Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
Location Darwin, Northern Territory
Coordinates 12°25′30″S 130°53′45″E / 12.4251°S 130.8957°E / -12.4251; 130.8957
Type Aerospace museum
Website http://www.darwinsairwar.com.au

The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre displays aircraft and aircraft engines of relevance to the Northern Territory and aviation in Australia generally. It is located in Darwin, Northern Territory.[1]

History[edit]

The Museum's origins can be traced to 1976 when a group of enthusiasts sought to preserve aviation relics after the destruction of Cyclone Tracy. The present museum was opened in 1990.[2][3]

Displays[edit]

Boeing B-52G bomber on display at the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

The museum has on display a Boeing B-52G bomber, which museum visitors are allowed to enter and examine.[4] It is on permanent loan from the United States Air Force and is one of only two on public display in the world outside the USA.[5][6] There is also a bomb fragment dating to a WWII air raid on Darwin which museum visitors may handle.[4]

Aircraft on display[edit]

Aircraft engines on display[edit]

The following aircraft engines are also on static display:[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rough Guide to Australia. Rough Guides. 1 April 2014. pp. 603–. ISBN 978-1-4093-7223-3. 
  2. ^ Alford, Bob (2011). Darwin's air war, 1942-1945 : an illustrated history commemorating the Darwin air raids. Darwin: The Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory. ISBN 9780980771305. 
  3. ^ "AHSNT History". Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Templemen, Tiana (16 August 2014). "Darwin with kids: Top holiday activities to keep the whole family entertained". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "AHSNT B52 Details". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Lee Mylne; Marc Llewellyn; Ron Crittall and Lee Atkinson (12 October 2010). Frommer's Australia 2011. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-1-118-00398-5. 
  7. ^ "RAAF F-111 Joins USAF B-52 at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre in Darwin" 25 June 2013. Warbirds News Retrieved 9 April 2016
  8. ^ "Pilots of tomorrow take a look at their future office at Top End aviation open day". NT News.
  9. ^ Bolton, Katrina (5 October 2012). "F-111 fighter to land at Darwin aviation museum". ABC News. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Conlan, Matt (25 August 2013). "Darwin aviation museum receives retired F111". News International. Retrieved 4 October 2013. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Marc Llewellyn; Lee Mylne (16 June 2008). Australia For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-0-470-28980-8. 
  12. ^ "AHSNT Aircraft engines on display". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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