Australian War Museum - Aircraft

The AWM has an impressive collection of WW2 iconic aircraft including a Japanese Zero and German Messerschmitt 109 as well as allied planes such at the Sea Fury,  Kittyhawk, Mosquito, Mustang and the Australia’s Wirraway and even a Lancaster Bomber. They even have a MiG-1 on display and planes of the WW1.

Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21 “Zero”

Above - Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21 “Zero” Fighter Aircraft abandoned at Gatmata PNG, first displayed in 1988.


“Polly” – the single seater P40 Kittyhawk

Above “Polly” – the single seater P40 Kittyhawk fighter aircraft. The armament was six M2 0.50 inch calibre Browning machine guns, mounted in the wings. Nearly 850 P-40s were acquired for use by the RAAF and served with distinction during the Second World War.
North American P51 Mustang

North American P51 Mustang

6 x .50-in machine-guns

907 kg of bombs or 6 x 12.7-mm rockets

Hawker Sea Fury VX730

Above Hawker Sea Fury VX730 The last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, it was also one of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built. It “acquitted itself well in the Korean War even against MiG 15 jets.



Messerschmitt Bf 109 “ME 109”


Above - Messerschmitt Bf 109 “ME 109” was the most common German Fighter of WW2. Often lethal, it was armed with one 20-millimetre or 30-millimetre cannon and two 13-millimetre machine-guns. This is the last example in the world still displaying its original camouflage and markings: a 1944 day-fighter scheme, with variations resulting from service repairs and replacements.