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There are a total of [ 20 ] Active Royal Australian Air Force Aircraft (2023) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
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1
Picture of the Airbus A330 MRTT
National Flag Graphic
2011
Airbus A330 MRTT
Aerial Refueling Tanker / General Transport
2
Picture of the BAe Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1976
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
3
Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
National Flag Graphic
1964
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
4
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
5
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
National Flag Graphic
1995
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
6
Picture of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
National Flag Graphic
2009
Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft
7
Picture of the Boeing EA-18G Growler
National Flag Graphic
2009
Boeing EA-18G Growler
Carrierborne Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
8
Picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
National Flag Graphic
1999
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
9
Picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon
National Flag Graphic
2013
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
10
Picture of the Grob G115
National Flag Graphic
1999
Grob G115
Basic Trainer / Light Aircraft
11
Picture of the Gulfstream G500
National Flag Graphic
2004
Gulfstream G500
Large-Cabin Business Jet / Special Mission Platform
12
Picture of the Gulfstream MC-55A Peregrine (G550)
National Flag Graphic
2024
Gulfstream MC-55A Peregrine (G550)
ELINT / SIGINT Special-Mission Aircraft
13
Picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1
National Flag Graphic
2005
IAI Heron / Machatz-1
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
14
Picture of the Leonardo C-27 Spartan
National Flag Graphic
1997
Leonardo C-27 Spartan
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport Aircraft
15
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
16
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
National Flag Graphic
2016
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
17
Picture of the Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
National Flag Graphic
1962
Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
Land-Based Long-Range Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft
18
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
National Flag Graphic
2019
Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
19
Picture of the Pilatus PC-21
National Flag Graphic
2008
Pilatus PC-21
Two-Seat Intermediate Flight Trainer Aircraft
20
Picture of the Pilatus PC-9
National Flag Graphic
1984
Pilatus PC-9
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft

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