List of RAAF aircraft with commemorative 100 year tail

In 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force sent an E-7A Wedgetail (A30-001) to the Royal International Air Tattoo held at RAF Fairford. This was the first taste of how the RAAF might celebrate their 100 year anniversary with aircraft decals. A ‘100’ made from the RAF and RAAF roundels respectively was applied to both sides, on the rear of the fuselage. This had been removed by 2019.

As the Royal Australian Air Force prepared to mark 100 years of service to Australia, special commemorative imagery was captured at RAAF Amberley featuring one of each current type of Air Force aircraft and demonstrating the diversity of job categories in today’s Air Force. (Image: Department of Defence, Source)

With the 100th anniversary of the RAAF on 31/3/2021, almost every aircraft type in the RAAF fleet received a commemorative tail. Below is the list of 15 aircraft we’ve noted:

List of RAAF aircraft with 100th anniversary decals

SerialAircraftColour Notes
A32-670Beech King Air 350Blue/Red on whiteParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A32-671Beech King Air 350Blue/Red on whiteParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A34-001Alenia C-27J SpartanBlack on greyParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A34-004Alenia C-27J SpartanBlack on greyParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A36-001Boeing 737-BBJBlue/Red on white
A39-002Airbus KC-30A MRTTBlack on gReyParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A39-004Airbus KC-30A MRTTBlack on greyParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A41-206Boeing C-17A GlobemasterBlack on greyAlso has nose art ‘100’
Participant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A41-210Boeing C-17A GlobemasterBlack on greyAlso has nose art ‘100’
A44-221Boeing F/A-18F Super HornetBlack on grey
A46-303Boeing EA-18G GrowlerWhite on grey
A54-036Pilatus PC-21Blue/Red on whiteRoulettes scheme. Participant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021 as part of Roulettes display
A54-045Pilatus PC-21Black on greyGrey forward air control scheme.
Participant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A54-049Pilatus PC-21Black on greyGrey forward air control scheme.
Participant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A56-001Dassault Falcon 7XBlue/Red on white
A97-442Lockheed C-130J HerculesBlack on greyParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
A97-448Lockheed C-130J HerculesBlack on greyParticipant in RAAF 100 Flyover, Canberra 2021
List of all known RAAF aircraft with commemorative 100th decals

Please let us know if we’ve missed anything via our contact page.

Aircraft types without a 100 anniversary decal

  • A9 series – Lockheed P-3 Orion
  • A21 – F/A-18A/B Hornet
  • A27 – British Aerospace Hawk 127
  • A30 – Boeing E-7A Wedgetail

Sources

  1. Canberra Plane Spotters (Facebook group)
  2. ADF Serials Military Aircraft Group (Facebook group) – thanks to Damian from CQ Plane Spotting (a great resource!)
  3. Department of Defence Image Gallery
  4. Australian Aircraft Photography (Facebook group)

Last updated 14/4/2021 8pm

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