Museum Photos

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Joined: May 24th, 2002, 11:42 am

April 4th, 2009, 2:44 am #1

Though this may be of interest, some photos I've taken at the Australian War Memorial

"G" for George flew 90 operational missions in 460 Squadron (RAAF) over Germany and occupied Europe between 1943 and 1944.




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Joined: March 18th, 2007, 11:55 am

April 6th, 2009, 12:36 am #2


Thanks for posting these Mark, I haven't been there for a few years and i'm really keen to see the new Aviation Hall. Just this week I have been reading their new book on the AWM's collection of aircraft. The background and info on each piece is excellent, but I think the photos really let it down.

In 1996 I designed a few of the proposed exhibits for the Museum's renovation and it's interesting to see how the actually turned out. At the time the Museum had a strict philosophy that no aircraft could be either suspended by wires or mounted on a pole as it would obviously involve modiying the airframe and that as they were never intended to be viewed this way. I totally agree but it appears that the policy must have unfortunately changed at some time.

Interesting also to see how the have displayed Polly the P-40. I had her backed into a section of hacked out coconut plantation at Milne Bay, partially camoflaged with palm fronds, 44 gallon drums and a couple of shirtless ground crew. Looks like budget cuts cut down the trees!
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Joined: May 10th, 2006, 8:09 pm

April 6th, 2009, 2:30 pm #3

Nice to see the the RAAF collection! Any RAAF A-20 Havoc's or a Beaufighter in the collection?

SPY Mk III
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Joined: May 24th, 2002, 11:42 am

April 6th, 2009, 11:13 pm #4

Andrew, will post another photo of the P-40 with ground crew later this week(currently travelling for work). I agree aircraft on poles is not a good look, the spit has lost some of its appeal. Howver they did a good job on the ME-109 (suspended)attacking the Lanc. this is because you can view it from the second level.
Glen, there is a Beaufigther at Morrabin Airport,Melbourne. I'll post a pic of it on my return home.cheers Mark
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Joined: March 18th, 2007, 11:55 am

April 7th, 2009, 2:20 am #5

Nice to see the the RAAF collection! Any RAAF A-20 Havoc's or a Beaufighter in the collection?

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Gelnn, here's an A-20 at the RAAF Museum at Point Cook

http://www.raaf.gov.au/raafmuseum/photo ... titech.htm

and here's some shots I took of "Hell'n Pellican at Amberley Air Base last year. It was given to the PNG Govt but will be kept here until a suitable facility to house it will be built. 









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Joined: May 10th, 2006, 8:09 pm

April 7th, 2009, 2:03 pm #6

I thought there was an A-20 with RAAF marking? Anyway Bonzer photos!
My shout for a cold VB!

The old dingo!
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Joined: May 24th, 2002, 11:42 am

April 13th, 2009, 2:14 am #7

ME 109 on pole
recovered from North Africa



Andrew heres your aircrew


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Joined: March 18th, 2007, 11:55 am

April 13th, 2009, 8:51 am #8


Shame about the pole. If it were dark grey it might have worked- but then I guess it's all illuminated by your flash so it probably looks totally different in reality.

Thanks for posting that view of "Polly", here's my 1996 design done when we were working up the original AWM renovations.



 
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