Aermacchi MB-326H [A7]

Aermacchi MB-326H [A7]

In the late 1950s the Aermacchi MB-326 was a new Italian produced military jet trainer which saw a production run of nearly twenty-five years. 776 of the trainers were built, 502 of them under licence, including ones for the Royal Australian Air Force. Cover photo:...
RAAF Mirage IIIO

RAAF Mirage IIIO

  Mirage IIIO in Australian Service By the mid-1950s the RAAF started to consider a replacement for the Australian produced CAC Sabre. A joint evaluation team from the Departments of Air and Supply toured Europe and North America in 1960 to consider Australia’s...
McDonnell Douglas Hornet [A21]

McDonnell Douglas Hornet [A21]

Australia’s Tactical Fighter Force project to select a replacement for the RAAF’s Mirage fighter was a significant one, not only for choosing the RAAF’s main fighter for the next three decades but to develop local industry participation. The search for a...