> Designed in Australia > Projects & Prototypes
Incomplete Listing of Aircraft projects, prototypes and
modifications which were designed In Australia
This page covers a range of
"odds & ends":
- Design projects which were never built
- Prototypes that were built and never flew
- Aircraft which were modified in Australia
Basically anything which
doesn't fit onto my other 3 pages of aircraft designed in Australia...
Pellarini PL-13 Air
Luigi Pellarini was a prolific designer of utilitarian aircraft who
emigrated from Italy to Australia. He worked on many aircraft designs,
some of which remained as drawings, became one-off prototypes or saw
limited or mass production.
The Air Jeep was one of his designs which remained a one-off prototype,
which never made it into the air. The incomplete airframe is on display
in Toowoomba, at the Museum of Aviation. To quote the notes from the
Designed in Australia in
the late fifties by Luigi Pellerini.
A sesqui-plane design for
use by the military, there was little
interest however and the project did not go any further. The Transavia
Airtruk did evolve from this design and was a successful agricultural
The design appears to be
a canard sesqui-plane pusher with split V-tail!
It may be disputed that the PL.12 Airtruk evolved from this design,
since the PL.12 is more closely related to the PL.11 Airtruck. But no
doubt the Air Jeep is a close cousin of the Airtruk.
GAF Project N
In its early stages of its development, the GAF Nomad was referred to
as Project N. It began as a single-engined utility and agricultural
aircraft. This 3-view sketch shows the original single-engined