'Armadillo' Aero Nautica Museum

'Armadillo' Aero Nautica Museum

The museum contains an extensive collection of aeronautical items: aircraft engines, a paratroop scooter, Air Force flying and survival articles, badges, insignia and medals from all countries and time periods. The museum also has many uniforms and items of equipment - cameras, compasses, aircraft instrument panels, models of aircraft, ships and tanks, and radio and photographic articles.

Address: 
5 Hunter Street North, Mona Vale, NSW
Tel: 
0299992662
Hours: 
Daily 8:00am - 4:30 pm
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Toilet, refreshments available, wheelchair access, reference library, Souvenirs
Collection: 
Armstrong Siddley and cylinder radial aircraft engine, A/S Mamba jet Engine, 3 ejector seats, 2,000 world badges and insignia, medals. 200 plus uniforms, 200 plus helmets, hats and caps. Cameras, Compasses, dash boards, 300 plus model aircraft/ships, memorabilia, paratrooper scooter, corgie scooters.
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Items

Photograph

Clive 'Killer' Caldwell

Clive 'Killer' Caldwell
Description:
Clive 'Killer' Cladwell - Australian RAAF ACE, World War II.

Aircraft ejector seat

Martin Baker Aircraft Ejector Seat

Martin Baker Aircraft Ejector Seat
Creator:
Martin Baker
Description:
This ejector seat was used in the Gloster Meteor jet fighter of 1944 and the De Havilland Sea Venom Naval Fighter of the R.A.N. during the 1950s.
Date:
1944

Scooter Folding

Wellbike' scooter

Wellbike' scooter
Creator:
Wellingham Research Centre, Great Britain
Description:
1944 paratroopers folding motor scooter, air dropped at Arnhem for Normandy invasion. Also in image - British Paratroop figure, Australian Fighter Pilot 1960s, Portuguese Paratrooper 1990. 3,500 units made for the Normandy invasion, 35 known items remain today.
Date:
1944

Jet Engine

Mamba

Mamba
Creator:
Armstrong Siddley
Description:
The Armstrong Siddely 'Mamba' Jet Engine was one of a pair known as 'Twin Mambas' used in the Royal Navy's 'Gannet' Anti-Submarine Petrol Aircraft from the 1950s period.
Date:
1952

Aircraft Engine

Armstrong Siddley 'Cheetah'

Armstrong Siddley 'Cheetah'
Creator:
Armstrong Siddley Pty Ltd
Description:
Seven cylinder radial aircraft engine, as used in the 'Avro Anson' Twin Engined Bomber Aircraft of the RAAF from 1937 to 1945 as a general purpose aircraft.
Date:
1939