Aircraft Photo of NC777 | Consolidated 28-2 | AirHistory.net #120884
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:NC777
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-2
C/n (msn):C-3
Aircraft Name:Guba
Location
Location:Not known
Country:Indonesia
 
Photo Date:June 1938 to May 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 120884
Photo Comment

NC777 was a pre-war civil version the military Catalina. This was the second Consolidated Model 28 to be registered NC777 and called Guba. The first went to the Soviet Union to search for a missing aviator and stayed. Zoologist Dr Richard Archbold took another aircraft. This Guba was used to explore what was then Dutch New Guinea, now the Indonesian province of Papua. NC777 surveyed an Indian Ocean crossing under contract to the Australian government. Later sold to the UK government and became G-AGBJ with BOAC.

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