The Australian government ordered 24 F-111C aircraft in 1963 to replace the Royal Australian Air Force's English Electric Canberras in the bombing and tactical strike role. While the first aircraft was officially handed over in 1968, structural integrity problems found in the U.S. Air Force F-111s delayed the entry into service of the F-111C until 1973. USAF F-4 Phantom IIs were leased as an in...
The museum was established in 1852 as the South Kensington Museum under the control of the Science and Art Department, following the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851, along with the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial and the Science Museum - together they form a cluster of cultural sites known informally as Albertopolis. Its first director was Sir Henry Cole, a ut...
The Boeing 737 AEW&C is an Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft. It was designed in response to Australia's RFP for an aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Project Wedgetail. The 737 AEW&C has also been selected by the Turkish Air Force (under Project Peace Eagle, Turkish: Barış Kartalı) and Republic of Korea Air Force, and has been proposed to I...
The Victoria Memorial, officially called as the Victoria Memorial Hall, is actually a memorial building dedicated to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, located in Kolkata, India. Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal state and a former capital of British India. It is a museum and now a major tourist attraction.
The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large American airlifter manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. The C-17 is operated by the United States Air Force, the British Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, and the Canadian Forces, while NATO and Qatar have placed orders for the airlifter.
HMAS Vampire is a decommissioned destroyer, now on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. The museum also houses the United States of America gallery. A fantastic display looking at the maritime links between our two countries. The Gallery was funded by a US$5 million gift for the Bicentennial of European settlement in Australia, in 1988.
Situated on Canton Road, The Victoria Towers rises 70 storeys above the bustling streets of Tsimshatsui, giving its residents panoramic view of the world-famous Victoria Harbour.
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