This Bird Dog was built in 1954 for the US Army and allocated the serial 51-12898. After retirement it seems to have been stored unregistered until recent restoration. The Australian registration VH-LKA seems to have been allocated but not taken up. It was actually registered VH-EAZ(4) on 3 April 2009 and has a rather attractive 'Bird Dog' cartoon on the starboard side.
Built in 1959, this Bird Dog was delivered to the French army as 24705. To F-GDPF in 1986. Seen with fake rocket launchers and painted as an aircraft of the US Army's 203rd Reconnaissance Airplane Company Hawkeyes, Vietnam, late 1960s.