Australian, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea Military Aircraft Serials & History

RAAF & ADF Series 3
1961 Onwards

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The thrid series of type allocations beginning in 1961.


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A1 - Bell 47G Sioux Army Bell 47G3B-1 A1-40x Locn Unknown
                            C1970 - Photographer Unknown - via Wal
                            Nelowkin (Rare Image - on Floats) A2 - Bell UH-1B/H Iroquois Highlight for Album: Iroquois A2-377
A3 - Dassault/GAF Mirage IIIO/IIID

ex RAAF Mirages in Pakistan service

Highlight for Album: Mirage III A3-78 A4 - de Havilland DHC.4 Caribou Highlight for Album: Caribou A4-204
A5 - Sud Aviation Alouette III Highlight for Album: Sud Alouette III
                            A5-167 A6 - Vickers Viscount Highlight for Album: Viscount A6-436
A7 - CAC CA-30/MB-326H Macchi A8 - General Dynamics F111A/C/G & RF111C Highlight for Album: F-111 A8-128
A9 - Lockheed P-3B/C Orion A9-291 A10 - British Aerospace HS748 Highlight for Album: HS748 N15-709
A11 - Dassault Mystere 20 Mystere A11-078 RAAF Fairbairn 24th
                            February 1984. A12 - British Aerospace BAC111 BAC-111 A12-125 RAAF Fairbairn C1984
                            Photo via Wal Nelowkin
A13 - Link Trainer A13-157. Held by Dom Serong. A14 - Pilatus PC-6B Porter Highlight for Album: Porter A14-690
A15 - Boeing CH-47C/D/F Chinook Highlight for Album: Chinook A15-003 A16 - Bell AH-1 Cobra (Not taken up)
A16 used as Technical Maintenance Code for the RAN
N16 - Westland Sea King Mk.50A
A16 - Bell AH-1 Cobra
                          (Not taken up) Image via Brendan Cowan
A17 - CAC CA-32/Bell 206B/OH-58A Kiowa Highlight for Album: Kiowa A17-029 A18 - GAF Nomad N22B/N24A Highlight for Album: Nomad-A18-318
A19 - AESL/NZAI/PAC CT-4A/B Airtrainer Highlight for Album: CT-4 A19-027 A20 - Boeing 707 Tanker/Transport Highlight for Album: Boeing 707
A21 - McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A/B Hornet Highlight for Album: Hornet A21-7 A22 - Aerospatiale AS350B Squirrel A22-005 with Airforce on the tail and
                            A22-006. Photograph by Glenn Alderton.

A23 - Australian Aircraft Consortium Wamira

Wamira Prototype Government Aircraft
                            Factory photo
                            via Robert Nash A23 - Pilatus PC-9/A


Highlight for Album: PC-9A A23-058
A24 - Not allocated, see
N24 Sikorsky SH-70 Seahawk
Highlight for Album: Seahawk N24-014 A25 - Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk A25-208. Cabin area of 208,
                            Edinburgh Open Day 2002. Photograph by Rod
A26 - Dassault Falcon 900 Highlight for Album: Falcon 900
                            A26-076 A27 - British Aerospace Hawk 127 Highlight for Album: Hawk A27-31
A28 - Not allocated, see
N28 BAE MQM-107E Kalkara
N28-013 or 015 at Jervis Bay 2003 A29 - Not allocated, see
N29 Kaman SH-2G Seasprite
Seasprite N29-161656 Avalon February
A30 - Boeing E-7A Wedgetail Highlight for Album: WedgetailA30-004 A31 - Not allocated.
A-31 used as the Technical Maintenance Code for the RAN

N13 - Douglas A-4G Skyhawk
Highlight for Album: Skyhawk
                              N13-155063 (876)
A32 - Beech King Air 200/350 Highlight for Album: King Air A32-349 A33 - Not allocated.
A-33 used as Technical Maintenance Code for the RAN
N7 - Westland Wessex HAS31
Highlight for Album: Wessex N7-226
A34 - Alenia/Leanardo C-27J Spartan Highlight for Album: C-27J Spartan
                            A34-001 A35 - Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II F-35A A35-001 First Flight 30th
                            September 2014
A36 - Boeing B737 BBJ Highlight for Album: Boeing BBJ
                            A36-002 A37 - Bombardier Challenger 604 Challenger A37-002. Avalon 2007.
                            Darren Crick
A38 - Eurocopter Tiger Highlight for Album: Tiger A38-013 A39 - Airbus KC-30A (A330) MRTT Airbus KC-30A A39-003 Hornet A21-101
                            18th November 2011
A40 - NH Industries MRH-90 Highlight for Album: MRH-90 A40-015 A41 - Boeing C-17A Globemaster Highlight for Album: Globemaster
A42 - Not allocated, see
N42 - Augusta A109E Power
Highlight for Album: Agusta N42-129 A43 - RQ-7B Shadow 200 UAV RQ-7 Shadow A43-549
A44 - Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet Highlight for Album: Super Hornet
                            A44-202 A45 - Israeli Aircraft Industries IAI Heron UAV Highlight for Album: Heron A45-262
A46 - Boeing EA-18G Growler EA-18G A46-301 Photo Boeing A47 - Boeing P-8A Poseidon P-8A Poseidon A47 004 11th August
                            2017 Photo Nathan Rundle
A48 - Not allocated, see
N48 MH-60R Seahawk
MH-60R Seahawk A49 - Not allocated, see
N49 Bell 429 Global Ranger
Highlight for Album: Bell 429 N49-047
A50 - Aerosonde Mk.2
(Operated by DSTO and Army in 2003)
Image result for Australia Defence
                          Aerosonde A51 - Gulfstream MC-55A Peregrine
Aircraft to be procured under Project AIR555.
Gulfstream G550 Canberra August 2015
                            Photo Darren Crick
A52 - Not allocated, see
N52 - Airbus EC 135 T2+
Highlight for Album: Airbus EC.135 T2
                            N52-001 A53 - Beech 1900c VH-EMI Adelaide Airport
A54 - Pilatus PC-21 Highlight for Album: Pilatus PC-21
                              A54-001 A55 Not Allocated Unknown Aircraft
                            Type - Placeholder Image Only via Brendan
A56 Dassault Falcon 7X
Dassault Falcon 7X A57 Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Axx - Global Hawk
                          Image via Brendan Cowan
A58 General Atomics MQ-9B Skyguardian

12-16 to be acquired under Project Air 7003 Phase 1

??We look forward to providing our
                            world-leading RPAS to meet the Air 7003
                            requirements,? said Linden Blue, CEO of
                            GA-ASI. ??We??ll work closely with Team
                            Reaper® Australia partners to provide a
                            highly capable and affordable RPAS to the
                            ADF, while creating meaningful and enduring
                            Australian jobs.? (Photo: Business Wire) A69 - McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II Highlight for Album: Phantom
Project LAND 2097 Phase 4
Special Operations Rotary Wing Capability
(Up to 16 light helicopters to enhance the aviation capability of Australian Special Operations Forces)
Unknown Aircraft
                            Type - Placeholder Image Only via Brendan
                            Cowan TBA Boeing "Loyal Wingman" UAV Boeing Australia Loyal Wingman ATS


Page Authors: Darren Crick, Brendan Cowan, Martin Edwards & Gordon Branch

Page Updated 07th April 2020


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