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C-BAND RADAR

C-BAND RADAR

C band radar uses microwave frequencies ranging from 4.0 to 8.0 (GHz). The C band is used for many satellite communications transmissions, some Wi-Fi devices and cordless telephones as well as some surveillance and weather radar systems.

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JINDALEE

JINDALEE

Jindalee, Australia’s over the horizon radar (OTHR), comprises among other things three radar stations; one near Longreach in Queensland, another near Laverton in Western Australia, and a third that is mainly used as a backup at Alice Springs. 

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Forward Air Controllers

Forward Air Controllers

Thirty six RAAF pilots flew as FACs – Forward Air Controllers – in South Vietnam. They were selected from fighter pilots with at least two tours and served with the USAF for terms varying from six months to a year.

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F-4E Phantom

F-4E Phantom

The McDonnell Douglas PHANTOM II was the fighter aircraft of the 1960s and 1970s. Designed as a fighter aircraft for the US Navy, it was used in many roles: fighter, interceptor, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance, tanker, drone, defence suppression and laser designator aircraft.

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2 SQN Canberras In Vietnam

2 SQN Canberras In Vietnam

No 2 Squadron deployed from Butterworth, Malaysia to Phan Rang air base, 35 kilometres south of Cam Ranh Bay, a large USAF base in the far east of South Vietnam, on 19 April 1967.

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9SQN Operations At Long Tan

9SQN Operations At Long Tan

Although a severe tropical storm was developing during the day of 18 August 1966, 9 Squadron started the day with normal squadron activities; two Iroquois moved from VungTau to Nui Dat, Australian Army Base on standby duties and to transport Australian entertainers, Col Joye and Little Pattie back to VungTau following their concert show for the troops.

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Australian Flying Corps Memorial – RAAF Base Point Cook, VICTORIA

SPECIAL TOPICS RAAF Base Point Cook is the alma mater of numerous Air Force personnel and Navy and Army members who underwent their initial aviator training at the base. The large, main parade ground is a mute witness to a multitude of base, unit and graduation...

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ‘LACE’

SPECIAL TOPICS Between 1942 and 1947, Dobsons & M Browne & Co Ltd, a Nottingham lace curtain manufacturer, made thirty-eight lace panels commemorating the Battle of Britain of 1940.  The lace panels measure 4.5 x 1.62 metres and depict scenes of the...

C-BAND RADAR

SPECIAL TOPICS What is C band radar?  C band radar uses microwave frequencies ranging from 4.0 to 8.0 (GHz). The C band is used for many satellite communications transmissions, some Wi-Fi devices and cordless telephones as well as some surveillance and weather radar...

JINDALEE

SPECIAL TOPICS Jindalee, Australia’s over the horizon radar (OTHR), comprises among other things three radar stations; one near Longreach in Queensland, another near Laverton in Western Australia, and a third that is mainly used as a backup at Alice Springs.   The...

Forward Air Controllers

SPECIAL TOPICS Thirty six RAAF pilots flew as FACs - Forward Air Controllers - in South Vietnam. They were selected from fighter pilots with at least two tours and served with the USAF for terms varying from six months to a year. As 'on scene' air commanders they...

F-4E Phantom

SPECIAL TOPICS The McDonnell Douglas PHANTOM II was the fighter aircraft of the 1960s and 1970s. Designed as a fighter aircraft for the US Navy, it was used in many roles: fighter, interceptor, fighter-bomber, reconnaissance, tanker, drone, defence suppression and...

2 SQN Canberras In Vietnam

SPECIAL TOPICS No 2 Squadron deployed from Butterworth, Malaysia to Phan Rang air base, 35 kilometres south of Cam Ranh Bay, a large USAF base in the far east of South Vietnam, on 19 April 1967. 2 SQN 'Magpies' were part of the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing and were...

9SQN Operations At Long Tan

SPECIAL TOPICS Although a severe tropical storm was developing during the day of 18 August 1966, 9 Squadron started the day with normal squadron activities; two Iroquois moved from VungTau to Nui Dat, Australian Army Base on standby duties and to transport Australian...