Bull Creek, Perth Australia

Bull Creek, Perth Australia

Postby Wbirdnut on Thu 31 May 2018, 10:37 pm

A short and easy 20 minute taxi from Perth airport is the RAAF Association of
Western Australia museum.

Excellent Museum’s website.
http://www.raafawa.org.au/museum/

Out front a fibreglass replica of a late model Spitfire.
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The museum has two large tin sheds, I guess hangers, inside the second shed
one of two Lancasters that reside in Australia.
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Nice artwork with a couple of Diggers playing two up.
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She is painted up as D for dog which flew 93 missions over Germany a number of
Australians as crew.
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You can do a tour of the interior for an extra charge, I was pretty tempted as she looks
really complete inside, just reached in and pressed the button with the flash on.
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Really nice Catalina in US Navy markings.
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Ex RAAF DC3
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Another RAAF twin.
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A couple of local designs, Wirraway.
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And Wackett.
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This Procter was built in 1940 and originally served with the RAF.
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For the Auster fans, this one spent part of her life as a glider Tug.
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Tiger Moth A17-161 joined service with the RAAF in October 1940.
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Last of the breed a Mk XXII Spitfire.
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Notably bigger fin on the latest model Spits.
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A couple of interesting service vehicles.
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Some part of aeroplanes as well, a Lincon Bomber remote ball turret.
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Liberator rear turret.
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Finally a Sunderland front turret from NZ 4108 when she was sold to Ansett Flying
Boat services and converted to a civil airliner. VH-BRF named “Islander” was to
operate to Lord Howe island from 1963 till the service ceased in 1974 !
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Wbirdnut

Re: Bull Creek, Perth Australia

Postby farnboroughrob on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 7:50 am

Thanks for sharing, nice museum, and nice set of photos :up: .
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Re: Bull Creek, Perth Australia

Postby Red Dragon on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 10:41 pm

Brings back memories of my 2015 visit :smile: I did the full internal tour of the Lancaster, Dakota and Spitfire and had a chance to sit in the Spitfire after they had remover "Douglas" out of the pilot seat :lol:
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Re: Bull Creek, Perth Australia

Postby FarnboroJohn on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 12:26 am

Wow.

Didn't know about this Lanc: NX- serial so Lancaster VII like NX611. No guide rails round the mid-upper turret, and is the rear turret (not illustrated) twin fifty cals? Nice art work.

PK- serial Spit is an F22. Assumed that Mark was extinct!

Great stuff.
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Re: Bull Creek, Perth Australia

Postby Wbirdnut on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 2:22 am

FarnboroJohn wrote:Wow.

Didn't know about this Lanc: NX- serial so Lancaster VII like NX611. No guide rails round the mid-upper turret, and is the rear turret (not illustrated) twin fifty cals? Nice art work.

PK- serial Spit is an F22. Assumed that Mark was extinct!

Great stuff.

Here's a pic of her rear end.
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Don't know enough about this to comment, pretty sure the MOTAT
Lanc in New Zealand has twin .50s in the rear as well.
Wbirdnut

Re: Bull Creek, Perth Australia

Postby Ian G on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 10:55 am

Lovely images, they do look really well looked after there
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