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Registration / Serial:WB518
Military Code:NW-903
Aircraft Original Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:203394Submit Correction
View count: 28
WB518 stored in Griffith in a trucking yard ahead of being mounted on a pole in the main street. It was taken down from the pole in 1991 and forward fuselage and centre section used to repair VH-HMW/WD828 which had crashed. The damaged parts from -HMW were patched and fitted to the rest of WB518, which was then returned to the pole. Repairs on -HMW were done in the US and it became N518WB. The owner considers the aircraft to be WB518, not WD828.
Registration / Serial:WB518
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:WB518
Military Code:NW-903
Aircraft Original Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:203394Submit Correction
View count: 28
WB518 stored in Griffith in a trucking yard ahead of being mounted on a pole in the main street. It was taken down from the pole in 1991 and forward fuselage and centre section used to repair VH-HMW/WD828 which had crashed. The damaged parts from -HMW were patched and fitted to the rest of WB518, which was then returned to the pole. Repairs on -HMW were done in the US and it became N518WB. The owner considers the aircraft to be WB518, not WD828.
Registration / Serial:WB518
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:WB518
Other Marks:K/903
Aircraft Original Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith / Visitor Information Center [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:25 April 2010
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:35088Submit Correction
View count: 51
This is one of those tricky ones! The original WB518 was built for the RAN and delivered in 1950. In 1965 it was delivered to Bankstown for disposal and eventually bought by the town of Griffith, NSW, as a war memorial and mounted on a pole in the centre of town. After VH-HMW/WD828 crashed in 1987, WB518 was removed from its pole and the forward fuselage and centre-section was used to rebuild WD828. The corresponding bits from WD828 were used to reconstruct WB518, and it was re-mounted on its pole.
Registration / Serial:WB518
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith / Visitor Information Center [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:25 April 2010
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Registration / Serial:WB518
Other Marks:K/903
Aircraft Original Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairey Firefly
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith / Visitor Information Center [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:25 April 2010
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:35088Submit Correction
View count: 51
This is one of those tricky ones! The original WB518 was built for the RAN and delivered in 1950. In 1965 it was delivered to Bankstown for disposal and eventually bought by the town of Griffith, NSW, as a war memorial and mounted on a pole in the centre of town. After VH-HMW/WD828 crashed in 1987, WB518 was removed from its pole and the forward fuselage and centre-section was used to rebuild WD828. The corresponding bits from WD828 were used to reconstruct WB518, and it was re-mounted on its pole.
Registration / Serial:WB518
Aircraft Version:Fairey Firefly AS5
C/n (msn):F8646
Operator / Titles:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Griffith / Visitor Information Center [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:25 April 2010
Photo by:Phil VabreContact