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On All Fronts (1942)

On All Fronts (1942)

The R.A.A.F. is inherently and peculiarly an attacking force. It has never yet been forced back on the defensive, but even in the darkest moments of the war, has gone out into the enemy strongholds to hit him. As an example of this offensive spirit, it should be...

Ubiquity (1942)

Ubiquity (1942)

THE ubiquity of the flying men of Australia is, perhaps, best exemplified in the remarkable history of one of them-Sergeant Pilot George Sayers, now back in Australia after an amazing tour of duty, which took him to five fronts and through many countries. Almost...

Welcome to the members briefing room!

Welcome to the members briefing room!

Welcome members to our new space for our supporters. It is here that you will be able to watch videos ad-free and make comments with each video (to which we will pay special attention to, unlike comments on YouTube), and we can throw up articles, and have...

AUSTRALIAN CONTENT

Orion in Australian Service

Orion in Australian Service

In 1957, Lockheed proposed a new design (based on the L188 Electra airliner) to replace the United States Navy’s ageing fleet of P2V Neptune and P5M Marlins. The proposal met all of the navy’s requirements and was accepted in April 1958. A prototype was created from a...

Classic Hornet in Australian Service

Classic Hornet in Australian Service

Classic Hornet in Australian Service 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...

OTHER CONTENT

The B-17 in Europe during WWII

The B-17 in Europe during WWII

  The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was an American heavy bomber, designed before the onset of the second world war, for the United States Army Air Corps. It was a fast, long-range, high-flying bomber that found a key role in the Pacific and European Theater of...

Was the YF-23 superior to the F-22?

Was the YF-23 superior to the F-22?

  In our previous videos, we have looked at several experimental US aircraft pushing aeronautical limits, but never saw service. The F-15 STOL MTD, the F-16XL, and the F-18 HARV to name a few. But there is one experimental aircraft that stands out above all the...

F-18 HARV

F-18 HARV

BACKGROUND Since the introduction of the F-16 in 1974, many aircraft designers had developed a renewed interest in high agility to give fighters an edge in dogfighting. Successful aircraft such as the F-15 Eagle underwent modification programs to experiment with such...

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