RAAF Post WW2-Present Explosive Ordnance

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Dear Department of Defence,

I am requesting information/technical documents relating to the Explosive Ordnance used by the Royal Australian Air Force (and Fleet Air Arm RAN if possible) from post WWII to present.

I am researching for use in verifying the historical accuracy in a personal project. But I am unable to find any information from official sources online.

Yours faithfully,
Brayden Pearce

FOI, Department of Defence

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OFFICIAL

Good afternoon,

 

Thank you for your FOI inquiry.

 

Please note, part of the records you have requested are subject to the
Archives Act 1983, specifically Part 1(7) which dictates the open access
period of records.

 

This is reflected in the Freedom of Information Act Part 3(12)(1) which
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Accordingly, prior to the Department accepting your request, I seek
clarification as to the documents you wish to obtain. In particular, I
seek clarification as to specific and smaller dates/range, title/s or
content of files, area/unit in defence etc.

 

Noting the above grateful if you could please respond by 22 December 2020
with how you wish to proceed.

 

Kind regards

 

Matthew Ashauer | Freedom of Information

Acting Assistant Director
Enterprise Reform Branch | Governance and Reform Division | Department of
Defence
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Dear FOI,

Thank you for an extremely prompt reply.

I do apologise for being incredibly vague.

* smaller dates/range: 1945 to 1970
* title/s or contents of files: I do not currently have a specific title/file/document.
* area/unit in defence: I also do not currently have a specific area/unit, RAAF, Ordnance, No.1 Aircraft Depot RAAF

Trying to be more specific.
I am after the specific bombs & bomb Mks used before the US Mk80 series of bombs.
The bomb body, tail unit, fuzes, filling weight, dimensions, identification colouring and markings, etc
An example being the British WWII Air Publication "AP 1661B: Vol 1".

Again, I do apologise for being incredibly vague.

Yours sincerely,
Brayden Pearce

FOI, Department of Defence

OFFICIAL
Good morning Brayden

Thank you for the below information, as the records you are seeking were created prior to 1999, they are subject to the Open Access Period as defined in the Archives Act.

This information must be requested from the National Archives of Australia (NAA): https://www.naa.gov.au/

The FOI Directorate will close your inquiry.

Kind regards

Lauren Semaan | Freedom of Information
Enterprise Reform Branch | Governance and Reform Division | Department of Defence
a CP1-6-006 Campbell Park Offices ACT 2600
t (02) 6212 1389 | t 0418 475 774
e [email address]
Please be advised the Department is subject to a stand-down period from 24 Dec 20 – 3 Jan 21 (inclusive) The FOI Directorate will endeavour to finalise requests prior to this period where possible. We may contact you to seek your agreement to an extension of time.

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