-130 Hercules<br />A97<br />
  116. 116. A98<br />Cessna 180 / O-1E/G<br />
  117. 117. One example obtained for evaluation Feb-Dec 1959.<br />Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.2<br />A99<br />
  118. 118. Two examples used for liaison at Woomera 1961 - 1967<br />A100<br />DeHavilland DHC3 Otter<br />
  119. 119. Military Aircraft of AustraliaSeries 3 – 1935 - Present<br />
  120. 120. A1<br />Bell 47G<br />
  121. 121. A2<br />Bell UH-1<br />
  122. 122. A3<br />Dassault/GAF Mirage III<br />
  123. 123. DeHavilland DHC4 Caribou<br />A4<br />
  124. 124. A5<br />Sud Aviation Alouette III<br />
  125. 125. A6<br />Vickers Viscount<br />
  126. 126. CAC MB-326H Macchi<br />A7<br />
  127. 127. Westland Wessex HAS31<br />N7<br />
  128. 128. General Dynamics <br />F-111<br />A8<br />
  129. 129. N8<br />Westland Scout<br />
  130. 130. A9<br />Lockheed P-3 Orion<br />
  131. 131. N9<br />Bell UH-1<br />
  132. 132. Hawker Siddley HS-748<br />A10<br />
  133. 133. N10<br />Northrop KD-2R-5 Target<br />
  134. 134. A11<br />DassaultMystere 20<br />
  135. 135. N11<br />GAF Jindivik<br />
  136. 136. British Aerospace BAC-111<br />A12<br />
  137. 137. N12<br />Grumman S-2 Tracker<br />
  138. 138. A13<br />Link Trainer<br />
  139. 139. McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk<br />N13<br />
  140. 140. A14<br />Pilatus PC-6B Porter<br />
  141. 141. CAC MB-326H Macchi<br />N14<br />
  142. 142. A15<br />Boeing CH-47 Chinook<br />
  143. 143. Hawker Siddley<br />HS-748<br />N15<br />
  144. 144. Order cancelled – not assigned.<br />A16<br />Bell AH-1 Cobra<br />
  145. 145. N16<br />Westland Sea King Mk.50A<br />
  146. 146. A17<br />Bell OH-58A Kiowa<br />
  147. 147. N17<br />Bell 206B Kiowa<br />
  148. 148. GAF <br />N-22/N-24 Nomad<br />A18<br />
  149. 149. A19<br />AESL CT-4A Airtrainer<br />
  150. 150. A20<br />Boeing 707 (KC)<br />
  151. 151. McDonnell Douglas F/A-18<br />A21<br />
  152. 152. Aerospatiale AS-350B Squirrel<br />A22<br />
  153. 153. Aerospatiale AS-350B Squirrel<br />N22<br />
  154. 154. A23<br />Pilatus PC-9A <br />
  155. 155. Sikorsky <br />S-70B Seahawk<br />N24<br />
  156. 156. Sikorsky S-70A Blackhawk<br />A25<br />
  157. 157. A26<br />Dassault Falcon 900<br />
  158. 158. Bristish Aerospace Hawk 127<br />A27<br />
  159. 159. BAE <br />MQM-107E Kilkara<br />N28<br />
  160. 160. N29<br />Karman S-2G Sea Sprite<br />
  161. 161. Boeing 737AWACS Wedgetail<br />A30<br />
  162. 162. Beech King Air B200/B350<br />A32<br />
  163. 163. A36<br />Boeing 737 BBJ<br />
  164. 164. Bombadier Challenger 604<br />A37<br />
  165. 165. A38<br />Eurocopter Tiger<br />
  166. 166. Airbus A330MMRT KC-30B<br />A39<br />
  167. 167. A40<br />MRH-90<br />
  168. 168. N40<br />NH-90<br />
  169. 169. Boeing Globemaster III C-17A<br />A41<br />
  170. 170. N42<br />Augusta <br />A-109E<br />
  171. 171. N1<br />Fairey Firefly<br />
  172. 172. N3<br />Fairey Gannett<br />
  173. 173. McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom<br />A69<br />
  174. 174. Military Aircraft of AustraliaMiscellaneous<br />
  175. 175. 6 Aircraft on lease for SAR<br />Sikorsky <br />S-76A<br />SAR<br />
  176. 176. One aircraft loaned to ARDU for trials 1948/1949 – went to CAA<br />ARDU<br />Trial<br />DeHavilland DHA-3 Drover<br />
  177. 177. ARDU trials 1993 – transferred to CSIRO<br />ARDU<br />Trial<br />Fokker F-27<br />
  178. 178. 2 aircraft used in “Red Top” missile trials at Woomera<br />1ATU<br />Trial<br />DeHavilland Sea Vixen<br />
  179. 179. 6 aircraft used during “Operation Buffalo” nuclear tests at Woomera<br />Operation Buffalo<br />Supermarine Swift F2<br />
  180. 180. 3 Aircraft on lease to Army 1980 - 2002<br />Army Lease<br />DeHavilland Twin Otter<br />
  181. 181. 23 examples produced for the RAN<br />Turana Target Drone<br />RAN<br />
  182. 182. 3 aircraft used for Blue Steel tests at Woomera<br />BSQN EDN<br />Vickers Valiant B.1<br />
  183. 183. 2 aircraft used at Woomera – one 1960/1961 and the other 1969<br />BSQN EDN<br />Avro Vulcan B.1<br />

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