Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin

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557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie, NT, Australia 0821 (08) 8947 2145

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  • RAAF KOREAN WAR SABRE JET AIRCRAFT
    RAAF KOREAN WAR SABRE JET AIRCRAFT
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  • ENTRANCE TO THE AVIATION MUSEUM
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  • RAAF WW II MUSTANG FIGHTER
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    Aviation Heritage Centre

    by stevemt Written May 25, 2008

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    This is incredible. There is a B52 bomber here that rather dominates the whole display, it is one of only 2 on display outside America. This bomber also did active duty.

    There are also many other types of flying craft here, Spitfires, Mirage Jets, Sabre Jet Fighters, and also many WW11 relics.

    De Plane - well a very small bit Cockpit Bomb bay put now - audio/video theatre De Bombs The Mirage
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    Aviation Heritage Centre

    by skatzcatz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If aviation is your interest then any trip to Darwin should include a visit to the Aviation Centre. containing a few planes including a B52 and exibits it details Darwins role in WW2 and the links Darwin has maintained ever since with the aviation industry.

    OPEN: 7 days 9am - 5pm

    COSTS: Adult $11, Children $6 concession and family applies

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    VISIT THE DARWIN AVIATION CENTRE

    by DennyP Updated Sep 10, 2011

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    Located just south of Darwin..This certainly is a great place to visit when in Darwin or driving to or from Darwin.being an enthusiast of military History especially here in Darwin this place was high on my list to visit...The Australian Aviation Centre is located in" Winnellie" just south of Darwin and is the home of the B52 Bomber in Australia...This is only one of two located outside of the USA...This is a huge aircraft to behold and one can't but wonder what it is like to fly one of these monoliths..The Hangar here that holds this and other aircraft was especially built to hold this monster..
    Also here are many displays and one of the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942 also located here is a Mitchell bomber , Mustang ,Mirage and Sabre jet fighters of the RAAF and various helicopters from the Australian military forces..This is a must see when in Darwin..There is a small charge for entry..
    OPEN 7 DAYS FROM 9 AM TILL 5 PM

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    ENTRANCE TO THE AVIATION MUSEUM NOSE OF THE B 52 ..ONLY ONE OF TWO OUTSIDE THE USA AIRCRAFT ART ON THE B 52 RAAF KOREAN WAR SABRE JET AIRCRAFT RAAF WW II MUSTANG FIGHTER
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    Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

    by SurfaceTravel Written Feb 3, 2010

    It is well worth the drive out to see this aircraft museum. It is a large hangar dominated by the gigantic Boeing B-52 G Stratofortress bomber. There are 18 aircraft on display, among them a wreck of a shot-down Japanese Zero. There are also 21 engines and 36 other major displays.

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    Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

    by Rambling_Rover Written Nov 15, 2009

    This was my idea. I love aircraft and if I am within 100 miles of an aviation museum I have to pay a visit. This museum displays a number of historic and wartime aircraft and support vehicle relics. The museum itself is dominated by the presence of a B-52 bomber, one of four in the world on display outside the US. Since it was about four miles out of town we took a local bus to get there. The girl on duty at our hotel front desk was kind enough to point us to the bus stop and the bus number we needed. When we arrived we were the first one's in the door and we asked for and got a guided tour. I was especially interested in the relics of the Japanese bombing of Darwin in 1942. They had a big exhibit on that and the remains of a Japanese Zero that had crash landed near Darwin. The most beautiful aircraft at the museum, in my opinion, was their CA-27 Sabre. It was a copy of our North American Sabre that fought in the Korean War of the 1950's. A must see if you are an aviation buff.

    Wreckage of a Japanese Zero A WWII motorcycle (Indian) Australia C-27 Sabre jet
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