RAAF jets prepare for Darwin exercise

Accession Number F02816
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 42 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia: Queensland, Ipswich, Amberley
Date made 24 April 1972
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Over 70 aircraft of the RAAF, RAF and RNZAF are preparing for the major air defence exercise of 1972, coverage on Darwin and Tindal in the Northern Territory. Mark 2 Phantoms and Canberra jets supported by Vulcan bombers of RAF and Douglas A4 Skyhawks attack bombers of the RNZAF the exercise, code-named "Top Limit", will be directed by Air Vice Marshal W.E. Townsend, Air Officer commanding, RAAF Operational Command.

Film order form
  • Video of RAAF jets prepare for Darwin exercise (video)