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Now on display in the Technology Hangar, the RAAF Museum's Supermarine Walrus was recovered from Heard Island in 1980, and returned to Point Cook.   more...

Boston A28-8

In 1976 a ground party consisting of RAAF and National Museum of Papua New Guinea personnel, discovered the wrecks of several Boston bomber aircraft in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. The Boston was used by the RAAF from 1942 to 1945 as a ground attack aircraft and then later for mail delivery and communication duties.   more...

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Maurice Farman Shorthorn

When acquired by the RAAF Museum in 1981, the Maurice Farman Shorthorn project consisted of one complete wing panel, several wing ribs, a rudder, an assortment of vertical struts, four ailerons, the undercarriage skids and several undercarriage struts.   more...

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Sopwith Pup

Refurbishment of the RAAF Museum's Sopwith Pup replica commenced in April 2002. Since its construction in 1977, the aircraft had retained the original mercerised cotton and nitrate dope finish which had more than outlived its expected lifespan.   more...

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Tiger Moth A17-711

Purchased by the RAAF Museum in May 1999, VH-RTB was flown from Camden to Point Cook where the aircraft was prepared for display in the training exhibition. The aircraft was chosen by the RAAF Museum due to its very original condition, and the ease of returning the aircraft to the configuration of a World War II elementary trainer.   more...

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Vampire A79-375

Currently on display in the Technology Hangar, A79-375 was received from RAAF Wagga in 1977, where the aircraft had served as a training aid at the RAAF School of Technical Training.   more...

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Upon completion of the Boston Restoration Project at RAAF Base Amberley in 1997, it was decided to commence another restoration project for the RAAF Museum at the Amberley facility. The project selected was the restoration of the RAAF Museum's Catalina aircraft VH-EXG.   more...

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Mustang A68-170

Transferred from No 7 Stores Depot to the RAAF Museum for display in 1970, A68-170 was initially restored to operating condition in the mid-1970s, and was known by the name 'Duffys Delight', after the Senior Engineering Officer at No 1 Flying Training School at the time.   more...

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Restoration of the Bristol Bloodhound missile on display in the RAAF Museum's Technology Hangar provided new challenges for the Museum's Volunteers.   more...

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Iriquois A2-1020

Restored by members of No 21 (City of Melbourne) Squadron, A2-1020 last served as a training aid, and was operated as a training aircraft until the mid-1980s.   more...

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Recovered from Tasmania in 1977, the remains of A1-8 were airlifted by RAAF Iroquois helicopter and transported to Point Cook. Restoration on the aircraft commenced in November 1979, utilising volunteer labour sourced from both inside and outside the RAAF in the Melbourne area.   more...

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