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Registration / Serial:G-ABGK
Other Marks:36
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 2/5/DL Vega
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 2/5/DL Vega
Aircraft Version:Lockheed DL-1A Vega
C/n (msn):155
Aircraft Name:Puck
City / Airport:Brooklands (EGLB) (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:1 October 1934 to 19 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:151762
View count: 66
1930 racing special based on the metal fuselage variant of the Lockheed Vega, the DL-1. To Britain as G-ABGK. Flown to Cape Town in six days by Glen Kidston and Owen Cathcart Jones April 1931. Sold to Horrie Miller for participation in MacRobertson Melbourne race 1934. Overturned at Aleppo on the second day of the race, 21 October 1934, pilots Jimmy Woods and Don Bennett wounded. Shipped to Australia and restored. To VH-UVK. To RAAF as A42-1 in 1941. Scrapped 1945.
Registration / Serial:G-ABGK
Aircraft Version:Lockheed DL-1A Vega
C/n (msn):155
City / Airport:Brooklands (EGLB) (closed)
Photo Date:1 October 1934 to 19 October 1934
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:VH-UVK
Other Marks:36
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 2/5/DL Vega
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed 2/5/DL Vega
Aircraft Version:Lockheed DL-1A Vega
Operator / Titles:(MacRobertson Miller Airlines - MMA)
C/n (msn):155
City / Airport:Perth - Maylands (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:150207
View count: 65
VH-UVK set out for Australia as G-ABGK, Race No. 16, in the 1934 Mildenhall-Melbourne air race. Its race was over when its undercarriage collapsed on landing at Aleppo in Syria. The damaged aircraft was salvaged and shipped to Australia where it was repaired by Horrie Miller, of MacRobertson Miller Airlines fame. He operated -UVK until November 1941 when the RAAF impressed it as A42-1. The Vega survived the war but was scrapped at the orders of the Department of Civil Aviation. Photo from: National Library of Australia
Registration / Serial:VH-UVK
Aircraft Version:Lockheed DL-1A Vega
Operator / Titles:(MacRobertson Miller Airlines - MMA)
C/n (msn):155
City / Airport:Perth - Maylands (closed)
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive