Avalon 2013…Australian International Air Show Pictures #3:
A RAAF C-17 Gobemaster III in flight
More Wings of War at the Movies…Image #1: A Junkers Ju-52 in the livery of Hitler’s personal plane from the 2008 movie ‘Valkyrie’
Museum of Australian Army Flying…Static Display Aircraft No.1: A GAF Nomad N.22, used by the Australian Army Aviation Corps as a small STOL transport.
Amphibious Warplanes…Image No.2: the Grumman G-21 Goose. Used during the Second World War by the USN, USAAF, RAF and RCAF the Goose was deployed in many roles including transport, training and air sea rescue.
Final Yakovlev warplane from WWII featured today is the Yak-6, a light bomber/transport/utility type that paralleled in capability the Avro Anson and Focke Wulf Fw-58 Weihe. The Yak-6 saw service up to the final days of the European theatre of war, being used during the Battle of Berlin for ground attack.
Final prototype British warplane of the 1940s is the Short S35 Shetland. With only 2 built, the Shetland was originally designed as a faster replacement for the Sunderland. However this role was then changed to unarmed transport, however with no orders forthcoming from 1947 the second Shetland was then scrapped
A Bristol Bombay in flight (first serving with the RAF followed by work with the RAAF’s 1st Air Ambulance Unit)