A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: The Cold War Begins & Korea Erupts – 1945 to 1953

2014 marks the centenary of military aviation in Australia. To commemorate this I am writing a six-part series of articles on the key stages of the RAAF: The Early Years – 1914 to 1939 (World War One and the interwar years), World War Two – 1939 to 1945, The Cold War begins and the Korean War – 1945 to 1953, South East Asian… Read More A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: The Cold War Begins & Korea Erupts – 1945 to 1953

Technological advances in RAAF Fighters: 1940’s to 1950’s

It is interesting to see the development changes in combat aircraft from the 1940’s to 1950’s. Technological advances during that period were enormous! The three aircraft in the following photos were operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in the 1940’s and 1950’s and you can clearly see the advancement in aircraft design in… Read More Technological advances in RAAF Fighters: 1940’s to 1950’s