The insect like, diminutive, short ranged but effective Westland Wasp HAS Mk.I Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopter takes centre place in the Royal Malaysian Navy Museum (Muzium TLDM) in Malacca. This is part of the Maritime Museum complex. Despite its relatively small size (perfect for ship borne flying), the Wasp had a crew of 2… Read More Muzium TLDM – Westland Wasp of the Royal Malaysian Navy
In the royal town of Kuala Kangsar in Perak state is an unusual Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Douglas A-4PTM Skyhawk attack aircraft monument (PTM = Peculiar To Malaysia!). It kind of resembles a Skyhawk on an aircraft carrier deck. Now this is nothing unusual for some operators of the A-4 but Malaysia has never… Read More The Douglas A-4PTM Skyhawk – Peculiar To Malaysia!
Continuing on from my previous post about the airpark of the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum at Villamor Air Base near the Manila Airport (Terminal 3) during my visit in April 2018, let’s now take a look inside the mercifully air-conditioned museum building itself. Here you can see various aircraft, vehicles, weaponry, models, uniforms, medals,… Read More Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum – Part II
One of the key places I wanted to visit whilst travelling in the Philippines during April 2018, was naturally the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum at Villamor Air Base near the Manila Airport (Terminal 3)! This relatively small museum is easy to access and entry via the base gate only requires some official identification to… Read More Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum – Part I
There is an Aussie in disguise at the Indonesian Air Force Museum (Museum Dirgantara Mandala) in Yogyakarta, Java and it’s not me! Within the main museum building hangar you will find a well-preserved former RAAF CAC CA-27 Sabre jet fighter in Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) markings (TS-8618, formerly RAAF A94-370). The CA-27 was a modified… Read More Indonesia’s Aussie in Disguise!
By the end of World War Two in 1945, the shackles of 3 years of Imperial Japanese Occupation of Indonesia (the Dutch East Indies) had been broken. A revolution towards independence was underway and despite Dutch efforts to retain their colonial holdings (supported by their British ally and even Japanese troops months after their official… Read More The Survivors: Indonesia’s Imperial Japanese Eagle’s
Some of the Mil Mi-24 Hind assault gunships at the Ukraine State Aviation Museum in Kiev have had a bit of a make-over. Who would have thought these mean looking, Cold War era death dealers could become a stunning work of art?! The painted examples are Mi-24P Hind F (620+ produced 1981 – 1989) and… Read More Aviation Art With Cold War Muscle!