Built by Australian Army air corps personnel using parts salvaged from a scrapyard at Vung Tau, Vietnam in 1970. Plan was to use it as a glider tug at the army air corps base at Oakey, Queensland. Painted blue with white cheatline and test flown by a US Army pilot. Shipped back to Australia. Sent to the Army Aviation Museum as the Bird Dog was not at the time approved for civil use in Australia. Flown occasionally and repainted in the same olive drab as the army's Cessna 180s. Now an exhibit at the museum in the blue and white markings applied in Vietnam.
This former CH-47C (fms serial 93-0927, c/n B.706/E.006) was modified by Boeing to CH-47D late 1993 and returned to the Royal Australian Army in mid 1995. The Chinook was deployed to Afghanistan and heavily used. After its deployment, it was returned to homebase RAAF Townsville/Intl, (also known as Garbut Barracks). On 15 April 2015, this Chinook was withdrawn from use and made its final flight to RAAF Point Cook for preservation in the RAAF museum. Since then is is reported as stored at this location, fully cocooned.