Hudson GR.III delivered to RAF in 04.41 as AE499 but transferred to RNZAF as NZ2031 serving with Nos. 28 and 4 Squadrons. Retired and sold privately and stored. Remains later donated to MOTAT and preserved.
Built for United Airlines in 08.40 as NC25630. Impressed by USAAF in 1941 as C-56D 42-53504. To RAF in Africa as AX756 and to BOAC as G-AGCN. Civilianised in 03.54 as N9933F. Sold to Fieldair as ZK-BVE in 03.58 as a sprayer. Retired in 12.69 after an accident and donated to MOTAT.
'MOKAI' was formerly ZK-AGT with Cook Strait Airways, then impressed as NZ558. After the war became ZK-AHS with Air Travel (NZ) Ltd. NZ's oldest complete twin-engined aircraft, preserved at the Museum of Transport and Technology.
Has an amazing history: built as NC25630 for United Airlines; impressed by the USAAF as 42-53504; allocated to the RAF as AX756 in September 1941; loaned to BOAC as G-AGCN 'Lake Victoria'; later served with the Spanish Air Force; returned to the USA as N9933F; purchased by Fieldair (NZ) in 1958 and used for agricultural work. Now under restoration at the Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland.