Airplanes Planes Used By Royal Australian Air Force

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List of planes used by Royal Australian Air Force. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual Royal Australian Air Force aircrafts. Royal Australian Air Force uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does Royal Australian Air Force use?" and "what plane am I flying on Royal Australian Air Force?" List includes photos of the Royal Australian Air Force planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes Royal Australian Air Force flies. The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like Gloster Meteor and Bristol Beaufighter. (31 items)

The Avro Type 694, better known as the Avro Lincoln, was a British four-engined heavy bomber, which first flew on 9 June 1944. Developed from the Avro Lancaster, the first Lincoln variants were known initially as the Lancaster IV and V, but were renamed Lincoln I and II. It was the last piston-engined bomber used by the Royal Air Force. The Lincoln became operational in August 1945. It had been assigned to units of Tiger Force, a British Commonwealth heavy bomber force, intended to take part in the Second World War Allied operations against the Japanese mainland but the war ended before the Lincoln was used in combat. The Lincoln was used in action during the 1950s, by the RAF in the Mau Mau ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Bomber

Manufacturer: Avro

Introduced: Jan 01 1945

Length (m): 23.86

Maiden Flight: Jun 09 1944

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Boeing 737 AEW&C is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Planes Used By Royal Australian Air Force
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Boeing 737 AEW&C

The Boeing 737 AEW&C is a twin-engine airborne early warning and control aircraft. It is lighter than the 707-based Boeing E-3 Sentry, and mounts a fixed, active electronically scanned array radar antenna instead of a rotating one. It was designed for the Royal Australian Air Force under "Project Wedgetail" and designated E-7A Wedgetail. The 737 AEW&C has also been selected by the Turkish Air Force and the Republic of Korea Air Force, and has been proposed to Italy and the United Arab Emirates. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Airborne Early Warning

Manufacturer: Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Introduced: Jan 01 2009

Length (m): 33.63

Maiden Flight: Jan 01 2004

Boulton Paul Defiant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Planes Used By Royal Australian Air Force
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The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns. It was a contemporary of the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc. The concept of a turret fighter related directly to the successful First World War-era Bristol F.2 Fighter. In practice, the Defiant was found to be reasonably effective as a bomber–destroyer, but vulnerable to the Luftwaffe's more agile, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters. Lack of forward armament proved to be a major weakness in daylight combat and its potential was only realized when it ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Night fighter, Two-seat fighter aircraft, Fighter aircraft, Trainer aircraft

Manufacturer: Boulton Paul Aircraft

Introduced: Dec 01 1939

Length (m): 10.77

Maiden Flight: Aug 11 1937

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Bristol Beaufighter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Planes Used By Royal Australian Air Force
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The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, often referred to as simply the Beau, was a British long-range heavy fighter derivative of the Bristol Aeroplane Company's earlier Beaufort torpedo bomber design. The name Beaufighter is a portmanteau of "Beaufort" and "fighter". Unlike the Beaufort, the Beaufighter had a long career and served in almost all theatres of war in the Second World War, first as a night fighter, then as a fighter bomber, eventually replacing the Beaufort as a torpedo bomber. A variant was built in Australia by the Department of Aircraft Production and was known in Australia as the DAP Beaufighter. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Torpedo bomber, Heavy fighter

Manufacturer: Avions Fairey, Bristol Aeroplane Company

Introduced: Jul 27 1940

Length (m): 12.6

Maiden Flight: Jul 17 1939

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