commonwealth of australia

  1. R

    Australian Ship Building in trouble...

    Interesting...Troubled naval shipbuilding projects set to prompt another Defence Department shake-up
  2. trajan

    Sir George Thurston cruiser designs Type A,B,C

    I learned about these interested drawings from another forum, and there are links to the sources given by other members below. But a companion of mine believes that these are "fake drawings" made using some Australia's cruiser plan drawings and Photoshop. I feel distressed. So are these...
  3. GTX

    Australia to produce its own guided missiles
  4. Oberon_706

    Could HMAS Australia have been saved from scrapping ?

    Re: Australia and the WNT - please see link below; According to the Author, the government of Australia (if it chose) could likely have won excemption and retained HMAS Australia as an “Armoured Cruiser”. As others...
  5. P

    Australia to decommission Armidale-class patrol boats

    The Armidale-class should never have been built in the first place IMO. The Fremantle-class patrol boats should have been replaced by a Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) as was appreciated by the RAN - period! Regards Pioneer...
  6. GTX

    Mirage F-O Supersonic Trainer for Australia

    Is anyone able to provide some details on this:
  7. P

    Spanish shipbuilders landing craft unable to handle Australian Army tanks

    Another ridiculous, embarrassing and costly cock-up by Australian Defence acquisition process: Regards Pioneer :-[
  8. R

    First Australian SEA 4000 AWD Destroyer commissioned

    Federal Government finally given the keys to the ‘Hobart’ - the first of three Air Warfare Destroyers
  9. P

    Transfield Shipbuilding 'Joint Patrol Vessel' design proposal of 1990's

    G'day gents I'm looking for information, drawings, pictures of models..... of the Tranfield Shipbuilding 'Joint Patrol Vessel' design submission for the Joint Australian/Malaysian program of the 1990's. The program originally entailed the need for 27 vessels for Malaysia and 12 vessels for...
  10. Mike Pryce

    Australian Invincible

    Image of the Vickers proposal for a modified Invincible Class ship to replace HMAS Melbourne. The enlarged hangar and removal of Sea Dart are of note. Also Invincible image for comparison. Found at:
  11. GTX

    Replacement of Australia's Collins Class Submarines

    Two News Reports regarding the replacement of Australia's Collins Class: Australia to sign new submarines deal with Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Tony Abbott in Canberra New Japanese submarines to cost Abbott Government $20 billion It is increasingly looking like Australia will...
  12. Tzoli

    The Cockatoo Heavy Cruiser

    From the page 80 of the book: Cockatoo Island: Sydney's Historic Dockyard: These cruisers are designed by Cockatoo Island naval Dockyards in 1924 and Vickers in 1929. They resemble a...
  13. Triton

    Hobart-class AWD (Air Warfare Destroyer)

    Published on Jun 14, 2013 A computer-generated animation has been released today which highlights the multi-mission capability of the three naval destroyers being built as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer Project. AWD Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the animation will increase understanding of the...
  14. Petrus

    Australian Landing Ship Medium Mk. II

    At there is an article on an abortive Australian landing ship project. It says nothing however about the dimensions etc. of the ship as well as it contains no images. Does anyone here know more on this project? Any info, esp. regarding the...
  15. C

    Gordon Close-Support Weapon System

    Gordon CSWS Assault Shotgun: Battle Rifle/LSW: SMG: Assault Rifle: Machine Shotgun: Source:
  16. Triton

    Australia SEA 4000 Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD)

    Profile and characteristics of the Gibbs & Cox SEA 4000 Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Evolved Design Option from 2006. This design was a variant of the Gibbs & Cox designed Arleigh Burke-class DDG. The names Hobart, Brisbane, and Sydney were announced by the Australian Minister for Defence on...
  17. Triton

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) DDL project (1966-72)

    Artist's impression of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) light destroyer (DDL) project from 1966 to 1972. Source: For more information. URL:
  18. Abraham Gubler

    Unbuilt Kockums Submarines: Early Type 471 (Collins Class) Proposals

    The IKL/HDW T.2000 was rated the highest on the initial tender submission but it would be wrong to say it was more developed than the winning Kockums T.471. For example the T.2000 would have needed more modification to carry the US technology Rockwell combat system than the T.471. The T.471 also...