Raised in 1912, the Australian Flying Corps was the branch of the Australian Army responsible for operating aircraft during World War I. The Flying Corps ceased operations in 1921 as the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) was formed. Army aviation again took to the skies in the 1950s during the Korean War and continues operations in the present-day Australian Army.
The Museum’s aircraft displays include;
- Full scale replicas of pre-World War 1 Beleriot, Deperdussin and Box Kite,
- World War 1 Bristol F2B, Sopwith Camel and Fokker DR1 Triplane.
- World War 2 designed and built warbird CAC Boomerang,
- 1950s Auster Mk 3,
- 1960s – 70s Bell 47 - Souix,
- Cessna Birddog,
- CAC Winjeel,
- Bell 206 – Kiowa, and
- UH-1H – Iroquois.
Other displays include artefacts, memorabilia and photographs from all eras, including that of the No 6 Aircraft Depot RAAF which occupied Oakey Airfield during World War II.
The Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm and guided tours are available for the Display Hangar on request.
Our workshop is open Wednesdays and Thursdays with tours available by booking.
Contact the Museaum on 07 4577 7666 or by email at AustArmy.FlyingMuseum@defence.gov.au
Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial and Army Tank Museum
Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of Australian Light Horse and Armoured Corps.
Hopkins Barracks, Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC 3662
Ph: 03 5735 7285
Fax: 03 5793 1735
Web site: www.armytankmuseum.com.au
Open: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm. Last weekend of each month and VIC public holidays weekends (Saturday – Monday) 10am to 4pm. VIC school holidays commencing on the first Sunday 10am to 4pm
Closed: 22 December to 1st January inclusive and ANZAC Day