is made that this is a complete report on Australia's war in the air in
any conflict. I have tried to give an overview and concentrate on the
aircraft used in close
support of the army.
Thousands of Australians did magnificent work in
heavy bombers, for instance, that is not fully covered here. I can only
deal briefly with it. It should be told in full in another place.
In 1917 the best
military aircraft had two or maybe three levels of wings;
by the time
of Viet Nam the most useful aircraft had no wings, it was a chopper.
You can see many of
them here . Just choose from the list to the right to go to a sub-category of
your choice . . .
Fighting planes of
In the 8 months from
VE-Day to the end of 1945, over 2,500 aircraft owned or operated by
the RAF were lost to air accident, ground incident or as a consequence
of enemy action in the Far East: an average of about 10 aircraft per