Tour the Special Air Service Historical Collection

Operation Environments

SASR: Operational Environments

The successful conduct of special operations requires SASR soldiers to operate effectively in various environments. Members of the Regiment are trained and equipped to live, work and fight in the majority of the earth’s environments, with specialised insertion and extraction skills and equipment for clandestine land, air and water environments attracting major importance. Exhibits in the Hangar Facility focus on the equipment and methods used by the Australian SAS since 1957 and include a variety of items unique to Special Force organisations.


Counter Terrorist Operations

Counter Terrorist Operations

The SAS Historical Collection includes a number of vehicles and personal equipment used by the Regiment in the Counter Terrorist role since 1980.

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Mothership

UNIMOG 1700L Truck ‘MOTHERSHIP’

The truck pictured is one of two Unimog ‘Motherships’ utilised as support vehicles by SASR from the early 1980s to 2003.

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Iriquois Helicopter

UH1B Iriquois Helicopter

The Hughes or Huey, Utility Helicopter (IRIQUOIS) is synonymous with the Vietnam War, and the SAS Historical Collection is very fortunate to have one included in its Vietnam era display.

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Uniforms

Uniforms Worn by the Australian SAS

Included in the display of equipment, vehicles, boats and parachutes used by the Australian SAS since 1957 is a collection of uniforms.

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Jungle Equipment

Jungle Equipment

A feature of the SAS Historical Collection is that it displays actual items and equipment worn or used by SAS soldiers on operations.

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Klepper

Stealth on Water

The Klepper Aerius MK13 Canoe as you see it here was used by SAS patrols for clandestine movement between a submarine or surface vessel and shore, or to provide patrol mobility in a maritime or estuarine environment, usually at night.

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Ian Coate

Artist in Residence

The SAS Historical Foundation is extremely fortunate to count renowned military artist Ian Coate amongst its volunteer members.

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