Post by planecrazy on Jun 24, 2017 21:15:48 GMT 12
Off on the mainland for a winter break and while this is the beloved’s trip to the western side of Australia she always lets me chase aeroplanes if they are not too hard to find. So had a three hour wait in Perth while on our way to Broome in this country’s vast north west. A short and easy 20 minute taxi from Perth airport is the RAAF Association of Western Australia museum.
Post by planecrazy on Jun 24, 2017 23:29:57 GMT 12
A couple of local designs, Wirraway.
This Procter was built in 1940 and originally served with the RAF.
For the Auster fans, this one spent part of her life as a glider Tug.
Tiger Moth A17-161 joined service with the RAAF in October 1940.
Last of the breed a Mk XXII Spitfire.
Notably bigger fin on the latest model Spits.
A couple of interesting service vehicles.
Some part of aeroplanes as well, a Lincon Bomber remote ball turret.
Liberator rear turret.
Finally a Sunderland front turret, get this where did she come from? Out of NZ 4108 when she was sold to Ansett Flying Boat services and converted to a civil airliner. VH-BRF named “Islander” was to operate to Lord Howe island from 1963 till the service finished in 1974 !
Last Edit: Oct 18, 2017 22:19:16 GMT 12 by planecrazy
Nice set of photos thanks mate. It's my 'local' now & I've visited 3 times in the past 4 years since moving here & always learn something new each time.
Must organise a Lanc tour too
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