Darwin Aviation Museum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Darwin Aviation Museum
Darwin Aviation Museum is located in Northern Territory
Darwin Aviation Museum
Location within Northern Territory
Former name
Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
Established1990
Location557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie, Northern Territory[1]
Coordinates12°25′30″S 130°53′45″E / 12.4251°S 130.8957°E / -12.4251; 130.8957
TypeAerospace museum
Websitewww.darwinaviationmuseum.com.au

The Darwin Aviation Museum, previously known as 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 suburb of Winnellie.[2][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. It was later broadened to include the documentation of World War II aircraft crash sites and the preservation of aviation relics related to the defence of Darwin during World War II. The original museum was first opened to the public in 1988. In the late 1980s, the Society negotiated with the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Northern Territory Government to obtain a surplus USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber and to build a museum to house and display the aircraft.[3] On 2 June 1990, the new Darwin Aviation Museum was officially opened.[4][5] In 2011, the museum was considered as a display location for one of two Mi-24s confiscated by the Department of Defence in 1997. However, due to the presence of asbestos in the airframes, the proposal was dropped.[6] In 2018, the museum acquired a P-3C and looked into expanding their hangar space to house it.[7][8]

Collection[edit]

Boeing B-52G bomber on display at the Darwin Aviation Museum

The museum has on display a Boeing B-52G bomber. It is on permanent loan from the United States Air Force and is one of only three on public display in the world outside the US.[9][10] There is also a bomb fragment dating from a WWII air raid on Darwin.[11]

Aircraft on display[edit]

Aircraft engines on display[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Visit". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to Australia. Rough Guides. 1 April 2014. pp. 603–. ISBN 978-1-4093-7223-3.
  3. ^ "About the Darwin Aviation Museum". Darwin Aviation Museum.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "AHSNT History". Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  6. ^ Gibson, Jano (28 October 2019). "Russian-built Mil Mi-24 attack helicopters buried in Darwin dump". ABC News. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. ^ Swenson, Andrew. "Darwin Aviation Museum". in4D. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. ^ Aisthorpe, Judith (22 June 2018). "Air Force personnel hit turbulence trying to manoeuvre PC3 Orion plane into Darwin Aviation Museum". NT News. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  9. ^ "LOANED AIRCRAFT BY LOC" (PDF). National Museum of the United States Air Force. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Templemen, Tiana (16 August 2014). "Darwin with kids: Top holiday activities to keep the whole family entertained". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  12. ^ "AUSTER J-5P AUTOCAR UK 1953". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Taylorcraft-Auster J/5P Aiglet Trainer, c/n 3178, c/r G-AOFM". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  14. ^ "STRATOFORTRESS 92596 "DARWIN'S PRIDE"". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  15. ^ "CAC AVON SABRE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  16. ^ "COBRA AH-IG". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Bell AH-1S Cobra, s/n 71-21018 US, c/n 21089". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  18. ^ "MIRAGE 111O A3-36". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  19. ^ "TIGER MOTH DE HAVILLAND DH-82". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  20. ^ "DE HAVILLAND DOVE CR-TAG". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  21. ^ "Airframe Dossier - de Havilland Dove 1B, c/n 04373, c/r CR-TAG". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  22. ^ "F-111C A8 113 – GENERAL DYNAMICS". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  23. ^ Bolton, Katrina (5 October 2012). "F-111 fighter to land at Darwin aviation museum". ABC News. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  24. ^ Conlan, Matt (25 August 2013). "Darwin aviation museum receives retired F111". News International. Archived from the original on 1 September 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  25. ^ "MITSUBISHI MU-2VH-NYM (VH-NYM 1963)". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  26. ^ "Airframe Dossier - Mitsubishi MU-2B, c/n 037, c/r VH-NYM". Aerial Visuals. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  27. ^ "MITSUBISHI ZERO A6M2 – MODEL 21 BII-124 (1942)". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  28. ^ "NORTH AMERICAN B-25 BOMBER S/N 41-30222". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  29. ^ "ROCKWELL SHRIKE COMMANDER 500 VH-EXD". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  30. ^ "RUTAN LONG EZ". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  31. ^ "SPITFIRE MK VIII (REPLICA)". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  32. ^ "WESTLAND WESSEX S/N N7-202 GREAT BRITAIN". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  33. ^ Geale, Bob; Masterson, Dave; Edwards, Martin; Cowan, Brendan (13 March 2019). "RAN N7 Westland Wessex Mk.31A & Mk.31B". ADF-Serials. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  34. ^ "ALLISON JET TYPE J33". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  35. ^ "ALLISON V-1710 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  36. ^ "BRISTOL CENTAURUS ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  37. ^ "CONTINENTAL O-200 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  38. ^ "DE HAVILLAND GIPSY MAJOR SERIES 2 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  39. ^ "DE HAVILLAND GIPSY SIX SERIES II ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  40. ^ "DE HAVILLAND GIPSY QUEEN SERIES 30 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  41. ^ "DE HAVILLAND GIPSY QUEEN SERIES 70 MK2 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  42. ^ "FRANKLIN ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  43. ^ "LIBERTY V12 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  44. ^ "NAKAJIMA SAKAE 12 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  45. ^ "NAPIER GAZELLE ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  46. ^ "PRATT & WHITNEY 1340 WASP ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  47. ^ "PRATT & WHITNEY R-1830 TWIN WASP ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  48. ^ "ROLLS-ROYCE AVON RA-6 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  49. ^ "ROLLS-ROYCE DERWENT MK 8 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  50. ^ "ROLLS-ROYCE MERLIN XXIII ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  51. ^ "WRIGHT 2600-13 ENGINE". Darwin Aviation Museum. Retrieved 6 July 2020.

External links[edit]