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Paul McGuiness RAAF Archive
Paul McGuiness is an Australian aviation researcher and historian. Using primary sources he has assembled detailed information on the history of each plane
used by Australians and Australian forces in WWl and WW2, and on personnel involved.

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History of Australian Military Aviation

First World War

Armstrong Whitworth FK3

Avro 504

Bristol F2b Fighter

Fairey Aviation Model lllD Seaplane

Martinsyde G.100 G 102 Elephant

Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2

Royal Aircraft Factory BE12

Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A Experimental Scout

Sopwith Camel B Series

Sopwith Camel C D E F Series

Sopwith Snipe

Sopwith Scout (Pup)

Sopwith 1½ Strutter

Supermarine Seagull lll

Supermarine Southampton Mk 1

Westland Wapiti


Post First World War

Bristol Bulldog

De Havilland DH.9A

Hawker Demon

Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5A

Avro 504K


Second World War

458 Sqd Wellingtons

460 Sqd Wellingtons

466 Sqd Wellingtons


Further Information:

Aces and Aviators WWl Database

Material Relating to Australia

Aircraft Types Used By Australian Forces 1914 - 1918

Armstrong Whitworth F.K.3 Scout/Trainer

The Armstrong Whitworth F.K.3 was a British two-seat general-purpose biplane built by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft during the First World War. By the end of the war it was considered obsolete for combat.

A1508

00Jan17 Built as A1508 the 48th of 50 Armstrong Whitworth F.K.3 Scout/Trainer aircraft built under license by Hewlett & Blondeau Co Ltd in their Oak Road factory at Leagrave, Luton. Built to Contract No.87/A/475 dated 19th June 1916 in the Serial Range A1461 to A1510. Fitted with a Raf 1A 90hp (67kW) inline piston engine.

00Feb17 Taken on charge by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) for acceptance checks by the Aeronautical Inspection Department at RFC Station Farnborough, Hampshire.

00May17 Allocated to No.69 Squadron Australian Flying Corps at RFC Station South Carlton., Lincolnshire UK

00Jun17 Received by 69 Sqn.

16Jun17 RFC pilot 2nd Lt H.H Wilson was flying a training exercise over Scampton airport when he collided with a 69 Sqn BE2c Serial No.A1368 piloted by 2nd Lt T.W Bartle. The tail skid of A1508 smashed into the BE2c and pulled out the centre section which caused the wings to detach from the machine. The BE2c then plummeted 3,000ft to earth killing the pilot, whilst A1508 manage to successfully land.

00Jun17 Struck off charge and reduced to spares.













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