Charles Scherf an Australian Air Ace in his “Wooden Wonder”

“He has attacked aerodromes near Berlin, has run amok among German flying schools in supposedly safe areas, and has “floored” transport aircraft probably carrying high military personages.“ Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld) May 22nd, 1944, Page 3. CHARLES “CHARLIE” CURNOW SCHERF DSO, DFC & BAR Charlie was one of Australia’s  top 10 air aces in World War Two, with… Read More Charles Scherf an Australian Air Ace in his “Wooden Wonder”

RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet is a twin-engined multi-role fighter capable of flying at Mach 1.8 that has been operated by the RAAF since 1984. 57 F/A-18A and 18 F/A-18B two seat versions were purchased (4 have been lost to crashes) to replace the obsolete Dassault Mirage IIIO delta winged interceptor/fighter-bomber (retired in 1988, the first aircraft entered RAAF service in… Read More RAAF McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet