Previously VH-BZF and still wearing her Airlines of South Australia basic livery, destined for Cambodian Air Services. Currently on display at Siam Park City Gardens, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok. Scanned from a print by Gordon Reid.
Wapitis had only just been delivered to the RAAF when A5-4 made an appearance at an air pageant at Essendon. It flew with the air force for 10 years until crashing at Mount Buninyong, Victoria on December 12, 1939. The RAAF received 44 Wapitis but one was damaged in a wharf accident and never entered service. Photo from: National Library of Australia
Ordered by Pan Am but diverted to the USN as an R4D-4 following the outbreak of war. Operated as a personnel transport without a cargo door or a strengthened floor. Survey-equipped N9032H was sold in Australia as VH-MJT. Later VH-MMT
Withdrawn from use in 1966 after severe corrosion found in the airframe. It was caused by foam sprayed on the aircraft by an overzealous firefighter when its undercarriage collapsed on landing at Athens. It was not the only trouble during the delivery flight from the UK, where it had been G-APSJ. The late arrival of the aircraft in Australia cost the buyer a contract and led to legal action against the seller.