Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways Classic Boeing livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
Short Belfast.Only 10 heavy lift transports ever built for the RAF. Over 30 were envisioned,but due to yet another financial crisis the UK was pushed towards buying the C130 Hercules from the US, to obtain financial support from the US Govt. With a greater range & capacity than the Hercules, as with many UK military projects of the mid/late 60s & early 70s, it was another might have been story.
RAAF Lockheed AP-3C Orion. The Australian Defence Force participated in the Philippines/US Exercise BALIKATAN which ran from 21 April – 16 May 14. The exercise was conducted on the islands of Luzon and Palawan in the Philippines. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP-3C Orion aircraft joined forces with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States Navy (USN) in a test of Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) off the Philippines coast.