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  Valiant WP209 Malalla 1959 Photo John Lever

 
     
 

From time to time, the Australian military formations have operated aircraft outside the Australian Military register.

These include aircraft that have been leased, captured, loaned, "borrowed", evaluated, operated on the Australian Civilian Register, or continued to operate under previous military registrations from their country of origin.

Most of these aircraft are recorded on the pages for the operating ADF Service and the rest are recorded here.

 
     
 

RAAF Aircraft operated outside the Australian Military Aircraft Register

 
     
 
Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators
Avro 707A Avro 707A, WD280, at RAAF Laverton on
                              16 September 1956. The Vulcan-style
                              airbrakes are seen extended above the
                              wing. (photo via John Hopton) ARDU, RAAF. Avro 698 Vulcan B.1/B.2 Highlight for Album: Vulcan
                              XA903 Blue Steel trials.
Beech 55 Baron Beech 55 CFG PH 4.72 (GG).jpg RAAF Townsville de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk WW-VH-BFT ARDU, RAAF.
de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover 1 EC-VH-DHA ARDU, RAAF. de Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen Highlight for Album: Sea Vixen
                              XJ476 1 ATU, RAAF.
Dassault-Dornier
Alpha Jet
Highlight for Album: Alpha Jet
                              "057" ADF "Red Air" Support
Fairey Swordfish Fairey Swordfish V4689 C Sqn,
                              Aeroplane & Aircraft Experimental
                              Establishment (A&AEE) at Boscombe Down
                              as V4689G for handling trials with pumpkin
                              searchlight and radar as used on Swordfish
                              Mk.III aircraft Via Brendan Cowan 14 Sqn,
25 Sqn,
RAAF Pearce Station Headquarters
Fokker F.VIIB Fokker F.VIIB VH-USU 3 Comms Unit, RAAF. Fokker F27 Fokker F27 VH-EWP RAAF ARDU

RAN Hydrography Unit.
Gates Learjet Highlight for Album: Learjet VH-FOX RAAF &
RAN
Handley Page HP.80 Victor  Victor
                              XH675 Blue Steel Tests Woomera Blue Steel trials.
Leonardo AW-139
Previously known as
Agusta-Westland
then Airbus Helicopters

AW139 VH-SYZIllawarra 6th May 2018
                            Photo Darren Crick RAAF and RAN
Search and Rescue
Piper L-4 Grasshopper/Cub Piper L-4 Grasshopper 4 Squadron
                              RAAF, 12th January 1943 Huon Peninsula,
                              Dumpu New Guinea: 4 Sqn, RAAF.
Pitts Special

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                            Cowan Inverted Spinning trials RAAF Hot Air Balloons VH-FAN 28 Sqn, RAAF.
Sikorsky S-76A Highlight for Album: S-76A VH-LAI RAAF Search and Rescue. Supermarine Swift Swifts and other radioactive
                              equipment in the Marcoo crater at
                              Maralinga Atomic trails targets.
Vickers Valiant B.1 Highlight for Album: Valiant WP201 Blue Steel missile trials.
Blue Danube A-Bomb trials
Vickers Wellesley Vickers Wellesley L2638 Ismalia Ex RAF LRDU Instructional Airframe
Wackett Warrigal Wackett Warrigal I. 1 F.T.S.,
                              Point Cook, c.1929, via Mike Mirkovic. RAAF Experimental Establishment. Wackett Widgeon Highlight for Album: Wackett Widgeon
                              II RAAF Experimental Establishment.
 
     
 

Army Aviation Aircraft operated outside the Australian Military Aircraft Register

 
     
 
Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators
Beechcraft Queen Air Highlight for Album: Queen Air
                              VH-RUU Army Survey Corps Bell 412
Bell 412 VH-LSV Australian
                              Helicopters PTY LTD Army Aviation Training Centre
RAAF Search and Rescue
Cessna 305 0-1 Bird Dog Cessna O-1E Bird Dog 51-11969 161
                              Reconnaissance Flight, Australian Army,
                              Nui Dat, South Vietnam 161 (Independent) Reconnaissance Flight Construcciones AeronŠuticas SA CASA 212 Aviocar Highlight for album: CASA 212 Army Parachute Training School
De Havilland Canada Twin Otter Highlight for Album: Twin
                              Otter VH-HPT 173 Sqn Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante Bandeirante VH-XFD
                              Basic Flight West sceme with 173 Squadron
                              redback spider on tail Photo Steve Bottom 173 Sqn
Eurocopter EC135
See also:

N52 - Airbus EC 135 T2+

EC.135 VH-VJB 0643
                              Microflight Glass cockpit transition training for Australian Army ARH Tiger

Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) project

     
 
     
 

RAN Aircraft operated outside the Australian Military Aircraft Register

 
     
 
Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators
de Havilland Canada
DHC-8-202Q Dash 8

Highlight for album: de Havilland
                                Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8

RAN Hydrography Institute Fokker F27 Fokker F27 VH-EWP RAAF ARDU

RAN Hydrography Unit.
Gates Learjet Learjet VH-ESM Owned
                              by Raytheon AustraliaEdinburgh September
                              2005 Navy Support Flight Israeli Aircraft Industries
IAI Westwind II
 Highlight for Album: Westwind VH-AJJ Navy Fleet Support Flight
Sikorsky HO3S-1 HMAS Sydney      
 
     
 

Joint ADF Aircraft operated outside the Australian Military Aircraft Register

 
     
 
Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators
Avions Mundry CAP 10B Highlight for album: Mundry CAP
                              10B BAE Systems for the ADF Basic Flight Training School. Beech 1900  Beech 1900cVH-EMI
                              RAAF Edinburgh.2006 Note DSTO titles on
                              tailPhoto Rod Farqhuar Operated by DSTO
Also operated as A53-001
Mil Mi-26 Halo Highlight for album: Mil Mi-26 ADF, Afghanistan Piper PA-34 Seneca Highlight for album: Piper
                              PA-34 Seneca BAE Systems for the ADF Basic Flight Training School.
 
     
 

ADF Sponsored Flying Clubs

 
     
 
Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators Aircraft History Page Image Gallery Operators
Cessna 150

 

Highlight for Album: Cessna 150 RAAF Richmond Flying Club

RAAF Williamtown Flying Club

Piper PA-28 Cherokee

 

Highlight for
                              Album: HQ 325 Expeditionary Combat Support, RAAF Richmond
Victa Airtourer

 

Highlight for Album: Victa
                              Airtourer RAAF East Sale Flying Club? Zlin Z.242L RAAF Richmond Flying Club &
Australian Air Force Cadets
 
     
  See also : Captured and War Prize Aircraft in the hands of Australian Forces  
     
 

See also : Air Training Corps (ATC/AirTC) & Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC)

 
     
 

Heading photo by John Lever
Page Authors: Darren Crick, Brendan Cowan & Martin Edwards

Page Updated 13th February 2020

 
     
 

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