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    World War 2 Australian Aircraft (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/21/2016

    With the growing Japanese threat in the Pacific, the Aussies found themselves with no established war industry, eventually looking to Britain and America for assistance.





    There are a total of (58) World War 2 Australian Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1937
    Airspeed Oxford
    The Airspeed Oxford was a critical component of the British and Commonwealth forces aerial training ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Avro Anson
    The Avro Anson was a militarized version of the commercial passenger transport Avro 652. The Anson i... [Read More]
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    1942
    Avro Lancaster
    The Avro Lancaster went on to become the most important British heavy bomber or World War 2. Interes... [Read More]
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    1941
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    The Bell P-39 Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 i... [Read More]
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    1943
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    B-29 Superfortress status is often associated with the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities o... [Read More]
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    1939
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    The inter-war years saw a vast shift to more modern and potent aircraft platforms. The Boulton Paul ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Brewster F2A (Buffalo)
    Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed a few notable designs for its time in American military av... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufighter
    The twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter (known simply as "Beau") heavy fighter became a national wartime... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufort
    The Bristol Beaufort enjoyed a strong run between the war years of 1940-1943 as the primary British ... [Read More]
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    1942
    CAC Boomerang
    The Commonwealth Boomerang (also known as the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation - or "CAC" - Boomera... [Read More]
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    1946
    CAC CA-15 (Kangaroo)
    Much of Australian industry was evolved and put to the test during World War 2 (1939-1945). Its avia... [Read More]
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    1941
    CAC Wackett
    The CAC Wackett was an indigenously designed and developed dedicated basic trainer for the Royal Aus... [Read More]
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    1939
    CAC Wirraway
    The CAC Wirraway ("Challenge" in the Woiwurrung native tongue) became one of Australia's primary tra... [Read More]
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    1941
    CAC Woomera (A23)
    The CAC A23 "Woomera" was a short-lived dive bomber/torpedo bomber of Australian design during World... [Read More]
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    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
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    1936
    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Maritime aircraft play an understated - yet hugely important - role during World War 2 where their l... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk" became an offshoot of the classic American P-40 "Warhawk" monoplane figh... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighter aircraft was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a rather unassuming dive bomber / reconnaissance aircraft serving thr... [Read More]
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    1939
    Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon
    In the pre-World War 2 world, engineers at Curtiss-Wright began work on an export-minded, single-sea... [Read More]
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    1932
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    The famous de Havilland DH.82 "Tiger Moth" biplane was a dedicated military-minded basic trainer der... [Read More]
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    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [Read More]
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    1937
    Dornier Do 24
    The Dornier Do 24 was a capable flying both serving in limited numbers both Allied and Axis powers i... [Read More]
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    1941
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    The Douglas A-20 Havoc served Allied forces through most of World War 2, fighting for British, Ameri... [Read More]
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    1942
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and achieved its first flight in pro... [Read More]
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    1934
    Douglas DC-2
    Before the DC-3 became a marketing success for the Douglas Aircraft Company - produced in some 16,00... [Read More]
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    1936
    Douglas DC-3
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    1937
    Fairey Battle
    The Fairey Battle was a prewar British light bomber design that proved a step-forward for the nation... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fairey Firefly
    The Fairey Firefly was a hugely successful, two-seat, carrierborne fighter aircraft serving with the... [Read More]
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    1926
    Ford Trimotor
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    1944
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    The Gloster Meteor became Britain's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. It reached opera... [Read More]
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    1935
    Gloster Gauntlet
    Gloster Gauntlet origins lay in a Gloster design appearing in the late 1920's for the Royal Air Forc... [Read More]
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    1937
    Gloster Gladiator
    The Gloster Gladiator was a product of the Gloster Aircraft Company and a design of one Henry Philli... [Read More]
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    1937
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    While most every aircraft venture usually began with a military requirement or private venture under... [Read More]
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    1940
    Handley Page Halifax
    While the Lancaster Heavy Bomber will always be more identifiable in terms of the British night bomb... [Read More]
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    1938
    Handley Page Hampden
    In 1932, the British Air Ministry sent out Specification B.9/32 calling for a high performance, twin... [Read More]
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    1937
    Hawker Hurricane
    The Hawker Hurricane was the culmination of a series of capable metal biplane fighters evolved by th... [Read More]
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    1945
    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    The Hawker Sea Fury was developed out Hawker's Typhoon and Tempest aircraft designs utilized by Brit... [Read More]
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    1941
    Hawker Typhoon
    The Hawker Typhoon (affectionate known as the "Tiffie") was initially intended as a dedicated interc... [Read More]
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    1936
    Junkers Ju 86
    Before the power of the German Luftwaffe was unleashed upon the world in World War 2 (1939-1945) it ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning, nicknamed the "Fork-Tailed Devil" - Der Gabelschwanz Teufel - by the Ge... [Read More]
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    1942
    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
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    1941
    Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner
    The Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner was a World War 2-era flying boat used in the maritime reconnaissan... [Read More]
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    1940
    North American B-25 Mitchell
    The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic Ameri... [Read More]
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    1942
    North American P-51 Mustang
    The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]
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    1936
    North American T-6 Texan
    The T-6 Texan was and is a world famous single-engine aircraft primarily known for its use as a trai... [Read More]
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    1933
    Northrop Delta
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    1941
    Republic P-43 Lancer
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    1937
    Short S25 Sunderland
    The Short Sunderland was the premiere flying boat of British military aviators during World War 2. O... [Read More]
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    1942
    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
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    1933
    Stinson Reliant
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    1938
    Supermarine Spitfire
    The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Supermarine Walrus
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    1938
    Vickers Wellington
    The Vickers Wellington was the primary bomber of the Royal Air Force at the start of World War 2, se... [Read More]
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    1940
    Vought OS2U Kingfisher
    The OS2U Kingfisher was a product of the Vought aircraft firm, appearing initially as the VS.310 des... [Read More]
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    1941
    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    The A-35 Vengeance was a dive bomber produced by the Vultee Aircraft Company and resulted in over a ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Vultee BT-13 Valiant
    The BT-13 Valiant was a stellar trainer aircraft used for basic flight training and for blind instru... [Read More]
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    1938
    Westland Lysander
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