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Military History Topics



Australian Built DAP Beaufighter Mk.21

The Royal Australian Air Force is one of the world's oldest air forces, and Australia has a proud history of contributing combat units or aircrew to military campaigns globally. Australian aircrew and RAAF units participated in major European, North African and Pacific theatre campaigns, the Korean War, the Vietnam conflict, and most recently the OEF and OIF campaigns.

This webpage indexes articles or papers on the APA site which have a historical focus.








Historical Analyses





Carlo Kopp and
Corey Jordan
Air Power Australia Dec 2010
(1992)
Der Gabelschwanz Teufel
Carlo Kopp Australian Aviation Nov 2001 The War on Terrorism [PDF]  
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Apr/May 2007 Hitler's Legacy - Modern Islamofascism and its Nazi Origins [PDF]
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia
Jul 2005
Warship Vulnerability
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Jul 2006
Dawn of the Smart Bomb





Historical and Contemporary Photo Essays





Vitaliy Ragulin
Air Power Australia Nov 2012 S-400: 606th Air Defence Regiment
Vitaliy Kuzmin
Air Power Australia Feb 2012 Sukhoi/NAPO Su-34 Fullback / Production Aircraft at Lipetsk
Michael Jerdev Air Power Australia May 2011 S-300V: 202nd Air Defence Brigade
Jeroen Oude Wolbers Air Power Australia Mar 2011 Fighter Gallery
Paul Cropper Air Power Australia Jul 2010 Monino Central VVS Museum Bomber Aircraft
Paul Cropper
Air Power Australia Jul 2010 Monino Central VVS Museum Fighter and Attack Aircraft
Paul Cropper Air Power Australia Jul 2010 Monino Central VVS Museum Transports, Helicopters and ISR
Carlo Kopp and
John Newham
Air Power Australia Mar 2014 Centenary of Military Aviation /
Point Cook Airshow, March 2014

Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Jan 2012 Operation Pharos / Cocos Islands 1944 - 1945
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Jul 2010 Cold War Air Power - A Pacific Perspective
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Aug 2010 CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson / CVW-15
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Jun 2010 CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk / CVW-15
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia May 2010 CV-41 USS Midway / CVW-5
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Jun 2010 RAAF F/RF-111A/C/G
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Apr 2010 Australian Military Vehicles
Mike Tyson and
Carlo Kopp
Air Power Australia Apr 2007 RAAF F/A-18A “Bug” Gallery
Mike Tyson Air Power Australia Apr 2007 F-15C Eagle Gallery
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Mar 2007 F-111 Gallery
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Dec 2006
Australian National Aviation Museum Moorabbin
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia May 2005 DHC-4T Turbo Caribou
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Nov 2012 CAC CA-25 Winjeel
Wolf Cocklin
Air Power Australia Mar 2012 Australian Warbirds / RAAF Point Cook and Avalon
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Jan 2012 Australian Civil Aircraft
Carlo Kopp Air Power Australia Jan 2012 Operation Hardtack and Fishbowl High Altitude Test Imagery





Defence Today
Milestones Series





Carlo Kopp
Defence Today May/Jun 2006 Early Operations Using Smart Bombs
Carlo Kopp Defence Today July/August 2006 Early Fighter Cannon Armament
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Sep/Oct 2006
Genesis of the Surface to Air Missile
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Jan/Feb 2007
Battle of the Beams
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Mar/Apr 2007
Stellar Navigation to Satellite navigation
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Aug/Sep 2007
Genesis of the Bunker Busting Bomb
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Oct/Nov 2007
Origins of the Assault Rifle
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Dec 2007
Ballistic Missile Operations
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Jan 2008
Early Cruise Missile Operations
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Mar/Apr 2008
Early Air Defence Radar
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Jun/Jul 2008 Operation Igloo White
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Oct/Nov 2008
Cruise Missiles Post World War II
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Dec 2008
Soviet Cruise Missiles Post World War II
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Mar 2009
Early Directed Energy Weapons programs
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Jun 2009 Early Soviet SAM Operations
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Sep 2009 Smart Bombs in Vietnam
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Jun 2010 Soviet Heavy Lift Helicopters
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Dec 2010 Early Antisubmarine Warfare
Carlo Kopp Defence Today Mar 2011 90 years of Australian Air Power



Barnes Wallis' 22,000 lb Grand Slam bunker busting munition preserved at RAF Coningsby,  September 2002 (Image © 2002 - 2012 Perry Beor).


Related Topics and Links


Australian National Aviation Museum @ Moorabbin
RAAF Museum @ Point Cook
Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia @ Bull Creek
Australian War Memorial - Canberra
Australia @ War Website
Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History
APA - Mark Kopp's Aviation Art (November 2006)
Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight



The EMW Wasserfall W-10 Surface to Air Missile narrowly missed out on operational use. It would have had a devastating impact on the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive in 1944-45.




RAAF Museum Historic Flight Winjeel A85-439  captured over the Sandown Racecourse during a low altitude aerobatic display in November, 2012.



UH-1D Iroquois at the Dandenong RSL, Victoria, Australia (Image © 2011 Carlo Kopp; Sekor C 45 mm f/2.8N + Fotodiox Pro adaptor / D90).



Cockpit of AVRO Lancaster B.VIIFE NX622 under restoration at Bull Creek, Western Australia, circa 1993 (Image © 2011 Carlo Kopp; Pentax SF7).



Above, below: Hurricane IIc LF363 and Spitfire IIa P7350 at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hangar, RAF Coningsby, September 2002. Both types played a prominent role in the Battle of Britain (Images © 2002 - 2012 Perry Beor).





Above, below: Spitfire LFIX MK356 and Spitfire PRXIX PS915 at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hangar, RAF Coningsby, September 2002. The LFIX was a low altitude tactical variant used extensively for interdiction during the latter phase of WW2, while the PRXIX was a specialised photo-reconnaissance variant which remained in operational use until 1954 in the Far East. Both aircraft have since been repainted (Images © 2002 - 2012 Perry Beor).








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