Airbus A.330-200
The Airbus A.330 is the medium range version of the Airbus family of jet airliners. A longer range version, the A.330-200, began entering service in the late 1990s and was popular with airlines around the world.
This model represents VH-EBA that inaugrated the Qantas ‘Cityflyer’ service in December 2002.
Revell 1/144 kit with Hawkeye decals.  Gallery

Airbus A.330-200
The Airbus A.330 is the medium range version of the Airbus family of jet airliners. A longer range version, the A.330-200, began entering service in the late 1990s and was popular with airlines around the world.
This model represents VH-XFA in service with Virgin Australia in June 2012.
Revell 1/144 kit with Ric Warcup decals.  Gallery

Airbus A.330-300
The Airbus A.330-300 is the medium range version of the Airbus family of twin-aisle jet airliners. They began flying in 1992 and have become popular with airlines around the world for their comfort and operational profitability.
This model represents B-LDO flying for Air Hong Kong in 2020.
Revell 1/144 kit with Draw decals.  Gallery

Airco DH-9A
The deHavilland DH-9A was a light bomber developed in Britain towards the end of World War 1. About 38 were given to Australia in 1919 and were the first aircraft registered for use by the Royal Australian Air Force.
This model represents A1-1, the first aircraft to be flown by the RAAF. This is how it probably appeared in 1928.
Kovozavody Prostejov 1/72 kit.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Bell UH-1B
The Bell UH-1B Iroquois (commonly called the Huey) was a utility helicopter developed for the US Army in the 1950s. They were used extensively in the Vietnam was by United States and Australian forces.
This model represents A2-384, the first UH-1 to enter RAAF service, initially as a SAR aircraft with No 9 Squadron, RAAF, between October 1962 and 1964.
Italeri 1/72 kit with Dekl decals.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Bloch 81
The Bloch 81 was a French ambulance aircraft designed and built by the Marcel Bloch company in the 1930s. They were used exclusively in the French colonies of Morocco and Syria until early in World War 2.
This model represent a Bloch 81 of the 3rd Escadrille, GRI/39 at Rayak in Syris in 1940.
Dujin 1/72 kit with Model-Art decals.  Gallery

Bristol Bulldog II
The Bristol Bulldog was a British fighter that began entering service at the end of the 1920s and remained in service for most of the 1930s. The Royal Australian Air Force took delivery of eight in 1930.
This model represents Bristol Bulldog A12-2 flying with 2 Squadron, RAAF, in April 1938.
Airfix 1/72 kit with Red Roo decals.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-27 Avon Sabre
The CAC CA-27 Sabre (often called the Avon Sabre), was an Australian built version of the United States F-86F Sabre. It was powered by a Rolls Royce Avon turbojet engine which made it the most powerful version of the Sabre.
This model represents A94-971 of 3 Squadron, RAAF, in late 1958.
High Planes 1:72 kit.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Canadair CL-604 Challenger
The Canadair CL-604 Challenger was a long range business jet designed and built in Canada from the 1980s. It was successful as a business jet and has subsequently be developed as a popular regional jet.
This model represents A37-001 of 34 Squadron, RAAF, in 2010,
Revell 1/144 kit with Hawkeye decals.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Colonial Viper VIIc
The Colonial Viper VIIc was a surface based version of the Viper VII which had become ubiquitous in the armed forces of the Twelve Colonies at the beginning of the Second Cylon War. It was vulnerable to computer hacking.
This model represents a Viper VIIc of the 3rd Planetary Defence Squadron based on Picon at the beginning of the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.
Moebius Models 1:72 kit.  Gallery

Colonial Viper VIIe
The Colonial Viper VIIe was a modified version of the Viper VIIa fighter designed to give the Colonial Battlestar fleet the capability of destroying large targets at extreme range. Due to its high cost only 26 were ever made.
This model represents Viper VIIe B-16 in service with Special Detachment 104 on the Battlestar Pegasus at the beginning of the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.
Moebius Models 1:72 kit.  Gallery

Curtiss Hawk 75A
The Curtiss Hawk 75 was the export version of the P-36 which was among the first of a new generation of monoplanes fighters with retractable undercarriage and enclosed cockpits. It was later developed into the famous Curtiss P-40.
This model represents a Hawk 75 flown by Camille Plubeau serving with the 4th escadrille of GC III/4 in May 1940.
AZmodel 1:72 kit with Berna decals.  Gallery

Dassault Falcon 50
The Dassault Falcon 50 is a business jet with intercontinental range. They were introduced to service in the 1970s and were popular with over three hundred being manufactured. Many remain in service today.
This model represents the Falcon 50 oflown by Stockham Construction Inc in 2023.
Amodel 1/72 kit.  Gallery

DeHavilland Riley Heron
The deHavilland Riley Heron was a conversion of the Heron light airliner in which the previous Gipsy Queen engines were replaced by more modern and efficient Lycoming engines. They flew in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s.
This model represents VH-CLZ flying for Connair in the Northern Territory in 1978.
Welsh Models 1/144 kit.  Gallery

Government Aircraft Factories Canberra Mk.20
The Canberra Mk.20 was an Australian built version of the British designed English Electric Canberra. They began entering service with the RAAF in 1953 and served until June 1982.
This model represents a Canberras Mk.20 flying with No 1 Squadron, RAAF, in 1965.
High Planes 1/72 kit.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Gloster Meteor F.8
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the improved F.8 version saw service in the early 1950s. The RAAF flew Meteor F.8s during the Korean War where they were effective ground attack aircraft.
This model represents Meteor F.8 flown by Sergeant George Hale of 77 Squadron, RAAF, in Korea in March 1953.
Airfix 1/72 kit with kit and Aussie Decals decals.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Grumman F9F-2
The Grumman F9F series of single jet fighters was Grumman’s first production jet aircraft and proved to be solid and reliable. The F9F Panthers served with the US Navy and Marine Corps during the Korean War.
This model represents a Grumman F9F-2 flying with VMF-311 in Korea in June 1951.
Hobby Boss 1:72 kit with Microscale decals.  Gallery

Lockheed F-104C
The F-104 was originally designed as a light-weight high-speed interceptor. The F-104C version was a fighter-bomber version flown by the United States Air Force from bases in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
This model represents a F-104C of the 435th TFS, USAF, based at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, in 1967.
Italeri 1/72 kit.  Gallery

Lockheed Hudson IV
The Lockheed Husdon was a light bomber, reconnaissance and general purpose aircraft used widely by allied forces from the beginning of World War II. It served with ten squadrons of the RAAF during the Pacific War.
This model represent A16-129 in service with 6 Squadron, RAAF, at Milne Bay in 1943.
Italeri 1/72 kit with DK decals.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

McDonnell Douglas F-18A
The McDonnell Douglas F-18 was a multi-role fighter designed in the United States. It has served mainly with the US Navy and Marine Corps but also several other national air forces including the Royal Australian Air Force.
This model represents F-18A A21-32 belonging to ARDU in 1988.
Hobby Boss 1/72 kit with Hawkeye decals.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Messerschmitt Bf109C-1
The Messerschmitt Bf109 was a major German fighter of World War 2. The Bf109C was an early version that had been superceded by the beginning of the war, More than 34,000 Bf109s were made but only 58 were Bf109Cs
This model represents a Messerschmitt Bf109C-1 of 2/JG 71 in the Summer of 1939.
Heller 1/72 kit with Microscale decals.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is one of the world’s most popular light aircraft which has been in continuous production since 1961. The PA-28-140 was a training version introduced in 1964 and later upgraded for general use.
This model represent VH-RYZ in September 2021.
Aero-Modell 1/72 kit.  Gallery

Schneider Grunau Baby IIb
The Schneider Gruanu Baby was an early glider designed and initially manufactured in Germany. It could be home made and hundreds were built that way before World War II. Eventually around 6,000 were built.
This model represents a Grunau Baby IIb flying in East Germany in 1954.
Kovozavody Prostejov 1/72 kit.  Gallery

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
The SE5a was one of the best British fighters of World War I. It was sturdy and fast and equipped many RAF squadrons at the end of the war. After the war 35 were given to the Royal Australian Air Force and were its first fighter.
This model represents SE5a A2-1 of the Royal Australian Air Force in 1927.
Roden 1/72 kit.  Gallery  Workbench Notes

Tupolev Tu-114
The Tupolev Tu-114 was a large and fast turboprop airliner built in the Soviet Union. It was flown by Aeroflot between 1961 and 1977 on Russia’s longrange international air routes before being replaced by pure jet airliners.
This model represents Tu-114 CCCP-76464 whish was on display at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport until 2005.
RusAir 1/144 kit.  Gallery

Vought Sikorsky VS-44
The Vought Sikorsky VS-44 was a United States trans Atlantic flying boat airliner that entered service in 1942. Only three were built but they were the epitome of pre-war aviation style and luxury.
This model represents the American Export Airliners VS-44 ‘Excambian’ in 1942.
Anigrand 1/144 kit.  Gallery

Yakovlev Yak-40
The Yak-40 was a popular regional jet airliner designed and made in the Soviet Union between the 1960s and 1980s. It was designed to fly into poorly equipped airports and served over 200 Russian destinations in the 1980s.
This model represents a Yak-40 OK-HEQ flying for Czechoslovak Airlines in August 1982.
AZmodel 1/144 kit.  Gallery

Five RAAF Fighters

Three Airbus A.330s

1/144 scale airliners