Moving on from the 'Air Power in the Pacific' exhibit you enter the ANZAC Hall featuring aircraft of WW2 in Europe.
The Avro Lancaster B1 'G for George' takes pride of place here.
"G for George" flew ninety operational missions over Germany and occupied Europe during the height of the bomber offensive. From the time it was built in 1942 until its retirement from active service in 1944, the bomber was flown by
Updated 03-01-2013 at 04:36 by Carl_Brisgamer
On the Friday of Cancon 2013 the convention hall was not opening at midday, giving me a free morning. Whenever I'm in Canberra there is one place I always visit, the Australian War Memorial. Established as a national memorial to all Australian soldiers, sailors and airmen who had fallen in the South African War and the Great War construction started in the late 1920's and the original building was completed in 1941. Since then it has expanded to include
2 Sqn A (1) was hit by AA and shot down while artillery spotting! A lucky shot, brought him down in flames close to Lens. Reports are that it was Willmot and Moore, and it has been confirmed that they were killed as their plane caught fire and plunged to the ground over the trenches. Brave infantrymen recovered the bodies and they were buried close to the front.
A lone pilot from Jasta 30 (counter C) had been steadily climbing and
Updated 05-07-2013 at 08:31 by diceslinger
For the Bloody April 1918 campaign, I needed a way to replicate the advantage a plane has in the Bloody April game on the Wings of Glory table. In Bloody April a flight gets shots based on factors such as aggression, altitude, attacking from the rear, and attacking out of the sun. Iíve created the setup below give an advantage based on the shots each side gets in the Bloody April game.
Defender is the side with fewest shots in the Bloody April game. Subtract the defenderís
As I made good time on Day 1 of the Brisbane to Canberra trip I had time for a detour to the small town of Temora on Day 2. Temora is the home of the Temora Aviation Museum, home to the No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School (10 EFTS) set up by the RAAF in May 1941 under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) during the Second World War. Their website is here: http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/