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Australian Airforce in WW2...

Post by PanzerKing » 26 May 2003 22:00

What planes did the Australian Airforce use in WW2? Were they only British and American or did they produce their own?

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Post by Peter H » 27 May 2003 10:19

He's the full listing of RAAF aircraft types:

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-air ... t-raaf.htm

Note the homegrown CAC Wirraway and Boomerang.Beaufighters and such were also domestically made in Australia.The CAC(Commonwealth Aircrat Corporation)was based in Melbourne.

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Post by PanzerKing » 27 May 2003 23:25

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Post by Gen. Erwin Rommel » 28 May 2003 00:53

I never thougth that Australian Air Force was so big

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Post by Kaiser » 08 Jun 2003 18:58

How serious was the threat of invasion to Australia by the Japanese during WWII? I know they were very close in proximity but did they actually have the manpower to carry this out? And was this an option considered by the Japanese?

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Post by Peter H » 11 Jun 2003 14:27

In hindsight no--the Australian historian Peter Stanley tackled this subject a view years ago and copped a lot of flak from some quarters:

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/ ... 32145.html


And this:

http://www.users.bigpond.com/battlefora ... nvade.html

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