AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL
AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
AND UNITS OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
IN A ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE HISTORY BOX SET
|Commemorating the 100 Year
Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force. The Official History
Box Set includes two full colour hardback books:-
The Royal Australian Air Force History Box Set is a must have edition for any Military History or Aircraft History enthusiast.
Aircraft of the Royal Australia Air Force
610 pages, Hardback, 285mm x 220mm
Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force tells the story of the RAAF’s first one hundred years by describing the acquisition, operation, and service record of the multitude of aircraft types flown by the RAAF. The 176 aircraft types include the flimsy wood and canvas aircraft typical of World War I, through the technological advances during and after World War II, to modern fifth-generation, complex aircraft like the F-35 Lightning II. Even before its formation Sir Richard Williams, the Father of the RAAF, had decided to employ an alpha-numeric numbering system to identify and account for each aircraft in service. This system started with A1, A2, A3 etc as each type of aircraft came into service. Each individual aircraft within each series was identified as A1-1, A1-2 and so on and the aircraft serial became known colloquially as the ‘A-number’.
With some exceptions over the century since the A-number system started, aircraft entered RAAF service in broadly the sequence of the A-numbers, and so this book is intended to assist in charting the 100-year history of the RAAF by listing aircraft operated in A-number sequence, rather than by listing them by role (such as Fighter, Bomber, Maritime, Trainer, Transport etc) or alphabetically by name or by manufacturer. The inclusion of a comprehensive Index and the Quick Reference Guide to aircraft by role is intended to facilitate the location of the entry for any specific type of aircraft for those who may not already know its A-number.
Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force is a must have for all those who have served in the RAAF, those with a passion for military aviation and aircraft in general, and the broader members of the public wishing to gain an appreciation of the Royal Australian Air Force in its centenary year.
Units of the Royal Australian Air Force
619 pages, Hardback, 285mm x 220mm
Units of The Royal Australian Air Force recounts the narrative history of currently active RAAF Squadrons, Units and Wings and includes a description of the evolution of the RAAF’s higher headquarters and Groups. The narratives of all Units commence with their first formation, often with different names and performing different functions to today, and continue through the years, to the present. The histories of the RAAF’s oldest Units commence with their formation as part of the Australian Flying Corps.
The narratives are richly laden with the significant achievements, contributions and sacrifices of individual RAAF members. The extensive index is replete with their names and with the designations of Units, past and present. The index also includes the names of numerous combat and humanitarian assistance operations and operational exercises in which the RAAF has played a role.
Units of The Royal Australian Air Force is illustrated with images depicting the diversity of Air Force people and roles in the RAAF’s Centenary year. It is a must have for all those who have served and serve in the RAAF, those with a passion for Australian military history, and the broader members of the public wishing to gain an appreciation of the Royal Australian Air Force in its Centenary year.
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This page first produced 27 August 2022
This page last updated 27 August 2022