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|Registration or Serial||Make & Model||Manufacturer’s Construction Number||Comments & Photo/History Links|
|VH-KAV||Auster J/5 Adventurer||2894||For more photos – CLICK HERE|
|VH-WAC||Avro 652 Anson I||?||“The Islander”. Cockpit section only. For more photos – CLICK HERE|
|W2121||Avro 652 Anson I||?||For more photos – CLICK HERE|
|NX622 / JO-D||Avro 683 Lancaster B.VII||?||One of 17 intact Lancasters worldwide. Painted in 463 Squadron markings, to represent JO-D (D-Dog) which completed 93 raids, and had been crewed on operations by several members of the RAAFA WA. For more photos – CLICK HERE|
|Backstrom EPB-1A Flying Plank (glider)||?||One of three Planks still in existence in Australia. This one was scratch-built and donated by Mr C K Gentle. For more photos – CLICK HERE|
|Bede BD-5||?||This BD-5 has completed a very slow rebuild and restoration since 2004. It is dedicated to Daniel Florusse, a member of the Museum’s Youth Club – his name is painted on the side. The rebuild was paid for by a $7,000 donation in Daniel’s memory by his parents. Some parts (including the nosewheel) are non-original.For photos – CLICK HERE|
|A2-296||Bell UH-1H Iroquois||13296||Ex US Army serial 72-21597. Delivered to RAAF November 1973 as A2-296.
Served with 35 Squadron and 5 Squadron, RAAF.
Transferred to Army Aviation in December 1989/January 1990. Served with 171 Squadron, 1st Aviation Regiment.
To Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia, in August 2007. Was to be the last UH-1 flown with an RAAF crew.
Noted 3 Dec 2007 at ARDU, Edinburgh SA.
Flew to Archerfield, Qld. 12 Dec 2007 and placed in storage at Meeandah, QLD. Carried dual Army and RAAF/ARDU titles
Delivered to RAAFA Museum, Bull Creek, WA 29 July 2014. Displayed between the two hangars.
|Bensen B-8M (gyrocopter)||Built in 1980 from a kit by Mr J Hahir, a farmer from Perillup, WA. Later passed to garage owners Jim & Lynette Herbert of Tambellup, WA. For photos – CLICK HERE|
|“G-AUDK”||Bristol Tourer Type 86A (replica)||–||The replica is painted in the markings of Bristol Tourer G-AUDK, which flew with Western Australian Airways. Unskinned on one side, to show internal construction. For detailed aircraft history and photos- CLICK HERE|
|VH-AIY||CAC CA-6 Wackett||265||One of 4 surviving CAC Wackett Trainers. Formerly the personal aircraft of Horrie Miller. For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|CAC CA-16 Wirraway III||1140||Restored in silver RAAF paintscheme, but painted in error as “A20-668”. For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|383 (SAAF)||Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6||1492||Ex 23702 Royal Canadian Air Force, to Kempton Park Technical Collage, to private owner in Lanseria, South Africa, then to NZ and Australia.Stored dismantled between the two museum hangars. Museum staff indicated that it was perhaps too difficult to restore this aircraft.|
|Challenge WG362 (gyrocopter)||Built by Challenge in WA, fitted with long-range fuel tanks and operated in Pilbara.
Donated by Dr Noel Plumley in 2006.For photos – CLICK HERE
|46624||Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina||1988||Painted in US Navy colours.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|A17-161||De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth||DHA162||Painted in yellow RAAF markings.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|VH-THT||De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor||94076||For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|A79-821||De Havilland DH.115 Vampire T35A||4101||For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|A65-124||Douglas C-47B-45-DK Dakota IV||16960 & 34220||RAAF colour scheme. The aircraft bears the name “Flagship”.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|A84-230||English Electric (GAF) Canberra B.20||30||1955: Built at Fishermen’s Bend, Victoria, under license by the Government Aircraft Factory (GAF).The rear fuselage is actually from Canberra A84-248 and although the maintenance records do not refer to this, A84-248 has the rear fuselage from A84-230.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|Gardan (Sud Aviation) GY-80 Horizon 180||215||Aircraft modified to allow visitors to experience the operation of the controls of a normal aircraft. It is now painted to represent Robin “Sugar Bird Lady” Miller’s Mooney aircraft, but is not the type she flew regularly. Wears both Australian and French registrations.For detailed aircraft history and photos- CLICK HERE|
|A8-140||General Dynamics F-111C
(crew module only)
|D1-16||Allocated USAF serial 67-0140. First flight 24 December 1968 as A8-140, but was placed into storage and was not delivered to the RAAF until 1 October 1973.
It served with 1 Squadron and 6 Squadron at Amberley, Queensland.
On 24 September 1985, it became the first locally modified F-111C to take the Pave Tack weapons guidance system.
By July 2010, it had been retired and its crew module was removed. The fuselage was stripped of parts and was moved to the disposal area at Amberley by February 2011.
In November 2011, the aircraft was scrapped and its fuselage was buried at Swanbank landfill site near Ipswich, Queensland.
The crew module was initially displayed at the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, but in May 2013 was delivered to the RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum, Bull Creek, WA.
|–||General Dynamics F-111F
(cockpit procedures trainer)
|–||Noted undergoing restoration at RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum 9 Mar 2015.|
|–||Heath Parasol Model V||Another rebuild of the aircraft was started (this was still underway in 2010).For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|D-1925||Junkers W.33c3eL||J2542||Original float only. The cut off section of the float which had been used as a canoe had been abandoned where the two airmen had left it in 1932. It was rediscovered on a field trip by the Western Australian Museum in 1975. Brought back and preserved, it was initially put on display in the Fremantle Maritime Museum, but is now at the Aviation Heritage Museum, Bull Creek.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|Macchi MB-326H||CA30-66||Actually A7-066, painted “A7-025” in 25 Sqn markings. Wing from A7-009 used in restoration.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|10-0718||Mignet HM290 Flying Flea||?||This was the second Flying Flea that Bob Raper had built.He built the first Flying Flea in Western Australia, a HM.14, which he tested at the West Subiaco airfield in 1936.This modified HM.293 states that it is a HM.290 on the tail.For photos – CLICK HERE|
|VH-BQR||Percival P.34A Proctor III||K392||For detailed aircraft history – CLICK HERE|
|VH-HUS||Robinson r44 Raven I||1056||Built in 2001. Registered 10 July 2001.
Cancelled 9 July 2010 as damaged in accident.
Tailboom displayed in southern hangar, fuselage stored between the two hangars.
|VH-NDT||Robinson R22 Alpha||0469||Built in 1985, ex N8559D. Registered as VH-NDT 9 April 1985.
Cancelled 22 May 2009 as crashed.
Tailboom and rotors shortened – used as a travelling exhibit when not at the museum.
|Rotorway Scorpion II||12323||Tail painted as “Scorpion 133”, but manufacturer’s plate in the cockpit states that it is a Scorpion II.
Built in 1978 by Robert L Wiggs.For photos – CLICK HERE
|Santos-Dumont Demoiselle (replica)||Built in 1984 by Ansett engineer Frank Matthews at the RAAFA museum at Bull Creek, using measurements and photographs from an earlier Demoiselle replica which the Museum previously held.For detailed aircraft history and larger photo- CLICK HERE|
|VH-GRE||Schneider ES57 Kingfisher III (glider)||42||Built 1960.
Was owned for many years by the Clare Soaring Club (now Balaklava Gliding Club) then the Gliding Club of WA.For aircraft history & photos – CLICK HERE
|Sindlinger Hawker Hurricane Replica||26-10663 /
|5/8th-scale Hawker Hurricane replica, constructed and formerly owned and flown by Arthur Winstanley. For detailed aircraft history & photos – CLICK HERE|
|Skycraft Scout||The world’s first commercially available ultralight, designed in Australia by Ron Wheeler in the early 1970s. For detailed aircraft history & photos – CLICK HERE|
|Slingsby Gull Glider||This Slingsby Gull glider was imported into Australia in 1939 for the University of Sydney’s Soaring Club. It was the first high performance glider imported into Australia, and the first to carry out a flight of more than 100 miles. For detailed aircraft history & photos – CLICK HERE|
|“M6394 / F”||Sopwith F.1 Camel (replica)||3/4 scale non-flying replica, built in the mid 1980s by Ansett engineer Frank Matthews, of Maddington, WA. For detailed aircraft history & photos – CLICK HERE|
|“TB592 / NI-V”||Supermarine Spitfire LF.XIVe (replica)||–||Acquired from New Zealand in August 1985. .
Painted to represent TB592 of 451 Squadron, RAAF. 451 Sqn only used the code letters ‘NI’ from December 1945 to their disbandment on 21 January 1946, but the real TB592 only served with 451 Sqn from 7 March 1945 to 14 June 1945, so these markings are technically inaccurate. For aircraft history & photos – CLICK HERE
|PK481||Supermarine Spitfire F.22||CBAF.70||For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|?? (unidentified ultralight)|
|–||Terrier Sandhawk rocket (replica)||–||Genuine launcher with replica Terrier – Sandhawk rocket. For detailed history and larger photo – CLICK HERE|
Aircraft formerly on display or stored by the Museum:
|Registration or Serial||Make & Model||Manufacturer’s Construction Number||Comments & Photo/History Links|
|A68-71||CAC CA-17 Mustang Mk.20||1396||Detailed history: CLICK HERE|
|VH-CJS||De Havilland DH.114 Heron 1||10903||Prototype De Havilland Heron.Was stored outdoors between the museum buildings due to insufficient space and funding. Advertised for sale in 2010 at $20,000.Sold to International Airliners Museum, and moved to Hallam in Victoria. Unfortunately the owner of that collection Mr Floor (Hans) Toet passed away in late 2012 and the Heron was again at risk of being scrapped.The aircraft was then acquired privately and placed on long-term loan with the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group (which trades as Australian National Aviation Museum) at Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. It was delivered to the Museum in late June 2013. The museum also has a Heron Series 2 (Riley conversion).AARG noted that the interior is stripped and the cabin windows need replacing, but the four DH Gipsy Queen Mk 30 engines are restorable, and they intend to bring one of these to running condition. It is intended to externally restore the Prototype Heron and put it on display in their Grange Road compound, to act as a promotional display for the museum, where it will be viewable, but not accessible to the public.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|Fokker Dr.I Triplane (replica)||The aircraft was a 9/10th scale replica|
|“D-1925”||Junkers W.33c replica||–||Non-flying replica of D-1925 built for the ABC TV miniseries “Flight Into Hell”, which told the survival story of Hans Bertram and Adolf Klausmann. After filming in 1985, it was donated to the RAAF Association Museum. To make room for the Catalina in early 2007, the Junkers replica was dismantled and stored outside, and offered for sale. Sold to the Australian Aviation Museum and transported in October 2008 from Bull Creek to Camden Airport, NSW in two large shipping containers.Detailed history and photos: CLICK HERE|
|VH-AJH||Kingsford-Smith KS-3 Cropmaster (converted CAC CA-6 Wackett)||283||Detailed history and photos: CLICK HERE|
|A70-3||Martin PBM-3R Mariner||2999||Nose and cockpit section only, converted to a caravan, known as the “Maravan”.For detailed aircraft history and photos – CLICK HERE|
|VH-BOB||Miles M.65 Gemini 1A||6522|
|VH-GBB||Miles M.65 Gemini 1A||6486|
|Ranford Man-powered Aircraft “Australian Maid II”||Detailed history: CLICK HERE|
|Sadleir VX-3 Vertical Lift Research Vehicle||Built by Sadleir VTOL Aircraft Co. Pty. Ltd of Winthrop, WA. Sadleir VTOL Aircraft Co Pty Ltd was formed in 1990 to develop fast VTOL aircraft technology developed from 1986 onwards by inventor and company founder Kim Sadleir.Development involved construction of six models and three-full scale test rigs. The VX-3 was the largest of the test rigs, built to prove the vertical lifting concept. It was preserved at the museum in 2007, but scrapped in 2010. For aircraft history & photos – CLICK HERE|
|VH-BOA||Transavia PL-12 Airtruk||G460||Received by the museum in mid 1980. Some restoration work was carried out on the machine, but later ceased. The Beverley Aeronautical Museum took the aircraft on long-term loan basis, conditional upon the machine being restored to display condition within a specified period. Trucked to Beverley on 23 July 1982. PHOTOS: CLICK HERE|
|A27-247||Vultee A-35A Vengeance IIa||This particular aircraft is a composite machine, comprising components from a number of RAAF Vengeance aircraft. The largest section of the aircraft, the rear fuselage is from aircraft serial A27-247.|
|Winton Grasshopper||Donated to the RAAF Association Aviation Museum, and rebuilt to static display condition. To make room for the Catalina, in 2008 the Grasshopper was sold to Greg Ackman for donation to the Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra, QLD. On 17 July 2008 it arrived at the QAM by road. PHOTOS: CLICK HERE|
© 2013 David Eyre