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Darwin Aviation Museum

 

The Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory was established in 1976 by a small group of enthusiasts who sought to preserve aviation relics salvaged after the destruction of Cyclone Tracy which levelled the city of Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974.

The Society is a non-profit organisation run by the membership and its main aim is to record, document, recover and preserve the Northern Territory's aviation heritage and to display this collection to the public through the society's Museum.

The original Museum which opened 12 years later was originally housed and a World War II military building that was itself the target of a Japanese air attack in February 1942, the bullet holes in the doors still clearly visible today. A number of remarkable exhibits from those dark days are on display including wreckage of aircraft from both sides, shot down over Darwin.

The new, bigger museum located on the western side of the international airport was opened in 1990 to display the rapidly growing collection of military and civilian aviation exhibits and house the large air conditioned café /shop.

Every year the museum holds an 'Open Cockpit Day' where the public are permitted access into a selection of aircraft on display.

dam logo webAddress: 557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie, Darwin

Phone: +61 8 8947 2145

Established: 1988

Web: www.darwinsairwar.com.au

MAIN EXHIBITS

AIRCRAFT ENGINES & RELICTS
DASSAULT MIRAGE IIIO A3-36,  DeHAVILLAND DH104 DOVE CR-TAG,  ROCKWELL SHRIKE Commander 500 VH-EXD,  WESTLAND WESSEX s/n N7-202 CAC,  AVON SABRE A94 -914,  MITSUBISHI MU-2 VH-NYM,  NORTH AMERICAN B-25 Mitchell Bomber s/n 41-30222,  SPITFIRE MkVIII REPLICA,  B-52 G STRATOFORTRESS 92596 “DARWIN’S PRIDE”, COBRA AH-IG,  De HAVILLAND DH-82 TIGER MOTH RAAF A17-4,  AUSTER J-5P AUTOCAR, RUTAN LONG EZ VH-RAL,  HOVEY DELTA BIRD,  BOOMERANG AIRFRAME,  WIRRAWAY AIRFRAME. NAPIER GAZELLE Gas Turbine,  NAKAJIMA SAKAE 12 RADIAL ENGINE,  MITSUBISHI ZERO A6M2 - Model 21 BII -124,  ENGINE and COWLING of “DINAH” B-24,  LIBERATOR FUSELAGE SECTIONS,  B-25C PROPELLER AND STAND,  LIBERTY V12, ALLISON 1710,  PRATT AND WHITNEY 1340 WASP,  FRANKLIN Engine for Bell 47 Helicopter,  PRATT AND WHITNEY R-1830,  WRIGHT 2600-13,  CYCLONE CONTINENTAL SERIES 0200,  GIPSY MAJOR Series 2,  GIPSY SIX Series II,  GIPSY QUEEN Series 30,  GIPSY QUEEN Series 70 Mk2,  ROLLS ROYCE MERLIN XXIII,  ROLLS ROYCE DERWENT Mk 8,  ROLLS ROYCE AVON RA-6,  ALLISON JET Type J33,  BRISTOL CENTAURUS,  WASP AIR BUGGY GYROCOPTER, KITTYHAWK WING P-40E,  KITTYHAWK SEAT P-40E,  MARTIN-BAKER EJECTION SEAT Mk1C,  MARTIN GUN TURRET UPPER A3D.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES





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Credits





Vuseum acknowledges the contributions of the following people and organisations.

 

Narrative Plaques

Museum staff and volunteers

 

Images

Mr Robert Alford 

Cicada Studio

 

Paintings

Mr Robert Alford

 

Literature

Mr Robert Alford 

 

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