Museum Pics

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  1. Wildcat

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    Guys here are some pics I took a couple of months back from my trip to the RAAF museum in Vic. I forgot to post them a while back so I thought I would share them now.

    1 - Bristol Freighter
    2 - Beaufort turret
    3 - CT4
    4 - Tiger Moth
    5 - Aermacchi MB326
    6 - DH Vampire TMk 35
    7 - Avro 504K
    8 - Tiger Moth
    9 - Maurice Farman Shorthorn
    10- CAC Winjeel
     

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    1-3 Boston Bomber
    4-5 F4E Phantom
    6 - Supermarine Walrus
    7 - UH-1B
    8 - DH Vampire F.30
    9 - SE5a
    10- CAC Boomerang
     

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    1- GH 84 Dragon
    2-3 PBY Catalina
    4- Hawker Demon
    5 - Avro Cadet with GAF Jindivik in background
    6 - Mosquito restoration
    7 - Tiger Moth and Camel
     

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    Also came across the Moorabbin aviation museum but unfortunately it was shut for the day, nevertheless I snapped some pics of its outside display.

    1- DC2
    2- CAC Sabre
    3- Fairey Gannet
    4- Gannet
    5- Bristol Freighter
     

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    Very nice photos Wildcat. Thank you for posting them. I visited Point Cook with my brother in 93'. Obviously their collection has increased immensely since then.
    Didn't even know we had a Phantom in an Australian Museum. Posted a mediocre thread recently on the GAF Pika which is 'suppose' to reside there. Did you happen to see it? What's that green stuff-is that what grass looks like!?
     
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    Nicely done, Wildcat! Taking pictures inside a museum is always a challenge with space and lighting, but you did a good job with it. :thumbleft:
     
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    Good pics. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys :)
    Graeme, I believe the Pika was sitting in front of the Cat, I you look closely at the shot of the Cadet, it thinks it's on the far left behind the Jindivik. I probably didn't take a photo of it as you are restricted to observing the a/c via a viewing platform that is enclosed in a wire fence (like cyclone fence) therefore all the pics from the Boomerang down were taken by poking my camera lens though a small gap - not the easiest way to take photos! There's a CAC Sabre, mirage, another Huey and a Bird dog also in there that I could not get photos of.
    As for the green stuff, yep that grass, and if you look closer at some of the pics you'll notice a weird liquid like substance on the ground. I did some research and apparently that's a result of something called "rain" It's a weird place that Victoria!
     
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    Thanks for the reply Wildcat. Rain?! did you say?. Had to look that one up!
    Did you watch the ‘Great Debate’ (Howard-Rudd)? Do you believe either can ‘fix’ the Murray?
    I don’t know how long you have lived in SA but my wife was born in Cook on the Nullarbor. Many years ago, before the kids, we trekked off to revisit her birthplace in a Datsun Sunny with a two man tent. Crazy. We got as far as Port Augusta before giving up. We were flooded out everywhere we camped! How the climate has changed.
    I regret not getting to Cook and also Woomera. I think that would have been a fascinating place to visit. Hard to believe now that at one point Australia was one of the leaders in rocket technology. I have read that we were close to putting the first satellite into space.

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    Ex-Army Wildcat? Did you do your basic training at Kapooka-Wagga? That’s home.
     
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    Good selection of aircraft down there guys
     
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    Yep I'm ex-Army Graeme, so yeah I've been to Kapooka and Wagga. Nice place Wagga, we passed through there on our way home from the trip above (from Canberra). Wish I had time to stop at the RAAF base there as I believe there is a museum there? As for Woomera, I have actually had a look around that very launch platform you posted. Unfortunately there's not much left as I understand every thing was pulled down, however I've been down the blast pen (If that's what it's called!) which I remember being one huge curved tiled wall - very impressive! Unfortunately it has been used as target practice at some stage as the whole thing is riddled with bullet holes.
    My old unit conducts live fire exercises off the side of that cliff over the huge salt lake you can see in the background of that picture. That's were I fired my Rapier missile. What fun!
    If you ever do get the chance Graeme, it's a worthwhile trip to make, Woomera has a nice little museum there and a display of missiles and rockets can be viewed at the missile park. I have pics somewhere, if your interested I can scan them and post them here.
     
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    Judging from your traveling itinery you were wise to continue along the Sturt Highway. There's not much at the Forest Hill RAAF Museum. You probably saw the deteriorating plane guards at the front. From memory, Canberra, Sabre, Mirage and Winjeel. The museum is a converted guard house which mainly illustrates the work undertaken by RAAF apprentices over the years.

    If you had traveled a little further north, to the Temora Museum, there would have been more to see. But judging from your travel plan, Adelaide-Melbourne-Canberra-and then the long trip home, your family must have had enough by then!
     
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    It was a long trip, especially with a three year old, still the Temora turn off was hard to ignore!
     
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    Good pics Wildcat!
     
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    Thanks mate!
     
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    I just stumbled across this thread, Wildcat.... good pic's, man ! I enjoyed
    the trip thru the place. Thanks...

    Charles
     
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    Glad you enjoyed them Charles. :)
     
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    Very nice set of photos! 8)
     
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