Sold in the US as N176TM in 2000. The true identity of VH-ASF is a mystery. The c/n is a wartime rebuild number issued by de Havilland Australia and its original c/n and RAAF serial are not known. Originally registered VH-GAC in 1956 and became -ASF in 1958. Sometimes identified as c/n DHA273 which was destroyed in a midair collision in 1941. There is no correlation between the original c/ns and rebuild numbers. The lack of an RAAF serial suggests the rebuild may not have completed during the war.