ALLISON ENGINE TESTING STANDS
AT EAGLE FARM

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visits since 31 August 2008

 

These are the last known WWII engine testing stands remaining in Queensland. Open-air engine testing facilities were erected at Eagle Farm, Townsville, Breddan near Charters Towers, and Salisbury in Brisbane. The testing stands were used to confirm the reliability of new and reconditioned engines prior to fitting into reassembled aircraft. The sites at Townsville, Breddan and Salisbury have been demolished and nothing remains. These testing stands at the old Eagle Farm Airfield are substantially complete and will be incorporated into the Eagle Farm Heritage Precinct under the Trade Coast Central master plan for re-development of the area.

77 Existing House
78 Engine Testing Area - 10 Stands
79 Latrine 20 ft x 9 ft
79A Boiler House 10 ft x 10 ft
80 Warehouse 96 ft x 81 ft

 

Plan showing Eagle Farm Airfield including location
of Hangar 7 and the Allison Engine Test Stands

 

ATAIU - Allied Technical Air Intelligence Unit AHQ - Aerospace Heritage Queensland EFCHC - Eagle Farm Cultural Heritage Centre
Eagle Farm Airfield Eagle Farm Women' Prison and Factory Allison Engine Testing Stands

 

Japanese Aircraft rebuilt in Hangar 7 at Eagle Farm by the ATAIU

 

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This page first produced 31 August 2008

This page last updated 02 December 2009