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“Gee, she's BIG!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
8 8947 2145
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Ranked #6 of 94 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited here along with other military aircraft, engines and the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Gee, she's BIG!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Of course the highlight to this centre is the B52 and she's BIG. The gentlemen behind the counter were so helpful. A very interesting read and really ties in all the other WWII sites/attractions in Darwin.

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Corlette
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“Worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We had to rush through as was on a time schedule but loved all the old history & being Ex Air Force meant a lot to my husband & myself. The B52 towered over everything else, What a massive plane to fly. You can also watch on a screen bombing of Darwin. Worth the effort to visit.

Visited May 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Im very interested in aviation history and this center was one of the best . Manly the displays where of more modern air craft with a french made fighter and an American B52 . I would highly recommend this aviation display to any body that was interested in aviation

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A great collection of aircraft”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The museum has a USAF B52 bomber that dwarfs everything else in the displays. The other displays are well presented and give a good overview of aviation history relating to Darwin.

Visited May 2013
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“WWII Aviation History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre has a great collection of planes, with an emphasis on the planes used in World War Two. The B52 bomber is particularly impressive when you see the number of smaller planes parked beneath the wings of the bomber. There is a very good collection of war memorabilia as well as remains of crashed Japanese planes from the bombing of Darwin. The Centre also has a good gift shop with an extensive range of books relating to wartime stories.
This Centre would be of interest to aviation buffs, particularly those who are interested in the bombing of Darwin, the only time war has been fought on Australian soil.

Visited May 2013
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