RAAF Amberley Heritage Centre

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  1. Wildcat

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    Checked out the aviation heritage centre at RAAF base Amberley today, and boy what a fantastic little museum! The museum is situated on an active RAAF so its only open one Sunday every month, entry is via shuttle buses which also give a small tour of the base pointing out some of the historical buildings and facilities. If any one gets the chance I highly recommend a visit. Admission is FREE!
    First up is a CAC Sabre which had a dogfight with high tension wires!
     

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    There were also a number of visiting aircraft on hand which was a nice surprise, including this SAAF T-6.
     

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    Good shots Andy!
     
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    Liking it!!! It's only a flesh wound on the 86.

    Cheers,

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    This great looking T-28 was also another visitor (one of four Trojan's in attendance).
     

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    The museum's Huey.
     

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    SAAF still use T-6's?
     
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    Great pics Andy.
    Jim, the SAAF retired their T-6's some years ago, but they were still in use in the mid 1980's as far as I recall. Presumably that one (actually a Harvard) is privately owned.
     
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    Thanks guys. Up next is the absolutely awesome A-20 :cool:
     

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    Canberra bomber as used by the RAAF in Vietnam.
     

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    Oh my Andy, what a corker of a day out that would have been, It's a pity this country is so big, it's a long drive up to Bris, last time I did it, 14 hours non-stop. Great pics old chap, look forward to more.
     
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    Great stuff Andy. Never knew the A-20 still retained the original nose entry hatch.
     
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    That A20 looks fantastic. You would not want to be on the receiving end of that nose!
     
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    Great pics Andy, thanks for sharing man.
     
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    Nice shots Andy!
     
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    Great pis Andy and you can't beat that admission price.
     
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    I agree, great shots!
     
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    Thanks for looking in guys, next is a Caribou.
     

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    #19 Wildcat, Jan 27, 2014
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    One of two F-111's at the museum. RAAF Amberley was the home of the F-111 when in service. Pics aren't great but it was hard to shoot such a large aircraft in the confined space of the hanger.
     

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