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RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:11:43 am »
I "did" the RAAF Museum at Point Cook yesterday.
The publicly accessible part consists of five hangers with one of them containing a two floor exhibits section as well as aircraft.  This looks at the history of the RAAF and is very well put together with interactive exhibits.  I did feel the lighting could be better but maybe that was deliberate to preserve some of the exhibits.
There are also some aircraft outside but they are fenced off and some are in positions where it is not possible to get at them easilly.
The hangers are crowded and the aircraft within them hard to photograph.
Note they all seem to be lacking the sort of heavy black panel lines currently in vogue on aircraft modelling magazine builds... :mellow:
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 92 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 91 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 90 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 85 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 81 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 77 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 67 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 39 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 33 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 26 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 23 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
In the restoration hanger is a Mosquito PR Mk XVI.
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 12 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Borers had got into the structure.
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 10 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Sunday's. Tuesdays and Thursdays there are flying displays.  Yesterday it was a CT4.  These were developed from the Victa Airtourer.  Victa is better known for making lawnmowers.
RAAF Museum Point Cook 28-01-18 61 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

More pics here.
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 03:32:10 am »
What a fascinating mixture of aircraft they have there. A pity it's about as far away from me as it's possible to get.

I didn't know the RAAF flew Andovers, a new one on me.
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 05:25:04 am »
It's a great museum and I had a long talk with one of the Mosquito restorers when I was there a few years ago.

Do they still have the signs warning you to beware of snakes!!!

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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 03:14:10 pm »

Do they still have the signs warning you to beware of snakes!!!


I KNEW there'd be a reason not to go there...............  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 04:35:03 pm »
What a fascinating mixture of aircraft they have there. A pity it's about as far away from me as it's possible to get.

I didn't know the RAAF flew Andovers, a new one on me.

Not Andovers.  HS.748s, Kit.  They flew them for VIP use.   The Kiwis flew Andovers.  I had a flight on one back on K-82 Exercise.   I was a volunteer "kicker" used to push a load out the arse.  It was interesting flying through the valleys with the tail down.   :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 05:04:37 pm »

Not Andovers.  HS.748s, Kit.  They flew them for VIP use.   The Kiwis flew Andovers.  I had a flight on one back on K-82 Exercise.   I was a volunteer "kicker" used to push a load out the arse.  It was interesting flying through the valleys with the tail down.   :thumbsup:


Ah, a difference in nomenclature then.

The RAF called all versions Andovers, the cargo version was a C1 and the passenger version was a CC2, and there was an E3 calibration version too.
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 07:28:32 pm »

Do they still have the signs warning you to beware of snakes!!!


I KNEW there'd be a reason not to go there...............  :banghead: :banghead:

Yes.  I should have thought to take pic of the signs.  They are posted on old portables which the snakes are prolly living under.

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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 11:10:20 pm »
Nice collection of pics - thanks for sharing

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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 04:20:03 am »

Not Andovers.  HS.748s, Kit.  They flew them for VIP use.   The Kiwis flew Andovers.  I had a flight on one back on K-82 Exercise.   I was a volunteer "kicker" used to push a load out the arse.  It was interesting flying through the valleys with the tail down.   :thumbsup:


Ah, a difference in nomenclature then.

The RAF called all versions Andovers, the cargo version was a C1 and the passenger version was a CC2, and there was an E3 calibration version too.

No a difference in design.  The HS.748 was the original civil version of the aircraft, from which the Andover was developed.  The RAAF operated the HS.748, not the Andover.  It was basically a civilian airliner in military colours.  VIPs (ie mainly politicians) got to ride in it.  :banghead:
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 06:23:26 am »
Some great pics there mate, weather helps  ;) ;D.

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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 06:25:28 am »

Not Andovers.  HS.748s, Kit.  They flew them for VIP use.   The Kiwis flew Andovers.  I had a flight on one back on K-82 Exercise.   I was a volunteer "kicker" used to push a load out the arse.  It was interesting flying through the valleys with the tail down.   :thumbsup:


Ah, a difference in nomenclature then.

The RAF called all versions Andovers, the cargo version was a C1 and the passenger version was a CC2, and there was an E3 calibration version too.

As I recall, the C1 Andover could be made to "kneel down" for easier loading
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 07:30:30 am »
Great set of pics, thanks for sharing.  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 10:26:57 am »

Not Andovers.  HS.748s, Kit.  They flew them for VIP use.   The Kiwis flew Andovers.  I had a flight on one back on K-82 Exercise.   I was a volunteer "kicker" used to push a load out the arse.  It was interesting flying through the valleys with the tail down.   :thumbsup:


Ah, a difference in nomenclature then.

The RAF called all versions Andovers, the cargo version was a C1 and the passenger version was a CC2, and there was an E3 calibration version too.

No a difference in design.  The HS.748 was the original civil version of the aircraft, from which the Andover was developed.  The RAAF operated the HS.748, not the Andover.  It was basically a civilian airliner in military colours.  VIPs (ie mainly politicians) got to ride in it.  :banghead:


I'm talking about the RAF versions all being called Andovers.....



As I recall, the C1 Andover could be made to "kneel down" for easier loading


They could indeed, the main gear half-retracted as the rear ramp opened if desired.
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Re: RAAF Museum. Point Cook, Victoria.
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 03:12:49 pm »
Great shots. I'd love to go there some day. Cheers !
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