Airplanes Planes Used By Royal Australian Navy

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List of planes used by Royal Australian Navy. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual Royal Australian Navy aircrafts. Royal Australian Navy uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does Royal Australian Navy use?" and "what plane am I flying on Royal Australian Navy?" List includes photos of the Royal Australian Navy planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes Royal Australian Navy flies. List features items like Westland Sea King, Hawker Sea Fury and more! (7 items)
Bristol Sycamore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Planes Used By Royal Australian Navy
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The Bristol Type 171 Sycamore was the first British-designed helicopter to fly and serve with the Royal Air Force. Created by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, it was used for search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare. The name refers to the seeds of the Sycamore tree, Acer pseudoplatanus, which fall with a rotating motion. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Anti-Submarine Helicopter, Rescue

Manufacturer: Bristol Aeroplane Company

Introduced: Jan 01 1953

Designer: Raoul Hafner

Length (m): 18.62

Maiden Flight: Jul 27 1947

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Fairey Gannet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Planes Used By Royal Australian Navy
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The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne aircraft of the post-Second World War era developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was a mid-wing monoplane with a tricycle undercarriage and a crew of three, and a double turboprop engine driving two contra-rotating propellers. Originally developed to meet the FAA's anti-submarine warfare requirement, the Gannet was later adapted for operations as an electronic countermeasures and carrier onboard delivery aircraft. The Gannet AEW was a variant of the aircraft developed as a carrier-based airborne early warning platform. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Anti-submarine warfare aircraft

Manufacturer: Avions Fairey

Introduced: Jan 01 1953

Length (m): 13.1

Maiden Flight: Sep 19 1949

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Hawker Sea Fury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Planes Used By Royal Australian Navy
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The Hawker Sea Fury was a British fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Hawker. It was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and also one of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built. Developed during the Second World War, the Sea Fury entered service two years after the war ended. The Sea Fury proved to be a popular aircraft with a number of overseas militaries, and was used during the Korean War in the early 1950s, as well as against the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. The Sea Fury's development was formally initiated in 1943 in response to a wartime requirement of the RAF, thus the aircraft was initially named Fury. As the Second ...more on Wikipedia

Type: Naval fighter-bomber

Manufacturer: Hawker Siddeley

Introduced: Oct 01 1945

Designer: Sydney Camm

Length (m): 10.57

Maiden Flight: Feb 21 1945

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Grumman S-2 Tracker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Planes Used By Royal Australian Navy
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The Grumman S-2 Tracker was the first purpose-built, single airframe anti-submarine warfare aircraft to enter service with the U.S. Navy. Designed and initially built by Grumman, the Tracker was of conventional design with twin engines, a high wing and tricycle undercarriage. The type was exported to a number of navies around the world. Introduced in 1952 the Tracker saw service in the USN until the mid-1970s with a few aircraft remaining in service with other air arms into the 21st century. Argentina and Brazil are the last countries to still use the Tracker. ...more on Wikipedia

Type: ASW aircraft

Manufacturer: Grumman Aircraft Corporation

Introduced: Feb 01 1954

Length (m): 13.26

Maiden Flight: Dec 04 1952

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