Fighter World, Williamtown

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Fighter World is an Australian not-for-profit aviation heritage centre. Its purpose is to preserve the history of fighter operations of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and it has a large collection of aircraft, most of which are fighters once operated by the RAAF. It is located at RAAF Base Williamtown north of Newcastle, New South Wales and is supported by the RAAF.

Staff include paid employees, RAAF reservists and a team of volunteers. The display includes a detailed Sopwith Camel replica built over a number of years by the volunteer team.

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  • Visited on wet day with a toddler who loved seeing all the big planes and climbing up the stairs to view the cockpits. Great selection of historical aircraft and interesting information boards about.....  more »
  • A really interesting afternoon for everyone, not just for the aviation enthusiast. Extensive displays and helpful staff. The food and service at the cafe was fantastic. You can opt to watch the RAAf.....  more »
  • Wonderful Museum. Beautifully restored aircraft used by the RAAF and some others included. The guides and volunteers there are very knowledgeable and courteous. Cannot recommend highly enough
  • Awesome displays of fighter jets. With 2 cockpits you can sit in for a photo opportunity. Lots of displays of engine and weapons. A huge collection of hand made model planes. Nice observation deck to see the Airforce runway with the occasional spotting of fighter jets in action. Awesome

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